City Ordinance on Curfew’s

Because of recent events during the overnight hours throughout the city; The Police Department is reminding residence of the Curfew Ordinance.

City Code

Chapter XI: Public Offenses

Article 2 Local Regulations



(a) It shall be unlawful for any minor 18 years or younger to loiter, ramble, play or frequent the streets or other places in this city after the hour of 10:30 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, and after the hour of 12:00a.m. and before 7:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays hereafter unless such minor is accompanied by parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of such minor or is in the performance of an errand or duty directed by such parent, guardian or legal custodian, whose employment makes it necessary to be upon the streets or other public places during the night or after the specified hours.

(b) It is hereby made unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of any person 18 years or younger to allow or permit the minor to loiter or frequent the streets or other public places of this city within the time prohibited in this section.

(c) Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this code and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00 or confinement in the city jail not to exceed 30 days (Ord. 860, Secs1:3)

Community Support

The Galena Police Department would like to thank Christ Point Church for the home cooked meals they provided over the past week. The Officers have enjoyed these meals and are appreciative of the support demonstrated by the members of this congregation.


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Hey Galena!! Here is something for everyone to be proud of! We have two teams that have been playing their hearts out. Our 15u Babe Ruth team is headed to junction city Kansas to play in the state tournament and our 12u Cal Ripken team is headed to Fargo North Dakota to play in the Midwest regionals tournament. We are very proud of all of them! Go Galena!!


15u roster Kilin Cannady, Austin Sturgis, JC Shelton, T Lane, Logan Henderson, Wilder Coquillette, Bryce Johnson, AJ Holmes, and Kasen Russell. Coaches Troy Sturgis and Austin Henderson.

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12u Roster Evan Turner, Malachi Wesley, Tyler Little, Hadley Price, Easton Dart, Hayden Pence, Kenyon Martin, Daryn Combs, Kaden Niday, Connor Albright, Brett Sarwinski, and Kobe McGlothlin. Coaches Brad Price, Chris Dart, and Kris McGlothlin

Riverton Armed Robbery Suspect Sought


riverton 07112016 2The Cherokeeriverton 07112016 1 County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery which occurred just prior to 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11th, 2016 at the Riverton Quick Stop.

A male suspect, wearing light colored shoes, blue jeans, black jacket, bandanna, black plastic framed sunglasses, a red motorcycle helmet and light colored velcro style gloves, approached the female cashier as she was taking out the trash. He then demanded the money from the register and left in an unknown direction.  It is also unknown if he fled on foot or in a vehicle.

I am attaching photographs of the suspect captured by the surveillance camera.

If anyone has information as to the suspects identity, please contact Sgt. Detective Beau Hamlin at 620-429-3992.


David Groves
Sheriff, Cherokee County

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Completed

During the Click It or Ticket Campaign just completed, The Galena Police Department conducted overtime saturation patrols to aggressively enforce Kansas occupant restraint, texting, impaired driving, and other traffic laws.  “During the campaign, Officers performed pro-active seatbelt enforcement patrols for a combined 19 hours of extra duty. Officers wrote a total of 43 citations to unrestrained drivers and passengers, 26 additional citations were issued for various infractions and misdemeanor offenses, to include driving without insurance and driving while suspended,” stated Corporal Blaine Cornelius.

According to Chief Billy Charles, “Stops and tickets are primarily meant to teach. If you were stopped, you, hopefully, learned from your experience.  If so, we have made the roads a little safer for you and those you share the road with.  We will continue to do that because, while the Click It or Ticket campaign may be over, traffic enforcement never is.”

Click It or Ticket was supported by a grant to the Galena Police Department from the Kansas Department of Transportation.