Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 13, 9:32 p.m. last Wednesday and 5:08 p.m. Friday.
At 9:26 a.m. Aug. 13, firefighters assisted a citizen.
Firefighters conducted a carbon monoxide follow-up at 3:51 p.m. Aug. 13.
At 6:45 p.m. Aug. 14, firefighters responded to an activated carbon monoxide alarm and found increased levels of carbon monoxide. Gas service was shut down and the house ventilated. A resident was taken to an area hospital by Leavenworth County EMS for possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
At 3:43 p.m. last Wednesday, Firefighters responded to the 200 block of West Second Street for an electrical/overheating problem. Firefighters contacted Westar Energy to disconnect power.
At 6:16 p.m. last Wednesday, firefighters were on standby at West Haven Baptist Church for a helicopter landing.
Firefighters assisted the Tonganoxie School District at 8:39 a.m. Friday with cleaning the playground at Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office
Rosale Smiley, 41, lost her boat after it unhitched from her car at 5:30 p.m. Thursday south of Alexander Road on County Road 1. The Tonganoxie woman was heading north on CR-1 in her white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup towing her 18-foot, 1992 Glass Stream Boat on her Glass Stream trailer when she crossed a set of Union Pacific railroad tracks. The trailer unhitched and continued heading north on CR-1 and struck a bridge rail on the east side of the road. The impact caused the boat to slip from out of the trailer turn 180 degrees and stop on the northbound lane. EMS and the fire department were not called to the scene.
The 56-year-old manager of a Tonganoxie trailer park was attacked by one of the residents around 7:38 p.m. Thursday on the 22000 block of Kansas Ave. The Tonganoxie manager went to check the residence of the suspected attacker because eviction procedures had been started. The 45-year-old resident reportedly struck the manager several times in the face and then hit the manager with a wooden board picked up from the yard. The manager suffered from a cut lip, a bloody nose and an injury to his left side. The manager refused medical attention at the scene and the suspect was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.
Three Basehor residents had their mailboxes damaged when an unknown number of suspects used a blunt force object to hit the mailboxes sometime before 9:32 a.m. Saturday on the 19000 block of 166th Street and the 16000 block of Parallel Road. The damage was estimated at $110.
A 26-year-old Easton man was pulled over for driving left of center around 12:12 p.m. on 227th Street, a half mile south of Kansas Highway 192. After officers stopped the Easton man, they found he was driving with a suspended license and he and his 4-year-old son were not wearing seatbelts. The man's son was also not in a child seat. The man was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail and the 4-year-old was taken to the Leavenworth Juvenile Detention Facility.
A 47-year-old Springhill man was found dead in his car around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 166th Street and Lenape Road. Leavenworth County Deputies, Johnson and Leavenworth County EMS, Sherman Township Fire Department and air ambulance service were at the scene. Officers determined the driver may have driven off the road because of medical issues and later died. The car was not damaged. The cause of death is still unknown and the incident is now being investigated.
Rebecca Atkins, 45, was involved in a car accident around 3:30 p.m. Saturday on 175th Street, north of Eisenhower Road. The Leavenworth woman stated she was heading south on 175th Street when her 1997 Jeep Wrangler went out of control leaving the road on the east. The vehicle struck a stone mailbox and spun around before it came to a stop after striking a driveway culvert. Atkins was seen by Leavenworth County EMS, but refused treatment or transportation. The report states that mechanical problems could have contributed to the accident. The vehicle was considered a total loss.
“As an adult my favorite vacation would have to be the Rockies. Colorado has always had a close place in my heart. But as a child I always went to the northern states and I’d have to say that they had the best family oriented activities, such as the Great Lakes and many a fun time on the Mississippi. If it involved water, we were there.”