Maize Police Department

  • Agency: Maize Police Department
  • Address: 10100 W Grady Ave, Maize, 67101 KS
  • Chief: Matthew Jensby (Chief of Police)
Phone: 316.722.1433
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Maize Police Department is located at 10100 W Grady Ave, Maize, 67101 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Matthew Jensby. The Maize Police Department phone number is 316.722.1433.

Maize Police Department News

In sincere gratitude.

KENDRA LEIGH NYSTROM UPDATE: As of today, it has now officially been six months since Kendra has been seen or heard from by her family. Her family and the Maize Police Department appreciate the attention this case has been given by media outlets and on social media. The fact that Kendra is missing has been shared across the country. This post is to better clarify some assumptions and inaccurate information that has been shared and to hopefully bring further clarity about Kendra's disappearance: > Kendra is still missing. > Kendra does NOT have her cell phone or any credit cards so we are not able to ping her phone or track any purchases she may have made. > While we had originally speculated that Kendra may have gone to her parent's residence to do laundry, this theory has never been confirmed and she may have gone to the residence for some other purpose. She did not live with her parents, but did have access to their residence. We know the alarm on the residence was tripped and we know she left out the back door of the residence when officers, responding to the alarm, arrived at the residence. > Kendra left the residence with only her dog Frankie (a black and gray male Chihuahua mix). She left her purse, cell phone and car at the residence. > Area animal shelters have been checked for Frankie with negative results. > The Cowskin creek, which runs behind Kendra's parent's residence, has been searched with negative results. > The persons in a video, released in September by the Maize Police Department, that appeared to be involved in some type of altercation at the intersection of 135th Street West and 37th Street North on May 10, 2017 have NOT been identified. It is unclear if the female in the video is Kendra. > Kendra has the initials "RJ" tattooed on her LEFT ring finger. > Kendra suffers from a drug addiction and may have been in contact with persons with motives not in the best interest of Kendra. > Kendra has seldom gone for more than a few weeks without contacting her family. The fact that it has now been six months is highly unusual. > Because of her addiction, Kendra may believe she is wanted by law enforcement and will be arrested if found. This is NOT TRUE. We believe someone holds the key to this mystery and has information about Kendra's disappearance, where she went after leaving her parent's home on May 4th, and/or her current whereabouts. It is important we hear from you. Please call 316-425-3356 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Or, Kendra, please call your parents and let them know you are alright. They need to hear from you and need closure to your disappearance. If you see someone you believe is Kendra, please try to approach her and confirm her identity (look at the ring finger on her left hand for the tattoo "RJ") and call 9-1-1. We have received an unconfirmed sighting of Kendra in the area of Harry and Webb Road in Wichita approximately 7 weeks ago, but she could be anywhere including out-of-state.

We appreciate MISSING & ENDANGERED NW MISSOURI & SURROUNDING AREA for creating this video and sharing information about Kendra. If you know anything about Kendra's disappearance or her whereabouts, please call us at 316-425-3356 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Keeping Your Community Safe: A Guide to Being a Vigilant Citizen There are many ways you can be a vigilant citizen and keep your family, your neighbors, and yourself safe. Visit https://www.safehome.org/resources/community-safety-guide/ to learn more.

Got Drugs? The National Drug Take Back Initiative is Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may take your expired or unwatnted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications to the Sedgwick County Zoo located at 5555 W Zoo Blvd. There will NOT be a drop off site in Maize.

If you know something, say something. We know someone either knows Kendra's whereabouts or holds the key to her disappearance. It is important we hear from you. Information and tips can be reported to 316-425-3356 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 316-267-2111 or 1-800-222-TIPS. #FindingKendraNystrom

Maize USD 266 and Maize Police Department are partnering with the Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers in Schools program to offer a new initiative to help with safety in our schools. For more information visit http://www.cityofmaize.org/speak_up.php.

THEFT OF STOP SIGNS IS NO PRANK Sometime during the overnight hours of Wednesday, October 11 into the early morning hours of Thursday, October 12, an LED flashing stop sign, similar to the one shown below, was taken from the intersection of 37th Street North and 119th Street West. The sign's post was sawed off at the base. These signs cost around $1900.00 including installation. Aside from the value of the sign, the removal of stop signs at intersections pose a significant safety hazard for motorist. The value of the sign is insignificant compared to the cost in a life lost resulting from a senseless traffic accident that could result from the missing sign. Anyone locating the sign or having information as to it's whereabouts or the person or person(s) responsible for the removal of the sign is ask to either return the sign to Maize City Hall or contact Detective Piper with the Maize Police Department at 316-722-1433. Tips may also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Ref: Case Number: 201700854

Over the last couple of days, the Maize Police Department has received reports of individuals walking neighborhoods ringing doorbells. These individuals have been identified as solicitors selling magazines. All door-to-door salesmen/solicitors must apply for and obtain a permit through the city. The individuals being reported have not done so and DO NOT have permits to sell anything in the city. If you encounter them, please call 9-1-1.

CRIME ALERT During the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 27, several automobiles along Plantation and Conestoga streets were burglarized. A white male suspect was captured by a homeowner's surveillance system. Anyone with information about these burglaries or the suspect's identity is asked to call Detective Piper with the Maize Police Department at 425-3356. Tips may also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. Please remember to always lock your car doors and keep any valuables hidden. Ref: Case Numbers 201700814, 201700815, 201700816

Students of the Maize High School's S.A.F.E. Club conducted their first seat belt survey of the school year this morning at Maize High School. S.A.F.E. (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Remember to buckle up!

