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HUTCHINSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

VICTIM/WITNESS INFORMATION

The Hutchinson Police Department recognizes being a victim of a crime is a traumatic experience. This may be the only time you have contact with a police department. Hopefully this information will assist you in handling your insurance claims and other matters you may need to know regarding your case.

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ADDITIONAL CASE FOLLOW-UP:
The police department will assign a follow-up detective to your case if specific solvability factors are present. The assigned detective will contact you once the detective receives the report. All reports are reviewed by the Detective Bureau; however, if no solvability factors are present, no follow-up investigation will be conducted unless further information is developed about your case.
If you receive further information about your case, contact the detective Bureau between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, at 620-694-2832 and you will be put in contact with the detective assigned to your case.

SOLVABILITY FACTORS CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING ACTIVE CASE FOLLOW-UP:
One or more of the following conditions must be present before an active follow-up investigation will be initiated.

  1. The suspect(s) identity is known.
  2. The suspect could be identified (witnesses, description, photographs, line-up).
  3. The vehicle used can be identified (description, tag number, damage).
  4. There is traceable property (serial numbers, model numbers, other identification).
  5. Evidence left at the scene could lead to an apprehension.
  6. A significant modus operandi (method of operation) could be developed.
  7. There was a limited opportunity to commit the crime.
  8. The crime would arouse such public interest that public assistance could lead to the solution of the crime.
  9. There is reason to believe further investigation could lead to the solution of the crime.

PROPERTY CRIMES:
If your case involves stolen property that has a serial number, this property will be entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Computer (NCIC) which can be checked by any police officer in the United States. Local pawn shops are monitored and report all pawns or purchases to the police department. If you discover any additional loss or locate the serial number of your stolen item(s), compile a complete list of the items(s) and replacement cost(s).
Bring this list to the Hutchinson Police Department, 210 West 1st, Hutchinson, Kansas, 67501-5204 or call 620-694-2834 and make an additional report.

If you have property vandalized, bring or mail at least two estimates for repair or replacement to the same above address. If your checkbook or credit cards are stolen, you are responsible for notifying your bank or credit corporation. This should be done immediately to avoid possible liability for unauthorized charges to your accounts.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS:
If you need a copy of a traffic accident report for your insurance, call the Records Section at 620-694-2838 or go online by visiting www.crashdocs.org. There is a cost for a copy of the report. Hit and run accidents are worked by the Traffic Bureau. If you are inquiring about these reports call 620-694-2854.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
The City of Hutchinson is actively committed to intervention and prosecution of all domestic violence cases. Criminal charges are filed by the city or county and not by the victim of domestic violence. A case will not be dismissed because the victim requests that the charges be dismissed. Prosecution is at the discretion of the City Prosecutor or District Attorney. Information about your case may be made public. The victim of a crime or the victim’s family shall be notified by the city prosecutor or the district attorney of the right to be present at any public hearing where the accused or the convicted person has the right to appear and be heard.

If you are identified as a victim of a Domestic Violence case filed by the Hutchinson Police Department, you should be aware of certain conditions that apply to the case and the suspect.

A four-hold is placed on most DV arrestees. This means the suspect, or person arrested, will not be allowed to bond out for at least four hours. In some cases, a longer hold is applied.

The Hutchinson Municipal Court places a no-contact order on the suspect after a DV arrest. This means that the suspect is not allowed to contact the victim after his/her release from jail. This no contact order is in place until the judge dismisses the order. The order will not be dismissed until the case is completely closed by the court. If the suspect contacts you while the no-contact order is in place, contact the police or sheriff at your location for investigation and possible charges against the suspect.

The Reno County Sheriff’s Office participates in the VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) program. To receive notice of the suspects release from jail, visit www.vinelink.com, call 1-866-574-8463, or download the VINE mobile app and follow the instructions. TTY users can call 1-866-847-1298.

ALL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THOSE REQUESTING PROTECTION ORDERS ARE URGED TO CONTACT THE SEXUAL ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER BY CALLING 620-663-2522 OR 1-800-701-3630 24 HOURS A DAY.

PROTECTION ORDERS

PROTECTION FROM ABUSE (PFA) - Any person who has been abused by an intimate partner, household member (live or formerly lived together) or someone they had a dating relationship with is eligible for a PFA. Neighbors, in-laws, friends and co-workers, as long as they do not live or have not lived in the same household, are not eligible for a PFA.

PROTECTION FROM STALKING (PFS) - Any person who is a victim of stalking is eligible for a PFS. Stalking is the intentional harassment of another person that places that person in reasonable fear for that person’s safety. Harassment is a knowing and intentional course of conduct that is directed at a specific person to seriously alarm, annoy, torment, or terrorize the person. Course of Conduct is two or more separate acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose that would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress.

ALL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THOSE REQUESTING PROTECTION ORDERS ARE URGED TO CONTACT THE SEXUAL ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER BY CALLING 620-663-2522 OR 1-800-701-3630 24 HOURS A DAY.

