Saturday, August 19, 2017
     
Aggravated Burglary Arrests

PRESS RELEASE

From: Laurie Dunn, Sheriff

January 30th, 2017

 

On January 29th, 2017 at 11:48pm, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a resident in the 3000 block of E 137th Street reporting a burglary in progress to his residence. The victim arrived home to find two female subjects inside of his residence attempting to remove property. As the suspects fled, the victim provided descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle to dispatchers.

 

Within four minutes of the 911 call, an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s and conducted a car stop at 137th Street and south California Rd. Upon further investigation, the two suspects were taken into custody. They were identified as Jaime Lee Cowan, 36, of Topeka, and Laura Ann Barnhart, 31, of Hiawatha. The suspects were transported to the Osage County Jail on charges of Aggravated Burglary. Barnhart was also charged with interference with law enforcement after giving a false name. Cowan has been released on a $10,000 bond. Barnhart remains in custody. At this time, Barnhart’s photo is unavailable.

 

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Carbondale Police Department.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Arrest in Stolen Vehicle Cases

January 17th, 2017

Press Release

From:  Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn

 

On the evening of Saturday January 14th, 2017 a Deputy from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office located a stolen vehicle at 189th and US56 HWY, a chase then ensued to the area of 205th and Fairlawn. The stolen vehicle was located in a field and the suspect fled on foot.

With the assistance of the Kansas Highway Patrol aircraft and K9’s, Osage City PD, Scranton PD, Burlingame PD, Carbondale PD, and Wildlife and Parks, the suspect, identified as Samson Davenport, 27, of Osage City, was located without incident and arrested.

Davenport was arrested for an Osage County Warrant for Violation of Kansas Registration Act, flee and elude, and possession of stolen property. Davenport had been driving a stolen pickup taken from Overbrook earlier in the day.

At this time, Davenport is a suspect in approximately 15 cases since January 3rd, 2017.

All cases will be turned over to the Osage County Attorney today.  At this time Davenport’s bond on the warrant is $25,000.00 cash/surety.

These cases are still under investigation. If you know anything about these stolen vehicles, please contact Osage County Crimestoppers at 1-877-OSCRIME.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Numerous Auto Thefts

*****UPDATE January 10th*****



The blue with rust color 1989 Ford flat bed pickup that was taken from 201st and Urish Road was recovered at 101st and Ratner Road in Shawnee County this evening.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

From:  Laurie Dunn, Sheriff Osage County

Date:  January 10, 2017

 

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Osage City Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance. Osage County and Osage City have had jointly about 8 stolen vehicles since the middle of last week.

This morning included an attempted vehicle theft in Osage City. Also, a 1989 Ford flat bed, blue with rust color bearing Kansas license plate 303ETM was taken in the area of 201st & Urish Road with a recovery of a stolen vehicle from Topeka in the same area this morning. Another attempted theft was occured on 125th Street northwest of Carbondale this morning. 

Yesterday morning, a 1985 Chevy 4x4 truck, gray in color, was stolen in the 800 block of West 125th Street. This vehicle has an unknown expired tag.

In the last week numerous vehicles have been taken in Osage City, rural Lyndon, Lebo, Vassar, and now the Carbondale area. All vehicles but the two trucks have been recovered.

One vehicle theft included a handgun, which has not been recovered. At this time the suspect(s) in these vehicle burglaries and thefts should be considered armed and dangerous.

Deputies and the Osage City Police Department are working any leads for identifications of suspect(s).

Please remove the keys from your vehicle, lock the doors, and remove the valuables. 

Both the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and Osage City Police Department are asking anyone with suspicious activity to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121 or call 9-1-1 immediately for an emergency.

Anyone with information, please contact Osage County Crimestoppers at 1-877-OSCRIME.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Break-in/Stabbing near Melvern

PRESS RELEASE

FROM: SHERIFF LAURIE DUNN

November 14th, 2016

 

This morning at approximately 3:30 am, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a break-in in progress at 4592 E. 309th Street, Melvern, Osage County. It was reported that one person had been stabbed and the suspect had fled from the scene.

The suspect, Jason Steele, 35, of Kansas City, KS was located a short time later and was taken into custody without incident. Steele was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital and was treated for injuries he received during the confrontation with the victim. Steele is now being housed at the Osage County Jail on Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery, and several other charges. 

One of the homeowners was also transported to Stormont Vail Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Another homeowner received minor injuries and refused medical treatment. 

This is currently an active investigation by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office. All charges are pending at this time and reports will be sent to the Osage County Attorney later today for formal charges.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Medication Take-back 5/3/16

PRESS RELEASE

5/3/16

By: Sheriff Laurie Dunn

 

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office collected 67.27 pounds of unused or expired medications during recent take-back events. On April 28th, 9 pounds was collected at the Osage County Senior Center senior fair. On April 30th, 29.08 pounds was collected at Osage County Sheriff’s Office event. Since last fall, citizens have brought in 29.19 pounds. The medications have been turned over to the DEA for safe disposal, which helps prevent drug abuse or accidental overdoses. Please do not throw away or flush medications as this could possibly create health or safety issues. You can bring these into the Osage County Sheriff’s Office for safe disposal. We would like to thank all who participated in any of the events.


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Sports Mart Damage Arrest 5/3/16

PRESS RELEASE

May 3rd, 2016

From:  Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn

 

On April 29, 2016, Randy Moore, 66 years of age, of Shawnee KS, was arrested from the criminal damage to property at Sports Mart that occurred on Sunday and Tuesday of the same week.

