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Topeka Police Officers--- To be

Updated: 04/28/2009 - There are quite a few requirements, clean background, must be 20 and a half years old and must have the determination to keep going especially during the physical agility test.

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Missouri Man Suspected in 20 Bank Holdups Arrested

Posted: 08/29/2008 - A southwestern Missouri man suspected in at least 20 bank robberies was being held yesterday at the Greene County Jail in Springfield. Authorities had been searching for Joseph Paul Young, who evaded capture last week when he fled into a wooded area.

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Police Ask for Help Locating Man in Connection with Assault

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Topeka Police are asking for your help locating a man they want to speak with about an assault. He's Marlando Johnson, 27, described as a five-foot-eight inch tall black man weighing about 150 pounds.

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Hearing Date Set for Homicide Suspect

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The man accused of killing 15-year old Nacole Winter will be in court for a pretrial hearing Sept. 16th. Christopher Hall is charged with murder and sexual assault in the teen's death.

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Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office Ask For Help Identifying Suspect

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Shawnee County Sheriff's Office asking for help identifying a man involved in an altercation outside a Topeka nightclub in the early morning hours of August 2nd. He is described as a tall, thin black male with dread locks that fled the scene in a black two-door Acura.

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Police Offer Crime Prevention Tips

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Topeka Police remind citizens to be extra cautious when dealing with strangers who go door-to-door and ask for money, ask for a ride or ask to use the phone.

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KU Research Aide Accused of Making Controlled Substance in School Lab

Posted: 08/27/2008 - KU's public safety office says a 28-year old medicinal chemistry research aide was arrested on suspicion of making a controlled substance in a university labe. Coworkers called police. The suspect is free on $15,000 bond. No charges have been filed.

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Man Sentenced to Life for Kansas Girl's 1974 Slaying

Posted: 08/27/2008 - 61-year old John Henry Horton was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the 1974 murder of 13-year old Lizabeth Wilson. Lizabeth disappeared while walking home from the Prairie Village swimming pool.

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Topeka Man Arrested For Sunday Morning Assault

Posted: 08/27/2008 - 24-year-old William Phelps arrested and charged in connection with an assault that happened early Sunday morning. Police are still looking for a second suspect, described as a black male with braided hair. The assault happened outside 1424 SW Lane.

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Car Break-in nets SS Numbers of 86 KSU Students

Updated: 08/27/2008 - 86 K-State students had their names and Social Security numbers stolen from a parked vehicle last week. An instructor had them in a backpack in his car that was broken into. The university has alerted the students.

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Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Possession

Posted: 08/26/2008 - A Lawrence man pleads guilty to child pornography charges after investigators find thousands of images in his possession. His wife became suspicious of him after he locked himself in a room with a computer. She then turned floppy disks over to authorities and they began to investigate him.

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Kansas Highway Patrol to Increase I-35 Enforcement

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Law Enforcement Officers from Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are stepping up enforcement along I-35 on Thursday to cut down on speeding, impaired driving, and seat belt violations. This effort is in conjunction with STEP enforcement that runs through Labor Day.

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Gym Zone Owner Charged with Sexual Assault

Posted: 08/26/2008 - David Byrd, owner of the Gym Zone in Topeka, was arrested Monday on charges relating to an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl.

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Man Charged with July 2005 Murder to be Sentenced Today

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Rashawn Anderson to be sentenced today for the July 2005 murder of Christopher Caraway. Anderson pleaded no contest August 15th. He has also been convicted for a fatal shooting outside a Lawrence nightclub in 2006.

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Doctor's Lawyers Seek Removal of Prosecutor

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The defense for Dr. Stephen Schneider is accusing a federal prosecutor and an investigator of professional ethics violations. He says they improperly contacted a defense expert witness and lied to the court.

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State Hospital Worker Arrested in Escape Plot

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Larned State Hospital employee, Colean McKoy, is Charged with helping convicted sex offender, Perry Isley, escape from the facility August 5th.

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Topeka Ask For Help With Cold Case

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Topeka Police are asking for your help solving a cold case homicide from November 2000. 16-year-old Prince Ontario Dominique Johnson was shot and killed while driving a car in the 1800 block of SE Adams around 2:30 one morning. His body and car were found hours later a block away. Call Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007 if you have any information.

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Ramona Morgan to Stand Trial in Douglas Co.

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Ramona Morgan will head to trial Sept. 2nd for the hit-and-run deaths of two highway construction workers in Douglas Co. last September. The court today denied a request to dismiss charges against her on account of double jeopardy.

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Prosecution Wants Jury to Visit Sites

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Justin Thurber's attorney has filed a motion asking jurors in his capital murder case visit the sites he allegedly was the day Jodi Sanderholm disappeared. One of the locations is where Sanderholm's body was found.

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Kan. Man Gets Year for Tax Evasion

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Michael Slayton, Tecumseh, is sentenced to a year in prison on charges related to the embezzlement of $230,000 from the Topeka nonprofit he co-founded.

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Kan. Nurse in Pill Mill Case Appeals Bond Denial

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Attorneys for Kansas nurse, Linda Schneider, are appealing to a magistrate judge's decision to keep her in jail pending trial. She is accused of helping run a pill mill linked 58 accidental overdose deaths.

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Boy's Mom Unhappy with Probation for Woman

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Ashley Thompson, 23, was sentenced to two years probation for having sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy. The boy's mother says the sentence sends a message that it's okay to abuse children.

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