News & Press Releases

For your convenience, news and information about the Ellis County Sheriff's Office is posted on our website. This page changes frequently, so check back often for updates.

Media Releases are available online for 30 days. If you would like a copy of a Media Release older than 30 days, please contact the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours at (785) 625-1040.

Case Number
17-4267 11/07/2017 at 08:11 AM
The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rural residential burglary in the 1600 Block of Smokey Hill River Rd. which, is believed to have occurred sometime between Monday, November 06, 2017 at 10:00 PM and Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 08:00 AM. Stolen items include a flat screen TV, welder, mini-freezer, as well as a white 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup bearing KS plate "712BNT".

UPDATE - On 11/08/2017 at approximately 10:00 PM the white 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup bearing KS plate "712BNT" was located and stopped by the Hays Police Department in the 1200 Block of Vine Street, Hays. A 36 year old Wichita man was driving the vehicle when located and was subsequently arrested on drug charges. The vehicle was processed by our office and returned to its rightful owner. Anyone with information regarding this rural residential burglary should contact case agent Deputy B. Walker at 785-625-1040 or in the alternative anyone from our Investigations Division.
at 4:54 PM
The Ellis County Sheriff's Office responded to the 200 Block of Spring Hill Road for a one vehicle injury accident involving an ATV. The driver of the dirt bike was transported by Ellis County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to HaysMed’s Emergency Room. The passenger of the dirt bike refused medical treatment. Both driver and passenger are from Ellis County, KS. Additional details will be posted at a later time.