May 16, 2017
This is “Our Past Is Present” from the Geary County Historical Society.
Today’s story comes from the Police Blotter in May of 1891. It was reported in the local newspaper in May of 1891 that “crooks” had been at large that week in Junction City. A successful robbery had been made on Captain Henderson’s residence and an attempted robbery was made upon the Presbyterian parsonage, but was discovered in time to get it stopped.
In another story, a watch and chain, together with his pants containing a few dollars were taken at the residence of Mr. T.S. George.
And in yet another story in the local newspaper in May of 1891 was that of a shop-lifter from Hutchinson who was discovered by Marshal Cullinan as he was leaving the B. Rockwell Store. It seems the manner in which the thief was trying to conceal two pair of shoes and two muffs under his coat aroused the suspicion of the Marshall. The thief was fined $100.00 and he was assigned to an apartment in the city jail for ninety days.