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Notes from the Sheriff’s Office: January 09, 2019

To the good citizens of Wabaunsee County, my name is Rob Hoskins and I am the Sheriff of Wabaunsee County. I will be providing information to all of you in an attempt to keep you informed of what is occurring in the county. I encourage all citizens to be aware, informed, and vigilant.

It has been a very active past few weeks in Wabaunsee County a place we all call home.

On 12/13/2018 Andrew William Davis of Holton, Kansas was arrested for Probation Violation.
On 12/13/2018 Jamie Jay Hardee of Topeka, Kansas was arrested for Narcotics Violations.
On 12/14/2018 Angelo Danique Fulton, of Topeka, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 12/15/2018 Dajshanique Marie Hutchins of Topeka, Kansas was arrested for Traffic Violations.
On 12/16/2018 Ramsey Amjad Al-Khamoas of East St. Louis, MO was arrested for Narcotics Violations.
On 12/16/2018 Andrew James Schindler Jr. of Alma, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 12/16/2018 Kendell Kelly of Chicago, Ill was arrested for Narcotics Violations.
On 12/17/2018 Patrick Allen Maness of Milford, Kansas was arrested for Traffic Violations.
On 12/17/2018 Choncey Allen Stamps of Kansas City, Kansas was arrested for Flee and Elude and Driving While Suspended.
On 12/27/2018 Ethan Norris Brundage of Topeka, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 12/18/2018 Emilie Danielle Etienne of Wamego, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 12/28/2018 Melissa Rose Killingsworth of Kansas City, MO was arrested for D.U.I.
On 12/29/2018 Erika L. Ledman of Eskridge, Kansas was arrested for Battery.
On 01/03/2019 Christopher William Garner of Tonganoxie, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 01/04/2019 Michael Alan Huffman of Hutchinson, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 01/04/2019 Willie Loke Wright of Grandview, MO was arrested on a warrant.
On 01/03/2019 Christopher William Garner of Tonganoxie, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 01/07/2019 Joseph Edmond Schuetz of Topeka, Kansas was arrested for D.U.I.
On 01/07/2019 Kimber Jenae Gilbert of McFarland, Kansas was arrested for domestic violence.
On 01/08/2019 Georgina Ann Buck of Goodyear, Arizona was held on a warrant.

I hope that everyone had good holidays and we have welcomed in the new year. Schools are back in session and there are many on-going school activities. Please use caution when driving around the many schools in the county.

One of our corrections officers Christopher Connell is going to be on 6 months active duty for military service. We wish him good luck and Gods-speed during his service. One of the part-time officers will be stepping up to fill in. Thank You Terry Martin for your assistance.

The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office FaceBook Page recently received the following message.

Heather Lynn‎ to Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office
January 2 at 8:13 PM
Greetings from Bay County, Florida! My husband, Charles Hart, was pulled over this evening as we drove thru your county on our way back to Panama City Beach, Florida. The Investigator who stopped us was extremely professional and did an excellent job with us-our two sons were in the vehicle as well and it was a great opportunity for a positive interaction with a LEO for them as well. Thank you for your service!

I want to take a moment to say how proud I am of Detective Kirsch and all of the staff of the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office. They have many interactions with the public daily and at times these interactions are under stressful and unpleasant circumstances. It is always nice to hear that the professional standards that are essential to maintaining the public trust are being carried out on a daily basis. All individuals should know that the staff of the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office strive to treat each and every individual with dignity and respect. If there are ever any issues to the contrary, I want to be contacted and made aware.

During 2018 the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office handled 4996 calls for service with was a slight increase from 2017. It was a very active year and I will be reporting on the final statics for the year soon.

As always, we ask that our citizens be aware and vigilant. Please report any and all suspicious activity. We know that we cannot do this job without your support and confidence. We thank you for that trust and support.

Be safe and be aware.
Rob Hoskins
Sheriff Wabaunsee County Kansas
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Notes from the Sheriff’s Office: December 12, 2018

To the good citizens of Wabaunsee County, my name is Rob Hoskins and I am the Sheriff of Wabaunsee County. I will be providing information to all of you in an attempt to keep you informed of what is occurring in the county. I encourage all citizens to be aware, informed, and vigilant.

It has been a very active past few weeks in Wabaunsee County a place we all call home.

