Franklin County, KS


UPDATE: Formal charges filed against suspect in four-county vehicle pursuit

Formal charges have been filed in Franklin County against the woman accused of leading local law enforcement on a four-county chase Saturday. According to County Attorney Brandon Jones, 39-year-old Rebecca Estrada has been charged with single counts of aggravated battery on law enforcement, aggravated assault, aggravated vehicular burglary, interference with law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Estrada had her first appearance in Franklin County District Court Tuesday afternoon at which time she was placed on $500,000 bond and had her next appearance set for 1 pm Jul. 7 via Zoom.
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Franklin Co. K9 credited with arrest of man after tailer stolen

RICHMOND, Kan. (WIBW) - Franklin Co. deputies have credited K9 Duke for the arrest of a man who attempted to flee after he allegedly stole a trailer early Tuesday morning. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says in a Facebook post on Tuesday, June 28, that during the early-morning hours, deputies received reports of a stolen trailer from a home in Richmond.
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4-county chase, standoff land Colorado woman behind Kansas bars

LYON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A Colorado woman faces pending charges in two Kansas counties after she led deputies on a 4-county chase from Lyon Co. to the Love’s Truck Stop in Ottawa where a 3.5-hour standoff ensued. The Lyon Co. Sheriff’s Office says just after 6:20 a.m. on...

UPDATE: Woman caught smuggling after 4 county car chase

LYON COUNTY (KSNT) – After making a traffic stop, Lyon County Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit and standoff on Saturday. Deputies were performing a traffic stop at 6:22 a.m. on northbound Interstate 35 when the driver, Rebecca Estrada, 39, of New Mexico, resisted arrest and fled the scene. The pursuit continued through Coffey, […]

UPDATE: Colorado woman arrested in Ottawa Saturday allegedly transporting illegal citizens

A Colorado woman was apprehended following a vehicle pursuit across four counties Saturday and is believed to have been involved in the smuggling of illegal citizens. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, 39-year-old Rebecca Estrada of Colorado was apprehended at the Love’s Travel Stop at 203 E 27th Street in Ottawa following a pursuit that began in Lyon County. The Chase began after Estrada resisted a traffic stop by Lyon County Deputies at mile marker 135 on Interstate 35 just after 6:20 am Saturday.

Woman arrested after leading authorities on three-county chase

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A 39-year-old Colorado woman was arrested after leading authorities on a three-county chase through eastern Kansas. As deputies were attempting to arrest Rebecca Estrada during a traffic stop on I-35 at mile marker 135 Saturday morning, Estrada resisted and fled in her Ford Expedition. The pursuit continued through Coffey, Osage and Franklin Counties before ending at a Love’s truck stop in Ottawa following a three-and-a-half-hour standoff.

Franklin County deputy with minor injuries after pursuit

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kan. — At 6:49 a.m. Saturday Lyon County Sheriff's Office was engaged in a vehicle pursuit that entered Franklin County. Franklin County deputies deployed spike strips in an attempt to end the pursuit. The deployment was successful, but the vehicle continued at a slow rate of speed...

Colorado woman arrested after chase, standoff in eastern Kansas

A Colorado woman was arrested after a chase through several eastern Kansas counties and a standoff that lasted over three hours. Deputies were trying to arrest a 39-year-old woman Saturday morning after a traffic stop on I-35 in Lyon County, but she sped away and the chase went into Osage, Coffey and Franklin counties. The chase ended at a truck stop in Ottawa, where the woman was arrested after a standoff.

Colorado woman arrested after multi-county vehicle pursuit

A Colorado woman was arrested following a multi-county vehicle pursuit that ended in Ottawa, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. According to Sergeant Zachary Shafer, Lyon County deputies performed a traffic stop at mile marker 135 on Interstate 35 at 6:22 a.m. Saturday. Deputies were attempting to arrest the drive of a white Ford Expedition, when she resisted arrest and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

Man arrested after shots fired near Ottawa bar

OTTAWA (KSNT) – The Ottawa Police Department made an arrest after responding to a fight in progress call at a bar on Saturday. When OPD arrived to South Beach Cove on 1608 South Main Street at 12:47 a.m. on June 18, they recovered 11 nine millimeter shell casings. The suspect had shot the rounds into […]

Severe weather possible this evening

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for several counties in Northeast Kansas on Wednesday. According to 27 News Meteorologist Ryan Matoush, small hail, damaging winds and possibly even a small tornado are all possibilities for tonight. The following counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch: Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, Lyon and […]

Isolated storms tonight, heat and humidity continue for Friday

More high heat and humidity expected through next week. A HEAT ADVISORY has been issued for Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Dickinson, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee counties until 8 PM June 17. There could be a complex of storms that tries to make...

Hot & humid weather sticks around

HEAT ADVISORY – Brown, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee counties from noon to 8pm today. Windy and very warm conditions are expected to continue through today. Winds will be gusting to 30-35mph, and high temperatures should make it into the middle to upper 90s this afternoon.