Officers found this miniature poodle mix in the area of 4000 N Goldenrod this morning around 7:00 AM. The dog had no tag or chip and was taken to the Wichita Animal Shelter at K-96 and Hillside. Please have your pet microchipped or at the very least, have a tag affixed to your dog's collar so we can expedite the return of your pet to you.

Missing Person (Maize, Kansas) - The Maize Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Kendra Leigh Nystrom who has now been missing for over four months. Kendra was last seen around 10:30 AM on the morning of May 4, 2017. She left her parents’ home in the 12000 block of West 29th Street North with only her dog. She left the house on foot leaving her personal belongings, car and cell phone behind. This residence is located adjacent to the Cowskin Creek which was running above capacity due to recent heavy rains. Moderate flooding was occurring in the area at the time. On May 10, 2017, an area resident recorded what appeared to be some type of altercation between a male and female at the intersection of 37th Street North and 135th Street West, which is approximately a mile and a half from the Nystrom's home. The video showed a female getting out of and running away from a car stopped at the intersection and a male chasing after her. Both subjects ultimately returned to the car which left traveling south on 135th Street West. We have not been able to identify the parties involved in the incident or if the incident was in anyway related to Kendra's disappearance. Kendra had spent the night before her disappearance at a motel on West Kellogg in Wichita and may have frequented motels along west Kellogg and or south Broadway. We have received several tips of sightings of Kendra in the areas of South Broadway in Wichita, the Plainview neighborhood in Southeast Wichita and the Oaklawn community in South Wichita, however we have not been able to verify or confirm any of these sightings. While we have spoken with numerous individuals who know Kendra, none have seen or heard from her since the date she went missing. Kendra is a 30-year-old white female with reddish brown hair. She is approximately 5'4" tall and weighs between 100 and 120 lbs. She also has the initials "R.J." tattooed on her left ring finger. Her dog is a black and gray male Chihuahua mix named Frankie. We are asking for owners of property adjacent to the Cowskin Creek south of 29th Street North to check areas near the creek. We would also like to speak with the individuals involved in the incident that occurred on May 10 at the intersection of 37th Street North and 135th Street West in Sedgwick County. These cases, no matter the age of the missing person, take a toll on family. It is highly unusual for Kendra to go more than a week without talking to her mother. It has now been over four months. On behalf of the Nystrom family, we are asking for anyone who has any information about Kendra's disappearance or current whereabouts to call 9-1-1 or the Maize Police Department at 316-425-3356. We know someone either knows Kendra's whereabouts or holds the key to her disappearance. It is important we hear from you. Information and tips may also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 316-267-2111 or 1-800-222-TIPS.

On May 10, 2017, an area resident recorded what appeared to be some type of altercation between a male and female at the intersection of 37th Street North and 135th Street West in Sedgwick County, which is approximately a mile and a half from the Nystrom's home where Kendra Nystrom was last seen. The video showed a female getting out of and running away from a car stopped at the intersection and a male chasing after her. Both subjects ultimately returned to the car which left traveling north on 135th Street West. We have not been able to identify the parties involved in the incident or if the incident was in anyway related to the disappearance of Kendra. We would also like to speak with the individuals involved in the incident that occurred on May 10 at the intersection of 37th Street North and 135th Street West in Sedgwick County.

1 in 5 high schoolers will abuse prescription drugs, opioids. Is your child the "1"?

Maize Makes Top Twenty List of Kansas Safest Cities The City of Maize has been ranked the 14th safest city in Kansas by Safewise. Read the full article at https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-kansas/

Officers and Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies had a great time today at a picnic in the park with friends from Journey Church.

Prescription drug and opiate abuse is becoming a national crisis. We have seen an increase in opiate and heroin abuse right here in the Midwest, Kansas, Wichita and yes, even here in Maize. Opiate and heroin abuse is devastating to not just the addict but also to their family, friends and ultimately the community at large. Addiction is an illness and it is time to stop living in denial because of shame or embarrassment. We must accept that none of us are immune and start addressing the issue of opiate addiction head on. NO ONE is immune to the possibility of either becoming an addict or having a son, daughter or family member who is an addict. Opiate abuse effects ALL walks of life and has no boundaries. It doesn’t matter one’s socioeconomic status, lifestyle or family background. In 2016 the Maize Police Department worked with two families and a couple of young people who were suffering from this very addiction. One is an Eagle Scout, the other was an honor student graduate from Maize High. Neither of these two families would have ever suspected they would be in a battle with addiction. We encourage everyone to watch the attached video “Chasing the Dragon – The Life of an Opiate Addict”. The video was produced by the DEA and FBI in 2016, but the message is extremely relevant now more than ever. School will be back in session in a couple of weeks. Approximately one in five high school seniors report misusing prescription drugs at least once in their lifetime. ONE in FIVE! Will the ONE be your son or daughter? Will YOU watch the entire video as a family? We hope so. The choice is yours… https://youtu.be/lqdmWRExOkQ

Oops, a minor mishap, but nothing a bandaid and a medic can't fix.

Sedgwick County Fire and EMS - Maize National Night Out 2017

NNO Maize 2017