Leavenworth County Sheriff
James Ditty, 32, Leavenworth, was traveling east on Eisenhower Road, near 179th Street, about 2 a.m. last Wednesday when his vehicle went into the south ditch of Eisenhower Road and struck an embankment. Ditty was taken to St. John's Hospital to be treated for back pain, neck pain and possible broken ribs. Ditty was treated and released. The vehicle was a total loss.
A vehicle driven by Timothy Manges, 29, Tonganoxie, was traveling east on County Road 19 about 6:20 a.m., 3/10 of a mile west of 179th Street, when a deer ran out on the road. The vehicle hit the deer but did not kill it. The vehicle received more than $500 damage.
A vehicle driven by Becca Lorance, 33, Tonganoxie, was traveling west on U.S. Highway 24-40, about seven miles east of Tonganoxie, about 6 p.m. last Wednesday when it hit a deer. The deer was not injured and the vehicle received more than $500 damage.
A vehicle driven by Christopher Reischman, 19, Tonganoxie, was traveling north on U.S. Highway 24-40 at 1:40 p.m. Friday when it struck a deer. Damage was estimated at $1,200.
Several items valued at $420 were stolen during a vehicle burglary between 1 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Shoemaker Way. About $50 worth of damage was done to the vehicle. A book bag, textbooks and calculator were stolen.
A 20-year-old Tonganoxie man faces municipal court charges after the car he was driving was in a traffic accident last week. According to police reports, William A. Folsom was driving south on Church Street near Grace Street about 9:45 p.m. Nov. 13 when he lost control of the vehicle and it left and road, striking a retaining wall and tree. A caller to police said Folsom and another Tonganoxie man, Christopher Todd, 19, fled, carrying a female passenger, Brandi Sturtridge, 18, Tonganoxie. When officers arrived, they found blood in the vehicle. Folsom later returned to the scene, and Sturtridge was found about an hour later and taken to Providence Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Folsom was issued a citation for being a minor in possession of a cereal malt beverage and driving under the influence of alcohol.
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