Sheriff Office News
• 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, Dereje Smith, 18, Ottawa, on four Franklin County warrants for probation violation.
• 1:04 p.m. Wednesday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, Dalton Farrar, 26, Pomona, on four Franklin County warrants for failure to appear.
• 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kevin Brown, 53, Melvern, on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear.
• 5:22 a.m. Wednesday, 3500 block of Ellis Road, Princeton, a Central Heights employee reported the old press box at the old football field was on fire. The fire was extinguished.
• 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, a 24-year-old Ottawa male battered a 45-year-old Blue Mound male, while both were being housed at the Franklin County Jail.
• 12:29 a.m. Wednesday, 2200 block of US-59, Ottawa, Matthew Hastings, 36, Ottawa, male, struck a deer in a Ford Expedition.
• 4:18 a.m. Wednesday, 1400 block of I-35, Williamsburg. Albert Adams, 59, Boone, Iowa, was southbound in a 2016 Ram 3500 when he struck a deer.
• 9:39 p.m. Wednesday, 1300 block of US-59, Ottawa, Melissa Hiner, 46, Garnett, was southbound in a 1998 Toyota Camry when the vehicle caught fire.
• 4:29 a.m. Thursday, 4100 block I-35, William Snyder, 61, Ottawa, was northbound in a 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 when he struck a deer
• 8:08 a.m. Thursday, 3700 block of I-35, Hanslee Dunn III, 28, Ottawa, was northbound ina 2003 Ford Mustang when he struck a deer. A criminal report is being forwarded to the county attorney’s office for leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, and interference with law enforcement.
• 7:20 p.m. Thursday, 1500 block of Labette Road, Richard Barraclough, 47, Pomona, was driving a 2003 Chevy Suburban when he struck a deer.
• 8:32 p.m. Thursday, 2300 block I-35, Wesley Horsman, 54, Kansas City, Missouri, was southbound in a 2016 Freightliner when an unknown issue caused his engine to catch on fire while driving.
9:54 a.m. Thursday, 4100 block of Reno Road, a 71-year-old Wellsville male reported a 26-year-old Fort Scott female stole a checkbook from his 2010 Ford Fusion.
Ottawa Police Department News
• 10:22 a.m. Thursday, 1200 block of E. Logan St., Ottawa, a 63-year-old Ottawa male reported the theft of items from a business.
• 12:15 p.m. Thursday, 900 block of S. Walnut St., Ottawa, an 18-year-old Ottawa female reported she was battered by a known household member.
• 1:37 p.m. Thursday, 1300 block of S. Main St., RMH staff reported an infant Ottawa male was injured. The case is under investigation.
Wellsville Police Department News
• Wednesday: 600 block of Poplar St., assist the public; 200 block of W. Third St., utility line down; 600 block of Poplar St., assist the public; 200 block of Downey Drive, information; 300 block of Locust St., public assist; 400 block of Main St., public assist; 600 block of Poplar St., warrant arrest.
• Thursday: 100 block of Locust, civil dispute; 300 block of Main, motorist assist; 400 block of Walnut, traffic complaint; 1000 block of Poplar, DUI arrest.
Ottawa Fire Department News
• 6:32 p.m. Saturday, 717 S. Olive St., Ottawa, unathorized burning.
• 10:55 p.m. Saturday, 501 Otter Lane, Ottawa, cooking fire confined to container.
• 7:48 p.m. Monday, 501 Otter Lane, Ottawa, cooking fire confined to container.
• 10:06 a.m. Monday, 1025 N. Cherry St., Ottawa, authorized controlled burning.
• 5:51 p.m. Tuesday, 1021 N. Sycamore St., Ottawa, unauthorized burning.
• 9:38 a.m. Thursday, 620 E. 14th, Ottawa, authorized controlled burning.
• 10:40 p.m. Thursday, 122 E. Second St., Ottawa, rescued victims in a stalled elevator.
• Firefighters assisted with 30 medical calls Oct. 18 through Thursday.