Latest crime stats released for Shawnee County

SHAWNEE COUNTY (KSNT) –  Certain types of crime in Shawnee County were up in the second quarter.

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office updated county commissioners on various types of crime from the first quarter to the second.

Aggravated assaults and vehicle burglaries were up.

Pproperty vandalism cases rose from May to June.

It was also mentioned more than half of registered offenders in the county are sex offenders.

“We have a staffing of three….two officers and one civilian that have to monitor, track, update…for over a 1000 offenders here in Shawnee County, so, it’s a substantial amount of work there,” Maj. Jay Simecka with the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office said.

An agenda item to discuss a rate increase for ambulance services – was tabled until next week.

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