Baxter Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Baxter Springs Police Department
  • Address: 121 W 11th St, Baxter Springs , 66713 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: 620-856-2112
Fax: 620-856-5483
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Baxter Springs Police Department is located at 121 W 11th St, Baxter Springs , 66713 KS. The Baxter Springs Police Department phone number is 620-856-2112.

Baxter Springs Police Department News

Happy 4/21 Day Everybody!!!!

We were honored to be invited this year to the Kansas 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics in Pittsburg. Officer Lucas Ross ran with the torch while Officer Jimmy Hamilton took part in a procession driving one of our patrol vehicles to the event. These officers represented our community and our department today with honor and we are proud of them.

Yes we're aware tomorrow is 4/20. So you should know, we will be out in force testing those reflexes. #becoolstayinschool, #hugsnotdrugs, #saynotodrugs, #littiringand...,#yousmellthatrabbit?, #amIdoingthishashtagthingright?

Baxter Springs Police Department Weekend Update*** Our Officers made 2 Felony Arrests, 4 total arrests, and 7 case numbers were taken out. Our officers also had numerous other calls for service ranging from animals at large, vehicle unlocks, and other non-criminal related incidents. Officer Spotlight*** One of our Officers identified a known suspect that was listed on the Cherokee County Most Wanted list driving around town and conducted a traffic stop. The subject was taken into custody for the outstanding Cherokee County Felony Arrest Warrant without incident. Officer Spotlight*** Another of our Officers conducted a traffic stop. During the stop the subject was identified and found to have outstanding Jasper County and Newton County Felony Warrants and was to be considered a violent threat. The Officer then conducted the stop as a Felony Car Stop, subject was taken into custody without incident. As with all incident spotlights, all subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We would like to take a moment to welcome Police Officer Jimmy Hamilton back to full duty!!! Jimmy returned to full duty status today April 6th, 2018! As most of you know, Jimmy was severely injured in September 2017 along with 2 other officers. Jimmy had been working light duty these past few weeks, but after a lengthy recovery time was more than ready to get back to work! Welcome back Jimmy!!!

The Fourth Annual American Legion Kansas Legacy Run is set to kick off in Hutchinson on June 7, 2018. The ALR will be riding over 800 miles across Kansas while raising money for the American Legion Scholarship Fund. They will be making stops at multiple American Legion Post and War Memorials across the state. They are scheduled to make a stop in Baxter Springs on June 9th after 2:30pm. There will be around 45 plus bikes attending. They will be making a stop at the memorial located at 13th and Park, next to American Bank. A Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place before the riders move on to the next city. The public is welcome to attend and witness this gesture of respect for our veterans. For more information please visit the following website: http://kansasalr.com/

I bet you sang that!

Half the day it's Spring, half the day it's Winter. We are just going to go ahead and call this season, Sprinter.

For immediate press release. We are searching for Jack Frost. He is currently wanted in connection with our unusually cold weather. If you see him before we do, please ask him to turn the heat up. Thank you. In other news, we hope you are having a safe and fun Easter. If you go out anywhere, roads are becoming slick in some areas including bridges. Please use caution and Have A Happy Easter!

Incident Spotlight*** On 3-23-18 at approx 10pm, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Cleveland Avenue for a domestic disturbance. When the first officer arrived, he made contact with a female who indicated the male half had exited the residence out the back door. A perimeter was setup by the other responding officers. The male suspect was located and a foot pursuit that led into the 1700 block of Cleveland. Suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The female was checked out by EMS for her injuries, but didn't want transported to the hospital. The male subject was transported to Cherokee County Jail for charges including Domestic Battery, Interference with Law enforcement, and Disorderly conduct.

