Galena Police Department

  • Agency: Galena Police Department
  • Address: 210 Turner Dr, Galena, 66739 KS
  • Chief: Larry Delmont (Chief of Police)
Phone: 620-783-5065
Fax: 620-783-1876

Galena Police Department is located at 210 Turner Dr, Galena, 66739 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Larry Delmont. The Galena Police Department phone number is 620-783-5065.

Galena Police Department News

Utility Service Scam We have been notified of a potential scammer in Galena, KS. Local Business are receiving calls and/or text messages throughout the day stating their Electric and Gas service will be shut off due to an additional deposit required. The caller is stating that the Utility Company is currently down updating their system and is unable to assist with this issue for approximately 2 hours. The caller states if he does not receive payment the utility will be shut of within the next 30 minutes and an additional reconnection fee will be added to the required deposit. The caller is requesting the business go to the Dollar Store or Casey General Store for a prepaid card to complete the payment. The caller has used city official’s names as a way to make the call seam legitimate PLEASE do not give out any personal information to this individual including account numbers, social security numbers, etc. If you have been contacted please contact the Galena Police Department at 620-783-5065.

On March 9th, 2018 at about 7:00 AM, Officers with the Galena Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 715 E 6th Street. Occupants of the home Gary Blackwell (43yoa), and James Morris (43yoa) were arrested on felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of our community who are taking ownership of their neighborhoods again and providing us with information about suspected illicit activity near their homes. Many people fear they will have to testify or their information will be released during the adjudication process. This is not true. The Galena Police Department uses information provided by the public as a catalyst to start an investigation. Our investigations stand on their own without the initial tips and information provided. We would not put the informative public at risk. If you are reading this and you currently have information on illicit activity in your neighborhood, please contact us at 620-783-1900 to speak to one of our investigators. We currently have multiple investigations running concurrently and your patience with our small agency is greatly appreciated. If you are reading this and you are currently involved in illicit activity, see you soon! P.O.C. Sgt. Blaine Cornelius

On March 7th at about 10:30 AM, Galena Police Officers executed a narcotics search warrant at 515 Galena Avenue. Skyler Youngblood was taken into custody for Possession of Controlled Substances, (Methamphetamine and Marijuana) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Endangering a Child. Mr. Youngblood's bond is pending formal charges being filed by the prosecutor's office. P.O.C. Sgt. Blaine Cornelius

Carterville, Mo man is in custody for Theft & Criminal Damage of a local Galena Business. On Sunday March 3, 2018 Galena Police officers responded to a report of an early morning theft and damage to the building of 4 State Liquidation located at 1219 W 7th in Galena, KS. When officers arrived, business owner Kyle Rogers informed them, two outside air-conditioners were taken from their business causing major damage to their building. Mr. Rodgers stated when he noticed the air units missing; he reviewed security cameras. He was able to provide description of the vehicle and a male subject along with the approximate time of the theft. Later that day officers received a call from a local Scrap Metal business in Joplin, Mo. An employee said a man came in earlier and scrapped two air-conditioner units. This person and vehicle matched pictures posted online by 4 State Liquidation. After verifying information provided by 4 State liquidation, the Scrap Metal business, and other records, On Tuesday afternoon a warrant was issued through the Cherokee County District Court for Charles Arnold Delbert Gordon of Carterville, Mo charging him with Theft and Criminal Damage to Property. Gordon is in custody in Jasper County on unrelated charges and is awaiting extradition process back to Kansas.

The National Weather Service in Topeka will conduct a Tornado Drill @ 10am Tuesday, March 6. Kansas experiences a wide variety of summertime severe weather, including: tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding. Residents are encouraged to use this week to review their severe weather safety plans. Practice what you would do as if the event was REAL.

