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Prelim Set In Alleged Murder-For-Hire

Posted: 04/16/2010 - 20-year old Joel Phoenix will be in court May 13th on a charge of criminal solicitation to commit first degree murder.

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Manhattan Man Arrested For Home Burglaries

Posted: 04/16/2010 - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office says 31-year old Jacob Mendenhall was arrested Friday morning for two burglaries and one attempted burglary.

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Body Found In Ft. Riley's Moon Lake

Posted: 04/15/2010 - A fisherman spotted a vehicle submerged in Ft. Riley's Moon Lake. Authorities later discovered a body inside the vehicle.

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Police Make Second Arrest In Murder Case

Updated: 04/14/2010 - Police say they arrested a 17-year old male on charges of first degree murder, criminal discharge of a firearm at a dwelling or vehicle, and criminal damage to property. He's the second person accused in the killing of Forrest Sanders.

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Wichita Bookkeeper Sentenced For Embezzling From Law Firm

Posted: 04/13/2010 - Vicki J. Olivarez has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for two counts of writing checks and forging signatures on checks, which were drawn on a law firm’s client trust account.

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Newton Man Guilty On Marijuana, Gun Charges

Posted: 04/13/2010 - A jury found Judah Prince, 50, formerly of Newton, Kan., guilty on one count of manufacturing marijuana and 26 counts of using a false address when he filled out federal paperwork to determine whether he was eligible to purchase firearms.

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Texas Man Pleads Guilty In Garden City Club Shooting

Posted: 04/13/2010 - Eric Rojas pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

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Two Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud

Posted: 04/13/2010 - Terrence L. Cole, 44, Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced to 37 months and ordered to pay more than $2 million in restitution. Victoria Bennett, 36, Leawood, Kan., was sentenced to 24 months and ordered to pay more than $4.7 million in restitution.

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Offender Watch Seeks Absconder

Updated: 04/13/2010 - Authorities are looking for Jeffery McManaman, an offender who has not properly registered with law enforcement.

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Topeka Man Sentenced For Trying To Rob Federal Agent

Posted: 04/12/2010 - 35-year old Phillip Tyrone Williams was sentenced to 130 months. He pleaded guilty to one count of distributing crack cocaine, one count of aggravated robbery of a federal agent, and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

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Governor Signs Domestic Violence Bill

Posted: 04/12/2010 - Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a bill Monday that requires a special domestic violence designation be placed onto criminal cases if the defendant is found guilty of those crimes.

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Assault Sends Woman To Hospital

Posted: 04/09/2010 - Police were called around 8:30 pm Friday to the St. Gregory Apartments, 635 SW Harrison.

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Federal Financial Crimes Task Force

Posted: 04/09/2010 - Topeka Police got involved when relatives of an elderly victim reported money was stolen from her trust fund.

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Crime Stoppers Targets Double Murder Last August

Updated: 04/08/2010 - On August 20th 2009 an unknown subject or subjects entered the home of Leaha Schmuck and Walia Tindall at 1223 SE 31st Terrace. Both women were shot and died as a result of their injuries.

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Broker Sentenced In Fraud Case

Posted: 04/06/2010 - 40-year old Wildor Washington, Jr., was sentenced to 200 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution on federal mortgage fraud charges.

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Authorities Hope Bicycle Leads To Thief

Posted: 04/06/2010 - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office released a photo of a bicycle they believe was used by a suspect or suspects who robbed Kennedy Oil Company in Emmett March 27th.

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Mexican Drug Ring Leader Arrested

Posted: 04/05/2010 - Ten suspected members of a Mexican-based drug trafficking organization are behind bars, charged with smuggling huge amounts of meth into Southern California.

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TPD Concerned with Easy Access to Weapons

Updated: 04/06/2010 - Violent crime rattled some Topeka neighborhoods over the Easter weekend... including Monday morning. The incidents have many Topekans wondering if crime is on the rise in the capital city.

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