Press Releases

Press Release for May 7th, 2020

On Thursday May 7, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a construction accident at the Rock Creek campus, located in 9300 block of Flush Road, rural St. George, Kansas. Emergency personal were dispatched to the scene, and located a construction worker trapped in hole approximately 12 feet […]

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Press Release for April 17th, 2020

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of burglaries in the City of Westmoreland On April 3, 2020, it was reported that a burglary occurred at Rock House Antiques in the 300 block of Main Street. An individual was discovered in the basement by the business owner and the individual was in the […]

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Found Property 2020-02351

FOUND PROPERTY: Sometime around March 30, 2020, a set of keys were found in the area of Goldenbelt Road near the railroad crossing west of Onaga, Kansas. The keys include a Chevrolet vehicle key, common house type keys and a pest management key. There is also a sports team lanyard that the owner should be […]

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Missing Juvenile

                  The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating Makayla Sommer Baruth, a seventeen year-old white female who was last seen leaving her residence in rural Wamego, Kansas, at approximately 5:00 PM on April 10,2020. Baruth was last seen wearing a black hooded […]

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Community Donation

We are extremely grateful to the many people who have donated homemade masks like the one Patrol Captain Schmidt is wearing as an extra layer of protection if needed. We’d like to thank Linda Asbury, Karen White, Brenda Brazzle and the Piecemaker’s Group for their donations to help keep area first responders safe! Doug Adams […]

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Administrative Services Impacted Due to COVID-19

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is implementing protective measures for the protection of the employees and citizens in response to COVID-19. The Sheriff’s Office wants to ensure the citizens of Pottawatomie County that their safety and security is our top priority. Along with the rest of the country, we will be practicing social distancing of […]

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Press Release for March 4th, 2020

On February 25, 2020, at about 830am, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted to a break-in in the 8000 block of East Highway 24, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Kansas at the Brooks Yamaha business. Investigation revealed that unknown person(s) made entry into the business and removed numerous STIHL tools including: chainsaws, leaf blower packs and a […]

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Press Release for February 26th, 2020

On Sunday, February 22, 2020, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Oregon Trail Park, located in the 23000 block of Oregon Trail Road, rural St. Marys, Kansas, for a report of a possible arson and criminal damage to property.  Unknown person(s) entered the bathroom facilities at the park and burned contents within […]

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Press Release for February 21st, 2020

On Wednesday February 19, 2020, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary to a storage unit located in the 10000 block of Walnut Street in rural St. George, Kansas. Taken from the unit were several tools   and items with an approximate loss of less than $1,000.00.  A vehicle and person of interest were developed […]

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Press Release for February 12th, 2020

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: On Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at approximately 2:45 PM a shoplifting occurred at the Academy Sports Store located at 401 East Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County Kansas. We would like to talk with the female pictured below as a person of interest. If you recognize the vehicle or person in the pictures, […]

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