Sergeant’s Scoop will be a new weekly feature of your Galena Police Department’s Facebook page. In an effort to keep you informed of the work we are doing we will give you a brief run-down of the work your officers have done for the week and we will highlight notable events which took place. This past week your officer’s took 20 Incident Reports. Incident Reports consist of everything from information collection to felony crimes. We arrested 8 individuals for everything from misdemeanor traffic crimes, to Failure to Appear Warrants and Felony drug possession. Galena Police Department is currently assisting the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office in the investigation of multiple arsons in the area. If you have any information regarding the arsons please contact us. As always there is a concentrated effort on traffic safety being focused on Galena school zones and bus routes. There is little tolerance for violators in these areas. On the late evening of March 3rd an officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to signal. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer’s lights and siren. The driver eventually stopped and then took off again when the officers exited their car to make contact. The officer verbally ordered the driver to stop as he drove away. The officers pursued the car a short distance at very slow speeds before it again pulled over. At that point the driver was taken into custody for failing to yield. During a search incident to arrest the driver was found to be in possession of 6.3 grams of methamphetamine as well as other drug paraphernalia. On the morning of March 4th, officers were summoned to the area of 7th and Main Street for unresponsive occupants in a vehicle blocking traffic in the intersection. The driver of that vehicle was taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence, and the passenger was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Several items of paraphernalia were seized in the investigation along with 37 grams of methamphetamine. As always, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you have any questions, or information you can contact myself, Sergeant Blaine Cornelius by email at or by phone at 620-783-1900. Please keep commentary civil.

On March 3, 2018 at approximately 11:55pm, an Officer with the Galena Police Department noticed a vehicle with a turn signal not working. When the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over it initially failed to stop. After making several turns onto different streets within the area the vehicle stopped. The driver Jack Gorby of Galena was found to be driving while suspended and failed to provide current insurance. He was placed into custody. After further investigation officers found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on Mr. Gorby and within the vehicle. Jack Gorby was taken into custody and transported to the Cherokee County Jail. He is being held on $18,000.00 bond for: Driving while suspended No Insurance Flee or Attempt to Elude Possession of Paraphernalia Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

On March 4, 2018 at approximately 7 am, Officers with the Galena Police Department received a call stating there was a vehicle holding up traffic at the intersection of 7th and Main Street. Upon arrival, Officers noticed a Chevy Blazer sitting at the stop light and was failing to move through the intersection as the Traffic Light allowed. During their initial contact with the occupants; neither responded to the officers commands. As the officers continued their investigation the driver Riley T. Colon failed Standard Field Sobriety Test. The Passenger Shelby L. Colon was found to be in possession of suspected Methamphetamine, Depressants, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both occupants were taken into custody and transported to the Cherokee County Jail. The Driver Riley Colon of Asbury, Missouri was arrested for Driving under the Influence and is being held on a $2000.00 bond. The Passenger Shelby L. Colon of Galena was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to Distribute, Possession of Depressants with intent to distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is being held on $22000.00 bond.

Members of the Galena Police Department participated in the Read Across America event at the Liberty School today reading Dr. Seuss books to students. We would like to thank Ms Haney Amanda Haney for inviting us up again this year.

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST On February 13, 2018 just before 10 pm, an officer with the Galena Police Department noticed a vehicle with minor traffic violations and conducted a traffic stop on Wood Street. When the officer contacted the driver, he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. After further investigation, officers discovered the driver was in possessions of, marijuana and individual packets of cocaine. Also found in the vehicle were two handguns within the driver compartment. The driver, 20 year old Casey Wilson of Joplin, Mo. was arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Jail where he posted a $23,000.00 bond for the following charges: •Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, •Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, •Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, •Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, •Possession of Cocaine, •Criminal Use of Weapons

Beginning February 26 through March 9, the Galena Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. The focus will be on teen drivers and their occupants. In 2015 40% of the teens that lost their lives while involved in crashes were Not Properly Restrained. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the tristate area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than thirty years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle. There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Although the focus will be on teens; Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up. Even one teen death is unacceptable. Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.

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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas