Crime of the Week

If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 620-442-7777 / 620-221-7777 or submit a Web Tip.  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1000.00 and you can remain anonymous. 

Cherry Street Park Shooting
May 19, 2016

On 05/09/2016 at approximately 12:44 AM, officers with the Winfield Police Department responded to Cherry Street Park for a report of a gunshot in the area. Officers also responded to the William Newton Hospital for a person with gunshot wounds. The victim is identified as Travis Hubbard of Winfield Kansas. Investigators of the Winfield Police Department are requesting help with the investigation. Anyone with knowledge of the incident and would like to help can call 620-221-5555. Those that would like to remain anonymous can call the Crimestoppers hotline at 620-221-7777 or you can text a tip to CRIMES using CLCS then your tip. Also you can make a Webtip at Cowley County Crimestoppers are offering a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of suspect(s) involved.

Armed Robbery
March 10, 2013

     At about 1215 AM, on Monday 02152013 a 59 year old Arkansas City man was the victim of an Armed Robbery and Theft while he was at his home, located in the 400 block of North 1st Street.  The man said he heard a knock on his front door and when he answered it, two men weaing black stocking caps forced their way into his residence by pushing open the front door.  One of th men jumped on the victim and held him on the front room floor, while the other man walked through the apartment, stealing the victim`s wallet with his identification, credit cards and money inside, a coin purse and a large amount of prescription medication.  The two men left the apartment through the West door and ran West, towards the alley. 

     The victim described the two men as being white males wearing black clothing.  One man had a white cloth over his face and both were wearing black stocking caps on their heads.  Both men were believed to be about 5`10" tall and about 170 punds.

     Anyone having any information regarding this or any other crime should call the Arkansas City Police Department at 620-441-4444 or the Cowley County Crimestoppers at 620-441-7777.  The operator will take your information and assign an identification number to you.  The operator will never ask for your name. 

     cowley County Crimestoppers may give an award up to $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest and possible conviction of either of the suspects involved in this crime.   

Residential Burglaries
March 01, 2013

Crime of the Week

The Board of Directors of the Cowley County Crime Stoppers Inc. has approved the following for Crime of the Month for March, 2013.

During the months of January and February of 2013 rural areas of Cowley County have experienced a significant rise in the number of residential burglaries.  Many, at least 10, are believed to have been committed by the same person or persons.  These burglaries have occurred mostly in an area east of 21st road, west of 211th road and north of 112th road and have all been daytime burglaries.  The burglars are likely knocking on doors and asking for directions, or something similar.  If no one answers their knock they assume no one is home and then break in through a back door or window.  In a few of the burglaries the suspect vehicle was driven around and behind the residence as to hide it from view from the roadway.  The burglars are not spending much time in their victim’s homes, likely no more than five or ten minutes.  In some instances the burglar has used the victim’s pillow cases and sheets to carry out jewelry, electronics, guns, and frozen meat.                                             

Similar crimes have been reported in the Butler and Summer County areas.  Citizens are urged to report any suspicious activity.  If you observe suspicious activity immediately call 9-1-1.  Provide the 9-1-1 operator with descriptions of people and vehicles, the location and the activity noticed and the last known location or direction of travel.  Do not approach or investigate suspicious persons or activity, instead immediately call 9-1-1. 

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from anyone who may have information about these crimes.

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