Archive for Wednesday, March 22, 2000

The Record

March 22, 2000

Tonganoxie Police

The window of a truck belonging to a 20-year-old Leavenworth man was broken when someone threw a bottle at it on March 5 in the 200 block of west Third Street, Tonganoxie. Damage was estimated at $500.

A vehicle driven by Traci Baker, 33, was traveling west on U.S. Highway 24-40 when it struck a deer near County Road 5 and the bridges of Tonganoxie Creek at 6:58 p.m., Sunday. The vehicle sustained damages to the front end and left side.

A vehicle driven by Julia Dale, 29, Tonganoxie, was backing up when it hit the driver's side of a vehicle driven by Helen May, 47, Tonganoxie, at 2:50 p.m. Monday. The accident occurred in a parking lot at 1207 Ridge Street, police reports said.

Leavenworth County Sheriff

Between March 16 and 17, a vehicle belonging to a Tonganoxie woman was broken into. The person(s) attempted to break into the trunk area by removing the back seat. The vehicle was left stuck in the mud at 198th Street and Metro on March 16. Estimated damages were $1,130, said Rod Shubert, deputy for the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office.

A purse was stolen from a 64-year-old woman at the Jarbalo church, 211th Street, on March 17. She had been cooking and stepped out of the kitchen for a minute. When she returned, her purse was missing. The estimated loss was under $500, said David Jennings, a deputy with the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office.

David Farmer, 37, Leavenworth, was transported by LifeFlight Eagle to KU Medical Center's burn center on March 16, after suffering extensive burns to his arms, hands and face. As of Tuesday afternoon, Farmer was in fair condition. He had been cooking lunch on the 16th when a grease fire started in his home on 167th Street in Leavenworth. He attempted to extinguish the fire with water but was unsuccessful. He tried to take the pan outside but dropped it on the floor in the process. The fire spread. He got out and ran next door to the neighbors, according to David Jennings, deputy.

A motorcycle belonging to a 24-year-old Basehor man was stolen from an outbuilding between March 11 and March 15. The estimated loss was $4,000, said Robert Smith, deputy.

A.M. Cohron and Son construction company, Atlantic, Iowa, reported that barricades at the site of bridge construction at the Tonganoxie Cliffs were driven into and knocked over between 6 p.m., March 14 and 3 a.m., March 17. The estimated loss was $1,000, according to Rod Shubert, deputy.

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