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Press Release for February 22nd, 2017

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is working a reported burglary in which a log splitter was stolen. This crime was reported to have occurred in the 9000 block of Cozy Grove Road, rural Westmoreland KS. The victim reported the log splitter was stolen from a detached garage. The stolen log splitter is described as a […]

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Press Release for Feb 15, 2017

On 02-13-2017, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of stolen vehicle batteries in the area of Louisville,Pottawatomie County.  These thefts are believed to have occurred between 02-08-2017 and 02-12-2017. Detectives working these cases received tips and assistance from the public to help identify a suspect, William Joseph Eichem.  Eichem was taken into custody […]

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Press Release for January 19th, 2017

On Monday January 16, 2017 at about 3:53 p.m Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies as well as Riley County Police Officers responded to Wal-Mart, 101 East Bluemont, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County. The victim in this matter reported that a male individual had made a transaction at the business using what was believed to be counterfeit 100 dollar […]

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Press Release for January 3rd, 2017

On the 22nd of December, 2016 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office responded to the business located at 101 E Bluemont Avenue, Manhattan KS. The business reported that on December 21st, a white male had used counterfeit 100 dollar bills to purchase a flat screen TV. Sometime after the transaction had occurred it was discovered the […]

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Press Release for December 22nd, 2016

On the 22nd of December 2016 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart at 101 E Bluemont AVE, Manhattan KS. It was reported that on the 21st of December a white male purchased a flat screen TV using five fake $100 bills. The bills are marked “For Motion Picture Use Only”. We have been […]

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Found Cows – 10/2/16

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has taken up 4 cows with calves and 1 bull. Call to identify 785-457-3353.  Found in the Fostoria Area. Greg Riat Sheriff

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Press Release for November 18th, 2016

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to identify the person or persons involved in the damaging of property during the evening or overnight hours of Friday, November 4th, 2016. The Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of damage to road signs, mailboxes, and a unoccupied mobile home, northeast of Louisville. Sheriff’s Deputies located […]

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Press Release for November 18th, 2016

On November 16th, 2016, after 6:00 p.m. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an unresponsive male in a pickup truck. The location given was near the area West of Military Trail Rd, and Limerick Lane. Sheriff Deputies responded to this area and did locate the male who was determined to be deceased. […]

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Press Release for August 12th, 2016

On August 11th, 2016 at about 2:38 p.m. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report of an unwanted subject at the address of 717 Leonard Street in Onaga. The caller reported that another person inside the residence at 717 Leonard had been threatened with a gun. Sheriff Deputies and the Onaga Police responded to the area. The […]

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Press Release for August 10th, 2016

On the evening of August 8, 2016, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 9380 Broderick Rd. in rural Wamego, Kansas.  The search warrant was in regards to the investigation of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs believed to be in the home.  As a result of this search warrant an unspecified quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana […]

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