Per recent complaints to the Baxter Springs City Council, we have been asked along with Code Enforcement to begin strictly enforcing all municipal codes governing junked motor vehicles, housing codes, weed/tall grass violations and other city code ordinances. If you are in violation of municipal codes, you will likely receive a warning in the mail explaining your violation with a request to correct the issue. A time limit to correct the ordinance violation will also be given. Failure to comply with a warning could result in the issuance of a notice to appear in Baxter Springs Municipal Court. For further information, please refer to the link provided or attend your next council meeting. Council meetings are held every 2 weeks on a Tuesday at 7p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for the 27th of this month at Baxter Springs City Hall. http://www.codepublishing.com/KS/BaxterSprings/#!/BaxterSprings08/BaxterSprings0810.html#8.10

The Fourth Annual American Legion Kansas Legacy Run is set to kick off in Hutchinson on June 7, 2018. The ALR will be riding over 800 miles across Kansas while raising money for the American Legion Scholarship Fund. They will be making stops at multiple American Legion Post and War Memorials across the state. They are scheduled to make a stop in Baxter Springs on June 9th after 2:30pm. There will be around 45 plus bikes attending. They will be making a stop at the memorial located at 13th and Park, next to American Bank. A Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place before the riders move on to the next city. The public is welcome to attend and witness this gesture of respect for our veterans. For more information please visit the following website: http://kansasalr.com/

Incident Spotlight*** On Saturday, March 10th, at around 8pm at 20th & Military Avenue, one of our officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no taillights. When the officer was speaking with the driver, he noticed an odor commonly associated with cereal malt beverages. Officers asked the driver out of the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests. During the course of the investigation the driver became non compliant to officers commands and was taken into custody. Officers located drug paraphernalia on the driver. Also a baggie containing suspected methamphetamines and an open alcohol container where located inside the vehicle. The driver was transported to Cherokee County Jail for charges including Possession of methamphetamine, Possession of drug paraphernalia, and transporting an open container.

This little puppy was found by an individual near Marvin's IGA in Baxter this morning. The puppy is not in the city pound, however you can contact us if you recognize this little guy.

Public Service For immediate release*** Update as of 1100AM*** The USGS is now forecasting that the river should crest at 15.2FT by approx 6PM. USGS is also showing the current reading of 14.91FT At approx 7am, Spring River has started to make its way into Kiwanis Park. The park gates are now closed as a precaution. The River at last update was forecasted to crest at 14.5ft mid day today (2-25-18).

****Incident Spotlight 2-23-2018 Our Officers took a vehicle hit & run report at approx 1945 hours last night (2-23-18). Officer's recovered parts from the suspects vehicle at the scene. With the parts from the suspect vehicle, Officer's were able to identify the suspect's vehicle make and model. By approx 2200 hours, Officer's had the suspect identified and in custody from a residence in Baxter Springs.

What did you find out at the weigh station? My cruiser weighs 16,000 kg. 🚔

Anyone know when this place will open up? Asking for a friend. We've been patiently waiting. I mean, our friend has been patiently waiting.

We've had several calls requesting info about road conditions this morning. The main roads are still slick with ice and the side roads are very bad at best. We are urging motorists if you don't have to get out today (i.e. emergencies) that you remain at home.

Just got our first call for vehicle slide off, 2800 block of military no injuries thankfully. We want to take a moment to remind everyone use you headlights, slow down, and do not tailgate!

Public Service announcement*** The Baxter Springs Fire Department has informed us that they will NOT be issuing any burn permits today 02-03-2018 due to dry and windy weather conditions! We would also like to take this moment to reinforce that any burning outdoors inside the City of Baxter Springs requires a burn permit through the Baxter Springs Fire Department.

UPDATE*****01-22-2018 Thank you to the public for your assistance! One of our officers spotted the male this afternoon and made contact with him. The male has now been positively identified. We cannot release the males name at this time as this is still an ongoing investigation. Once again, Thank you to all who viewed, shared, commented and supplied us with information! **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA *** We are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the male pictured here. The male pictured here is a person of interest in the Baxter Drug (Walgreen's) Pharmacy Aggravated Robbery on 01-05-2018. If you recognize this individual, please contact the Baxter Springs Police Department at 620-856-2112 or send a FB message, all reporters will remain anonymous.

This pup was just picked up and is at Bates Animal Clinic. If it belongs to you, they will be open til 5 tonight. If you know who it belongs to, please let the owner know.