Crime & Punishment In Harvey County, Kansas

Sadly, crime has been a regular occurrence in Harvey County just as it has been elsewhere.  Fortunately, the majority of our criminals have been guilty of “small crimes” such as throwing rocks at windows or public intoxication – but some crimes have been far more serious.  Here you will find articles on many of our Police Blotter and Court Proceedings throughout the years.

This page is dedicated to the memory of those whose lives were effected by these crimes in Harvey County. 

Levi Herring Arrested

Harvey County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested.  North Newton police early Tuesday morning arrested a Harvey County Sheriff's deputy in connection with a criminal threat.  Harvey County says police took Levi Herring into custody a little before 6 a.m. The sheriff's office...

Murphy & Williams Held For Robbery

Hold Two Men For Burrton Robbery.  Five Stores Entered Monday Morning - Men Have No Certificates. BURRTON - J.B. Murphy and Neal Williams are being held by the county officers for investigation in connection with the robberies which were pulled off in Burrton early...

Chicken Thieves

Chicken Thieves.  Some unregenerate cuss entered the henhouse of E.C. Cadwell Sunday night and appropriated 14 fine fat hens.  The authorities are making a strenuous effort to apprehend the thief.  The Burrton Tribune, Burrton Kansas.  April 23, 1914.  Page...

Circumstantial Evidence

Two employees of a certain Newton firm are being joshed considerably by their fellow-workmen today over an incident that happened this morning.  Yesterday they were sent to a certain Newton home to do some work which necessitated their being inside the house much of...

Man’s Duplicity

C.S. Bowman Converses with the Wronged Wife of William Bristol while on Santa Fe Train NEWTON - While on his recent trip to Kansas City and St. Joe, Mo., C. S. Bowman rode in the same car with Mrs.  Bristol, the wronged wife of William Bristol, whose perfidy was told...

Case Collapsed

Witnesses in the Charles Heddy Liquor Trial at Burton Badly Rattled BURRTON - The case against Charles Heddy, charged with bootlegging at Burrton, came to an abrupt termination yesterday morning.  The four principal witnesses for the State could not “get together” in...

Lewis Kurtz Fined

NEWTON - The court last Friday sentenced Lewis Kurtz, druggist, two hundred dollars and cost for selling liquor contrary to law and keeping a nuisance, and in default of its payment was sent to jail where he now languishes.  The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas. Thursday,...

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