Category Archives: Record

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 29 – Aug. 2, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, July 29, 2019 through Aug. 2, 2019.

Osage County Jail Log, Aug. 4 – Aug. 10, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Osage County Jail Log, July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 22 – July 26, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, July 22 through July 26, 2019.

New Strawn woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for second degree murder, neglect

BURLINGTON, Kan. – A New Strawn, Kan., woman was sentenced today to more than 10 years in prison after a Coffey County jury found her guilty of second degree murder and a related charge in connection with her husband’s death from neglect, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office is reporting.

In a press release today, the attorney general reported Carol Sue Burris, 69, of New Strawn, was found guilty in April of one count of reckless second degree murder and one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. The charges stemmed from the mistreatment and death of her husband, Michael D. Burris, from April 2016 to October 2017.

Chief Judge Taylor J. Wine presided over the trial and today, Aug. 1, 2019, sentenced Burris to 117 months for second degree murder and 8 months for mistreatment of a dependent adult. The sentences are to be served consecutively in the Kansas Department of Corrections for a total of 125 months.

Deputy Attorney General Steve Karrer, of the Attorney General’s Office, and Coffey County Attorney Wade H. Bowie II prosecuted the case. The case was investigated by the Coffey County Sheriff’s Department.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 15 – July 19, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, July 15 through July 19, 2019.

Osage County Jail Log, July 21 – July 27, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

KBI urges victims to report clergy abuse

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation released an update on the progress of their task force investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the Catholic clergy in Kansas.

The KBI initiated the investigation in February 2019, at the request of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. When announcing the start of the investigation, they asked Kansans to report to them any victimization by members of the clergy, church employees, church volunteers, or any others in positions of authority within the church.

Since the launch of the investigation, the KBI has received 119 reports from victims who have contacted them related to recent or past sexual abuse committed by clergy members. Following these reports, task force agents have initiated 74 investigations in 33 Kansas counties.

The KBI continues to take reports of sexual abuse by phone at 800-KS-CRIME, or by email at [email protected]. Victims are asked to report all incidents of sexual abuse that involve a member of the clergy, no matter how long ago the incident occurred, and even if it was previously reported to law enforcement or the church.

The investigation is ongoing and the task force expects the investigation to be lengthy.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 8 – July 12, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, July 8 through July 12, 2019.

Osage County Jail Log, July 14 – July 20, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, July 1 – July 5, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse July 1 through July 5, 2019.

Osage County Jail Log, July 7 – July 13, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

911: Emergency call services back in working order in Osage County

A social media post by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office announced that 911 emergency call services in the county are again in working order as of 2:05 a.m. today, July 16, 2019.

The sheriff’s office reported on social media about 6:30 p.m. yesterday that 911 and long distance calls for Osage County were not working. The post said the sheriff’s office could only connect on calls to and from Lyndon numbers at the time, and reported that Centurylink, a local phone service provider, was working on the problem.

In that post, the sheriff’s office advised that anyone with an emergency or who needed to reach dispatch should call 785-224-1212 or 785-817-1659, and said those numbers were only active during the times the phone problem was occurring. The sheriff’s office asked its Facebook followers to pass on information about the emergency call services outage to family and friends who did not use the social media platform.

This afternoon, Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn said she still did not know the reason for the outage of the county’s 911 system. She confirmed that such outages are a danger to the public and noted they have happened before with the current phone system, sometimes caused by cut phone lines.

“Normally it’s the regular phone lines, but not this time,” Dunn said in a text message today.

Dunn said she was told the outage affected several counties.

“I hope for answers tomorrow,” Dunn said, noting she was to receive an update on the problem from Centurylink on Wednesday.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 24 – June 28, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, June 24 through June 28, 2019.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 17 – June 21, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, June 17 through June 21, 2019.

Fourth of July week keeps sheriff’s office busy; public help sought in stolen property case

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn released a public report of arrests and criminal activity during the first week of July 2019, and is asking the public’s help in locating two individuals wanted for questioning in one case.

The sheriff reported that at 12:02 p.m. July 2, 2019, sheriff’s officers located a vehicle in Lyndon that had been stolen from Topeka. Dylan Walstrom, 25, Topeka, was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Later that day, the sheriff’s office conducted a search warrant in the 4500 block of East 309th Street, near Melvern. Located at the residence were two stolen vehicles, one from Overbrook and one from Pittsburg, Kan. During this search warrant items from recent car burglaries in Melvern and Overbrook were located, along with items from burglaries in Franklin, Douglas, Crawford and other counties. The investigation is still ongoing.

Angela Bogue, 41, of the residence about two miles east of Melvern, was arrested for possession of a stimulant and drug paraphernalia, and obstruction.

The sheriff’s office is seeking to question Anthony Perry and Jessica Orton regarding the case. Anyone who knows of their whereabouts is asked to contact the Osage County Sheriff’s Office at 785-828-3121 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-OSCRIME.

The sheriff also reported that at 8:05 a.m. July 3, 2019, officers conducted a search warrant at 4473 E. 229th St., Vassar, recovering 145 marijuana plants and other drug related items. James Borders Jr., 60, was arrested in connection with numerous charges and transported to the Osage County Jail.

The sheriff’s office also arrested a man after negotiating with him to come out of his barricaded home south of Overbrook last week. Dunn reported that around 12:20 a.m. July 5, 2019, officers attempted to arrest Bradley Mitchell 28, at his residence located at 4063 E. 189th St., about five miles southwest of Overbrook. The sheriff said Mitchell had barricaded himself inside his mobile home. After negotiations with the sheriff’s office and Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Mitchell was arrested at approximately 4 a.m. without incident.

Mitchell was wanted on warrants from Osage, Douglas and Franklin counties, and the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Osage County Jail Log, June 31 – July 5, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Osage County Jail Log, June 23 – June 28, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, June 10 – June 14, 2019

The following information was compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, June 10 through June 14, 2019.

Osage County Jail Log, June 17 – June 22, 2019

The following individuals were booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges or warrants as listed by the arresting agency.

Authorities continue to follow leads in Saline County murder case

SALINE COUNTY, Kan. – On June 25, 2016, 57-year-old Lori Heimer was found deceased in her home in rural Saline County. Investigators from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office have followed hundreds of leads in an effort to hold Heimer’s attacker accountable. On the anniversary of her murder, the investigation is active and ongoing, but the case remains unsolved.

At the time of her death, Heimer operated Lori’s Poodle Patch, a dog breeding business, from her home in Assaria, Kan. Authorities continue to seek information from anyone who had contact with Heimer through this dog business in the month of June 2016.

Anyone with information about the death of Heimer is urged to contact 800-KS-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous.

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