Clay Center Police Department

  • Agency: Clay Center Police Department
  • Address: 539 Lincoln Ave, Clay Center , 67432 KS
  • Chief: Bill Robinson (Chief of Police)

Clay Center Police Department is located at 539 Lincoln Ave, Clay Center , 67432 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Bill Robinson. The Clay Center Police Department phone number is 785-632-2121.

Clay Center Police Department News

Clay Center Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28 at Clay County Health Department Clay Center, KS – On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clay Center Police, Clay Counts, Clay County Health 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 Clay County Health Department at 820 Spellman Circle, Clay Center. (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.

CLAY COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS PARTNERS WITH ANDERSON SOFTWARE TO COUNTER CRIME AND BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY. New technology optimizes the tip submission experience and effectiveness. Clay County Kansas, September 6th, 2017 – Clay County Crime Stoppers is proud to announce that they have recently partnered with the Texas-based company, Anderson Software, to provide a more seamless and efficient way for students and community members to offer information to help solve and prevent crimes or other serious or life threatening matters. Anderson Software leads the industry with its latest secure and anonymous tip acquisition and management solution, called P3 Intel. This partnership allows Clay County Crime Stoppers to foster a relationship between law enforcement and the public to proactively create a safer community. Tips were previously accepted as SMS text messages using a short code and a dedicated keyword. Clay County Crime Stoppers will now be accepting tips by the web, and by way of the new, free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms, greatly enhancing the mobile tip submission process. Still completely anonymous, tips submitted through the P3 mobile app, unlike SMS text tips, have no length limitations and allow images, video, and documents to be uploaded with the tip. Anderson Software’s sophisticated encryption processes obscure any and all identifying information and provide assured anonymity for tipsters. Even without the app, there is still an easy and secure option for submitting tips from any PC or mobile browser by going to p3tips.com. Using whichever method, once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in real-time chat/two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information. Clay County Crime Stoppers feels that utilizing Anderson Software’s P3 Tips program will enhance communications with the public, thereby building a safer and more trusting community in which everyone prospers. To further show our value of tipsters’ contribution to the community, tips leading to an arrest will result in a cash reward. We plan on going live with the new software on Monday September 11th, 2017.

$$$$ SCHOOL STARTED TODAY $$$$ SLOW DOWN $$$$ $$$$$$$$$ FINE'S DOUBLE IN SCHOOL ZONE $$$$$$$$$$$

$$$$$$REMINDER$$$$$$ CLICK IT OR TICKET CONTINUES THROUGH JUNE 4TH.👮👮

**BUCKLE UP** Click it or ticket it 👮starts May 22nd and runs through June 4th.

NEWS RELEASE CLAY CENTER POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 22 AT CLAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Clay Center, KS – On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Clay Center Police, Clay County Health Department, Clay Counts and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six 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 Clay County Health Department at 820 Spellman Circle, Clay Center. (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 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 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.

Picked up September 26th on Eisenhower drive in Clay Center. Call the Clay County Animal Shelter 785-777-2522.

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$$$$$$$$ SCHOOL CROSSWALK $$$$$$$$$$$$ YOU MUST ALWAYS STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS IN CROSSWALKS. WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL COMPLAINTS THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT STOPPING FOR KIDS IN THE CROSSWALKS THIS VIOLATION WILL BE ENFORCED!!! THE FINE IS $175.00 State statue states: Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.

$$$$$$$$$ SCHOOL ZONE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ JUST A REMINDER SCHOOL STARTS TODAY SO SLOW DOWN!!!! FINES DOUBLE IN SCHOOL ZONE!!

MTD Yard-man snowblower was stolen sometime between 6-10-16 and 6-16-16 in Clay Center. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clay Center Police Department 785-632-2121

BUCKLE UP!!! Today starts the "Click it or Ticket"

This year "Click it or Ticket" enforcement will even be done at night. Please buckle up!

