Chanute Police Department

  • Agency: Chanute Police Department
  • Address: 101 South Lincoln, Chanute , 66720 KS
  • Chief: Sam Budreau (Director of Public Safety)
Phone: (620) 431-5768
Fax: (620) 431-5248

Chanute Police Department is located at 101 South Lincoln, Chanute , 66720 KS. The Director of Public Safety of the department is Sam Budreau. The Chanute Police Department phone number is (620) 431-5768.

Chanute Police Department News

The Chanute Police Department is asking for your assistance in identifying this individual trying to break into the back door of a local buisness. Sorry for the video quality, but the incdent happened during a storm on May 10, 2018 between he hours of 0230-0300 hours. Anyone with infortaion in reference to this attempted break in is asked to reposnd to our face book post or call the non emergency number at Neosho County Central Dispatch at (620) 431-5768.

****************************Update*************************** We have just been advised that Neosho County Emergency 911 Center is back up and operational. Their non-emergency phone number is (620) 431-5768. They are able to communicate with local law enforcement and emergency services. Electric has been restored from the outage, if you are a customer and your electric hasn't been restored we are asking for you to call (620) 431-5277. **** Due to the weather we are experiencing, Neosho County Emergency 911 center is down. At this time, we are unable to communicate with them via radio traffic. The City of Chanute is aware of the power outage and is in the process of trying to restore power as quickly as possible. Chanute isn't the only town affected with this outage, it appears something happened with Weststar's Energy feed coming into the City of Chanute at the Tioga substation. We have opened up the Emergency Operations Center at the Memorial Building. We are asking everyone that needs assistance to call in at (620) 431-5263. We will supply more information as it comes available.

Due to an increase in complaints about loose dogs around Chanute, the Police Department and the Animal Control Officer will be increasing patrol and enforcement activity. Dogs are prohibited from running loose, and must be kept under control. Dogs over 6 months old are also required to wear a current rabies tag, be registered with the city and wear the city tag as well. The minimum fine for violation of city ordinance 6.04.020 dog running at large is $150 including the administrative fee. This is in addition to any impound or shelter fees if the dog is picked up. Don’t forget to register your dog or cat yearly with the city of Chanute the same month your vehicle tags are due. We are asking that if you see dogs out and running around town to call the Animal Control Officer during regular business hours at (620) 433-7559 or after hours, Dispatch non-emergency number at (620) 431-5768.

On April 25, Officers with the Chanute Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of 21st and South Santa Fe in Chanute where K-9 Quake was deployed and indicated on the odor of illegal narcotics. Justin Diebolt was arrested on the following charges: Drive while revoked, Illegal tag display, No Insurance, Possession of Depressants. Police reports are being forwarded to the Neosho County Attorney’s Office for review and the possible of filing of criminal charges. All suspects are presumed innocent, unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Chanute Police Department responded to a call in the 1500 Block South Central around 1700 hours. The call was in reference to a ten year old boy saying that a white male with a beard driving a white single cab truck with dark tinted windows pulled up next to him and asked him if he wanted some candy, to get in the truck. The young male didn't get in the truck, but did make it back to his house safely without any further contact with the individual. We are asking for everyone to keep a look out for anything they feel may be suspicious and to call central dispatch at (620) 431-5768.

On April 3rd at around 2315 hours, Officers responded to the Skyline Motel on a report of an individual being there that had a warrant. During the investigation, Levi McClenning was arrested on the warrant and possession of meth and paraphernalia, TJ Mishler was arrested on a warrant, Daniel Berthot arrested for obstruction, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and distribution of meth, Brianna Larue also arrested for distribution of meth and paraphernalia. All four were transported to the Neosho County Jail. Police reports are being forwarded to the Neosho County Attorney’s Office for review and the possible of filing of criminal charges. All suspects are presumed innocent, unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Chanute Police Department will be at Medicine Shoppe at 421 West Main Street on April 28 from the hours of 1000 till 1400. This is to help with the DEA National RX Take Back. We will only be able to take pill medication. If for some reason, you can not make it this day, you can always bring your outdated or unused medication to the Chanute Police Department. We are set up so we can collect them every day of the year.

***********************Training Notice************************************ The Chanute Police Department will be conducting A.L.I.C.E. training in the Memorial Building starting April 4th and ending the 5th. The training is scheduled to start on the 4th at 1000 hours and another class at 1430 hours. On the 5th it is scheduled to start at 0630 hours. All the classes are expected to last 2- 2 1/2 hours each. During this training exercise if you are in or around the Memorial Building you may hear sounds similar to gun fire and people being loud.

While investigating the previous mentioned shots fired call, Officers were able to collect a .22 caliber rifle that didn't belong at the residence or to any one that lived there. We are asking that everyone check to make sure if they own a .22 caliber rifle it is still in their possession, if not please contact the Chanute Police Department through central dispatch at (620) 431-5768.

