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Date Title Information Docs Issued By Agency  
6/25/2017 Case 2017-15164 Homicide
On June 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm Leo Wells turned himself in at the Law Enforcement Center.  Wells was arrested for Murder in the 2nd degree and is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff with a $350.00 bond.  This is an ongoing investigation and all inquiries should be directed to the  Reno County District Attorneys Office. 
160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
6/25/2017 bond
Wells bond is $350,000.00
160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
6/24/2017 Homicide
On June 24, 2017 at 0324 hrs officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block S Elm in reference to a shooting.  Officers located the victim Kenneth Thompson BM/24 lying in the street with a gunshot wound.  Thompson was transported to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.  Leo Lamont Wells BM/19 is a person of interest and we are wanting to speak with him in reference to the incident (dated picture attached.)   Anyone with information is asked to Reno County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, the Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2816, or Detective Loepp at 620-694-2829. This case is still under investigation.  Any further inquiries need to be made to the District Attorneys Office.
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128 Loepp, D Hutchinson Police Department  
5/17/2017 South Hutchinson Municipal Court - Food for Fines

The South Hutchinson Municipal Court annual Food for Fines program will run from June 1st through June 30th.   The program assists citizens who have outstanding fines and warrant fees through the South Hutchinson Municipal Court by allowing them to pay a portion of  those fees with non-perishable food items.  Each item will add a $5 credit toward the fines or warrant fees, up to $50 for each person.  The food will be donated to the Food Bank of Reno County.  No dented, rusted, non-labeled, opened, or expired items will be accepted. 

If you have any questions concerning your eligibility for the program, please contacting the South Hutchinson Municipal Court at (620) 560-6251. 

 

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Thompson, M South Hutchinson Police Department  
4/27/2017 Fatality Bicycle/MV Collision Hutchinson

At 0540 hrs on April 27th 2017 a bicycle operated by Jerry W Johnson WM/29 409 W 6th was Westbound on 11th Ave and entered the East side of the intersection in the EB lane of traffic.   A Black 2013 GMC Terrain operated by Ignacio Acosta HM/47 228 Osborne was NB on K61 HWY and entered the intersection from the South.  The bicycle and GMC collided in the SE portion of the intersection.  Jerry Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.  The collision is still under investigation by the Hutchinson Police Dept Traffic Bureau.


Sgt Brian Hirt

620-694-2854

brian.hirt@renolec.com


178 Hirt, B Hutchinson Police Department  
4/4/2017 South Hutchinson Officer Seized 44 lbs. of Marijuana on Traffic Stop

(South Hutchinson) On 04/15/2017 at approximately 2:50 PM Sgt. Jake Graber initiated a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 50 after observing a vehicle traveling at 89 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.  Sgt. Graber made contact with the driver, Ms.  Alyssa L. Holler of Mesa, Arizona, and cited her for speeding.  Sgt. Graber then received consent to search the vehicle. The search resulted in the seizure of 44 lbs. of marijuana and approximately$1000.00 in cash.  Ms. Holler was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and transported to the Reno County Correctional Facility.

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Thompson, M South Hutchinson Police Department  
3/27/2017 South Hutchinson Municipal Court Amnesty Day

South Hutchinson Municipal Court

Amnesty Day


The South Hutchinson Municipal Court would like to announce that we are having Amnesty Day on Saturday, April 22nd from 8am –5pm. 

The court is offering individuals with a balance that includes warrant fees, to have those warrant fees remitted if the total of their original fines/fees are paid in full on that date.  No payment arrangements will be made on Amnesty Day and the warrant fee remittance will not apply to partial payments.  If the individual also has an outstanding warrant, it will be withdrawn.  The intent is to close cases of those clients that have had difficulty in paying the balance of their accounts due to accruing warrant fees.    

Fines must be paid at the South Hutchinson Municipal Court located at 10 East Blanchard, South Hutchinson, KS.  For more information, or to see if you qualify, please contact the Court Clerk at (620) 560-6251. 

THIS IS FOR SOUTH HUTCHINSON MUNICIPAL COURT CLIENTS ONLY.
Thompson, M South Hutchinson Police Department  
3/7/2017 Storm Fury on the Plains- Hutchinson KS

Due to ongoing Emergency Operations-- the National Weather Service presentation of Storm Fury on the Plains, scheduled for tomorrow evening at 18:30- has been canceled.



Abbott, M  
3/6/2017 IMMEDIATE EVACUATION-- PLEASE BROADCAST

RENO COUNTY RESIDENTS

Evacuate if you are in the area of Monroe to K-61 from 95thAve to 30th Ave.

Monroe to K-61 from 108th Ave to 30th Ave.

108th Ave to the Hutchinson city limits, from Plum Street toLorraine Street.

Proceed to evacuation/shelter site at 4501 W. 4th, Hutchinson.


Only citizens in areas listed above- should evacuate to shelter


Hutch/Reno911

844-834-3659


Abbott, M  
3/6/2017 Immediate Evacuation Message - ERROR

A mass notification message was launched in error;

The City of Hutchinson DOES NOT NEED TO EVACUATE-

Only these areas are in the affected area.

Evacuate if you are in the area of Monroe to K-61 from 95th Ave to 30th Ave.
Monroe to K-61 from 108th Ave to 30th Ave.
108th Ave to the Hutchinson city limits, from Plum Street to Lorraine Street.
Proceed to evacuation site at 4501 W. 4th, Hutchinson.


