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These offense reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies:



A dunk tank and trailer owned by Big Sky Party Rental of Wichita and valued at $4,800 was reported stolen between 10 p.m. June 22 and 10 a.m. June 23 from along US-50 near the Marion / Chase County line.

According to monitored police transmissions, Marion and Chase County deputies were aware the trailer and dunk tank had been left off the roadway the night of June 22. They expected it to be picked up by the owner in the morning.

The theft inexplicably wasn’t reported until June 25.


Two generators, six hand tools, three pieces of unspecified recreational equipment, and a portable water cooler owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and valued at $7,045 were reported stolen between 3:30 p.m. June 17 and 4:30 a.m. June 25 from a work trailer on railroad right of way east of the south end of Main St. in Florence.

No signs of forced entry were found.


Possession and distribution of fentanyl and alprazolam and possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine

Two people were arrested after drugs were discovered while three warrants for failing to appear in court were served at 3:06 p.m. Saturday.

After taking Robin J. Hays, 45, of Florence into custody on the warrants, officer John Huebert reported discovering an illicit substance and paraphernalia in her possession.

Police will ask the county attorney to charge her with possession and distribution of fentanyl and alprazolam and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Sebastian Carranza, 22, Florence, was with Hays at the time and, according to Huebert’s report, attempted to run, tossing away a metal stem pipe and a small bag with a homemade smoking device that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police will recommend charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and interference with law enforcement by attempting to conceal or destroy evidence.

According to Huebert’s report, a total of three smoking pipes, five doses of the powerful opioid fentanyl, five doses of the psychotropic alprazolam, and a trace amount of methamphetamine were discovered.

Carranza, whose address is listed as Hillsboro on jail records, was taken to Marion County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $27,000 in bonds.

Hays was being held there as well, in her case in lieu of $75,000 in bonds.

Suspected charges on jail records differ from those Hillsboro police said they would seek.

Lost or stolen license plate

Jude R. Burnett, 20, Hillsboro, reported that a license plate on his 2015 Ford Taurus disappeared between 2 p.m. June 16 and 7 p.m. June 21.

He visited Cottonwood Falls, Manhattan, and McPherson during that time.

Last modified July 4, 2024