BIAS CRIMES

BIAS CRIME: As defined by City Ordinance 24-501a, a bias crime is any crime committed in whole or in part for the purpose of manifesting hatred of or antipathy, animosity or hostility toward or to intimidate, harass, oppress or threaten another person or group based upon the race, gender, age, religion, national origin, color, ancestry, ethnic background or handicap of such person by one or more members of any such group or any other person.

REPORTABLE INCIDENT: Any non-criminal act directed against any person or group based upon race, gender, age, religion, orientation or handicap of such person or group or any other person contrary to KSA 44-1001, Kansas Acts Against Discrimination.

EMERGENCY DISPATCH 911
POLICE DETAIL COMMANDER 620-694-2816
POLICE DETECTIVE DIVISION 620-694-2846
POLICE RECORDS SECTION 620-694-2838
MUNICIPAL COURT 620-694-2838 210 W 1st. Hutchinson, KS 67501
RENO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 620-694-2735
RENO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY 620-694-2715 206 W 1st. Hutchison, KS 67501
HUMAN RELATIONS DEPARTMENT 620-694-2608
BRIGHT HOUSE 620-663-2522 (Crisis Line)
620-665-3630 (Office)
info@brighthouseks.org 125 W 2nd. Suite B. Hutchinson, KS 67501
HORIZONS MENTAL HEALTH CENTER 620-663-7595
HUTCHINSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 620-665-2000
UNITED WAY RESOURCE REFERRAL SYSTEM 211
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN 800-843-5678 www.missingkids.com
NATIONAL MISSING & UNIDENTIFIED PERSON SYSTEM 855-626-7600 namus.nij.ojp.gov

In some cases, the person arrested (defendant) can be released from custody in a short amount of time. In some cases, a bond condition may be imposed on the person arrested that prohibits contact with the victim for 72 hours. If the defendant contacts the victim during that time, the victim should notify law enforcement and any available services within the jurisdiction to monitor custody changes of the person being arrested immediately to report the incident. This includes, but not limited to, the Kansas victim information and notification everyday service if available in such jurisdiction. This could be a violation of the condition of a bond and is a separate violation which may be pursued by the city prosecutor.

CRIME VICTIMS’ COMPENSATION: If you are the victim of a person crime you may be eligible for assistance in recovering loses. The following requirements must be met before your claim will receive consideration:

  1. The crime must be reported to the law enforcement agency where the crime was committed within 72 hours of the event unless the Crime Victims Compensation Board finds that there was good cause for the failure to report.
  2. The applicant must be completely cooperative with the law enforcement agency.
  3. The applicant must file a claim within 2 years of the occurrence of the crime.
  4. Economic loss must exceed $100 except in cases of sexual assault.
  5. Only person crimes qualify for compensation.

CRIME VICTIMS’ COMPENSATION BOARD:
Address: 120 SW 10th, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1597
Phone: 1-800-828-9745 or 1-785-296-2359
Webpage: http://ag.ks.gov/victim-services/victim-compensation
Or contact The Reno County Victim Witness Coordinator at 620-694-2715

BILL OF RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME:
  1. Victims should be treated with courtesy, compassion and with respect for their dignity and privacy and should suffer the minimum of necessary inconvenience from their involvement with the criminal justice system.
  2. Victims should receive, through formal and informal procedures, prompt and fair redress for the harm which they have suffered.
  3. Information regarding the availability of criminal restitution, recovery of damages in a civil cause of action, the crime victim’s compensation fund and other remedies and the mechanisms to obtain such remedies should be made available to victims.
  4. Information should be made available to victims about their participation in criminal proceedings and the scheduling, progress and ultimate disposition of the proceedings.
  5. The views and concerns of victims should be ascertained, and the appropriate assistance provided throughout the criminal process.
  6. When the personal interests of victims are affected, the views or concerns of the victim should, when appropriate and consistent with criminal law and procedure, be brought to the attention of the court.
  7. Measures may be taken when necessary to provide for the safety of victims and their families and to protect them from intimidation and retaliation.
  8. Enhanced training should be made available to sensitize criminal justice personnel to the needs and concerns of victims and guidelines should be developed for this purpose.
  9. Victims should be informed of the availability of health and social services and other relevant assistance that they might continue to receive the necessary medical, psychological, and social assistance through existing programs and services.
  10. Victims should report the crime and cooperate with law enforcement authorities.

Non-U.S Citizens:
Non-U.S. citizens who may have been the victim of certain types of crimes, may be eligible for a U Visa. For further information visit: U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resources | Homeland Security (dhs.gov)
For more information about other immigration benefits including T nonimmigrant status (T visa) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) relief visit: Humanitarian | USCIS


CRIMESTOPPERS OF RENO COUNTY
If you have information about a crime, please call Crime Stoppers of Reno County. They will never ask for your name and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
CALL 620-694-2666 or 1-800-222-8477
Incident Report Copies
You or your insurance company may obtain a copy of the incident report by writing or calling
The Hutchinson Police Department Records Section
210 West 1st
Hutchinson, Kansas, 67501-5204
620-694-2838
There is a fee for copies of police reports and accident reports.