Please broadcast.


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Abbott, M  
2/22/2017 Kwik shop robberies, Pursuit / Accident
On February 21, 2017 at approximately 1534 hours while driving in the area of Avenue G and Plum, a Community Resource Officer with the Hutchinson Police Department observed a red 2012 GMC Acadia that was previously reported stolen.  The driver of the Acadia pulled into a driveway and as the officer tried to take the occupants into custody, the Acadia fled.  Uniformed officers arrived and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle and a pursuit ensued.  The chase ended after the suspect in the Acadia made a right turn off Avenue E onto Elm and struck a vehicle occupied by Carolyn Price who was stopped at the stop sign.  The impact caused Price's vehicle to overturn.  Price received minor injuries and was treated by EMS at the scene.  After the initial collision the suspect vehicle struck the Elmdale Community Center building causing apparent minor damage.  The driver and a front seat passenger both fled the pursued vehicle and were apprehended by officers after a foot pursuit.  The driver was identified as 16-year-old Ke'von Ford.  Ford was previously reported as a runaway and had several warrants for his arrest.  Ford was also charged with 1) Felony Flee and Elude 2) Felony Interference with Law Enforcement 3) Leaving the Scene of an Accident 4) Failure to Give Information at an Accident 5) Failure to Render Aid at an Accident and 6) No Driver's License.  Additionally, Ford was charged with 1) Felony Theft and 2) Burglary in reference to the stolen GMC Acadia.  The passenger, 18-year-old Dakotah Gruver, was arrested and charged with 1) Felony Interference with Law Enforcement and 2) Possession of Marijuana.

Based on a separate investigation, the Hutchinson Police Department detectives also charged 16-year-old Ke'von Ford with 1) Aggravated Robbery in reference to the February 12, 2017 armed robbery of Kwik Shop, 434 East 17th and 2) Aggravated Robbery in reference to the February 20, 2017 armed robbery at Kwik Shop, 1701 N. Monroe.

Detectives are continuing to investigate these incidents.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Sack at 694-2822 or Detective Loepp at
694-2829.
128 Loepp, D Hutchinson Police Department  
2/7/2017 HPD Awards Ceremony
Please see the attachment below for the Hutchinson Police Department 2017 Awards Ceremony this Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm.  All Media is invited.
Awards Ceremony Invitation - 2017.docx 161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
2/4/2017 Carey Park Stabbing

Press Release

Case Number 2017-2976

 

On February 4, 2017 at about 11:35am officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to Carey Park in the south end of the city for a stabbing.  The calling party was the victim who had been stabbed multiple times in the head and was bleeding profusely.  She believed that the suspect may have taken one of the small children that were with the couple as they had been driving through the park. The first officers on scene located and began treating the victim and quickly determined that both children were still in the vehicle and safe.  Additional officers began setting up a perimeter and eventually took the suspect into custody near the intersection of Blanchard and Emerson Loop East. He was transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for a laceration believed to have occurred during the attack.  Officers searching the area located a bloody kitchen knife as well as several small bloody plastic baggies of suspected marijuana believed to be connected with this case. These items were located between the location of the stabbing and where he was taken into custody.  The suspect,Elijah B Norris, after treatment at HRMC was transported to the Reno County Jail and booked on the counts listed below. The victim in the case was transported to HRMC by Reno County EMS before being transported by ground ambulance to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita.  Her injuries appear non-life threatening but the nature of those injuries required more advance treatment.  The two small children were released to close family members of the victim. Further inquiries should be directed to the Reno County District Attorney’s Office. 

 

Elijah B Norris, BM/28 of Hutchinson was booked on:

1)     Aggravated Battery

2)     Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell

3)     Possession of Drug Paraphernalia             

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179 Radloff, J Hutchinson Police Department  
12/24/2016 Fatality Accident Hutchinson Ks

At 2:36 am witnesses found a 1993 Ford Ranger Pickup in the drainage ditch that runs along the west side of Plum St in the 2400 Blk.  The Ford Ranger was EB on State Fair Rd and failed to negotiate the roadway as it curved south. the pickup continued East through a steel cable then across a grass field belonging The Kansas State Fair.  The vehicle continued East across the field for a short distance before going into the drainage ditch and impacting the embankment of the ditch.  The driver Michael Gray Buzzard WM 21 15 Arrowhead Rd Inman, Ks was pronounced dead at the scene. Buzzard was not wearing a seatbelt during the collision.  It is unknown at this time if alcohol was involved and the collision is still under investigation by the Hutchinson PD Traffic Bureau.

-Sgt Brian Hirt #178

Hutchinson PD Traffic Bureau

620-694-2854

178 Hirt, B Hutchinson Police Department  
12/15/2016 Dillon's Robbery

On October 12, 2016 the Dillon's store located at 1321 North Main was robbed by an unknown suspect wearing a mask.  On October 21, 2016 the Dillon's store located at 725 E. 4th Street was also robbed by another unknown masked suspect.  The Hutchinson Police Department continues to investigate both robberies however two suspects have been identified.  Majesty Devontae Luv Wade, B/M  22, 302 SW 31st Terrace Topeka KS 66605 was arrested for two (2) counts of Robbery for both of the Dillon's locations.  D'angelo Jerquishe Williams, B/M 19, 512 Stone Drive Manhattan KS 66503 was arrested for one (1) count of Robbery in regards to the 4th Street Dillon's robbery.  Both Wade and Williams are in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff.  This is an ongoing investigation and all inquires should be directed to the Reno County District Attorney. 


