Man shows weapon in road rage incident


SALINA — A man showed another person a weapon while the two were driving Wednesday afternoon.


Salina Police said at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a 32-year-old Salina man was driving southbound in the 200 block of Broadway Boulevard when a red Dodge Ram 1500 pickup carrying a John Deere lawnmower pulled out in front of him, forcing the man to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting the truck.


Police said the man drove past the truck and made a hand gesture to the driver. When the two vehicles were stopped at the light on Crawford Street the driver of the pickup pulled up behind the man and displayed a black handgun.


According to police, the truck followed the man to Republic Avenue and the man eventually pulled into his driveway on Plaza Drive. The pickup then stopped, the two exchanged words and the truck drove off.


The driver of the truck was described as a white male, aged 60 to 75, wearing glasses and a dirty blue ball cap.


Undersheriff cautions public about possible scams


LEAVENWORTH — Wednesday’s federal stimulus bill could lead to some scams, Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley is warning.


Sherley asked that citizens exercise caution and protect their personal information to safeguard from scammers.


People can report scams related to the coronavirus to the FTC by visiting the website www.ftc.gov/complaint


And people can stay up-to-date about coronavirus-related scams by visiting www.ftc.gov/coronavirus


According to Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for Kansas, people also can report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or to the NCDF email address of disaster@leo.gov.