Click It or Ticket is on its way Beginning on Monday, May 23, and continuing through Sunday, June 5, drivers can expect increased police presence on city streets and county highways as the Clay Center Police and Clay County Sheriff’s Department join almost 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2016 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Enforcement will occur around the clock. Officers will be especially vigilant at night because the likelihood of seatbelt use at night is much lower than during the day and the percentage of unrestrained crash deaths soars much higher at night. Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Safety Belt Use Act and the Child Passenger Safety Act. These acts require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained. Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front seat occupants, teens in any position, or children under the age of 14, riding without being properly restrained. Occupants, ages 14 and over, are cited individually. In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is observed to be unrestrained the driver will be cited. The fine for an adult violation is $10 (plus the time out for the traffic stop, during which the driver’s license number will likely be called in to dispatch). The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60 (no court costs), while the driver’s fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + court costs. Children under the age of four must be correctly secured in an approved child safety seat. Children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches or heavier than 80 pounds, in which case, the booster may be removed and the child belted in without it. Children, ages eight through 13 must be safety-belted. In addition, the act prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed. For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station, or safety seat technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or write ktsro@dccca.org. The aim of Click It or Ticket is simple: to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes. According to KDOT, fully 57% of those killed in crashes on Kansas roads are not belted in, while 93% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in. So, in general, unrestrained occupants who are involved in a crash have, at most, only about a 7% chance of not suffering some degree of injury. And all because drivers neglect to ensure that each occupant in their vehicle is properly restrained – an activity that requires only seconds to complete. While seat belts may not always protect from serious or fatal injury, certainly no other piece of equipment within the vehicle provides more protection. Kansas’ overall adult seat belt compliance rate is 82% and ranges, by county, from 59% to 95%, with occupants in rural counties generally less likely to buckle up than those in urban counties. According to KDOT, this rural-urban difference in seat belt rates is especially problematic because rural roadway conditions are, in general, less forgiving than those in urban areas and the consequences of driver misjudgment – such as unsafe speed and failure to buckle up – are likely to be more severe. Picture, for example, two lanes, narrow shoulders, ditches on both sides, and random culverts waiting to snag vehicles leaving the roadway. Or, consider the rollover crash, which is so much more prevalent on rural roadways than city streets. One of the grimmest duties a police officer is called upon to perform is to work a crash where an unrestrained occupant is partially or completely ejected, and then crushed by the rolling vehicle. It is easy to see why fully two-thirds of Kansas’ fatality crashes occur on rural roadways even though they see only one-third of all crashes. Kansans like to see their state as one which protects children, and it does well with its youngest ones, those aged 0-4, who are buckled in to child safety seats at the rate of 97%. However, the percentage of properly restrained 5- to 13-year olds is only 82%. Moreover, eight out of ten times when drivers, themselves, are unbelted, their child passengers are also unsecured. According to Chief Robinson and Sheriff Dunn, “We want people in Clay County to remember that when they don’t buckle up themselves, or require their passengers to buckle up, they are, in effect, promising themselves and those passengers, along with family and friends not present, that no circumstance will arise that will trigger seat belt activation. That the drivers they will encounter on the road are not going to be critically affected by drug or medical impairment, sleepiness, cell phone conversations, texting, sloshing coffee, the radio dial or kids fighting in the back seat. Nor will there be animals in the road or a mechanical or other circumstance that will cause them to suddenly slow or veer out of their lane.” “We want people to know that, day or night, the Clay Center Police and Clay County Sheriff’s Department is committed to aggressively ticketing violators of seat belt and child safety laws, as well as other traffic infractions – such as speeding and texting while driving – which make the need for occupant restraint so necessary.”

$$$$$$$$$$ NEW SCHOOL ZONE $$$$$$$$$$$$$ The school zone will be active from 5:15pm-5:45pm at Lincoln School starting on Monday, January 25. This is due to the young children getting released from the after school program. Flashing school zone lights will be active.

Tis the season so remember to remove it, lock it or lose it!!

*****KEEPING OF SMALL ANIMALS AND POULTRY/FOWL***** THE CLAY CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ENFORCING THIS ORDINACE. CHAPTER II ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION Article 1. General Provisions Article 2. Dogs Article 3. Other Animals Article 4. Prohibited Dogs Article 5. Keeping of Small Animals Poultry/Fowl ARTICLES THE KEEPING OF SMALL ANIMALS AND POULTRY/FOWL 2-501 LOCATION AND RESTRAINT REQUIRED. LOCATION AND RESTRAINT REQUIRED. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any chicken coop, dove cote, rabbit hutch or other yard establishment for the housing of poultry/fowl or small animals, except dogs and cats, closer than 25 feet to the nearest portion of any building occupied by human beings, other than the dwelling occupied by the owner or keeper of the animals or poultry/fowl. Animals apd poultry/fowl so kept or maintained shall be enclosed on all sides and shall not be allowed to run or fly at large except for homing pigeons. No roosters shall be allowed to be kept within the City Limits. 2-502 PERMIT / FEES. Any person wishing to keep Poultry, Fowl, rabbits or similar animals as set forth herein, shall first apply to the City Clerk to obtain a permit for the same. The fee for obtaining the permit shall be $5.00 per animal, not to exceed $40.00. Any person applying for and receiving such a permit shall be considered to have granted the Animal Control officer or his or her agent to come upon the permitted premises for the purpose of inspecting the same to insure compliance with the requirements of this Code. 2-503. ODORS. Every coop, dove cote, rabbit hutch or other yard establishment shall be kept so that no offensive, disagreeable or noxious smell or odor shall arise therefrom to the injury, annoyance or inconvenience of any inhabitants of the neighborhood. 2-504. DISPOSAL OF MANURE. Every coop, dove cote, rabbit hutch or other yard establishment shall be provided with a watertight and fly tight receptacle for manure, of such dimension as to contain all accumulations thereof, which receptacle shall be emptied sufficiently often and in such manner as to prevent its becoming a nuisance. Such receptacle shall be securely covered at all times, except when open during deposit or removal of manure or refuse therefrom. No manure shall be allowed to accumulate except in the receptacle. All such manure, when removed from the receptacle, shall be buried within covering of not less than six inches of earth, or if used as fertilizer, thoroughly spaded into the ground, or shall be removed from the property. 2-505. POULTRY/FOWL, MAINTENANCE OF ENCLOSURES. All earthen yards or runways wherein poultry/fowl are kept or permitted to be kept shall be spaded and then limed once every three months from the month of April through the month of December. For the purpose of killing flies and other insects, all structures, pens or coops wherein poultry/fowl are kept or permitted to be kept shall be sprayed with such substances as will eliminate such insects. Chapter 2 - Article 5 - Page 1 Codified January 2010 2-506. CONDITION OF ENCLOSURE. Any structure, pen, coop or yard wherein animals are kept or pennitted to be kept shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, devoid of all rodents and vermin, and free from objectionable odors. The enclosed area of all such structures shall be constructed in such a way as to be dry at all times on the inside. The person maintaining any aforementioned structure, pen, coop or yard in the city does by such act of maintenance authorize the permit authority to at any time inspect any such structure or premises and issue any such order as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. 2-507. NUMBER OF ANIMALS, POULTRY/FOWL. Except where poultry/fowl, rabbits or other small animals are kept for sale within a bona fide, produce market, commission house or store for the purpose oftrade and while so kept are humanely confined in small coops, boxes or cages; or where such animals or poultry/fowl are kept for purposes of research in a laboratory; or in areas zoned for agricultural use; it shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain, more poultry, fowl, rabbits or other small animals than allowed by the following requirements based upon the square footage of the pen area: Less than 5,000 square feet: up to 2 5,001 to 7,000 square feet: up to 4 7,001 to 8,000 square feet: up to 6 8,001 to 9,000 square feet: up to 8 9,001 up to 10,000 square feet: up to 10 Above 10,000 square feet: up to 12 The foregoing numbers represent the total number of animals that can be kept under this article, and is inclusive of all, poultry, fowl, rabbits or similar animals. (01110) Chapter 2 - Article 5 - Page 2

