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Sheriff’s Reports: Burlingame man arrested for domestic battery after injured woman calls 911

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 911 call from near Burlingame, Kan., led to a man’s arrest for domestic battery and other charges after a woman was found injured at the call location last Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office reported in a press release that at 4:36 p.m. April 28, 2021, a 911 call came in from a female asking for help. The call was disconnected before a location was given, but was mapped to near an address in the 19600 block of South U.S. Highway 56, Burlingame. Deputies, first responders, and EMS were dispatched and upon arrival, deputies found a female subject, who appeared to be injured.

During the investigation, Jamie L. Chenoweth, 34, of Burlingame, was taken into custody on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery, criminal threat, attempted aggravated robbery, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Osage County Fire District No. 6 and Osage County EMS at the scene.


K-9 sniffs out drug arrest in Osage County

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a Vassar, Kan., man was arrested on drug charges and an outstanding warrant after a traffic stop and check by the sheriff’s K-9 dog Thursday.

The sheriff’s office reported in a press release that at 3:39 p.m. April 29, 2021, near state Highway 268 and South Stanley Road, a deputy conducted a traffic stop of a driver believed to be subject of an Osage County warrant, identified as Bradley E. Tevis, 42, of Vassar.

During the stop, a K-9 was deployed and narcotics were located within the vehicle. Tevis was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, interference with a law enforcement officer, transporting an open container of alcohol or liquor, driving while suspended, and an Osage County warrant.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, April 23 – April 29, 2021.

The following information compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan., April 23 to April 29, 2021.

Osage County Jail Log, April 26 – May 1, 2021

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

Kansas City man charged with intent to distribute cocaine after traffic stop on I-35

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Mo., man was charged with possessing more than two pounds of cocaine last week after being stopped for speeding along Interstate 35 in southeast Osage County,Kan.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office reported in a press release that Hector A. Corona-Torres, 23, of Kansas City, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, after he was stopped around 10:56 a.m., April 21, 2021, near milepost 165 on I-35.

The sheriff’s report said narcotics were detected during the stop and a search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and 2.08 pounds of cocaine. Court documents indicate sheriff’s deputy Christian Moran was the arresting officer, and the sheriff’s office K-9 handler, deputy James Cason, was listed as a witness.

The second count in the complaint filed by Osage County Attorney Jack Hobbs in Osage County District Court last week indicates Corona-Torres was pulled over for driving 78 mph in the 75 mph speed zone. Count 1 of the complaint charges Corona-Torres with felony possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams but less than a kilogram of cocaine.

Corona-Torres was released from the Osage County Jail on $50,000 bond, with the bond posted Saturday by ABC Bonding, Oskaloosa, Kan. In an affidavit filed by Corona-Torres requesting a court appointed attorney, he stated he has been unemployed for more than a year. The court declared Corona-Torres indigent, and appointed attorney Bryan Hastert to represent him in court proceedings.

The bond requires Corona-Torres to appear at a hearing set for 9 a.m. May 13, 2021, in Osage County District Court, Lyndon, Kan.

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, April 16 April 22, 2021.

The following information compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan., April 16 to April 22, 2021.

Osage County Jail Log, April 19 – April 23, 2021

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

Filings in the Osage County Courthouse, April 9 – April 15, 2021

The following information compiled from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan., April 9 to April 15, 2021.

Osage County Jail Log, April 10 – April 16, 2021

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, April 2 – April 8, 2021

The following information was compiled April 2 to April 8, 2021, from records at the Osage County Courthouse, Lyndon, Kan.

Sheriff’s investigators arrest Missouri man in online solicitation investigation

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Missouri man Thursday as the result of an investigation into the online solicitation of a child by an adult.

In a press release, Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells reported the sheriff’s office criminal investigation unit arrested David E. Fresia, 49, Lee’s Summit, Mo., the afternoon of April 15, 2021, and alleged he had made plans to meet with someone he believed to be a minor.

The release did not indicate where Fresia was arrested, but said he was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Osage County Jail on suspicion of aggravated human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of a child, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of psilocybin with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no drug tax stamp.

Nominating commission selects Breshears as Osage County magistrate judge

LYNDON, Kan. – The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission has selected Lori Breshears to fill a magistrate judge vacancy in Osage County. The commission conducted public interviews of nominees for the position April 6, 2021, in Lyndon. Three people had applied for the opening.

Breshears’ new position will be effective upon her swearing-in. She currently is employed as a paralegal and victim witness coordinator for the Coffey County Attorney’s Office, in Burlington, Kan.

