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These offense reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies:



A Sedgwick woman, touched in a rude, insulting, or angry manner by an unrelated person whom she reportedly knew, suffered what was described as an apparently minor injury at 1:58 p.m. Jan. 16 at Westview Manor in Peabody.

The victim was identified in deputy Aaron Christner’s report as Mary T. Montgomery. Her age was redacted from the open public record provided to the newspaper.

The incident apparently was not reported until five days later.

Felony criminal damage

A vandal did an estimated $1,400 damage between 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 9:41 a.m. Jan. 20 to a Caterpillar forklift at a construction site near 110th and Sunflower Rds.

The forklift, owned by Sentry Electric of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was being used by crews constructing wind turbines for Sunflower Wind Farm.

Possession of stimulants, marijuana, paraphernalia

A tenth of a gram of cocaine (enough for less than three entry-level doses), 1.2 grams of marijuana (enough for four “joints”), and 10 pipes, grinders, and other elements of drug paraphernalia were seized in a traffic stop at 9:58 p.m. Jan. 23 at US-50 and Nighthawk Rd.

Austin E. Stahlheber, 19, Peabody, was arrested on suspicion of possessing stimulants, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. He was released the next afternoon on $10,000 bond.

The reason for the original traffic stop was not reported.


A green 2017 Arctic Cat four-wheeler valued at $1,770 was reported stolen between Jan. 20 and 6:10 p.m. Jan. 25 from Randall M. Eitzen of rural Peabody.

The all-terrain vehicle was parked at a residence or garage on land Eitzen owns near 110th and Indigo Rd.


Domestic battery

Tiffany Rose, 35, Hillsboro, was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Thursday after she allegedly slapped her husband in the face during a quarrel while taking their child to Hillsboro Community Hospital.

Ten hours after her booking, she was released from jail on her own recognizance, promising to pay $1,000 if she failed to appear in court.

The victim, a 48-year-old Hillsboro man whose name and street address were redacted from a public record of the offense, sustained injuries categorized as apparently minor.

Officer Peyton Heidebrecht’s report indicates alcohol use by Rose may have contributed to the incident.



A 9mm handgun, a .38-caliber revolver, a laser rangefinder, a diesel programmer, house and truck keys, two credit cards, $100 in cash, a makeup bag, and a wallet, together valued at $2,500, were reported stolen New Year’s morning from eight cars parked within 1,000 feet of Lincoln and Maple Sts.

According to a report released Friday, burglars broke into the vehicles before 6 a.m., although some burglaries were not discovered until after noon.

Cash, credit cards, a driver’s license, and a wallet were reported stolen in the 800 block of Ash St. from neighborhood residents Jillian N. and Ryan C. Edmundson.

In the same block, a Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard revolver and an SCT programmer that calibrates diesel engines was stolen from neighborhood residents Jandee L. and Alan J. Kruse.

A makeup bag belonging to visitor Sheri L. Edmundson of Marysville also was reported stolen.

A block north, in the 800 block of Birch St., a clip-loading Smith & Wesson 9mm, a laser-powered Vortex 1000 rangefinder for firearms and archery hunting, and house and truck keys were reported stolen from Noah J. Albin, a visitor from Anthony.

An additional block north, in the 800 block of Maple St., house and car keys were reported stolen from visitor Audrey J. Pavlu of Ness City.

Credit cards stolen from the Edmundsons were used to make multiple purchases, totaling $2,000, in Marion and Emporia. Suspects from Gardner and Council Grove were identified through surveillance video and comments made during one of the purchases.

The rangefinder and diesel programmer were recovered Jan. 20 from a pawn shop in Blue Springs, Missouri, after a database search by the Marion County sheriff’s office indicated that one of the suspects had sold items matching their descriptions there Jan. 2.

Although police have released names of the suspects, newspaper policy prohibits publishing them until the suspects have been arrested or charged. The case is pending in the county attorney’s office.

Last modified Feb. 2, 2023