Leavenworth County District Court
A preliminary hearing for a Leavenworth County sheriff's deputy has been continued until 11 a.m. March 13. Adam Abramovitz's attorney requested the continuance. Abramovitz, who is on leave without pay from the sheriff's department, is charged with possessing a backhoe that was stolen three years ago from a construction site at U.S. Highway 24-40 and 198th Street.
A Basehor man who was convicted of six drug-related charges in late January, pled guilty last week to two additional drug charges. Wade Bates pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He had been charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of ephedrine as a precursor, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. In a separate case, a jury on Jan. 25 found him guilty of manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and having no drug tax stamp. He will be sentenced in both cases March 6.
A Leavenworth man last Wednesday pled guilty in Leavenworth County District Court to 14 charges in connection with vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts last September. Jerry R. Williams Jr. pled guilty to one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, one count of reckless driving, two counts of felony theft, one count of aggravated residential burglary, five counts of vehicular burglary, three counts of misdemeanor theft and one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property. 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, driving a stolen pickup truck, which was involved in an accident as Williams tried to flee police. He was taken to St. John's Hospital, but walked away from there. He was recaptured several days later. He also broke into numerous vehicles in the county. Williams will be sentenced on March 1.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department
Firefighters assisted Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at: 12:14 a.m. last Wednesday in the 300 block of Green; 4:05 a.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Washington; and 12:48 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Village.
Firefighters were called at 10:59 a.m. Saturday to an illegal burn in the 700 block of River Street.
Firefighters investigated a report of a natural gas leak at 10:35 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of Grace. A Kansas Gas Service crew was called.
Leavenworth County Sheriff
A resident in the 17900 block of Donahoo Road reported someone broke into a home last Wednesday and took firearms, money, a camera and camcorder. The missing items were valued at $6,875.
Five vehicles belonging to the Leavenworth County appraiser's office were damaged when they were parked at 303 Walnut in Leavenworth. The damage, which resembled hail damage, occurred between Feb. 2 and last Thursday. The incident caused an estimated $10,000 in damage.
A resident in the 19100 block of 178th Street reported someone broke into a home last Friday and took a safe, a computer tower, a pistol, a shotgun and jewelry. The value of the stolen items was valued at more than $5,050.
A vehicle driven north on Leavenworth County Road 2 by Peggy Kooser, 43, Bonner Springs, was attempting to turn left onto Evans Road when it was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Travis Ashlock, 21, Basehor. No injuries were reported in the accident, which occurred about 11:55 a.m. Sunday.
A vehicle driven by Matthew A. Vandervelde, 46, 13468 214th St., about 6:55 p.m. Monday on Kansas Highway 32, about 0.1 of a mile south of Cantrell.