Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2001

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Police reports and court proceedings

October 24, 2001

Tonganoxie Police

A vehicle driven by Patricia Stine, 52, Tonganoxie, was attempting to parallel park about 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street when it was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Bruce Walker, 16, Tonganoxie. No injuries were reported.

City of Tonganoxie

Fire Department

Assisted Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service with a medical emergency at 2:14 p.m. Thursday in the 24400 block of Knight Road.

Assisted EMS with a medical emergency at 3:49 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Delaware Street.

Responded at 11:44 p.m. Thursday to a report of a possible hazardous substance in the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 24-40. The substance was determined not to be a hazard and was disposed of.

Responded to reports of a natural gas smell at 10:03 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Laming Road and at 8 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of West Street. No hazards were detected.

Responded at 3 p.m. Saturday to Fourth and Main streets, where fireworks had been improperly discarded. The owner removed the fireworks.

Assisted EMS with a medical emergency at 9:39 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Shawnee.

Responded at 6:10 p.m. Monday to a report that a smoke detector had activated in a residence in the 1700 block of Finch Drive. No fire was found.

Extinguished smoldering debris at 7:44 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Ridge Circle.

Assisted EMS with a medical emergency at 11:42 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of South Delaware.

Responded at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of East Fifth Street to assist a citizen.

Leavenworth County Sheriff

Ryan G. Kant, 18, Leavenworth, was driving west on Kansas Highway 5, just east of Marxen Road when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve and struck an embankment. Kant and three passengers Jeffrey L. Kell, 43, Christopher S. Jeng, 17, and Alvin Porter, 15, all of Leavenworth were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. The accident occurred about 1:45 p.m. Oct. 13.

Jack J. Molder, 43, Tonganoxie, was driving south on Leavenworth County Road 2 near Kansas Avenue when he fell asleep and drove off the road, striking a culvert and a mailbox. The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

Donald L. Etherton, 11444 230th St., was driving north on Leavenworth County Road 5 when he braked to avoid hitting another vehicle coming onto the road from Mitchell Road. Etherton's vehicle came to rest in the southwest ditch of the intersection. The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

A vehicle driven by William S. Tanner, 48, Tonganoxie, struck and killed a deer about 8 p.m. Thursday about eight miles east of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40.

A 1996 yellow and white Seadoo and its trailer were reported stolen from the 20100 block of N. 167th Street between 8 a.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. Friday. The loss was estimated at $4,580.

A vehicle driven by David L. Defrees, 51, Leavenworth, struck and killed a deer about 11 p.m. Saturday on Leavenworth County Road 5, south of 189th Street.

About 60 compact discs and a CD case were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 23400 block of 151st Street. The theft occurred about 2 p.m. Sunday.

Leavenworth County District Court

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m. today for a Leavenworth man, who faces 37 charges in connection with vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts. Jerry R. Williams Jr., 21, is charged with one count of felony auto theft; one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer; one count of reckless driving; 16 counts of vehicular burglary; four counts of felony theft; one count of aggravated residential burglary; 10 counts of misdemeanor theft; one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property; and two counts of misdemeanor criminal deprivation of a motor vehicle.

Law enforcement officials say Williams was driving a stolen sport utility vehicle on Sept. 17 through Tonganoxie, when he lost control of the SUV and it rolled on its side along U.S. Highway 24-40. Williams fled the scene of the accident.

Several days later, Lansing police officers spotted Williams, allegedly driving a stolen pickup truck, which was involved in an accident as Williams tried to flee. He was taken to St. John's Hospital, but walked away from there. Williams was recaptured several days later.

In addition, he is a suspect in several vehicle burglaries in the county.

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