Archive for Wednesday, February 27, 2002

The Record

February 27, 2002

Leavenworth County Sheriff

Firefighters were called at 10 p.m. Friday to the 16000 block of Linwood Road where the landowner said a wood-burning stove had caused a large shed to catch fire. Greg Krouse, a volunteer firefighter for the Fairmount Fire Department, was treated at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., for minor second-degree burns. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a television and stereo were damaged, sheriff's reports said, bringing the total loss to more than $100,000. Firefighters from Sherman and Fairmount townships, and Bonner Springs city responded to the blaze.

A vehicle driven north by Kimberly Newman, 24, Tonganoxie, struck a deer at 9:30 p.m. Thursday about a mile south of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40.

Troy McKitrick, 18, Louisburg, was traveling south Sunday on Kansas Highway 16 when his vehicle left the road and struck a guardrail. He was not injured. The accident was reported at 6 a.m., but it's not clear what time it occurred.

A vehicle driven south on 187th Street by James Barstow, 17, Leavenworth, attempted to stop at a stop sign at Leavenworth County Road 18 when it skidded through the intersection and stopped in a ditch. Barstow was not injured in the accident, which occurred at 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

A 48-year-old Lawrence woman reported she had left her vehicle parked along U.S. Highway 24-40 south of Tonganoxie about 2 p.m. Thursday and when she returned, the rear window of her Honda LX had been broken out. It appeared that a ceramic object had been thrown through the window from a passing vehicle. There were no suspects. Damage was estimated at $600.

Sheriff officers investigated a two-vehicle collision that occurred about 7:40 a.m. Friday at 246th Street and Stillwell Road. Angela Grant, 27, Tonganoxie, was driving east when a vehicle driven by Jeremy Bialek, 21, Springhill, Kan., failed to yield and struck Grant's vehicle causing it to overturn. Grant was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released.

A 46-year old woman reported that she was bitten on the hand when she tried to break up a fight between two dogs about 6 p.m. Thursday. The incident occurred in the 27300 block of 187th Street.

A homeowner reported that a television set and a DVD player were taken sometime Thursday from the 30700 block of 231st Street.

Bonnie J. Banes, 66, Lenexa, was driving a vehicle south on U.S. Highway 24-40, about a half-mile south of Leavenworth County Road 27, when it struck a deer about 8:30 a.m. Feb. 19.

Several vinyl-laminated fence posts and rails, valued at more than $1,700, were reported stolen from property last week in the 17600 block of State Avenue.

A vehicle driven by Robert C. Harpool, 51, Excelsior Springs, Mo., struck a deer about 9 a.m. Thursday about a half-mile south of Leavenworth County Road 27 on U.S. Highway 24-40.

Three rural mailboxes east of Tonganoxie were damaged early Sunday. The mailboxes were in the 17500 and 17600 blocks of Kansas Avenue and in the 18000 block of 178th Street.

U.S. District Court

A trial for Raul Barriga, 32, Leavenworth, has been continued to April 2. Barriga was to stand trial this month in U.S. District Court on a charge of attempting to provide about 12 ounces of marijuana to an inmate of the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth. If convicted of the charge, Barriga faces a maximum of five years in federal prison without parole.

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