Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2001

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Police reports and court proceedings

October 3, 2001

Tonganoxie police

Police recovered a 1997 Saturn that was reported stolen in Kansas City, Kan. The vehicle was found on Saturday in the 600 block of East Fourth.

Leavenworth County Sheriff

A rural southern Leavenworth County resident reported that someone took personal checks from a vehicle parked at his home and cashed one of the checks for $794.27 at First State Bank in Tonganoxie. The theft occurred about 5 p.m. Sept. 20 from a residence along Kansas Highway 32.

A vehicle driven by James T. Halpin III, 48, Shawnee, collided with a vehicle driven by Mildred Kraus, 53, Shawnee, at the intersection of Loring Road and Loring Drive. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred about 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

A vehicle driven by Glenn Barnard, 76, Linwood, struck and killed a deer about 7:40 p.m. last Wednesday on Leavenworth County Road 25, just south of County Road 6.

A vehicle driven by Jerri M. King, 25, Linwood, struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Shirley A. Emery, 61, Topeka, after Emery stopped to avoid hitting dogs on Kansas Highway 32, just west of 198th Street. Emery was cited for having defective brake lights following the accident, which occurred about 9:40 a.m. Thursday. A passenger in King's vehicle, Mary Spotz, Wellsville, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Keith A. Scheller, 15, Basehor, lost control of the vehicle he was driving on a curve at 19539 Mitchell Rd. The vehicle overturned, and a passenger, Richard Graham, 14, Basehor, was taken to Providence Medical Center, for treatment of minor injuries. The accident occurred about 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

A vehicle driven west on Kansas Avenue by Nicholas K. Verbenec, 18, Bonner Springs, collided with a vehicle driven south on 142nd Street by Tanya M. Hardwick, 17, Lansing. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred about 1:50 p.m. Thursday.

Leavenworth County District Court

Roger Maher, Tonganoxie, was sentenced to 15 months in jail, but then given a probation term that requires he serve 30 weekends in jail. Maher also was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine. He pled guilty in late August to charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and having no drug tax stamp, both felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Maher was arrested last December when county sheriff's officers and Tonganoxie police officers searched his home. Officials said they seized nine pounds of marijuana and 56 grams of opium, as well as weapons, drug paraphernalia and cash.

A Leavenworth man has pled guilty to possession of cocaine, criminal use of a weapon and possession of marijuana. Mark English faced the weapon charge after he tried to take a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun in June into the county Justice Center. The drug charges stem from a 2000 case. Sentencing is set for 4 p.m. Oct. 29.

U.S. District Court

A federal judge has sentenced a Leavenworth man to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, in connection with a money-making operation discovered in the man's home. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia sentenced Dennis J. Brockenshire on Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. Brockenshire earlier pled guilty to passing counterfeit money. He originally had been charged with making counterfeit 100-, 50- and 20-dollar bills and passing counterfeit U.S. currency.

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