*******************STOLEN RIDING LAWN MOWER*************** MOWER HAS BEEN RECOVERED!! On 08/27/2015 a Dixon 2TR model 3304 Riding lawn mower was stolen from the 200 block of Dexter in Clay Center. Serial #44846 Blue in color Anyone with information please contact the Clay Center Police Department at 785-632-2121. PLEASE SHARE!! Thank you

*******CLAY CENTER MUNICIPAL COURT WARRANTS******** This week Clay Center Municipal Court Services released a list of 11 people with outstanding warrants, many who have either stopped paying fines or have failed to pay anything, or have failed to complete other probation requirements. This list is not a complete list of outstanding warrants, but rather those the court asks citizens to be on the look out for. If you have seen any of these individuals, or have any information on their present or future whereabouts, please contact Clay Center Police Dept. at 632-2121 or Court Services at 632-3312 or e-mail courtservices@claycenterks.com. STEVEN RENNER is wanted on outstanding warrants in three cases -- the first for violation of a protective order, cruelty to animals and criminal trespassing, on which he owes $184; a second for theft on which he owes $365; and a third for criminal trespassing, on which he owes $215. ROBERT ZELINSKI is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with theft of services, on which he owes $115. JUSTIN SUTTERLIN is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with driving without liability insurance, no driver's license and driving without required interlock device, on which he owes $715. STEVEN DAUSEY is is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with driving without liability insurance, driving while suspended, failing in duty in reported striking an unattended vehicle and driving with illegal tags, on which he owes $1,770. JUSTIN BELL is wanted on warrants for which he was originally charged with for driving without liability insurance, battery and driving with illegal tags. He owes a total of $440. LANCE BAKER is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving without a valid driver's license, on which he owes $402. SCOTT MOCKERMAN is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with battery, on which he owes $663. DONALD WILLARD is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with driving without liability insurance and expired or no driver's license, on which he owned $400. KENNETH GIBSON is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with driving while suspended and driving with no liability insurance, on which he owes $299. TIMOTHY WILCUTT is wanted on a warrant for which he was originally charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving while suspended, for which he owes $395. JEWELL GRIFFITH is wanted on a warrant for which she was originally charged with driving without liability insurance, on which she owes $312.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$REMINDER$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ SLOW DOWN!!! SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION SO WATCH FOR THE KIDS!!! SLOW DOWN!!! FINES ARE DOUBLE IN THE SCHOOL ZONES!!!

************LOOKING FOR STOLEN GUNS************* Dillon Ruthstrom 14 hrs · Manhattan, KS · . . ATTENTION LEONARDVILLE RILEY AND CLAY CENTER RESIDENTS: My dad's house in Leonardville was robbed today, four guns were stolen. They are as follows: Charles Daly 20 guage pump action matte black barrel with camo stock, Shadow High Performance 12 guage semi auto, Ruger 10/22 Semi auto .22 with a stainless steel barrel and 25 round Butler Creek mag, and a Winchester .30-06 with a scope on it. If you see these being sold or hear of their where abouts contact me at 785-410-0599 or Riley County Police