LT. MJ Robertson # 160    

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160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
12/6/2016 Media Release on OIS 120616

Media Release

Officer InvolvedShooting – 3503-A Ridgewood

12/06/2016

 

On December 6, 2016 at approximately 2:00am officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to 3503-A Ridgewood regarding a “trouble with subject” call.  The reporting party was unclear as to the nature of the problem, however at the request of the reporting party, the officers entered the residence and began securing the home to ensure everyone’s safety. As the officers were announcing their presence, they encountered a w/m individual in a bedroom of the residence armed with a handgun.   The individual pointed the gun at our officers forcing the officers to fire their weapons upon the individual.  This situation ended, resulting in the death of  Richard R. Jones W/M 55yoa  DOB – 03/12/1961 of Hutchinson.  There were no injuries to our officers.  The investigation into this officer involved shooting is being led by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.        

 

Captain Troy Hoover

Hutchinson Police Department

161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
10/2/2016 Serious Motor Vehicle Collision Hutchinsoni

On October 2nd 2016 at appx 5:56 pm. a collision occurred on East 30th Ave at Elm St.  A 2016 Kawasaki motorcycle operated by William Cole Norberg WM/32 Hutchinson exited a private property lot on the North Side of 30th Ave and proceeded West on 30th. A white Mitsubishi 2dr Car was operated by Takoda D. Bowman WM/17 Hutchinson stopped at a stop sign on the South side of 30th Ave.  It pulled out to continue North on Elm St.  As it crossed 30th Ave the Kawasaki Motorcycle and the Mitsubishi Collided in the North  Westbound lane of 30th Ave.  There are two lanes on 30th Ave in Each direction and a center turn lane.  After the initial impact the Mitsubishi had a second impact with a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Randy Long WM/59 of Hutchinson. This vehicle was stopped at the stop sign on Elm on the North Side of the intersection facing south.  He was not injured but his truck was disabled and towed from the scene.  Takoda Bowman was uninjured and his car was disabled and towed from the scene.  William Norberg was transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center then Flew to Via St Francis in Wichita for Head and internal injuries.  He is listed in critical condition.  No helmet was worn by Norberg.

    This collision is still under investigation by the Hutchinson Police Dept Traffic Bureau.

If anyone has information or may have witnessed this collision please contact Sgt Brian Hirt at 620-694-2854 .

178 Hirt, B Hutchinson Police Department  
8/31/2016 Gracia


On August 31, 2016 at approximately 4:05 pm officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to 321 Logan Street for a disturbance.  When officers arrived they found Francisco Gracia Jr. in the front yard bleeding profusely from a knife wound.  Gracia Jr. was transported by Reno County EMS to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and underwent emergency surgery.  Gracia JR. is currently in critical condition.  The victim and other witnesses were able to provide the identity of the suspect.  Venancio Vigil, H/M 40, USA was arrested at 316 East Ave F Hutchinson Ks approximately two hours after the incident occurred.  Vigil was arrested for (1) count Aggravated Battery and (1) count Aggravated Burglary. Vigil is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff.  This is an ongoing investigation and all questions should be directed to the Reno County District Attorneys Office.  


Lt MJ Robertson # 160

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160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
8/10/2016 Aggravated Robbery


On August 10th 2016 at approximately 2:13 pm the Fair Priced Clothing Store located at 818 West 4th Street Hutchinson KS was robbed at gunpoint. One armed suspect walked into the store displayed a handgun and attempted to take money from the register.  The suspect was described as a skinny black male, early twenties around 5' 5" with short hair.   The suspect left the store and got into a white 4 door Oldsmobile 88 that was driven by a second suspect.  The suspect vehicle was hit by another vehicle while leaving the scene and will have a red/black paint transfer and moderate damage on the drivers side of the vehicle.  Both suspects are still at large and the vehicle was not located.  Anyone who has information in regards to this crime may call Crime Stoppers of Reno County at 1-800-222-TIPS or Detective Loepp at 620-694-2829.  All tips in regards to this crime should be associated with case 2016-19930. 


Lt. MJ Robertson #160

160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
7/19/2016 South Hutchinson P.D. Community Forums

The South Hutchinson Police Department will be hosting three forums to discuss Police-Community Relations. Our goal is to promote understanding and unity that will help us to strengthen our relationships within the community.

Please Join us on Wednesday, August 3rd at one of the following locations.

 1:30 PM - Mennonite Friendship Communities, 600 W. Blanchard Avenue, South Hutchinson. Please enter from 200 Sunnydale Circle.

 3:30 PM - South Hutchinson Public Housing Authority, 441 N. Washington Street, South Hutchinson.

 6:30 PM - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 612 S. Maple Street, South Hutchinson.

Light refreshments will be served.

We understand that our effectiveness directly relies on the support and cooperation from the community we serve. We look forward to working with you!

For further information, please contact Capt. Mark Thompson at  the South Hutchinson Police Department at 560-6251.


