Saint Marys Police Department

  • Agency: Saint Marys Police Department
  • Address: 200 S 7th St, Saint Marys, 66536 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: (785) 437-2311
Fax: 785-437-2354

Saint Marys Police Department is located at 200 S 7th St, Saint Marys, 66536 KS. The Saint Marys Police Department phone number is (785) 437-2311.

Saint Marys Police Department News

Attention: One topic that was mentioned at the City Chamber Meeting was the issue of phone scams/fraud. We have had multiple reports from various scams. We have had some that show up on caller ID as coming from the City of St. Marys. Referencing making payments over the phone for bills. We have had reports now of caller ID's showing Kansas Gas Service. Referencing making payments over the phone etc. It is our recommendation that you never take these for granted. That you ask for a case# or account # from the caller. Then getting a number from your bill; or looking up their phone number online on their official site. To ensure you are talking to the business and not some scam artist. If you are certain that you are being called by a fraudulent faction; please refer to the following pages for information on what can be done. They both have good information. Also let the Police Department know as well. This way we can get information out to the public in reference to potential issues. And as everyone should.....if you feel something is off and doesnt seem right.....your probably right. You should not be giving your personal or credit information over the phone. Most legitimate companies will not conduct business this way.

St. Marys Residents-Located in one of the stolen vehicles was an ammo canister which had a few key rings and miscellaneous keys. If your vehicle was burglarized, and you had keys taken (reported or not), please email me a description of the missing keys. That way I can see of I have them. This will also allow for me to setup a meeting time if there is a match.

At approximately 1:30pm, a radio call was made by KHP (Trooper Moses and Trooper Herbel) in reference to a contact they were making in rural Shawnee County. The call was for assistance with 4 individuals. St. Mary's Police Department responded to the scene. Other responding departments included Rossville PD, Maple Hill PD and Silver Lake PD. Upon arrival, a vehicle which was stolen on January 9th from a residence in St. Mary's, was found. 2 of the 4 individuals attempted to mask their identities. However.....this was quickly debunked. 3 of the 4 were identified by the St. Mary's Police Department, as they were already known suspects for 2 car thefts which occurred on January 9th. One suspect had been listed as one of the "Most Wanted in Northeast Kansas". This subject being Justin Lee Atwood. All 4 suspects were detained and transported to the Topeka Police Department for questioning. After several hours of "discussions"; multiple arrests were made. Charges included: Posession of stolen property. Criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Interference/obstruction. As well as several outstanding warrants. We also believe that 2 of the suspects may have also been involved in previous stolen car cases in St. Marys. That case is still currently under investigation. Big thank you to KHP! Big thank you to TPD! It was a long day.....but boy was it worth it! P.S. I hope the grammar police doesn't take me to jail. Long day...I'm tired. 😁

Funeral Service for Fire Fighter John Randle of the Wamego Fire Department. Amazing to see how many fire departments from all across the state have shown up. RIP John Randle.

Special Thank You to a few people who have gifted the PD with some sweet treats this holiday season!! We shall keep them know who you are 👍 We also got some great pumpkin bread (which we get each year...yum). Today I was called and told that someone has anonymously ordered pizza for lunch tomorrow. 🍕 It's a great city we work for. Thank you for the kind gestures!

A little humor to start off the festivities.....please be careful when travelling! Have a great Christmas!


The phones and internet are currently down at both the St. Marys City Hall and Police Department . WTC was notified . We hope to be up again shortly. Wind certainly has a way of messing things up

It has been a busy couple of weeks! This trend has continued :( In the morning hours of 11/17/2017, 3 "Hit N' Run" accidents had happened within the 100blk of Palmer. During the investigation we had developed a lead and followed it to Silver Lake. In Silver Lake we were able to locate the alleged suspect and vehicle. Citations were issued and court dates set.

