Halstead Police Department

  • Agency: Halstead Police Department
  • Address: 303 Main St, Halstead, 67056 KS
  • Chief: Austin Hamilton (Chief of Police)
Phone: 316-835-2266
Fax: 316-835-3759

Halstead Police Department is located at 303 Main St, Halstead, 67056 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Austin Hamilton. The Halstead Police Department phone number is 316-835-2266.

Halstead Police Department News

Officer Robinson having fun with the dragon start kiddos!!

We have received a couple complaints of people not stopping for school busses. Please refresh yourself with the proper rules of when you must stop for a bus with the stop signals activated. It may seem like an inconvenience at the time but the few seconds you save are not worth the life of one of our children. If you are caught failing to stop for the school bus it is a $315.00 fine and $95.00 court costs.

The City of Halstead is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Under the supervision of the Chief of Police, the Police Officer protects the... life and property of citizens within the City of Halstead by enforcing all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. The Police Officer performs preventative patrol duties, enforces traffic laws, investigates crimes and accidents, and provides citizen assistance. KLETC certification is preferred but not required. Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and retirement. *Must be 21 years of age at time of hire *Must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) *Must have a valid Kansas Drivers License with acceptable record *Must be able to pass background investigation *No Felony Convictions *No Domestic Violence charges *Must pass psychological exam and drug screening *Must be willing to work weekends and holidays Applications will be accepted until 08/29/2018 Applications can be obtained on HRE Partners and the city website WWW.Halsteadks.com

Halstead Police Officers were surprised with gift bags from two Halstead youth, Breanna and Draco Miller, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Inside the bags contained a miniature American Flag, a pen and notebook pad, a package of Kleenex, small bottle of hand sanitizer, crackers, peanuts, cookies, craisins, gum, and most importantly a handmade “Thank You” card which had a handmade badge and was signed with their names. The brother and sister said they were making beds for dogs and wanted to do something nice for the Police Officers. The following day, Halstead Police Department hand delivered a thank you letter, along with three Challenge Coins, one for each youth, and one for their grandparents. It was explained to Breanna and Draco that a Challenge Coin is there to remind you to be the best that you can be and to show integrity, meaning to do the right thing even when no one else is looking, every day. Breanna told the Officer she wanted to be a veterinarian or a marine biologist when she gets older. Draco said he wanted to serve his Country by joining the United States Air Force and become a soldier. It is not every day Police are thanked for their service or even given small gifts bags, and it is very seldom these small tokens of gratitude come from our youth. The occasion was made memorable with a photo opportunity with Breanna and Draco!

Please use the city burn site for its intended use. Contact city hall if you have questions on what can be disposed of.

Rules for off-road vehicles for Old Settlers During Old Settlers weekend celebration the city council has elected to allow certain off road vehicles to be used for transportation. The only off-road vehicles which will be allowed are golf carts and UTV’s. No ATV’s, off-road motorcycles, go-carts, or dune buggies will be allowed. Rules of Operation Golf carts and UTV’s will be allowed from 4:00 p.m. on August 10th until 6:00 p.m. on August 12th. 1. All vehicles must be driven by a licensed driver 16 years old or older 2. All vehicles must abide by all the rules of the road. Stopping at all stop signs, speeding, and DUI will be strictly enforced 3. Only the amount of passengers that the vehicle is designed to carry will be allowed to ride on the vehicle. 4. All UTV’s and golf carts driven after dark must have working headlights and taillights as a vehicle is required to have. You may use the unlighted golf carts and UTV’s until the completion of the fireworks display on Saturday evening and will have 30 minutes following the completion of the show to get the UTV or golf cart off the streets. We encourage everyone to use the main streets which have better illumination at night when leaving the fireworks show. 5. Any vehicle that is driven in the parade may be driven to the parade staging area, used in the parade, and driven home. You may drive it to the parade staging area 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade and it must be off the roads 30 minutes after completion of the parade. Examples of UTV's

Police Reports 07/10/2018 – 07/31/2018 On 07/12/2018 at 1500 hours Rafael Arzate, HM/27, reported headphones taken from his vehicle by another employee at Mill Creek. On 07/13/2018 at 1343 hours Evie D. Unruh, WF/36, reports the vehicle she was driving was struck by a vehicle driven by a 12 year old male in the 300 block of west 6th. On 07/14/2018 at 1214 hours Danielle M. Unruh, WF/35, reports her vehicle damaged while parked at 401 W. 10th. On 07/15/2018 at 0018 hours a Disorderly DV was assigned. On 07/18/2018 at 0058 hours Christopher P. Wagoner, WM/25, was issued a summons for Poss. Of Marijuana and Poss. Of Drug Paraphernalia. On 07/21/2018 at 2131 hours Andrea L. Baranowski, WF/53, was issued a summons for Illegal Transportation of Liquor in the 500 block Locust. On 07/22/2018 at 2158 hours a Juvenile concern for welfare was assigned. On 07/25/2018 at 1144 hours officers responded to 12610 SW 36th to assist Harvey County Deputies at a disturbance. On 07/26/2018 at 1237 hours Joy Hoofer, WF/43, reports the theft of her KS tag 525KCK. On 07/28/2018 at 0840 hours Robert L. Sweet, WM/62, reports a fire at his business located at 215 Main St.