Thompson, Mark South Hutchinson PD  
7/7/2016 Serious MV Collision Hutchinson

     At 1322 hours July 7th 2015 a motor vehicle collision was reported at 5th and Monroe streets. A Nisly Brothers 2009 Freight-liner refuse rollback truck was EB on 5th Ave and entered the intersection from the West side of the intersection. This vehicle was operated by J.H. Nisly. WM/56 Partridge, Ks.  A red 2005 Pontiac Vibe 4 door was SB and entered the intersection from the North.  This vehicle was operated by Micaela J. Landrum WF/21McPherson, Ks.  The two vehicles collided in the intersection. Two unbiased witness at the scene reported the Mar. Pontiac disobeying the red signal light.  The Nisly Truck was equipped with a video system which confirmed witness statements.  The driver Micaela Landrum was transported to Hutchinson Regional for minor cuts and bruises.  A passenger in the vehicle a 2 year old female was transported to Hutchinson Regional and then by air to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Ks.  For undetermined head injuries.  All persons involved in the collision were properly restrained in seat belts and child restraint.  No citations have been issued at this time as the collision is still under investigation by the Hutchinson Police Dept. Traffic Bureau

 

Sgt. Brian Hirt #178

Hutchinson PD Traffic

620-694-2854     
2016-16840.docx 178 Hirt, B Hutchinson Police Department  
4/25/2016 Drug Take Back

The South Hutchinson Police Department will be hosting another Drug Take Back this Saturday. See attached information.

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Drug Take-back Media Release.docx
Graber, Jake South Hutchinson PD  
3/14/2016 Integrated Public Alert & Warning System TEST -

 REMINDER: Statewide Tornado Drill -- March 15 @ 6:30 p.m.


Hutchinson, KS)

Hutchinson/Reno County Emergency Communications-a Division of TheHutchinson Police Department is proud to announce the launch of IPAWS.

IPAWS is a collaborative effort with Reno County Emergency Management.

We will be testing theIntegrated Public alert and warning system in conjunction with the statewidetornado drill tomorrow March 15th @ 18:30 hours.  (6:30 p.m.)


IntegratedPublic alert and warning system


IPAWS:Integrated Public Alert Warning System, is a comprehensive,

coordinated,integrated system that can be used by authorized

publicofficials to deliver effective alert messages to the public.

IPAWS isthe nation’s next generation infrastructure of alert and

warningnetworks. IPAWS ensures the President can alert & warn

thepublic under any condition. IPAWS will also allow Federal, State,

territorial& local warning authorities the capabilities to alert & warn

theircommunities. IPAWS is an all hazards warning system.


IPAWSwill take the existing Emergency Alert System (EAS) and add new ways to warnpeople of imminent threats.


Thepublic will receive alerts via

    •  Cell phones    - Radio               - Residential telephone
    •  Television       

Themission is to ensure the President can communicate with State, Local, and Tribalgovernments and the public in times of war or national emergency.

IPAWScapabilities is available to emergency managers and Emergency CommunicationsCenters.

Onemessage will reach the public through every available communication path

    • A message can originate at the Federal, State, or Local level 
    • The message will go to the IPAWS aggregator—servers that will gather the messages and authenticate them, then
    • The message will go through multiple distribution paths to reach every available communications device

WEA: Wireless Emergency Alerts

  • WirelessEmergency Alerts (WEA) is the industry branding name of the new CommercialMobile Alert System (CMAS)

  • CMASrequired by Federal Warning, Alert, and Response Network (“WARN”) Act, passedin 2006

  • WEAalert  types: Presidential, imminentthreat to life and property, AMBER alerts

  • WEAsare free messages / warnings – alerts sent directly to your cell phone.

  • WEAsare only 90 characters in length.

  • WEAswill be sent by Federal, State, Local Government, NWS, National Center forMissing & Exploited Children (*AMBER Alerts)

  • WEAs are geographically targeted. If you are in an area under analert AND you have a WEA capable device, you should receive the alertregardless of your cell phones area code.

    If you have questions regarding your phone andits ability to receive government alerts- check with your manufacturer.

     

    Contact:

    Reno County EMA 

    620-694-2974

Test will NOT be conducted if there is inclement weather.


Abbott, M  
3/8/2016 Media Release - HHS Threat

Media Release

HHS Threat March 8th, 2016 

 

Earlier today at around 8am the Hutchinson Police Department was contacted by the administration of Hutchinson High School concerning a possible threat to Hutchinson High School

The Hutchinson Police Department currently has two Hutchinson High students, one 14YOA and the other 15YOA, in custody for Conspiracy to commit Capital Murder.

This investigation is still ongoing and in the preliminary stages.  There will be no further information released at this time.  We plan to have a more detailed media release later in the day.

 

Thank you,

Captain Troy Hoover

Hutchinson Police Department

161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
3/8/2016 Media Release2 - HHS Threat

Media Release 2

HHS Threat March 8th, 2016 

 

Just after 8am this morning (March 8th, 2016) the Hutchinson Police Department was contacted by the administration of Hutchinson High School concerning a possible threat to Hutchinson High School.  The beginning stages of the investigation revealed that recently, two HHS students had devised detailed plans to harm students and faculty of the HHS.  These plans along with hand written instructions on the construction of a pipe bomb were obtained by investigators from these two students.  Also found was a detailed document prepared by the suspects, logging the surveillance of specific HHS staff members who were intended to be their first victims.       

15 year old Carson Cabral and 14 year old Ayrton “Alex” Marroquin both of Hutchinson, have been taken into custody and placed into juvenile detention on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Capital Murder. Two local residences have been searched and additional evidence of their intentions has been recovered including items they intended to use in the construction of pipe bombs.    

This is an ongoing investigation.  Due to the serious nature of this offense and the need to aggressively follow all leads, we are asking that anyone with information about this case please call the Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2816.

