Tag: Eric Burr

Police plan Neighborhood Watch program reboot during National Night Out

The Arkansas City Police Department has begun efforts to re-establish Neighborhood Watch chapters across the city. There currently are no formal Neighborhood Watch groups in existence in Ark City, although the program was thriving many years ago. ACPD is attempting to jumpstart the program back to life in conjunction with its […]

DARE Camp pairs summer fun with serious scenarios to set kids straight

Ark City Police Department officers and staff spent several days this week at DARE Camp, teaching middle schoolers about drugs, alcohol and bullying. School Resource Officer Chase Hobart, who is assigned to Arkansas City Middle School, was among the officers on hand to educate the students. Serious discussion topics were […]

Ark City Police Department shows well in Oklahoma’s Thin Blue Line 5K

Several officers of the Arkansas City Police Department participated April 8 in the Thin Blue Line 5K in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The “thin blue line” is an internationally recognized symbol that commemorates fallen and shows support for living law enforcement officers, as well as symbolizes the relationship of law enforcement officers […]

Pair of police campaigns help to prevent thefts at home, in vehicles

There were two car thefts last week in Arkansas City, according to the Arkansas City Police Department (ACPD). “I received a request to research the stolen car situation from the weekend. I found that an Ark City resident reported the theft of a 2003 Saturn Ion from the 800 block […]

Police paint court, play four square with students at Jefferson Elementary

The Arkansas City Police Department is stepping up its efforts to reach out to the youth of Ark City. In an attempt to bridge any gap between ACPD and the school district, officers have started eating lunch with local elementary school students. ACPD Lt. Eric Burr called it an extension […]

Second search warrant conducted by ACPD for spree of vehicle burglaries

Arkansas City police and the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office last week executed a second search warrant stemming from a recent spree of vehicle burglaries. The warrant, which was executed at 3:28 p.m. Dec. 27, 2016, at 417 E. Jefferson Ave. in Arkansas City, was the latest search in connection with […]

Pair of men named Peters arrested in connection with vehicle burglaries

Two Arkansas City men were arrested Dec. 9 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries and thefts in Ark City. Joseph DeWayne Peters, 29, and Marcus Franklin Peters, 27, were arrested on suspicion of three counts of burglary, two counts of criminal damage to property, […]

ACPD Sgt. Mata recounts experience that led him to police work

Arkansas City Police Department Sgt. Eric Mata recently was given an award from the Optimists of Arkansas City as their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. One of the aspects of the job he was applauded for was his work with children and on crimes against children. “It only takes […]

Mata selected as Optimist Club Officer of the Year

Arkansas City Police Department Sgt. Eric Mata was named Tuesday night by the Optimists of Arkansas City as winner of the club’s Officer of the Year award. “We are here tonight to honor and recognize the exemplary service of Arkansas City Police Department Sergeant Eric Mata,” Optimist Club president Tommy […]