On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at about 1:15pm, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a homeowner about a person being in one of their outbuildings in the 19000 block of Lincoln Road in rural Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Sheriff’s Deputies and other law enforcement officers responded to the area looking for the suspect vehicle described as a black Ford SUV.
An officer on the way to the scene spotted a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the incident. The officer initially lost sight of the vehicle, then spotted it again on a dirt road just across the Jackson County line, on B Road, south of 110th. The area is west of Delia, Kansas in Jackson County. The people in the vehicle saw the officer, tried to turn around, and the vehicle got stuck in the mud. Two people got out and ran into the woods. Law enforcement from Jackson and Pottawatomie counties, along with the Kansas Highway Patrol looked for the people and the SUV was removed from the scene. Authorities were able to identify one of the people believed to be in the vehicle, and spoke with him Tuesday night near St. Mary’s. Nobody was taken into custody at this time.
The investigation is continuing and there is not believed to be a threat to the public. If you see something suspicious, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 911 or 785-457-3353. If you have any information on this incident, please call our office at 785-457-3353 or you can also leave a tip on the Crimestoppers link at www.ptsheriff.com.