 

Thank you,

Captain Troy Hoover

Hutchinson Police Department

161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
2/24/2016 Awards and Recognition Ceremony
Media Release
 2016 Awards and Recognition Ceremony

There will be an awards and recognition ceremony in honor of officers of the Hutchinson Police Department on Saturday, February 27, 2016 @ 4pm. located at the Stringer Fine Arts Center (Just west of the Sports Arena).

All media is welcome to attend.

Captain Troy Hoover
161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
2/24/2016 2016 Storm Spotter Presentations

NWS Wichita
Storm Fury on the Plains
2016 Schedule

 

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Wichitawill be presenting information that will help prepare storm spotters andweather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season. Our staff will provide an indepth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them aboutthe different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a personto recognize a storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather, andsevere weather safety.

The presentations are hosted by local county Emergency Management agencies andtypically last up to two hours. They are open to anyone that has an interest inweather. There are no fees to attend, you do not have to register, and you donot have to sign up to be a spotter. So, if you are interested in learning moreabout severe thunderstorms and their hazards, please take the time to come outand join us for a very interesting and enjoyable evening.

For more information  --   NWS.Wichita@noaa.gov.

Monday 

3/7/2016

630 pm

Reno

Hutchinson

Fire Training Facility

3201 E. 4th Ave

 

Advanced Spotter Course

 

Thursday

4/7/2016

630 pm

Reno

Hutchinson

Hutchinson CC
Stringer Fine Arts Building

600 E. 11th

Abbott, M  
2/6/2016 Robbery and Burglary arrests
On February 5, 2016 Detectives of the Hutchinson Police Department  executed 2 search warrants in reference to the recent Aggravated Robbery at the Kwik Shop, 4216 N Plum and Burglary at South side Smoke Shop at 200 N Poplar.  The first search warrant was executed at 710 E Ave A. Inside the residence officers located a large amount of the stolen property. A second search warrant was obtained for 20 W 10th where more stolen property was located. As a result of the investigation Karl Koenig WM/19, Kurt Koenig WM/20, and Drake Lindsay WM/19 all of 710 E Ave as well as Dakota Ney WM/18, 20 W 10th were arrested for 1) Aggravated Robbery 2) Aggravated Battery reference to case 2016-2127 as well as 1)Burglary 2) Theft 3) Criminal damage reference case 2016-2581.  The investigation is still ongoing and any questions should be directed to the District Attorney's Office.
128 Loepp, D Hutchinson Police Department  
1/1/2016 Hutchinson Police Department Press Release
On Jan 1, 2016 at approximately 2:07 am officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to a large disturbance at 8th and Madison. Officers arrived and found Deshamus Diron Luckey, B/M 24, 322 W 7th Hutchinson KS with a stab wound. Luckey was transported by Reno County EMS to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his wound. Kevin Wayne Ginn Jr., B/M 34, 1304 E 13th Hutchinson KS was arrested for (1) count Voluntary Manslaughter and is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff with a bond of $50,000.00. Anyone who has information in regards to this case may Call Detective Harcrow @ 620-694-2867 or Crime Stoppers of Reno County @ 1-800-222-TIPS.
128 Loepp, D Hutchinson Police Department  
12/11/2015 South Hutchinson Police Dept. Press release

Press Release

Friday December 11, 2015 South Hutchinson Police Department and the Reno County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 107 E. Ave B in South Hutchinson, Kansas in regards to a shooting. 

The South Hutchinson Police Department with the assistance of Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating a tragic accidental shooting involving a 3 year old child. It appears the child had picked up an unsecured weapon causing an accidental discharge resulting in the child’s death.

At this time the name of the victim is not being released due to notification of family and friends.  This is an ongoing investigation, and any future details will be released by the Reno County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Scott Jones South Hutchinson PD  
12/10/2015 Stabbing at 1301 East 25th

On December 10, 2015 at approximately 0234 hrs. Toby Darwin Hippen, W/M 28,  Hutchison KS forced entry into the residence of Megan Drach, W/F 26, located at 1301 E 25th Hutchinson KS 67502.  Once inside Hippen repeatedly stabbed Drach and then fled the scene.  Hippen was located at 714 West 5th Hutchinson KS and after an extended standoff surrendered to police without incident.  Megan Drach was transported to Hutchinson Hospital then transferred to a Wichita area hospital in serious but stable condition.  Hippen was arrested for (1) count Aggravated Burglary and (1) count Aggravated Battery.  Hippen is in the custody of the Reno County sheriff.  This is an ongoing investigation and all inquiries should be directed to the Reno County District Attorney’s Office.

161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
12/10/2015 Toby Hippen attempted 1 degree murder

On December 10, 2015 at approximately 0234 hrs. Toby Darwin Hippen, W/M 28,  714 West 5th Hutchison KS forced entry into the residence of Megan Drach, W/F 26, located at 1301 E 25th Hutchinson KS 67502.  Once inside Hippen beat and then repeatedly stabbed Drach and then fled the scene.  Hippen was located at 714 West 5th Hutchinson KS and after an extended standoff surrendered to police without incident.  Megan Drach was transported to Hutchinson Hospital then transferred to a Wichita area hospital in serious but stable condition.  Hippen initially was arrested for (1) count Aggravated Burglary and (1) count Aggravated Battery.  As the investigation matured Hippen’s charges were amended to (1) count attempted 1st degree Murder.  Hippen remains in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff.  This is an ongoing investigation and all inquiries should be directed to the Reno County District Attorney’s Office.

