Archive for Wednesday, September 5, 2001

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September 5, 2001

Tonganoxie Police
David Turner, 30, McLouth, was traveling north on Main Street at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when his vehicle collided with a vehicle drive west on Fourth Street by Benjamin Pickert, 16, Tonganoxie. Damage to the vehicles was more than $500. No one was injured.
The theft of more than $3,000 worth of stereo equipment from a truck was reported. The incident occurred between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of south Main Street.

Leavenworth County Sheriff
An employee of FP&S Feed Product, 13300 Loring Dr., Bonner Springs, reported that someone entered the company's storage facility and took property worth $2,250 between 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 7 a.m. Aug. 27.
A vehicle driven by Brendan L. Helm, 34, Tonganoxie, was traveling west on Kansas Highway 32 when it struck a deer, causing about $1,500 in damages.
Tests conducted after an accident that killed Brandie Lee Simpson, 21118 Stayard Rd., indicated that Simpson had been drinking. According to Sgt. Charles Yates, Simpson's blood-alcohol reading was above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Simpson died Aug. 16 when she lost control of her car, which veered off the highway near Cantrell Road and hit a fence.
Officers served a search warrant Friday morning in the 100 block of East Seventh in Tonganoxie. Officials would not say whether any drugs were seized. But no one was arrested, and no charges have been filed in that incident.
Someone set fire to a vacant rental house about 7 p.m. Sunday in the 28000 block of 251st Street in Easton. Officers said $10,000 damage occurred in the incident. In addition, an attempt was made to burn down a hay barn, but that failed. The sheriff's office and the state fire marshal's office are investigating.
A 38-year-old Leavenworth County man reported that his checkbook was lost or stolen between noon Aug. 10 and 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in Wyandotte or Leavenworth counties. About seven checks have been written at businesses in Wyandotte and Johnson counties.
Two shotguns and a handgun, valued at a total of $1,272, were reported stolen about 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the 17300 block of Mount Olivet Road.
John Killen, 46, 23266 Chieftain Rd., was forced off U.S. Highway 24-40 about 1:45 p.m. Monday. The incident occurred when Killen was traveling west on the highway, and a pickup swerved into Killen's lane to avoid hitting a third vehicle that was waiting to turn north onto Leavenworth County Road 27. An estimated $586 damage was done to Killen's vehicle.
A car driven by Theron K. Eades III, 22, McLouth, turned left from a driveway onto 251st Street about 2 a.m. Saturday when it was struck by a pickup driven by Matthew S. Jolley, 23, Kansas City, Kan. Eades fled the scene. The owner of the truck, Daniel A. Grity, was cited for not having motor vehicle liability insurance; Jolley was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear and driving with a suspended license; and officers still are searching for Eades.
Robert D. Noble, 32, 23121 Bauserman Rd., told officers that his dog jumped into his lap when he was driving south on 227th Street at Ida Road. Noble lost control of his car and hit a telephone pole, causing $4,200 damage.
Stereo equipment was reported taken between 9 p.m. Sunday and 9:50 a.m. Monday from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Main Street in Linwood. The equipment was valued at $950.
Andrea F. Segura, 16, 24125 Chieftain Rd., was traveling west on Evans Road at 234th Street when she lost control, driving into a ditch and hitting a tree. No injuries were reported in the accident, which occurred about 2:50 p.m. Monday. Damage to Segura's vehicle was listed at $2,500.

Leavenworth County District Court
A Tonganoxie man has pled guilty in Leavenworth County District Court to several drug-related charges. Last week, Roger Maher entered guilty pleas to 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 Dec. 13 when county sheriff's officers and Tonganoxie police officers executed a search warrant at his Tonganoxie home. Officials said they seized nine pounds of what they believed to be marijuana and 56 grams of what they believe to be opium. In addition, they found weapons, drug paraphernalia and cash, officials said. Maher will be sentenced at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26.

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