Ottawa police sergeant arrested

OTTAWA, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation arrested an Ottawa Police Department sergeant Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, on charges of battery and criminal threat.

Tuesday morning an incident was reported to the OPD involving a sergeant of the department, Steven E. Burkhart, 38, of Ottawa, Kan. OPD requested the KBI investigate the allegation, which reportedly occurred at the sergeant’s home on Monday, Sept. 3.

At approximately 5:18 p.m. Sept. 4, Burkhart was arrested in the vicinity of Eighth Street and Ash Street in Ottawa. He was transported to the Franklin County Jail, where he was booked for battery and criminal threat.

A KBI press release said the investigation is ongoing, and no more information will be released about the case at this time.

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