160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
11/30/2015 Red Cross Shelter - Hutchinson/Reno County

The American Red Cross is opening a shelter at Trinity United Methodist Church for those who lost power due to the ice storm. 

 

The address is 1602 N Main St Hutchinson, KS (SE corner of 17th and Main St). 

 

Sheltering will initially be for warming and will eventually be staffed for meals and shelter.

(Waiting for Sheltering team from Wichita).

 

 

 

Abbott, M HRCEC  
10/26/2015 South Hutchinson Municipal Court Food for Fines
The South Hutchinson Municipal Court is again offering its Food For Fines program to active court clients.  This is an excellent opportunity for clients to reduce their financial obligation to the court while giving back to the community.  The program will run from November 1st – November 30th.    A credit of $5.00 per can will be applied to fines or warrant fees, up to a maximum of $50 per person.  Donated cans cannot be dented, rusted, expired, or non-labeled.  If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact the court at (620) 560-6251.  We will be available to take those donations from 7 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.  All donations will go to the Food Bank of Reno County to assist families with the upcoming holiday season. 
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Thompson, Mark South Hutchinson PD  
10/19/2015 Dollar General Armed Robbery

 

On October 16, 2015 at approximately 10:00 pm a male robbed the Dollar General store located at 7 South Adams Hutchinson at gunpoint.  The suspect fled the store on foot and was not located.  During the course of the investigation a suspect was identified.  On October 19, 2015 at approximately 2:00 pm Leroy Randall, B/M 54, 418 West Ave A # 2 Hutchinson KS 67501 was arrested for one count Aggravated Robbery and two counts of Kidnapping.  Randall is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff with a bond of $ 75,000.00.  If anyone has information in regards to this investigation please call Detective Rodriguez @ 620-694-2831 or Crime Stoppers of Reno County @ 1-800-222-TIPS.  Associate all tips with #2015-28066.  This is an ongoing investigation.  All inquiries in regards to his investigation should be directed to the Reno County District Attorney.   

Lt MJ Robertson # 160

160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
9/28/2015 Drug take back result
The South Hutchinson Police Department collected 100 pounds of unwanted medications on Saturday September 26, 2015. This brings the total collected amount through this event to 585 pounds since beginning participation in October 2013. 

Sgt. Jake Graber
Graber, Jake South Hutchinson PD  
9/23/2015 Drug Take Back
The South Hutchinson Police Department will be hosting another drug take back event this Saturday September 26, 2015 from 10 AM to 2 PM at 10 E Blanchard Ave South Hutchinson, Ks.
Drug Take-back Media Release.docx Graber, Jake South Hutchinson PD  
8/28/2015 Follow-up to the Female on the bridge
The following information is regarding the news story that was released on 08/27/2015 concerning the woman hanging from a bridge and the officers who will be receiving an award for their life saving efforts.


The Hutchinson Police Department was called this morning by the son of the concerned citizen who called 911 to report the woman hanging from the bridge.  The caller expressed concern that his father should also be recognized for his actions.  The concerned citizen who called 911 to report the woman hanging from the bridge is Kirby Kerschner and can be contacted at 620-727-7795

The Hutchinson Police Department appreciates the willingness of our citizens to report items of concern as was done in this situation.

Captain Troy Hoover
Hutchinson Police Department 
161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
8/17/2015 Morales Murder

On August 17, 2015 at approximately 3:52 pm Officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to the report of gunshots at 318 East 7th Hutchinson Kansas.  Upon arrival Officers found Jose D. Morales H/M 24, 318 East 7th Hutchinson lying on the floor of his home with multiple gunshot wounds.  Reno County EMS transported Morales to Hutchinson Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  Brennan Roosevelt Trass B/M 31, 222 East 10th Hutchinson was arrested for 1 count of Murder in the first degree.  Trass is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff with a $100,000 bond.  This is an ongoing investigation and all inquiries should be directed to the Reno County District Attorney. 

 

Lt MJ Robertson # 160

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160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
8/5/2015 903 East Ave. C

Media Release

Shooting at 903 East Ave. C

August 5th, 2015

 

On August 4th, 2015 approximately 10:43 PM officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were sent to 903 East Ave. C regarding a trouble with subject call.  It was reported that a 23 year old male was threatening his father at that residence.

Prior to the officer’s arrival, the suspect had fled on foot and could not be located at that time.  The officers reported the incident and left the area.  A few hours later at approximately 1:17AM officers were sent to the same address again after the reporting party reported that the suspect had returned to the residence.  When officers arrived on scene they searched the house for the suspect and eventually located the suspect in the garage of the residence.  The suspect pointed a shotgun at the officers.  The officers retreated and secured the area.  Officers made several attempts to speak with the suspect, however the suspect was agitated and remained that way throughout this incident.  The suspect eventually shot a hole through the garage door with the shotgun and then placed the barrel of the shotgun through the hole and fired several more times near the officers.  The suspect then immediately pointed the shotgun directly at the officers at which time the officers were forced to fire upon the suspect.  Just seconds later the suspect opened the garage door and came out of the garage unarmed.  The officers placed him into custody without further incident.  The suspect, Joseph R. Roman, H/M 23YOA received a gunshot wound to his right hand.  He was transported by EMS to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.  There were no injuries to anyone else including officers.

