Hoisington Police Department

  • Agency: Hoisington Police Department
  • Address: 109 E 1st St, Hoisington, 67544 KS
  • Chief: Kenton L Doze (Chief of Police)
Phone: 620-653-4995
Fax: (620)653-2422

Hoisington Police Department is located at 109 E 1st St, Hoisington, 67544 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Kenton L Doze. The Hoisington Police Department phone number is 620-653-4995.

Hoisington Police Department News

NEWS RELEASE HOISINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT is taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 28 at Cardinal Pharmacy located at 821 North Main Street Hoisington, Kansas – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hoisington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Cardinal Pharmacy at 821 North Main Street (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

On March 25, 2018 at approximately 1303 hours HPD officers conducted a sting operation to purchase narcotics. During the operation Jose LaRocque-Dunn of Hays and Brayden Clark of Hoisington were arrested and a quantity of narcotics and drug paraphernalia were seized. Both subjects were booked into the Barton County Jail on several charges, including unlawful distribution of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school. This charge alone is a level 2 felony which carries a $100,000 bond due to the amount of narcotics seized. The investigation is ongoing.

The Hoisington Police Department, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) have found the missing girl, Iviona Lewis, age 2 of Hoisington, Kan. She has been located deceased in rural Barton county. Agents and local law enforcement worked through the night and made an arrest at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Chaz Stephens, age 25, of Hoisington, acquaintance of Lewis, was arrested and booked into Barton County Jail on second degree murder

*** ATTENTION *** WE NEED YOUR HELP! On March 20, 2018 at approximately 1549 hours our department received a report of a missing juvenile. Her first name is Iviona and she is just a month shy of two years old. Iviona is African-American with brown eyes and black hair. She is thirty-seven inches tall and weighs twenty-seven pounds. She was last seen in her home in Hoisington wearing just a diaper. Please call 911 if you have any information as to her whereabouts. We hope to update with a picture soon.

On January 6, 2018 a narcotics-related search warrant was executed at a residence located in the 100 block of North Vine Street. During the search Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia were found. Arrested at the scene was: Caitlyn Alexander-Detter for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, bond set at $100,000.00 Jebidiah Detter for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, bond set at $10,000.00 Rodney Miller for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, bond set at $10,000.00 Additional arrest are expected as the investigation continues

On December 23, 2017 during the early morning hours two burglaries were committed within a two block area. A four-wheeler and two shotguns were stolen. During the course of the burglaries the person or persons responsible may have been splashed or doused with gasoline. On December 25, 2017 the four-wheeler was recovered in a field in the county just outside of town to the southwest. At that same time the Barton County Sheriff's Office was taking a report of a stolen truck less than a mile from where the four-wheeler was recovered. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of the stolen property or who may have been involved please call the Hoisington Police Department at (620) 653-4995 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at (620) 792-1300.

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It is official. Barton County Emergency Communications Center in conjunction with the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council is pleased to announce the availability of Text-to-911 during an emergency. Text-to-911 service will be available for those individuals who cannot safely make a voice call to 911 in an emergency. This will be a valuable service to the hearing impaired community. Testing for Text-to-911 has been completed in Barton County and is available with plans from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, & Verizon Wireless. Text-to-911 may not be available outside of Barton County as not all counties in Kansas have it, and some providers are not ready to roll it out yet. If a text is made to 911 where that service is not available, a message will be sent back to the phone advising the customer to make a voice call. Some situations when Text-to-911 is appropriate: • Deaf, hard of hearing callers, or individuals with a speech disability • A caller who is unable to speak due to a medical or other condition • Emergency situations that would put the caller in danger if making a voice call • Examples include abduction, domestic violence or active shooter situation When texting to 911, follow these guidelines • Provide your exact address or location. THIS IS IMPORTANT, AS A TEXT DOES NOT PROVIDE 911 WITH YOUR LOCATION! Please provide your location in the first text you send. • Explain the type of emergency or help that is being requested • Be prepared to answer any questions that the 911 telecommunicator texts back. • Use plain language; do not use abbreviations, symbols, emoticons, or photos. • Messages should be brief and concise Texting 911 can be done by typing “911” in the field for a phone number. No other numbers need to be used. Texting should be done through your wireless phone’s text messaging service and not from third party texting applications. Text-to-911 does require an active telephone service plan with data or it will not work. Remember, the best way to contact 911 is by making a voice call. Please only utilize this service in emergency circumstances where a voice call is not possible or safe. Remember: CALL if You Can, TEXT if You Can’t!