During the investigation it was learned that Bailey and Sons and Harrison Shooter Supply of Lyndon also were damaged by Moore.  Moore was detained on numerous counts of criminal damage to property, criminal discharge of a firearm, attempted burglary, and criminal threat. 

Moore was held on $250,000 cash/surety bond.  Moore appeared in District Court of Osage County yesterday and his bond was reduced to $100,000. For formal charges at the arraignment yesterday, please contact the District Court of Osage County or the Osage County Attorney’s Office.

Click here for a picture of Moore


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Sports Mart damage 4/27/16

PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday April 27, 2016

 

On Sunday, April 24, 2016 at approximately 11:23 PM, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a business alarm at Sports Mart located at 24131 S. US 75 Highway Lyndon, Osage County Kansas. Upon officers arrival to the incident address, officers located damage to an exterior glass.

 

On Tuesday, April 27, 2016 at approximately 3:16 AM, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received another report of a business alarm at Sports Mart. Upon officer’s arrival to the incident address, officers located damage to an exterior glass door. The suspect(s) were unable to gain access to the building.

 

Anyone with information on the 2 incidents is asked to call the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121 or the Osage County Crime stoppers at 1-877-OSCRIME. You can remain anonymous, and possibly be eligible for a reward.

 

Osage City Police Department assisted with the incident on Tuesday, April 27, 2016.

 

Laurie Dunn, Sheriff

Osage County Sheriff’s Office


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Road Flooding 4/27/16

PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday April 27, 2016

 

US56 Highway south and east of the city of Burlingame, and Burlingame Road north of the city of Burlingame are currently closed due to water over the roadway. K31 Highway west of the city of Burlingame is currently open in Osage County, road conditions are unknown in Wabaunsee County. USD 454 Burlingame schools have been advised of the road closures.

 

Laurie Dunn, Sheriff

Osage County Sheriff’s Office


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Severe Weather Info 4/26/16

April 25, 2016

Press Release:

Sheriff Laurie Dunn, Osage County

 

A few reminders with severe weather season upon us:

  • A tornado siren is an OUTDOOR warning device only. It is not meant to be heard inside your home or structure.

  • If you are camping at Pomona Lake, Melvern Lake, or Osage County State Lake they do not have a tornado siren.

  • A mobile home is not a safe structure for severe weather.

  • The tornado siren will sound for 3 minutes and then will shut off.  There is NOT an all clear siren.  If you hear another siren you need to take cover again, as a threat of another tornado has been reported.

  • The Osage County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center sounds the tornado sirens.  Determination when to sound a tornado siren is based on information from the National Weather Service and trained observers.

  • The area of the tornado warning is based on the direction of travel the threat is moving.

Please keep informed of the severe weather by listening to the TV, radio, or a weather radio.  Osage County also offers Emergency Notifications and Alerts.  You may sign up at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612434# or contact Bryce Romine with Osage County Emergency Management at 785-828-3323.

Osage County Sheriff’s Office and Osage County Emergency Management have Facebook pages, but they should not be considered a site to check for severe weather or tornado warnings. 

In the event of severe weather including tornadoes make sure you have a plan for shelter. 

If you have any questions please contact myself at 785-828-3121 or Bryce Romine with Emergency Management at 785-828-3323.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pursuit 4/20/16
PRESS RELEASE
From: Sheriff Laurie Dunn
On April 20, 2016 at approximately 2:50 pm, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 1993 Chevy pickup at 189th and Stanley Rd in Osage County for a traffic violation. After contacting the driver, later identified as Bradley Mitchell, 26, of Overbrook, KS, the officer returned to his patrol unit to run the drivers license and Mitchell fled the scene.
A pursuit ensued, which crossed into Douglas and Franklin County. At approximately 3:35 pm, Mitchell abandoned the vehicle on foot near 250 Road on 1600 Road in Douglas County. Mitchell was in custody at 3:37 pm.
Mitchell was arrested and transported to the Osage County Jail. Mitchell is being held on numerous traffic violations including fleeing and eluding.
One Osage County patrol vehicle received damage during the pursuit, but was drivable after the accident.
Osage County was assisted by Douglas and Franklin County Sheriff’s Offices and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Vassar Mule Accident

December 16, 2013

On December 15th, 2013 at approximately 1800 hours, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a subject being thrown from a mule. This occurred in the 23000 block of S. K368 Hwy. 

Two subjects had been riding mules when it’s reported a “loud” vehicle caused the one mule to buck, throwing the rider. Neither mule nor the other rider received any injuries. 

The rider, a female, was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The deceased was not from Osage County and next of kin have not yet been notified.
 
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mail Thefts

 

August 23, 2013
Press Release
From: Sheriff Laurie Dunn
 
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone in Osage County who has been a recent victim of theft of mail from your mailbox and did not file a report with this office, please do so. If your mail was taken between April 1, 2013 and August 20, 2013, please call us at 785-828-3121.  
 
A current investigation has cleared several recent mail theft cases. If your mail was taken while awaiting pick up, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.
 
Just a reminder that placing mail in your mailbox with the flag up alerts criminals that there maybe cash or checks. Please drop mail with checks in a secured US post office.
 

If you were a recent victim of mail theft who filed a report and would like to speak with an investigator, please contact 785-828-3121.


Saturday, August 24, 2013