Richard Asten

On Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, Police Sergeant Richard J. Asten was killed when he was struck by a stolen vehicle being pursued by another officer. Asten was on duty in northwest Kansas City when he learned of the pursuit and realized that the vehicle was headed...

John Seed Left High and Dry

Patrolman Took His Liquor and Left Him Dry John Seed, a harvester, who claims North Dakota as his home, is the victim of hard luck. He arrived in Hutchinson penniless last night. Going into a South Main street pool hall he noticed a pint of alcohol and carried it out...

Charles Artz

In the early morning of June 27, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Charles F. Artz arrested four men on vagrancy charges near the Rock Island tracks in North Wichita. As Agent Artz escorted the men out of railroad yards to meet a city patrolman who was to take...

Howard Jolly Captured

HUTCHINSON.  Howard Jolly Captured. The St. Louis and Kansas City papers of last week were almost filled with accounts of one Howard Jolly, a general railroad ticket agent of Memphis, Tenn., of how he had stolen tickets and sold them to brokers, and that his...

Thieves & Police Numerous

WICHITA.  The police of Wichita are having trouble with housebreakers. They seem to be pretty numerous – thieves, not police. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895. Page 2. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of...

Jim McKinney Captured

Jim McKinney, a bad man from Illinois, and wanted in that state for crimes committed several years ago, was captured in Wichita last Friday. He was taken to Illinois to stand trial. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895. Page 2. (c)...

A Mean Sheriff

WELLINGTON.  Sumner county has a sheriff so mean that, according to one of the Wellington papers, he compels a poor, demented, defenseless, sick man, who has been adjudged insane by a court and jury, to walk five miles while conveying him to the insane hospital, in...

Haller, Murderer of Lyle, Escaped

FORT LEAVENWORTH – Haller, the Murderer of Lyle Escaped. From:  Head Quarters, Troops serving in Kansas Fort Leavenworth, August 25, 1857. To: S W Tunnell, Esq. Sheriff of Leavenworth County.  Leavenworth, K. T. Sir: — I am instructed by Gen. Harney to...