Police seeking suspect in Osage City bank robbery

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Police Department is asking for the publics assistance locating a man who was involved in the robbery Wednesday morning at Landmark National Bank, 102 S. Sixth St., in Osage City.

According to Fred Nech, Osage City police chief, an unknown while male, approximately 30 years, walked into the bank around 9:04 a.m. this morning.

“He told the teller this was a robbery,” Nech said. “He asked for $100, $50 and $20 bills.”

Worst of ice storms skip over area

Osage County was spared the worst of a forecasted ice storm with the potential to drop as much as an inch of freezing rain in parts of Kansas. The storm passed through Jan. 13 to 16, but left only a glazing in some parts of the area.

“The conditions were in place for a prolonged period of freezing rain over the area, with a shallow arctic air mass over the state, and warm moist are above it,” said a report from the National Weather Service in Topeka. “There were a couple reasons for lower amounts of ice than were forecast.”

Suspect arrested for 15 vehicle thefts

SCRANTON—The Osage County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of municipal and state agencies, ended a pursuit and manhunt with the arrest Jan. 14 of a suspect wanted for the theft of numerous vehicles around Osage County.

The suspect, Samson Michael Davenport, 27, Osage City, was taken into custody at 8:20 p.m. in the 2800 block of west 197th Street in rural Scranton.

Sheriff’s investigating surge in vehicle thefts

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Osage City Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance regarding the theft of eight vehicles over the last week.

A report detailing the thefts was released by the sheriff’s office Tuesday morning.

On Jan. 10, a 1989 Ford flat bed, blue with rust color, bearing Kansas license plate 303ETM was taken in the area of 201st and Urish Road.

On Jan. 9, a 1984-85 Chevrolet truck that was gray in color was stolen in the 800 block of 125th Street. This vehicle has an unknown expired tag.

Newspaper office holidays hours

OSAGE CITY—The Osage County Herald-Chronicle news office at 527 Market St., Osage City, will be closed Dec. 22-23 in recognition of Christmas and Dec. 30 in recognition of New Year’s Day.

Publication dates and mailing will be unaffected by the holidays. The newspaper will continue to be published on Thursdays, and news and advertising deadline will continue to be at 5 p.m. Monday each week.

CRIMESTOPPERS: Sheriff seeks help finding stolen ATV

At approximately 11:30pm last night, a blue 1992 Suzuki King Quad 300 4x4 ATV was stolen from a residence near 229th and Stubbs Road in east central Osage County. A small, possibly white car was also seen in the area and most likely associated with the theft. The ATV and the associated vehicle left the area southbound on Stubbs toward Quenemo.

The ATV is described as weathered/faded blue in color, Kenda brand tires, and the model decal is missing from the left side.

Two men killed in one-vehicle accident

OSAGE CITY—Two men were killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident that took place sometime last night on 213th Road near Osage City. The accident was discovered by a hunter 1,209 feet west of Fairlawn Road around 6:30 a.m. Nov. 19.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident took place sometime between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 6:28 a.m. Nov. 19. The vehicle was eastbound on 213th Road, led the roadway to the left, returned to the roadway and overturned an unknown number of times before coming to rest in a field.

Suspect, victim injured in burglary attempt

MELVERN—A suspect and a homeowner were injured during an aggravated burglary attempt in rural Melvern Monday morning.

“We had a person that was stabbed,” said Laurie Dunn, sheriff. “He was taken up and treated, but he’s going to need after care for the fight that ensured.”

Dunn said the involved homeowner’s injuries we’re lesser.

“The victim’s going to be okay,” she said.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office receive a 911 call around 3:30 a.m. this morning, reporting a break-in in progress at 4592 E. 309th Street, in rural Melvern.

Police investigating death of 2-month-old

OSAGE CITY—Emergency responders were dispatched at 11:37 a.m. Oct. 9 to the 1100 block of Laing Street to a call of a 2-month-old girl who was not breathing.

“Efforts by Osage County EMS to revive the infant were unsuccessful,” said Fred Nech, Osage City police chief.

The name of the child has not been released by authorities. The address is the location of the Sunflower Mobile Home Park, which contains around 30 residences.

“The infant was transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City for further investigation to determine cause of death,” Nech said.

Early deadline set for Labor Day edition

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle will have an early deadline due to the Labor Day holiday. All display advertising, classified ads, legal notices and news copy for the Sept. 8 edition should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

The office will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.



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