On March 22nd Officers with the Chanute Police Department responded to the area of 1000 block of South Forest for a report of gun shots in the area. Upon arrival, Officers were able to speak with some witnesses stating they had seen some juveniles run to a house on South Grant. Officers went to the last area where it was reported seeing the individuals running to, Officers were able to recover a previously reported stolen Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun along with two juvenile boys. The juveniles, both 16, was later interviewed by officers with the Chanute Police Department, and were screened by a representative of the Juvenile Justice Authority for placement. The juveniles were placed in the Girard Juvenile Detention Center at Girard pending their appearance at a detention hearing before a judge. Police reports are being forwarded to the Neosho County Attorney’s Office for review and the possible of filing of criminal charges. All suspects are presumed innocent, unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Chanute Police Department would like to inform everyone once again of a possible scam. The caller is advising he is with an extended car warranty company and is giving the name of Timothy Churchill. He is spoofing numbers and is using the hospital number, that is what is coming up on caller ID's. The individuals are now also using different individuals names with local numbers as well. As always, we encourage everyone to be very careful in giving any information to anyone you don't know over the phone or mail.

The Chanute Police Department received information early this afternoon that a 15 year old male student at Chanute High School had allegedly revealed to another student his intent to commit violence against another student while at the high school, He further allegedly provided some details how he would commit said violence, and that others, including school administrators, would also be harmed. The student was later interviewed by officers with the Chanute Police Department, and was screened by a representative of the Juvenile Justice Authority for placement. The student was placed in the Girard Juvenile Detention Center at Girard pending his appearance at a detention hearing before a judge. Police reports are being forwarded to the Neosho County Attorney’s Office for review and the possible of filing of criminal charges. No weapons were located at the school or in the possession of the student. All suspects are presumed innocent, unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Officers with the Chanute Police Department responded to the area of the 100 block of North Rutter for a report on theft of money in excess of $25,000. Officers started the investigation, and have arrested Lorraine Zimmerman 45, Chanute on the charges of Felony Theft and Forgery. The investigation is still ongoing at this time. Upon completion, reports will be forwarded to the Neosho County Attorney's Office for review and consideration of charges being filed. All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Chanute Police Department is requesting everyone's assistance. Today around 1630 hours a girl was walking home from Royster Middle School. Just as she was coming up to the intersection of 3rd and Garfield, she was approached from behind by a Hispanic female and a white male in a Black Shiny extended cab truck. The truck was reported to have a black toolbox across the bed with chrome rims along with black tinted windows. They stopped and asked the girl, "if we give you candy, will you get in the truck?". She declined and they drove off turning west on 3rd street. The girl was able to safely contact a parent and notify police. If you have any information in regards to this situation please call central dispatch at (620) 431-5768.

The Chanute Police Department would like to introduce our new Officer. His name is Jon Deal. Officer Deal has just completed his certification through Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. We are pleased to have Officer Deal working with us.

The Chanute Police Department would like to remind everyone to be aware of scams once again. We have had reports of individuals calling saying they are with Publishers Clearing House. They are wanting people to go get a Western Union check and send it to their location. One of the places they are asking for the check to be sent to is Jamaica W.I. If you receive any of these types of calls we ask that you call the Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357 Options 1 and then option 1 and then option 3 when prompted and make a report with them.

*************************************UPDATE*************************************************** Natasha Hulett has been found this evening and everything is alright. Her family has been notified. Thanks everyone for their help . *************************************************************************************************** We are continuing the investigation with Marissa Craft. Anyone with information in regards to Marissa should call central dispatch at (620) 431-5768. The Chanute Police Department is currently following up on multiple leads on the two missing persons listed below. We are asking for everyone's assistance in trying to locate these two individuals. Marissa Craft was last seen in Chanute. Natasha Hulett was last seen in Iola. Anyone with any information should call central dispatch at (620) 431-5768

The Chanute Police Department would like to notify everyone we will doing our fall shoot at the gun range, located on east 14th street, this Thursday the 9th of November. It is scheduled to start sometime around 1530 hours and shouldn't last more than a couple of hours.

The Chanute Police department has been given a set of found keys to a Chevy vehicle. The keys were located in the 900 block of South Highland this evening. If you are the rightful owner to the keys, please come to the Chanute Police Department on the south end of the building and pick up the phone to talk with a dispatcher or you may call the non emergency number at (620) 431-5768.

The Chanute Police department would like to mention to everyone that we will be participating in the National Drug Take Back again this fall. The date is tomorrow October 28th and we will be set up at Medicine Shop Pharmacy located at 421 West Main. The hours to bring in you old prescriptions and turn them in will be between 1000 to 1400 hours. In case you are not able to make it tomorrow, or have some prescriptions that you need to dispose of during the year, you can bring them down to the Chanute Police Department or meet one of us out on patrol and turn them over to us. We keep a drop box open all year long here in the Police department for a service to the community.

Today, Chanute Police Departments own Officer Marcus Jones was invited to speak to several 1st graders at Chanute Elementary School career day. Thanks Officer Jones for a job well done.

The Chanute Police department would like to remind everyone to lock their vehicles and roll up the windows when not in use. The Police Department took two reports this morning, one in the 1200 block South Forest and the other one in the 800 block South Highland of items taken out of vehicles. We would also remind everyone that if you see someone acting suspicious or hanging around in a certain area that you haven't seen them in before to please call into the central dispatch non emergency number 620-431-5768 for an officer to investigate the situation.

The City of Chanute is offering a $ 2,500 dollar reward for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible for the vandalism that has occurred since last Sunday evening in and around Chanute. Please call the non emergency phone number for central dispatch (620) 431-5768 with any information.