Hospital Notes


• Monday: Carol Price, Ottawa.

• Tuesday: William Fowler, Richmond; Bobby Saile, Baldwin City; Charles VanWie, Rantoul.


• Tuesday: Carol Price, Ottawa.

Sheriff’s Department News


• 11:12 a.m. Monday, Appanoose Elementary School, 600 Shawnee Road, a sheriff’s deputy transported an unruly student to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in Ottawa, according to a sheriff’s report. 

• 2:33 a.m. Tuesday, 2200 block of East 15th Street, the owner of I-35 Mini Storage reported someone damaged two units. Damage was estimated at $750.

• 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, 1900 block of Oregon Road, a 68-year-old Overland Park man reported he received an email of a photograph taken by a camera on his property of a dark colored minivan that did not belong there. A deputy could not locate the van but discovered the lock on the property’s gate had been cut, a sheriff’s report said. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the report.


• 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, 3500 block of U.S. 59, a 65-year-old Pomona woman reported the air conditioning unit outside of Wray’s Woodwork shop had been stolen. The loss was estimated at $5,000.


• 10:44 p.m. Monday, 4100 block of Tennessee Road, a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Samantha Moon, 22, Osawatomie, was traveling north in the 4100 block of Tennessee Road when Moon swerved to miss an animal and lost control of the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s report. The Focus rolled several times, and Moon was ejected from the vehicle. Moon was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s report.

Police Department News


• 8:01 a.m. Monday, 700 block of West Second Street, a 12-year-old Ottawa girl reported she was sexually assaulted by a known 15-year-old Ottawa boy, according to a police report. The victim and suspect were acquaintances, the report said. A police spokesman said the department does not plan to release additional information because it is an active investigation.

• 1:38 p.m. Monday, 1700 block of South Osage Drive. a 42-year-old Ottawa woman reported a known 37-year-old Ottawa man violated a protection from stalking order.

• 2:26 p.m. Monday, 900 block of South Lincoln Street, a 27-year-old Ottawa man suffered minor injuries when his firearm was negligently discharged, according to a police report. Police did not release the man’s name. The case remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the city prosecutor for review upon completion, the police report said.

• 8:02 a.m. Tuesday, 1700 block of South Osage Drive, a 42-year-old Ottawa woman reported a 37-year-old Ottawa man violated a protection from stalking order.


• 12:24 p.m. Monday, Love’s Travel Stop, 203 E. 27th St., a store employee reported an unknown man stole items from the store.

• 9:33 a.m. Tuesday, 100 block of East Powhattan Street, a 19-year-old Ottawa man reported an unknown subject stole items from his residence.


• 1:09 p.m. Tuesday, 800 block of South Ash Street, a vehicle driven by Ralph Raleigh, 83, Ottawa, struck a vehicle driven by Nicole Ronnebaum, 23, Ottawa. Raleigh was cited with disobeying a stop sign, a police report said. No injuries were reported.

• 4:03 p.m. Tuesday, 900 block of South Maple Street, a vehicle driven by Linda Poore, 64, Ottawa, struck a parked vehicle. Poore was cited with improper backing, according to a police report.

Wellsville Police Department News

• Monday: 400 block of Main Street, medical call; 300 block of East Second Street, possible natural gas leak.

• Tuesday: 400 block of Walnut Street, two public assists; 600 block of Locust Street, public assist. 500 block of East Seventh Street, civil matter; 1000 block of Poplar Street, public assist.

Fire Calls

Ottawa Fire Department

• 6:32 p.m. Tuesday, Church of the Nazarene, 400 W. Seventh St., Ottawa firefighters and police officers responded to a report of an illegal burning. Firefighters and police officers discovered about 10 youths had started burning paper on the porch of the church. The church’s porch was not damaged, according to the report. Police officers talked with the youths, the report said. 

• Firefighters assisted with 10 medical calls Monday and Tuesday.

Franklin County Fire Departments

• 1:37 p.m. Monday, 308 E. Second St., Wellsville, Wellsville firefighters investigated a gas smell.

• 8:27 a.m. Tuesday, 140 N. Louisa Ave., Williamsburg firefighters responded to a fire alarm. No fire was reported.

• Firefighters responded to four medical calls Monday and Tuesday.