On 11/14/2018 Joshua Bruce Bond of Paxico, Kansas was arrested for driving while suspended and narcotics charges.
On 11/16/2018 Adrianne Ray Johnson of Lakewood, Colorado was arrested for agg. assault; agg. assault on law enforcement; theft; flee and elude; reckless driving; and robbery.
On 11/17/2018 Nathaniel John Kreider of Elizabethtown, PA was arrested on narcotic charges.
On 11/17/2018 Sandra Lynn Williams of Converse, Texas was held on a warrant.
On 11/18/2018 Gage Alan McCoy of Topeka, Kansas was arrested for driving while suspended.
On 11/19/2018 Kevin Eugene Arnold of Verona. MO was arrested on narcotics charges.
On 11/19/2018 Michael David Riess of Collinsville, IL was arrested on narcotics charges.
On 11/19/2018 Luke N. Lannan of Evansville, IL was arrested on narcotics charges.
On 11/21/2018 Jason Lee Walker was held on a warrant.
On 11/21/2018 Gbenga Jemilohun of Dallas, Texas was held on a warrant.
On 11/23/2018 Dean Edward Conner Jr. of Topeka, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 11/23/2018 Sean Edward Curley of Overland Park, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 11/24/2018 Daniel Richard Dorcy of Mansfield, MO was arrested on narcotics charges.
On 11/28/2018 Codi Ray Cunningham of Topeka, Kansas was arrested for burglary and theft.
On 11/28/2018 Dale Harmon Jones of Topeka, Kansas was arrested for probation violation.
On 11/28/2018 Daniel Eugene Bochantin of Wills, CA was held on a warrant.
On 11/30/2018 Brian Todd Roberts of Alma, Kansas was arrested for D.U.I.
On 12/01/2018 Lawrence William Ford of Maple Hill, Kansas was arrested for domestic battery.
On 12/08/2018 Cruz Batz Larios of Arkansas City, Kansas was arrested for no driver’s license.
On 12/10/2018 John Nathan Gangluff of Topeka, Kansas arrested for driving while suspended.
On 12/11/2018 Jason Scott Echols, of Aurora, Co was arrested for D.U.I. on narcotics charges.
On 12/11/2018 John Matthew Miller of Harveyville, Kansas was arrested for D.U.I.

As you can see it has been a very busy past few weeks here at the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office. D.U.I. arrests are on the rise and we ask that everyone use caution and common sense when consuming adult beverages especially during the holiday season.

Many of you are aware from several articles in the newspaper that the sheriff’s office is over budget for this year. As your sheriff I accept full responsibility for this and I assure you that we are doing everything possible to reduce costs and will continue to do so in the future. We have increased our patrol presence and activities during this past year and if you follow this page you are aware of the increase in criminal activity and arrests that have been made in our county. This trend does not appear to be decreasing in the near future as all of the rural counties in our area are seeing an increase in the property crimes that follow the methamphetamine and opioid epidemics that are plaguing our society. The members of this office work very hard to combat this problem on a daily basis and we thank you for your support.

On December 5, 2018 officers responded to McFarland, Kansas and discovered that a young woman had taken her life. This is a tragic situation that has happened all too many times during my 35 year involvement in law enforcement. Each of these losses have lasting affects on all those involved and on our community. I strongly support our local mental health services and providers as I sit on the Board of Directors for CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness, our local community mental health service provider. If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health issues please contact them at 620-343-2211 or 800-279-3645. Your calls are confidential and private and there are trained professionals that a willing to help 24 hours a day.

As always, we ask that our citizens be aware and vigilant. Please report any and all suspicious activity. We know that we cannot do this job without your support and confidence.

We thank you for that trust and support.
Be safe and be aware.
Rob Hoskins
Sheriff Wabaunsee County Kansas
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Worked a multi vehicle accident today east of the 333. Everyone checked out fine with one getting transported for minor injuries. Thanks to all other departments that were helping around the 330! National Guard was also called in to assist stranded drivers to our local fire station until the weather passed. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is the latest from the National Weather Service.
If you don’t have to get out stay home.