A full investigation of this incident is underway and being conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Captain Troy Hoover

Hutchinson Police Department

161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
7/19/2015 Sonny J. Bray

     On Sunday July 19, 2015 at approximately 1002 hours, Officers with the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to Dillons located at 725 E. 4th Ave in reference to a wanted subject.  A citizen was reporting that Sonny J. Bray was at this location and in a passenger vehicle in the parking lot.

     Officers responded to this location and located the vehicle traveling in the parking lot.  When officers pulled behind the vehicle which was being operated by Sonny Bray he fled the location.  While Mr. Bray was fleeing from officers he allegedly threw a sawed off shotgun out the window.  A short pursuit ensued and traveled towards the south part of the city.  While Sonny Bray was fleeing from the officers he struck a parked Tractor Trailer in the 500 Block of East 3rd Ave. and fled the scene.  The vehicle went southbound on Plum and at the intersection of East Ave B and South Plum the vehicle struck a curb along with a stop sign.  This collision disabled the vehicle and Sonny Bray fled on foot from the traffic collision and was captured by officers.

     Sonny J. Bray has been arrested for the following charges:

·         Criminal Possession of a Firearm by Felon

·         Criminal Use of a Weapon; Shotgun barrel <18 inches.

·         Felony Interference with Law Enforcement Officer.

·         Felony Flee and Elude.

·         Driving While Suspended.

·         2 counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Unattended Property.

·         2 Counts of Fail to Give Information at Unattended Property Accident.

·         Reno County District Court Warrant for Failure to Appear.

·         Reno County District Court Warrant for Aggravated Battery.

·         Hutchinson Municipal Court warrant for Failure to Appear.

·         Parole Violation through the Kansas Department of Corrections.

     The Reno County Sheriff Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol assisted with this investigation.

Sgt. R.W. Rowe

145 Rowe, R Hutchinson Police Department  
6/23/2015 Media release of officer involved shooting 062315

Media Release

Officer Involved Shooting - 811 N. Van Buren

06/23/2015

 

On June 23, 2015 at approximately 12:53am officers of the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to 811 N. Van Buren regarding a “trouble with subject” call.  The reporting party claimed that the subject confessed to committing a murder and had been armed with a knife.  As officers responded, they were confronted with an irate subject in the residence along with three small children.  The subject made threats of harm against the officers.  The subject began breaking windows out of the residence from inside.  The officers quickly became concerned for the welfare of the children and as the officers removed the children from the residence, the subject threw objects at the officers including a knife.  Officers fired shots from their patrol rifles and ended this dangerous situation resulting in the death of Jonathan P. Wilson W/M 22YOA DOB – 04/02/1993.  The investigation into this officer involved shooting is being led by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.       

 

Captain Troy Hoover

Hutchinson Police Department

Media Release officer involved shooting 062315.docx 161 Hoover, T Hutchinson Police Department  
6/23/2015 Hutchinson Sobriety Checkpoint
 

This coming weekend June 26-28th the Hutchinson Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol will be doing a sobriety checkpoint in Hutchinson. Please drink responsibly. If you plan on or do decide to drink please plan ahead and arrange a designated driver. Drivers suspected of DUI will be given field sobriety tests and if determined to be impaired or over the legal limit they will be arrested. Please share and help deter drunk and/or impaired driving.

 

-Sgt B. Hirt #178

Hutchinson PD Traffic Bureau

620-694-2854

178 Hirt, B Hutchinson Police Department  
6/9/2015 DUI Checkpoint Hutchinson, KS

This coming weekend June 12-14th the Hutchinson Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol will be doing a field sobriety checkpoint in Hutchinson. Please drink responsibly. If you plan on or do decide to drink please plan ahead and arrange a designated driver. Drivers suspected of DUI will be given field sobriety tests and if determined to be impaired or over the legal limit they will be arrested. Please share and help deter drunk and/or impaired driving.

 

-Sgt B. Hirt #178

Hutchinson PD Traffic Bureau

620-694-2854

178 Hirt, B Hutchinson Police Department  
5/22/2015 Chris Patel Arrest

On May 22, 2015 Officers of the Hutchinson Police Department conducted search warrants at 601 North Main, 215 E 2nd and 200 E. Ave A.  These search warrants were in regards to an investigation conducted by Detective Schoenhoff with the cooperation of Kroger Corporation.   The investigation revealed that Chetankumar Parvinkumar Patel otherwise known as  Chris Patel, the owner of the Zip Trip located at 200 E. Ave A was purchasing what he believed to be stolen goods from a member of Kroger’s organized retail crime unit.  The stolen goods, some of which were for human consumption were then placed on the stores shelves for retail sale.  During the execution of the search warrants 162 grams of K2, 14 grams of Marijuana and some of the goods Patel purchased were recovered.  Patel was arrested for possession of Marijuana, Possession of K2 with intent to sell within 1000’ of a school, Tax Stamp violation, (4) counts felony theft/ possession of stolen property and (1) count misdemeanor theft/ possession of stolen property.  Patel remains in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff with a $11,000. Bond.  This is an ongoing investigation and all inquires should be directed to the Reno County District Attorney.  Anyone that has information in regards to these crimes may call Crime stoppers of Reno County @ 1-800-222-TIPS or Detective Schoenhoff @ 620-694-2830. 

