Golf tournament to benefit sheriff’s reserves

In efforts to support the volunteers who make up the Pottawatomie County sheriff’s reserve program, a fundraising golf tournament is planned for Saturday, Sept. 19. Sheriff’s reserves, who volunteer for patrols and other assignments, pay for much of their own equipment and fuel, so any funds raised will assist the reserve programs and its deputies.

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County officials slash budget

It will be a tight financial squeeze in Pottawatomie County after many county government offices once again took drastic funding cuts, but officials worked together Wednesday to balance the $3.7 million available for the 2009-10 budget.

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Charges filed in large meth bust

Two suspects arrested after Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies seized about 577 grams of methamphetamine from their vehicle have been formally charged. Robert Lester Keitz, 26, Checotah, and Danette Lola McNeal,…

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577 grams of meth seized

Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies seized about 577 grams of methamphetamine late Wednesday night and arrested two suspects after they apparently got their pickup stuck along Old Highway 270 near Dale.…

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Homicide probe ongoing

A Konawa man was shot and killed late Wednesday night near Sacred Heart Church, and Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect on a complaint of first-degree murder. Pottawatomie…

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Deputies arrest five burglary suspects

Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies arrested five suspects Thursday shortly after a residential burglary. Sheriff Mike Booth said Deputy Chad Pope made a traffic stop of an alleged suspect vehicle, which led to recovery of stolen property and the arrests.

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