Franklin County Jail

Police Department Arrests

2:49 p.m. Wednesday, 600 block of South Burroughs Street, Michael Slifer, 20, Ottawa, on suspicion of domestic battery.

4:44 p.m. Wednesday, Franklin County Jail, 305 S. Main St., Tracy Presgrove, 31, Lawrence, City of Ottawa warrant.

10:23 p.m. Wednesday, 1600 block of Osage Drive, Natalie Hankins, 26, Gardner, Franklin County warrant.

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11:40 a.m. Wednesday, 500 block of North Poplar Street, a 42-year-old Ottawa man reported his child was bitten by a stray cat.

8:25 p.m. Wednesday, 600 block of South Poplar Street, a 23-year-old Ottawa woman reported she was battered by a known man.

Fire Calls

Ottawa Fire Department

11:43 a.m. Wednesday, 500 S. Sycamore St., rupture of a gas line. Ottawa Fire Chief Jeff Carner said it appeared the small diameter gas service line had developed a leak over the course of time, and it was releasing natural gas. He said firefighters stood by briefly until Kansas Gas Service personnel arrived and took control of the incident.

11:48 a.m. Wednesday, 2300 S. Eisenhower Ave., responded to a report of a downed power line.

7:14 p.m. Wednesday, 904 N. Oak St., investigated smoke odor. No fire reported.

Firefighters assisted with two medical calls Wednesday.

Franklin County Fire Departments

10:12 a.m. Wednesday, 4017 Texas Road, Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison Township and Wellsville, structure fire.

8:37 a.m. Wednesday, 3300 K-68, Lincoln-Ottawa-Harrison Township, fire alarm. No fire reported.

Firefighters assisted with one medical call Wednesday.