 

Lt MJ Robertson # 160

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160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
5/16/2015 Pretty Prairie Area Landline Phone Service

Dispatch requested this forwarded to the media: 

Century Link has notified dispatch that there are 409 customers in the Pretty Prairie area that are currently without landline phone service.  Technicians are working on the outage at this time.  The estimated time of service being restored is 7:00PM.  Cell service should not be affected by the outage.

163 Leslie, G Hutchinson Police Department  
5/15/2015 Home invasions & Family Affair Robbery
See attached
Press release Home Invasions Family Affair.docx
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160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
5/15/2015 2 attempt Home Invasions

On April 6, 2015 around 2:10 pm the Family Affair located at 1515 E. 4th Hutchinson was robbed at gunpoint by two assailants.  The employee was beaten and tied up.  The assailants stole merchandise from the store and then fled the area.

On May 4, 2015 around 2:30 am Wesley Oakley, W/M 91, 3601 Rockwood Dr. Hutchinson reported that multiple assailants entered his home and attacked him while he slept.  The assailants beat him then held him at gunpoint as they ransacked his home.  The assailants stole weapons and jewelry including the victim’s WWII medals.  The assailants stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.  The vehicle was recovered in Hutchinson a few days after the home invasion.

On May 14, 2015 around 4 am Brent Alan Rump, W/M 56, 3415 N. Waldron, reported that multiple assailants entered his home and attacked him while he was sleeping.  The assailants severely beat Mr. Rump, tied him up and then stole personal property including two vehicles.  Later that morning Detective Schoenhoff located the stolen vehicles.  Detectives watched the vehicles and observed a black male enter one of the stolen cars and drive away before they could stop him.  A stop of the stolen vehicle was attempted at 7th and Main but was unsuccessful as the driver rammed Sgt. Meyers’ detective car and then fled westbound on 7th Street.  A brief chase ended in the west alley 600 Block North Jefferson when the driver fled the car and was subsequently arrested at 312 West 6th Street.  The driver of the car was identified as Fredrick Jamond Lemons Jr., B/M, 20, 509/198, 1201 W. 9th Hutchinson.  The investigation of this crime resulted in two search warrants at 312 West 6th and 704 West 6th and two consent searches at 1401 E. 23rd #162 and at 1705 East 3rd lot #7 . As a result of this investigation detectives were able to identify the assailants and recover stolen property from the Family Affair aggravated robbery, the home invasion reported on May 4, 2015 from 3601 Rockwood Drive and the home invasion reported on May 14th, 2015 from 3415 N Waldron.

On May 14, 2015 at approximately 2 pm Fredrick Jamond Lemons Jr., B/M, 20, 509/198, 1201 W. 9th Hutchinson was arrested for (1) count Aggravated Burglary, (1) count Aggravated Robbery, (1) count Aggravated Battery and (1) count Aggravated Kidnapping in connection with the home invasion at 3415 N. Waldron and (1) count Aggravated Battery and (1) count Felony Flee and Elude.  Lemons Jr. is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff with a $70,000 bond.

On May 14, 2015 at approximately 8:45 pm Brendan S. Jones, B/M, 17, 600/270, 1705 E 3rd #7 Hutchinson KS was detained for (1) count Aggravated Robbery and (1) count Aggravated Kidnapping in connection to the Family Affair and (1) count Aggravated Robbery and (1) count Aggravated Burglary in connection to the home invasion at 3601 Rockwood Dr.  Jones remains in Bob Johnsons Detention Center.   

On May 15, 2015 at approximately 8:10 am Jordan Mycheal Leffel, B/M, 19, 507/135, 1401 E. 23rd # 162 was arrested for (1) count Aggravated Robbery, (1) count Aggravated Kidnapping in connection with the Family Affair,  (1) Count Aggravated Burglary, (1) count Aggravated Robbery in connection to the home invasion at  3601 Rockwood Dr.  Leffel is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff with a $85,000 bond.

The Hutchinson Police Department is actively seeking Dakota Richard Andersen, W/M 19, 600/180, 704 W. 6th Hutchinson in connection to these cases.  Anderson should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with any information on Anderson or any of the above mentioned cases may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or Detective Rodriguez @ 620-694-2831.  The Hutchinson Police Department highly recommends everyone to lock their doors as we have found the victims were selected based on ease of entry into the home.  This is an ongoing investigation and all inquiries should be made to the District Attorney.

 

Lt MJ Robertson # 160

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160 Robertson, M Hutchinson Police Department  
5/14/2015 Media Release
On 05/13/2015 at approximately 11:52 PM officers from the South Hutchinson Police Department responded to a call of a disturbance.  Upon investigation Jeramy B. Hedges, 40, a detective for the Reno County Sheriff's Department, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct D.V. and transported to the Reno County Jail.  The investigation is being handled by the South Hutchinson Police Department and is ongoing. 
Thompson, Mark South Hutchinson PD  
5/11/2015 Drug Take-Back Day Results

May 11 (South Hutchinson) - Reno County citizens have again positively responded to the most recent Drug Take-Back Day at the South Hutchinson Police Department.  Last Saturday citizens from all over the county turned in a total of 100 lbs. of expired and unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal.  Sgt. Jake Graber stated that 485 lbs. of medications have been collected since the South Hutchinson P.D. started the program in October of 2013.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this important event and our efforts to battle prescription drug abuse; while providing an environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted medications. The South Hutchinson Police Department will continue offering this service twice a year with the next event being held in the fall of 2015. 

Thompson, Mark South Hutchinson PD  
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