Tag: Arkansas City Police Department

Ark City police to participate in Thanksgiving traffic enforcement effort

The Arkansas City Police Department will join many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from today through Nov. 26. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement that specifically targets impaired drivers […]

Ark City resident Canas arrested Nov. 19 on suspicion of marijuana sales

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Nov. 19 in connection with a seizure of marijuana Nov. 17 at an apartment complex. Felix Canas, 28, was arrested on suspicion of no drug tax stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, as well as felony possession with […]

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Police begin ‘No Valuables November’ initiative to reduce car burglaries

The Arkansas City Police Department is planning an initiative for the month of November called “No Valuables November.” The program will focus on reducing motor vehicle burglaries and thefts by raising awareness in the community that thieves target vehicles based on a few factors. Those factors include: keys left in […]

Mark Fry remembered by family, FLS director after passing away of cancer

Local pastor Mark Fry lost his fight with esophageal cancer Oct. 20 — one day after his 67th birthday. “At 7:20 a.m., Daddy was able to stand face to face with the Jesus he has been teaching about for over 38 years,” a member of Fry’s family posted to Facebook. […]

He’s Gr-r-reat! Tapia named Arkalalah grand marshal in time for birthday

One of the hardest workers in preparing for Arkalalah each year received an early birthday present Oct. 23. Tony Tapia was named the grand marshal of the 86th Arkalalah Festival, following a meeting of the Arkalalah Executive Committee and the various public services that make the annual celebration possible. Tapia, […]

Arkansas City police seek suspect in Oct. 21 robbery at Sonic Drive-In

The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking a young man in connection with a robbery of a local Sonic restaurant that was reported late Oct. 21. The suspect is Austin Ty Brownell. He is described as a white male in his mid-20s, wearing a hooded jacket. Police said Brownell last […]

ACHS teacher Huff arrested for unlawful sexual relations with student

UPDATE (11:15 a.m. Oct. 14): In response to Huff’s arrest, USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call issued the following statement from USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard: “Student safety is our top priority. We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we […]

100-plus Cowley students take part in Health and Human Services Day

Students interested in pursuing a career in Allied Health, cosmetology, criminal justice, education, EMS or related fields attended Cowley College’s Health and Human Services Day on Oct. 4 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. More than 100 students and around a dozen vendors attended at the event. This year, […]

Ark City High School, ACPD practice responses during ALICE intruder drill

Arkansas City Police Department officers were at Arkansas City High School on Sept. 28 to lead teachers through a series of armed intruder drills. The drills served as a refresher to the ALICE training provided by the police department. They offered teachers the opportunity to plan and practice specific responses. […]