The magistrate judge vacancy was created when judge Shannon Rush resigned effective Feb. 1.

The 4th Judicial District is composed of Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage counties. Eligibility requirements to serve as a Kansas district magistrate judge include: Must be a resident of Osage County at the time of taking office and while holding office; must be a graduate of a high school, a secondary school, or the equivalent; must either be a lawyer admitted to practice in Kansas or able to pass an examination given by the Supreme Court to become certified within 18 months.

After serving one year in office, an appointed magistrate judge must stand for a retention vote in the next general election to remain in the position. If retained, the incumbent will serve a four-year term.

The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission includes Justice Eric Rosen, Craig Cole, Garnett, Anthony Mersman, Greeley, Phyllis Gardner and Janet Walsh, both of Lyndon, Heather Landon, Ianne Dickinson, and Forrest Lowry, all of Ottawa, and Timothy Johnson, Waverly.

See related story: 4th Judicial District committee to interview nominees for Osage County magistrate judge

Sheriff’s Report: K-9 locates drug evidence after traffic stop

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – At 12:39 p.m. April 6, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a car stop on state Highway 68 north of Quenemo, Kan., for a traffic violation. During the stop, a K-9 was deployed and narcotics were located in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Angela D. Bogue, 43, Quenemo, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger of the vehicle, Michael E. Hutchison, 60, Quenemo, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and transporting an open container of alcohol or liquor. Bogue and Hutchison were transported to the Osage County Jail.

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At 4:09 a.m. April 7, 2021, Osage County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 11700 block of south Wanamaker Road on a report of a suspicious person in the caller’s yard. As deputies were responding, the subject forced entry into the caller’s home and was armed with a weapon. Deputies arrived shortly after and took the suspect, Chuck W. Hake, 61, of Carbondale, Kan., into custody. Hake was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary to a dwelling and transported to the Osage County Jail.

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At 7:54 a.m. April 7, 2021, Osage County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a possible one-vehicle injury accident near 245th Street and U.S. Highway 75, just north of Lyndon. The only occupant of the vehicle, Charles J. Criqui II, 34, of Topeka, Kan., received minor injuries but declined medical attention.

During the accident investigation, illegal narcotics were located in the vehicle. Criqui was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and transported to the Osage County Jail.

Two arrested for burglary, theft, near Melvern

MELVERN, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported that two people are in custody on charges of theft and burglary after a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle and subjects trespassing near Melvern Lake.

The call came in at 3:18 p.m. April 10, 2021, to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center, with the caller reporting the subjects were possibly trespassing and removing items from private property near South Jordan Road and state Highway 31, near Melvern Lake. As deputies were responding to the location, the caller advised dispatch the vehicle was leaving. The caller provided direction of travel and a description of the suspect vehicle to dispatch.

While deputies were checking the area, a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle was located at a residence in the 1100 block of East 301st Street. Deputies made contact at the residence and located property suspected to be stolen from the original call location. Investigators responded and executed a search warrant at the residence locating stolen property and narcotics.

Kim L. Salzman, 64, of Melvern was arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Christopher L. Winters, 53, of Melvern was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft.

“We would like to thank the concerned citizen who reported this activity and remind citizens of the county ‘if you see something, say something,’” Sheriff Wells said.

Burlingame man arrested on electronic solicitation charge

BURLINGAME, Kan. – The Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Burlingame man for electronic solicitation of a child, as the result of an ongoing investigation.

Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells reported in a press release that Ronald R. Shaffer, 78, of Burlingame, Kan., was taken into custody without incident the afternoon of April 7, 2021, and arrested for suspicion of electronic solicitation of a child and indecent solicitation of a child.

The sheriff said the sheriff’s office’s criminal investigation unit arrested Shaffer after he had made plans to meet with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old child.

Shaffer was booked into the Osage County Jail.

Two arrested on drug charges after search warrants in Osage City

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells reported that two men were arrested on drug charges Thursday after search warrants were served at an Osage City residence.

In a press release, the sheriff said that around 4:30 p.m. April 8, 2021, Osage County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies served dual search warrants in the 10 block of Lakin Street in Osage City, Kan. Nicholas A. Hoffman, 37, of Osage City, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Jeffrey A. Meade, 36, of Burlingame, Kan., was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff said the search warrants were issued after a lengthy narcotics investigation. Meade and Hoffman were booked into the Osage County Jail.

The sheriff’s office was assisted in the arrests by the Osage City Police Department.

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