First Halstead Police Department fishing derby is complete and in the books. We had exactly 100 kids come fish and enjoy lunch after. We would like to thank all our sponsors who made this possible and thank Springlake resort for the use of the resort. We will post more pictures Monday.

Police Reports 06/19/2018 – 07/09/2018 On 07/02/2018 at 1809 hours a civil custody case was assigned. On 07/04/2018 at 2337 hours officers responded to Burrton to assist Burrton Police with a disturbance. On 07/06/2018 at 0930 hours Robert B. Reece, WM/47, reported someone driving on his lawn. On 07/07/2018 at 1703 hours a Juvenile battery case was assigned.

Our ACO is out of commission for the time being. Please call 911 for assistance with animals. Thank you in advance.

Police Reports 06/04/2018-06/18/2018 On 06/05/2018 at 1025 hours Marcia Wilson, WF/73, reports the theft of her black wheel barrow from the 300 block of Locust. On 06/05/2018 at 1905 hours Bradley Drake, WM/17, reports the vehicle he was driving struck a vehicle driven by Dorothy Smith, WF/47, at the intersection of 10th and McNair. On 06/06/2018 at 0815 hours Gene Marsh, WM/71, reports damage to his mailbox. On 06/13/2018 at 1759 hours, Douglas Daley, WM/43, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Driving while Suspended, and No Insurance and confined. On 06/17/2018 at 2114 hours Braeden A. Hayes, WM/19, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property and Driving on the Levee and confined.

Due too damage to the levee from vehicles driving on it vehicle access has been blocked. Only maintenance or emergency vehicles are allowed on the land between the levee and the river. People are still allowed to be on foot and walk on this property to enjoy nature however there will be NO motorized vehicles allowed. Per City Council instructions we will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy on this and will be issuing citations for a first offense with penalties increasing for repeat offenders.

Police Reports 5/22/2018-6/03/2018 On 05/22/2018 at 2017 hours Jacquelin Phillips, WF/36, reports the theft of a 20 inch Next brand bicycle. On 05/24/2018 at 1820 hours Joseph Becker, WM/44, reports the theft of a 4’ by 10’ trailer. On 5/24/2018 at 2031 hours Debbie Taylor, WF/56, reports her identity being used in another state. On 05/25/2018 at 0720 hours Enis Hamidovic, WM/24, was arrested for Battery DV and confined. On 05/25/2018 at 2227 hours Dan L. Roberts, WM/61, was cited for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On 05/26/2018 at 1018 hours Jeremy Will, WM/38, reports the vehicle he was driving struck a vehicle driven by Norma Dean, WF/79. On 05/28/2018 at 1929 hours a concern for welfare case was assigned. On 05/30/2018 at 1400 hours Officers assisted the Kansas Department of Labor fraud department and arrested Brenda Cordero, WF/47 and Ernest Cordero, WM/49 on warrants. On 05/31/2018 at 2115 hours a concern for welfare case was assigned. On 06/01/2018 at 2133 hours Lindsey Jones, WF/17, reports the vehicle she was driving struck the vehicle driven by Daniel Walker, WM/34. On 06/01/2018 at 1919 hours Edgar Soto-Garcia, HM/43, was arrested for driving while suspended and confined. On 06/02/2018 at 2102 hours Kenneth Blair, WM/56, reported the vehicle he was driving struck a gas meter owned by the City of Halstead.

Police Reports 04/30/2018-05/21/2018 On 04/30/2018 at 1425 hours juvenile concern for welfare case assigned. On 05/04/2018 at 2010 hours Austin D. Slaughter, WM/24, was arrested for DUI, No Insurance, Illegal Tag, and Transportation of an open container and confined. On 05/08/2018 at 1106 hours Child in need of care case was assigned. On 05/10/2018 at 0444 hours a Juvenile Interference with LEO, No driver’s License, and curfew case assigned. On 05/13/2018 at 1718 hours 2 juveniles were advised criminal trespass at the Halstead Hospital. On 05/14/2018 at 1720 hours Vinton Robuck reports his vehicle was struck while parked in the parking lot of Halsted High School. Robuck stated the vehicle left without reporting the accident. On 05/17/2018 at 1245 hours Matthew T. Allen, WM/27, reports his unlocked vehicle entered while it was parked in the 300 block of East 8th. Allen stated fishing equipment, a trolling motor, and boat battery were taken from the vehicle.