Blizzard Warning
Areas Affected: Brown; Clay; Cloud; Dickinson; Douglas; Geary; Jackson; Jefferson; Lyon; Marshall; Morris; Nemaha; Osage; Ottawa; Pottawatomie; Republic; Riley; Shawnee; Wabaunsee; Washington

NWS Topeka (Northeastern Kansas)
...Blizzard Impacting the Region Today... .A potent storm is tracking through the region today. Moderate to heavy snow along with blizzard condition are being reported at many areas west of Topeka. Snowfall rates of over an inch per hour possible at times. Total snowfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches will be likely for areas north of a line from Emporia to Lawrence with locally higher amounts possible. Lower snowfall amounts of 2 to 6 inches are expected south of that line. Strong winds of 40 to 50 mph, coupled with the heavy snow, will lead to blizzard conditions along and north of the Emporia to Lawrence line. Even with lesser snow totals expected south of that line, near blizzard conditions are possible. If you choose to travel you will be in a very dangerous situation with slick roads and whiteout conditions. ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions with additional snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches. Storm total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are possible, highest along a line from Abilene to Hiawatha. Locally higher amounts are possible. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central and northeast Kansas.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST this evening. The heaviest snow will likely occur from the mid-morning to early afternoon hours.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be difficult if not impossible at times. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility and produce whiteout conditions.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Notes from the Sheriff’s Office: November 12, 2018

To the good citizens of Wabaunsee County, my name is Rob Hoskins and I am the Sheriff of Wabaunsee County. I will be providing information to all of you in an attempt to keep you informed of what is occurring in the county. I encourage all citizens to be aware, informed, and vigilant.

It has been a very active past few weeks in Wabaunsee County a place we all call home.

On 10/24/2018 Jose Garcia-Espinoza, of Alma, Kansas was held on a warrant.
On 10/26/2018 McKye Allen Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania was held on a warrant.
On 10/26/2018 James Andrew Mossman, of Eskridge, Kansas was arrested for parole violation.
On 10/30/2018 Raydeanna Sue Meier, of Harveyville, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 10/31/2018 Christina Dominguez Hernandez, of Great Bend, Kansas was held on a warrant.
On 11/01/2018 Evan Lawrence McGowan , of Mrytle Beach, SC was arrested for burglary and assault.
On 11/02/2018 Gregory Michael Rich, of Alma, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 11/02/2018 Everett Manuel Saenz, of Eskridge, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 11/04/2018 Cassie Marie Stookey, of Harveyville, Kansas was arrested on a warrant for forgery and identity theft.
On 11/09/2018 Trevonn FJ Hall, of Ogden, Kansas was arrested on a warrant.
On 11/10/2018 Deborah Rae Shaw, of Topeka, Kansas was arrested for D.U.I.

All areas of Wabaunsee County continue to experience residential and vehicle burglaries along with the theft of several vehicles. There are many individuals involved in these crimes. We have made several arrests and or identified individuals that have been arrested in other jurisdictions as being involved in these crimes. This is a very large group that have been coming from the Topeka; Lawrence; and Kansas City areas to prey upon the good folks of this county. They are striking at all hours. Many of these individuals are known criminals and drug addicts. Many are reported to be armed and they have stolen several hundred guns from this and surrounding areas that they have found unsecured. These are individuals that need several hundred dollars a day to fuel their addictions and they do not care how they get that money. Unlocked vehicles; garages; sheds; and homes are their primary targets.

The citizens have been very vigilant and their reports have helped us identify many persons. We ask that the pubic remain aware and vigilant. Please continue with the phone calls to the 911 dispatch center. We appreciate your assistance and support.

On 11/08/2018 at around 06:30 P.M. a fire was reported at the Paxico Winery. Officers from the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Highway Patrol responded and discovered deceased male was located at the scene. Fire Fighters from Paxico; McFarland; Maple Hill; Alma; and Wamego responded to fight the fire. Medical personnel from A.M.R. were also on the scene. Amy Terrapin the Wabaunsee County Emergency Preparedness Director also responded to assist. The Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office and the United States Bureau of Alcohol – Tobacco & Firearms responded to assist with the investigation.

It appears that the fire was intentionally set by the deceased individual. It does not appear this individual was a local resident or had ties to the area. An autopsy is being conducted to determine positive identification of the individual. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the individuals for the tremendous effort that was given to aid in this emergency and investigation.

Winter weather has arrived and we ask that everyone slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destinations.

As always, we ask that our citizens be aware and vigilant. Please report any and all suspicious activity. We know that we cannot do this job without your support and confidence. We thank you for that trust and support.

Be safe and be aware.
Rob Hoskins
Sheriff Wabaunsee County Kansas
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