Archive for Wednesday, December 13, 2000

The Record

December 13, 2000

Leavenworth County sheriff

A vehicle driven by Cristy Tower, 39, Leavenworth, was traveling east on Hollingsworth Road, west of 163rd Street, when Tower lost control of the vehicle and hit a field entrance about 7:30 a.m. Dec. 4. The vehicle went airborne twice prior to being impaled on a hedge post. Fairmount Township and Leavenworth County EMS units responded. Tower was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center where she was treated and released. The vehicle was totaled.

A vehicle driven by Joseph Lewandowski, 42, Leawood, went off County Road 8, one-half mile west of 155th Street, about 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Lewandowski's vehicle went off onto a low shoulder and then came back onto the road. It then went into a skid. Lewandowski lost control, left the road and overturned. A passenger, Stephen Hunt, 27, Overland Park, had a minor hand injury that was treated at the scene. The vehicle was listed as a total loss on sheriff's reports.

A vehicle driven by Dennis Smiff, 39, Leavenworth, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 73 about 5:20 p.m. Saturday when a deer ran into the right side of the vehicle. Damages were less than $500.

A vehicle driven by Avis McFarlane, 37, Lawrence, was traveling south on 230th Street, north of Alexander Road, when McFarlane lost control. The vehicle hit an embankment and overturned. McFarlane was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled.

Tonganoxie police

A burglary at Complete Tools, 801 E. Fourth, Saturday evening or early Sunday morning, resulted in the theft of $300 cash, hand tools, power tools, a TV and VCR. Total value was $1,155. The back door of the building had been pried open. Tonganoxie Police Department reports there are no leads.

A theft of groceries from B&J Apple Market resulted in an unknown loss from the store. According to Tonganoxie police Sgt. John Putthoff, two men walked into the store, filled up a grocery cart, walked through the checkout booth, said hello to the clerk and kept on walking. Putthoff said items reported taken included cigarettes, cat food and dog food. The license tag of the car in which the men left shows that the vehicle is owned by a resident of Kansas City, Kan. The car had not been reported as stolen and the incident remains under investigation.

An employee of Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse reported that her purse had been stolen from her unlocked car, parked near the restaurant, between 2:45 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday. Also taken were $190 cash and rings and jewelry valued at $450. Total loss was reported at $695.

A hit-and-run incident at noon Monday resulted in a mailbox at 122 E. Second being knocked down. A witness reported that two males were in a white pickup truck left the scene of the accident. In another hit-and-run incident involving a white pickup, reported at 7:10 p.m. Monday, a mailbox at 811 E. Fourth was knocked down.

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