Update for the events which transpired on 11/13/2017: Statistics thus far: 3-Stolen Cars from the 600 Blk of Willow- All recovered the same day. 22-Car Burglaries in the Lakeside Subdivision 2-Car Burglaries between the 600-800 blks of Walnut 1- Car Burglary 800 Blk of Linn 1- Car Burglary 1000 Blk of N. 8th 1- Car Burglary 300 Blk of Alma Burglary: Kansas Statutes. (3) Vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, railroad car or other means of conveyance of persons or property, with intent to commit a felony, theft or sexually motivated crime therein. ... (ii) subsection (a) (2) or (a)(3), with intent to commit the theft of a firearm, is a severity level 5, nonperson felony. To put this into context: There were lots of cars that had been entered on 11/13/2017. Many of the victims didn't suffer any financial loss. However. ...By statute it still fits the crime; and is reported as such. One might ask "how so much could be done in such a quick manner?" There is one overwhelming, and common denominator. Every car (with the exception of 1), was unlocked. Many even had their keys inside the vehicle. Many addresses had multiple vehicles entered. These burglaries happened in a close proximity to each other. We have accumulated a lot of DNA evidence from the locations, and will submit this evidence to KBI for analysis. Please be aware that this takes a lot of time to be done by KBI. (Many cases 4-6+ months.) We have also been following 2 other leads. We have asked for assistance from bigger agencies and associations to help with these leads. As they have the technology to improve and analyze the information. Its important to remember to: Lock your doors! Be aware of things which are unusual and suspicious! (Especially at night) Help look out for yourself, your neighbors, and the community!

Between the hours of 1230-0200a on 11/13/2017 a rash of car burglaries and car thefts had occurred within the city limits of St. Marys. If your car was victim of a theft, or even if it had been rummaged thru are encouraged to call 785-321-1911. Please keep your ears to the ground for any rumors you may hear in reference to the thefts. We have already recovered the stolen vehicles and released them back to their owners. We are diligently working any and all leads which show themselves. As a side note....every victim had left their cars unsecured. Unfortunately this makes things easier for individuals whom want your items more than you do. As we look into this issue further....we will slowly release some of the information. Unfortunately not everything can be released thus far. As we don't wish to hamper the investigation.

BOLO- During the overnight/morning hours of 11/08-11/09, a 2007, a Ford Mustang which is sky blue in color was suspected of being stolen by an unknown individual. The vehicle has a Kansas License Plate from Pottawatomie County bearing 376-ELY. It was taken from the 400blk of N. 8th St. The vehicle was described as having rear end damage to the rear bumper and trunk. If you see this vehicle; please contact the St. Marys Police Department at 785-321-1911. The vehicle has been entered into NCIC as a stolen vehicle. The picture which is displayed is not the stolen vehicle; but a sample picture of the body type.

We were just informed that the St. Marys Police Department voicemail is telling people that it is full, and you are not able to leave a message. I have checked each voicemail box, and each of them are empty and have no messages. We are contacting WTC to see if they can fix whatever is causing this issue. I was informed the issue was on their end. Please note that in order to get an officer to to respond to an incident; you are to contact 785-321-1911. This number is a number which is monitored by Pottawatomie County Dispatch 24/7, specifically for the City of St. Marys. If you contact City Hall after 5pm using 785-437-2311; there is not someone there to answer the phone. This also causes an issues due to the fact an officer is not always at the Police Department located at City Hall/PD to answer the phone. Calling 785-321-1911 is the sure fire way to get an officer dispatched to your concern. Please Share this message with others. J. Winkleman

You would have thought I was a ghost tonight. I scared a lot of people. Guess it's confusing to see a Police car pull-up and stop. First instinct is to wonder what you did wrong.......but this time.....I gave out over 12lbs of sugary goodness. I hope everybody had a safe Halloween.

Today it was reported that an unknown black male was observed driving a blue in color car with a white hood. He was wearing a sweater and a pair of tan colored pants. The unknown person was observed going onto multiple porches and taking pictures of those homes. He was last seen on 2nd street. It is unknown if there is anything criminal in nature occurring, however, he was not in a company car and did not appear to have any employee markings on his attire. Please keep an eye out for any more suspicious behavior. If you see this person please contact the police by calling 785-321-1911. In efforts for us to identify him and ensure there is nothing illegal occurring.