Last night it was an honor to attend the 2018 Senior Honors Banquet at Halstead High School and award the Halstead Police Department Career Advancement Scholarship. Chief Orem attended the banquet and presented the scholarship to Sarah Koehn. Sarah has a passion for helping others and a desire to further her education with the end goal of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer.

Police Reports 04/24/2018-04/30/2018 On 04/24/2018 at 0235 hours Cory A. Heck reports someone setting off fireworks on his property. On 04/25/2018 at 0030 hours a disturbance was reported at 223 Spruce St. On 04/26/2018 at 2002 hours a search warrant was executed at 401 W. 10th Apt. 23. Mercedes D. Aycock, WF/22, was arrested at the residence for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and confined. On 04/29/2018 at 0035 hours a juvenile drug and curfew case was assigned.

Officer Robinson took some time the other day to eat lunch and hangout with the kids at recess! Looks like he got his work out in for the day!!

############# Update ############## Mercedes Aycock, WF/22, was arrested at the residence for Possession of Meth, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and confined. The Halstead Police Department is executing a search warrant at 401 W 10th Apt. 23 for suspected Illegal narcotics activity. There is no danger to the public and we will continue to keep you updated as the case evolves. 🚔

Police Reports 04/10/2018-04/23/2018 On 04/15/2018 @ 1350 hours a juvenile concern for welfare was assigned. On 04/18/2018 @1940 hours Braeden S. Odendahl, WM/20, reports the vehicle he was driving backed into a vehicle owned by Terri M. McHaley, WM/59. 04/18/2018 @ 2230 hours Kaylyn J. Hobbs, WF/29, reports her vehicle was entered but reported nothing missing. 04/19/2018 @ 1516 hours a concern for welfare case was assigned. 04/23/2018 @ 1028 hours Brian L. Smith, WM/46, was arrested for Aggravated False Impersonation and Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer and confined.

Newton Police need your help. If you recognize this man please let them know or let us know and we will pass on your information.

Police Reports 4/03/2018-04/09/2018 On 04/04/2018 at 1600 hours Glenda C. Brandenberger WF/70, reports a theft by deception from her at her residence. On 04/06/208 at 1305 hours Sara J. Thompson, WF/34, was arrested for Battery DV and confined. Jonathan C. Pierce, WM/36, was also arrested for Battery DV and confined. On 4/06/2018 officers assisted the Kay County Sheriff Office locating and questioning an individual about a bomb threat made to their jurisdiction. On 04/08/2018 at 2350 hours Tammy C. Simpson-Yarborough, WF/53, reports receiving harassing text messages. Albion M. Norman WM/31, was issued a Halstead Municipal Court Summons for Harassment by Telephone. On 04/08/2018 at 2109 hours Nicole S. Norman, WF/43, was arrested for Battery DV and confined.

Police Reports 3/27/2018-04/02/2018 03/28/2018 at 1857 hours officers responded to 14935 NW 24th to assist the Harvey County Sheriff’s Department on a disturbance. 03/30/2018 at 0743 hours John W. Blackmon, WM/45, was arrested for driving while suspended, no liability insurance, and illegal tag. 03/31/2018 at 2015 hours juvenile harassment by telephone case assigned. 03/31/2018 at 1242 hours officers report finding a black Samsung tablet in the city. 04/02/2018 at 1730 hours Juvenile battery case assigned.

Police Reports 03/14/2018-03/26/2018 On 03/14/2018 at 1400 hours a juvenile welfare case/drug case was assigned. On 03/17/2018 at 1030 hours Jordan Mcginn, WM/20, reported losing his KS vehicle tag. On 03/18/2018 at 1453 hours officers found property belonging to Jay Jolliff. On 03/26/2018 at 2155 hours Dezerae L. Schauf, WF/35, reports the vehicle she was driving struck a vehicle owned by Bradley J. Drake while it was legally parked on Wills CT.

This is just down the road from Halstead. Be aware that Sedgwick County has a group of individuals traveling to small communities in the area, committing burglary’s, and leaving back to the Wichita area. Stay vigilant and lock your houses, cars, and garages.

Please do not post your spring break travel plans on Facebook. This only alerts people that you will be gone and your house is unattended making it an easy target to take your possessions. Wait until you arrive back home safe to post your pictures and what you did for everyone to see. Have a great spring break and travel safe!!