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


Distribution of stimulants, possession of stolen property and drug paraphernalia

A stolen 1996 GMC Yukon, a glass smoking pipe, and 34 grams of methamphetamine, enough for 1,360 medicinal doses, were seized at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 20 in a traffic stop at the US-56/77/K-150 roundabout northeast of Marion.

Kristopher L. Kienzle, 47, Red Oak, Texas, was arrested on suspicion of distributing stimulants and possessing stolen property and drug paraphernalia. He was released from jail Thursday after posting a $15,000 surety bond.

According to monitored police transmissions, a camera at a Kansas Turnpike toll booth recorded the Yukon’s license plate. The truck was identified as stolen and heading north on US-77.

Alerted by turnpike authorities, deputy Josh Meliza began following the pickup around 160th Rd. and waited for it to reach the roundabout, where he had arranged for backup from Marion officer Zach Hudlin, before stopping it.

The pickup, valued at $4,000, was reported stolen from Miguel A.C. Santos of Wichita. It reportedly had a broken front window, and the ignition had been punched out.


Theft, criminal use of
financial card

Drivers in three white pickups — a Dodge, a Ford, and a Chevy — are suspected of having used a fraudulent credit card 22 times between Aug. 1 and Nov. 15 to steal $3,677.25 in diesel fuel from Epps Fuel Depot, 600 Western Heights Cir.

In the first of 22 offense reports to be filed, the card issuer was identified as J.P. Morgan Chase of Phoenix. That report states that the card was used to make a $150 purchase Aug. 1. Offense reports on the remaining 21 purchases are pending.

The crimes were reported at 11 a.m. Nov. 30. Assistant chief Randall Brazil is investigating.

Domestic battery

Kayla D. Ratzlaff, 33, Hillsboro, was arrested at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 30 on suspicion of having scratched the neck of her 40-year-old ex-husband by pushing him into a piece of furniture at their shared residence in the 600 block of W. Grand Ave.

She was released from jail Friday after posting a $500 surety bond.

Meth and drug paraphernalia possession

A drug-sniffing dog from the sheriff’s department alerted officer John Huebert to an unspecified amount of methamphetamine in a vehicle he had stopped at 8:50 p.m. Sunday at Jade and 190th Rds. for having no light over its license plate.

Driver Dawn M. Setzer, 39, and passenger Dustin D. Rodgers, 47, were arrested on suspicion of possessing meth and drug paraphernalia.

Hillsboro police listed both as residing in Peabody, but jail records list Setzer with a Hillsboro address and Rogers with an address in Newton. Rogers also was arrested on a Marion County warrant for failing to appear in court.

An official offense report is pending, but monitored police transmissions indicate two juveniles also may have been involved. They reportedly were released to their mother.


Theft by deception

Breanne N. Prior, 33, Marion, reported that she lost $49 in a fraudulent bank card transaction between 8 and 11 a.m. Nov. 29.

Last modified Dec. 8, 2022