Michelle D. Urban, Atchison, reported a debit card was used multiple times for fraudulent online transactions. An investigation is ongoing.

Karen Barber, Atchison, reported a burglary that occurred along Osborne Road that involved unlawful entry through a locked door. Taken were multiple items valued at more than $4,000. An investigation is ongoing.


Curt D. Vandevelde, 47, Saint Mary’s, was taken into custody after William J. White reported about 6:45 p.m. that an unknown male was sleeping in the garage at a residence in the 3500 block of Sheridan Road. Upon authorities’ arrival, the residents reported the suspect had fled into the nearby trees. The K-9 Unit responded to the scene, was deployed and subsequently tracked the suspect, identified as Vandevelde, into the woods where he was apprehended.

After Vandevelde’s apprehension, about 8:55 p.m. Dale Weber, Atchison, reported a past burglary that had occurred along 244th Road.

Earlier in the day after 11 a.m., Carl L. Davidison, Atchison, reported a burglary was in progress when he entered his residence in the 4000 block of Sherman Road. Deputies determined a window was forced open with tools located nearby at the scene. It appeared the suspect fled the crime scene soon after deputies were notified.

Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie conveyed his belief that all three incidents are related and that all of the stolen items have been recovered.


Robert S. Gilliland was arrested after deputies executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Q Street where they located several firearms, methamphetamine, explosives and drug paraphernalia. Gilliland was taken to the Atchison County Jail and was booked for six counts felon in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of explosives.

Gary Skeen, 50, of Leavenworth, was arrested for driving under the influence following a traffic stop in the 1900 block of U.S. Highway 73. Skeen was issued a notice to appear in Atchison County District Court.

SUNDAY, JULY 5 Jason O. Everage, 35, Atchison, was arrested for an Atchison County District Court warrant for failure to appear in Atchison County District Court.

MONDAY, JULY 6 Atchison County deputies responded in the 1800 block of 258th Road for the recovery and removal of a stolen vehicle from AVIS Car Rental at KCI in the 1800 block of 258th Road. An investigation is ongoing.

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