Atchison County, MO Crime & Safety

St. Joe man jailed for alleged attempted escape from custody

ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect after a weekend altercation in Atchison. On Saturday, police responded to the 300 Block of Santa Fe in Atchison, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson. They arrested 23-year-old Johnny R. Christofferson of St. Joseph, on requested charges of disorderly conduct and attempted...
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SUV-deer crash in Atchison County injures 1

(Rock Port) -- One person was injured when an SUV collided with a deer in Atchison County early Sunday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on northbound I-29 near Rock Port at around 7:20 p.m. Authorities say a northbound 2014 Ford Explorer driven by 35-year-old Jose Jimenez of Omaha struck a deer in the passing lane. The vehicle came to a controlled stop in the median.
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Weekend Crashes Involve Savannah/Rock Port Men

65 year old Denny E Porter of Rock Port crashed Friday night in Atchison County. Porter was eastbound on Highway 136, 2 miles west of Rock Port, when he traveled off the roadway. Porter struck a guardrail, traveled down an embankment and was submerged in water. He exited the vehicle prior to it submerging. Porter did not seek medical treatment.
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Omaha Man Injured in Deer-Involved Crash Sunday Evening in Atchison County

Troopers report an Omaha, Nebraska man suffered injuries in an Atchison County crash Sunday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred on I-29, at mile marker 110, as a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Josa A. Jimenez drove northbound. Authorities say Jimenez struck a deer in the passing...

Discharging firearm stirs up a weekend arrest

Charges were pending Wednesday against A 37-year-old Atchison man in connection with what police say was a domestic disturbance a few days earlier in recent days in the 600 block of Unity Street. Tony Carter III, was arrested Friday, Oct. 8 for aggravated assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm....

Kansas man jailed for alleged violation of bond conditions

ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on multiple requested charges after a weekend arrest, according to Police Mike Wilson. On Saturday, police arrested Lance A. Gasper, 36, Atchison, on District Court warrants for failure to appear in court and a Community Corrections detain order for violation of bond conditions.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nikki Graves, Victim Advocate for CARE of Atchison County, Inc. stands with 151 pinwheels that represent local victims of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the pinwheel display set up by CARE of Atchison County can be found at State Farm Insurance in Rock Port. Each pinwheel represents a victim of domestic violence that CARE worked with in 2020. There are 151 pinwheels, that is 151 people in our community that have been a victim of domestic violence. CARE also received 153 hotline calls related to domestic violence or sexual assault.

Motorcycle crash claims Atchison County Corrections Officer

An early morning motorcycle accident Wednesday claimed the life of a 42-year-old Atchison County Corrections Officer. Jeremy S. Masuch, of Nortonville, was pronounced dead at the accident scene located at the junction of U.S. 59 Highway and Kansas Highway 116 about 10 miles south of Atchison along U.S. 59 Highway, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log report.

Three Teens Injured In Sunday Crash In Atchison County

Three teens were injured Sunday afternoon following a single vehicle crash in Atchison County. A 17 year old male from Tarkio was northbound on Route O, 1 miles northeast of Tarkio. The vehicle came into a curve and attempted to make a turn and failed. The car continued off the roadway, struck an embankment, went airborne and drove into another embankment and overturned. Three male teen occupants were taken to Fairfax Community Hospital.

Atchison County youths hurt in accident

(Tarkio) -- Three juveniles were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Atchison County late Sunday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 2000 Buick driven by a 17-year-old male from Tarkio was northbound on Route O a mile northeast of Tarkio when it failed to make a left turn while entering a curve. The vehicle exited the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and went airborne. After landing, the vehicle drove into another embankment before overturning and spinning end over end. The car eventually came to rest in the ditch.

Police: Kansas teen accused of fentanyl possession

ATCHISON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas teen on drug allegations after a traffic stop. On Tuesday, police arrested 19-year-old Jack W. Campbell of Atchison on a District Court warrant for possession of fentanyl and speeding, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson. Campbell remains in the Atchison County...

Atchison man faces multiple felony drug and weapon charges

A 23-year-old wanted Atchison man is facing new charges after his arrest earlier in the week for illegal possession of a firearm and controlled substances and felony crimes listed in an outstanding acting warrant in connection with an Aug. 9 incident. Ioannis A. Markou, remained in the Atchison County Jail...

Woman Arrested for Felony Possession in Atchison County

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested a woman in Atchison County Sunday night. The arrest report for 25-year-old Cielo E. Dilauro of Kansas City says she was taken into custody at 7:45 pm and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. She posted bond in Atchison County and awaits formal...

South Dakota woman injured in accident

A South Dakota woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident September 23, 2021, at U.S. Hwy. 136 and I-29 in Rock Port, Missouri. The crash occurred at 4:45 p.m. Rita A. Sutton, 71, Kadoka, South Dakota, was driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla. She was turning east onto Hwy. 136 and failed to yield to a 2019 Ram 1500 driven by Bryce A. Roecker, 26, Fairfax, Missouri. Sutton’s vehicle came to rest in the intersection on its wheels, and Roecker’s vehicle came to a controlled stop off the roadway.