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Wichita State police arrested more people in August than any month in nearly 4 years

Wichita State police arrested eight people last month — the highest number of arrests made in a single month in nearly four years.

Campus police haven’t made that many arrests in a month since December 2014.

Interim WSU police chief Bob Hinshaw attributed the rise in arrests to WSU police making more car stops.

“No definitive answer, but in my opinion, it is because we are making more car stops,” Hinshaw wrote in an email.

“Of the eight arrests made in August, all but one were the result of car stops.”

Hinshaw said that in August 2015, WSU police made 71 car stops, compared with 201 car stops in August 2018.

“More car stops, more interaction with the public and so, better the chances of finding someone driving in such a manner as warrants an arrest, or with an existing warrant issued by a court for their arrest,” Hinshaw wrote.

The campus police department does not have a holding cell. When WSU police make arrests, they go to the Sedgwick County Jail.

Here is a list of the arrests that were made by WSU police last month:

  1. Aug. 4: A car was stopped for a defective taillight on 17th near Hillside and a 35-year-old woman was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
  2. Aug. 6: A car was stopped for running a stop sign on Perimeter Road near Yale. A 20-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to use a seatbelt and failure to signal a turn.
  3. Aug. 7: A 29-year-old man was arrested for domestic battery in an incident at Grace Wilkie Hall and for an outstanding warrant for contempt of court.
  4. Aug. 9: A car was stopped for a defective headlight on 17th near Hillside. A 54-year-old man was arrested for driving with a suspended license and driving while a habitual violator.
  5. Aug. 11:
    A car was stopped for defective headlights on Chautauqua near 21st. A 29-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for “pedestrian use of crosswalk” and driving with a suspended license.
  6. Aug. 16:
    A 19-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence on 21st between Hillside and Oliver.
  7. Aug. 21:
    A 22-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after driving over a curb and hitting a pole twice on Braeburn Drive on campus.
  8. Aug. 21: A car was stopped on 17th near Oliver for an expired tag. A 59-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant for an expired tag and for driving with an invalid license.

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Jenna Farhat is the News Editor of The Sunflower. Farhat is a junior majoring in creative writing. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career in investigative journalism and write some books.
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