Jan 15, 2020 12:20 AM

HPD makes arrest for prostitution

Posted Jan 15, 2020 12:20 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Two Hutchinson residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon as police suspected prostitution.

The Hutchinson Police Department had received several complaints from the SW Bricktown neighborhood in reference to possible prostitution occurring at a residence.

Around 3:40 p.m., members of the Hutchinson Police Department Special Operations, detectives and patrol conducted an operation at 311 W. Ave B. Authorities arrested 51-year-old Trudy Lee Haynes on suspicion of felony promoting the sale of sexual relations, prostitution, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Twenty-three-year-old Gabriel James Haynes was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and for having an outstanding warrant.

Authorities have not released any other information at this time.

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Jan 15, 2020 12:20 AM
Dental office project on hold

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The prospect of a new dental office coming to the old Target property is on hold and its future is now uncertain.

Aspen Dental announced it was putting the brakes on the new office, which was part of a replat of the Target property. Aspen would have been one of three street-front buildings along 17th Avenue under the developer’s proposal. But now plans for the site have changed, so Aspen announced it will hold off on any development for now.

“My understanding is the development of the Target has either been delayed or may not be happening or may be going elsewhere,” Planning Director Ryan Hvitlok said. “Aspen Dental realized, I think, that they didn’t want to be the only building in that parking lot. So I think they are kind of in a holding pattern.”

Hvitlok could not elaborate on the development and other plans that could be in place.

The Hutchinson City Council tabled action on the replat request in December, but no reason was given at that time. The planning commission recently dropped the replat and the Aspen proposal from the docket.

“The main reason why we canceled the plat was because, under state law, if it’s not acted upon within 60 days, it becomes active,” Hvitlok said. “So we just kind of pulled it off the docket.”

Property owners Noble Hutchinson, LLC, of Fort Worth, Texas, was behind the development. Where it goes from here is unknown.