Hoisington Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28 at the Hoisington Police Department/City Building Hoisington, Kansas – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hoisington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Hoisington Police Department at 109 East 1st Street (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

On July 28, 2017 at approximately 2030 hours Hoisington Police Officer Ryan Conley observed a motorcycle on Main Street near Railroad Street and recognized it as possibly belonging to a subject currently being sought in reference to an earlier report of a domestic disturbance. Officer Conley followed the motorcycle until he could confirm it did in fact belong to that subject and then attempted to stop the motorcycle near East Third Street on North Pine Street. The driver refused to yield and increased his speed, traveling north to East Seventh Street, then east to North Cedar Street and finally headed east out of town on Kansas 4 Highway. Officer Conley later advised during the chase speeds reached 125 mph. At one point the driver of the motorcycle reached a dead end and Officer Conley took the opportunity to use his patrol car as a makeshift roadblock and had the driver at gunpoint. However the driver ignored Officer Conley’s commands and drove the motorcycle around the patrol car. At one point the chase went into Rush County and Rush County Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted, however the suspect returned to Barton County before they could arrive. During the chase the suspect was observed discarding what was believed to be narcotics which were later recovered. The chase ended in the 1200 block of Northwest 140 Avenue when the motorcycle ran out of gas and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. Nicholas Curtice was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substances, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, driving while revoked and expired registration. The motorcycle was impounded and the owner, wanted in connection with the earlier report of a domestic disturbance, has not yet been located. During the forty-five minute chase Officer Conley was assisted by the Hoisington Police Captain, Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Rush County Sheriff’s Office .

On July 13, 2017 officers with the Hoisington Police Department executed a search warrant in the 200 block of S. Vine St. During the search methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located. Jaynie Brazda was arrested with additional arrests expected in the near future.

On July 7, 2017 officers with the Hoisington Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of E. 6th St. In addition to narcotics, a number of stolen items were recovered. The recovered property was linked to several previously unsolved cases in both Hoisington and Great Bend. Howard Johnson was arrested on a Barton County warrant for battery and later booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Grace Fox was located near Great Bend and was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

***IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION*** NHTSA Recall ID Number: 17C001 Graco Children's Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. As such, these car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems." A child that is not adequately restrained in a crash has an increased risk of an injury. Graco will notify owners, and dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 17, 2017. Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.

Thank you so much to the kids from Redneck Daycare for making goodie bags for all the officers as a way to celebrate National Police Week. We sure do appreciate it!

As we all prepare for the possibility of another round of severe weather this afternoon we would like to remind everyone that the City Building basement is available to those who don’t have basements or tornado shelters.

Tornado on May 16, 2017 two (2) miles west of Hoisington.

On May 15, 2017 at approximately 0900 hours officers with the Hoisington Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant in the 600 block of W. 1st St. During the search methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized. Arrests are expected as the investigation continues.

On April 20, 2017 at approximately 1:41 pm officers with the Hoisington Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant in the 600 block of E. 1st St. During the search methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized. Joseph Depiesse was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a weapon. Lacey Kelly was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with law enforcement. Both Depiesse and Kelly received $10,000 bonds. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

THE HOISINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 29 AT THE HOISINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT HOISINGTON, KANSAS – On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hoisington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Hoisington Police Department at 109 East 1st Street. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact Captain Josh Nickerson at phone:(620) 653-4995, email: jnickerson@hoisingtonks.org.

On April 11, 2017 at approximately 0900 hours a narcotics-related search warrant was executed in the 400 block of East 1st Street. As a result Charles Demel and Mckenzie Usoro were both arrested at the scene with charges that include Possession of Methamphetamine, two (2) counts of Criminal Use of a Weapon, Defacing Identification Marks of a Firearm, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Aggravated Weapons Violation by Convicted Felon. This investigation continues as additional arrests and search warrants are expected.

On April 3rd at approximately 1042 hours officers with the Hoisington Police Department executed a narcotics-related search warrant in the 400 block of West Broadway Avenue. During the search several pounds of marijuana, determined to be brought in from Colorado, was located. A substantial amount of cash and drug paraphernalia, including items used in the cultivation of marijuana, were also discovered. One arrest was made with additional arrests and search warrants expected, as the investigation is ongoing. Special Agents with the KBI assisted with the search.

On or about February 11, 2017 a "Swisher" brand log splitter was stolen from a backyard located in the 200 block of North Vine Street. The log spliter is a 22 ton 7 horse power as seen in the photograph provided. If you have any information regarding this theft please contact the Hoisington Police Department at (620) 653-4995 or Crime Stoppers at (620) 792-1300.

Come join us Saturday February 25, 2017 at the Hoisington Police Department from 11:00am - 2:00pm to have your child safety seat inspected. The purpose of an inspection is to insure your child safety seat is property installed. This will be performed by our certified child safety seat technician free of charge. Hope to see you there!!

In the last few days there has been a lot of talk (mostly rumor) about individuals dressed as clowns walking around town at night stalking or chasing people with chainsaws. In light of recent events across the country this issue was taken very seriously by all of our officers. Here are the facts: two individuals, both local residents, attempted to play a prank on some friends by dressing up as clowns. No one was chased. No one was attacked. No children were ever in danger. No chainsaws were used. It was a single, isolated event. The individuals involved came forward of their own accord to make sure we did not waste valuable resources searching for a threat that did not exist. It has come to our attention that a number of our younger and more impressionable residents are terrified of killer clowns roaming the streets wanting to kidnap them. Worse yet, some people have taken it upon themselves to go looking for anyone dressed as a clown to meet out their own justice. This must stop. Parents, please reassure your children there are no clowns lurking in the shadows to snatch them up. Vigilantes, stand down. Dressing as a clown isn't a crime. If you see anything suspicious, report it. That's what we're here for. We appreciate everyone's neighborly concern for one another. That's part of what makes our little community so great. But we could do without the rumors and fear-mongering. Thank you.