Franklin County Jail

Police Department Arrests

• 6:03 p.m. Monday, East Logan Street, Derek Royce, 32, Ottawa, on suspicion of domestic battery and criminal damage to property, after an altercation.

Sheriff’s Office News


• 9:29 p.m. Monday, Jackson Road, a Pomona man reported a possible sex offense involving two juveniles. This case is under investigation.


• 4:57 p.m. Monday, 4800 block of Louisiana Road, a 41-year-old Baldwin City man reported a known subject stole a check from his mailbox and attempted to cash it at a bank in Baldwin City, Kansas. The case is under investigation.


• 1:49 p.m. Monday, 3700 block of Rock Creek Road, a 2002 Volvo C70 driven by Thomas DePriest, 19, Ottawa, was traveling southbound in the 2300 block of Oregon Road when he failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Rock Creek and Oregon roads and struck the side of a trailer that was being pulled by a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 driven by Kevin Spencer, 59, Rantoul. DePriest suffered minor injuries but declined medical attention, according to a sheriff’s report.

• 5:22 a.m. Tuesday, 1100 block of U.S. 59, a 2018 GMC Canyon driven by Seth Hermreck, 24, Garnett, was southbound on U.S. 59 when it struck a deer that entered the roadway. No injuries were reported.

Police Department News


• 1:59 p.m. Monday, Community Corrections, 1418 S. Main St., a woman reported a known suspect made threats to her. The suspect was later located and arrested.


• 9:40 a.m. Monday, East Wilson Recycling, 2202 E. Wilson St., a 65-year-old Baldwin City man reported theft by deception by a known suspect. The case is under investigation.

• 12:51 p.m. Monday, Cowdin Salvage, 805 W. Wilson St., a 72-year-old Ottawa woman reported known suspects entered the property and stole items. The case is under investigation.

• 5:30 p.m. Monday, City Hall, 101 S. Hickory St., a 35-year-old Ottawa woman reported an unknown suspect stole a bicycle.

• 7:36 p.m. Monday, 400 block of West Third Street, a 31-year-old Baldwin City woman reported an unknown suspect stole a white 2009 Suzuki motorcycle. The case is under investigation.

Wellsville Police Department News

• Monday: 700 block of Main Street, public assist; I-35 at milepost 198, assist other agency; 200 block of East Sixth Street, public assist; Ninth Terrace and Poplar Street, non-injury accident.

Ottawa Fire Department News

• 6:39 a.m. Monday, 23rd and Princeton streets, motor vehicle accident with injuries.

• Firefighters assisted with one medical call Monday.