Archive for Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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June 13, 2007

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

  • Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 9:21 p.m. June 4, 2:36 p.m. June 5, 6:37 p.m. Thursday, 6:46 a.m. Saturday and 12:26 p.m. Sunday.
  • At 9:14 p.m. June 4, firefighters responded to the 1500 block of Wilshire for a carbon monoxide alarm. No hazard was found.
  • At 9:34 p.m. June 4, firefighters assisted a person who had fallen.
  • Firefighters responded at 8:06 p.m. June 5 to 194th and Evans Road to assist Stranger Township with a rollover accident. The patient was taken from the accident scene by air ambulance.
  • At 7:44 a.m. last Wednesday, firefighters responded to the 300 block of East Fourth Street for the smell of gas in a building. An investigation revealed a pilot light out on a stove.
  • At 9:19 a.m. last Wednesday, firefighters assisted Public Works with a truck and water.
  • Firefighters responded last Wednesday to Unified School District 464 property to extinguish brush pile fires due to high winds.
  • Firefighters responded at 8:08 a.m. Thursday to the 18500 block of Hemphill Road to assist Stranger Township with the evacuation of residents of a house with powerlines down.
  • Firefighters responded at 2:40 p.m. Friday to the 1200 block of Front Street for power lines down on a delivery truck in the rear of a business.
  • At 2:59 p.m. Friday, Firefighters responded to KanGas tanks on Tonganoxie Road for the smell of propane. No hazard was found.
  • At 2:12 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to the 400 block of East Second for powerlines down and service pulled away from a residence.
  • Firefighters tended to a walk-in request at 8:34 a.m. Saturday at the fire station. A subject had cut their hand.
  • At 9:14 p.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to Fourth and Green streets for the smell of gas. The investigation revealed a gas leak at Fourth Street Cafe. Service was shut off until repairs could be made.
  • At 9:45 p.m., firefighters responded to the smell of gas at Fourth and Bury. Firefighters discovered that a gas valve had been left on in the kitchen.
  • Firefighters responded to Tonganoxie Road north of Stranger Creek for an injury traffic accident. Firefighters assisted Stranger Township with landing zones for two helicopters. Three patients were taken to area hospitals, two by air ambulance and one by land.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department

  • On June 5, Stephen Millison, 17, from Basehor, was driving 17-year-old Andrew Stueckemann of Bonner Springs and 17-year-old Adam Palfreyman of Tonganoxie south on 182nd street, three-miles south of Hemphill Rd. Around 7:30 p.m., Millison's vehicle struck the trailer of an oncoming vehicle belonging to David Delana, 44, of Linwood, who was carrying a car for restoration on the trailer. Nineteen-year-old John Lingenfelser of Bonner Springs was traveling in the car with Delana. All people involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts and no injuries were reported.
  • About 8 p.m. June 5, 43-year-old Thomas Lorrance of Tonganoxie lost control of his Ford F-250 a half mile west of 190th Street. He went off of the road and onto the north shoulder. Lorrance then swerved across the centerline on the south side, flipped his car and landed in a pasture. Lorrance was not wearing his seatbelt and had to be taken by air ambulance to the University of Kansas Hospital.
  • A Basehor man made a surprising discovery when he attempted to hook his utility trailer to his vehicle June 6 at his home in the 16000 block of Parallel Road. The man reported that the chain link fencepost that the trailer was cabled to was damaged when an someone attempted to steal it from his property.
  • A 36-year-old Bonner Springs man found that his utility trailer and his 2005 John Deere zero-turn mower had been stolen from his property sometime June 6 in the 17000 block of 157th St. The items were valued at more than $13,000.
  • Patrick Burton, a 31-year-old Culpepper, Va., man was taken by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka after his vehicle struck a tree near 259th Street on Kansas Highway 16. Burton was driving north on the highway when his vehicle went left of center. He then overcorrected trying to get back to his lane. He then struck a tree on the east shoulder. Burton had to be removed from the vehicle. He was wearing a seatbelt, reports said. EMS and the Union Township Fire Department treated him at the scene. His condition was listed as guarded from serious injury.
  • About 4:20 p.m. Friday, 66-year-old Lavonne Estep and 81-year-old Lucille Smith, both of Topeka, were involved in a car accident on Metro Ave., west of 142nd Street. Estep, who was driving, was traveling east and was taking a curve when the passenger rear tire went on the gravel. Estep overcorrected and drove the vehicle into the north ditch. Smith suffered an injury to the head and Estep complained of a stiff neck. Smith was taken to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka by air ambulance. Estep was taken to Overland Park Regional by Bonner Springs EMS.
  • About 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Michel Ortiz, 28, Tonganoxie, was driving south on Tonganoxie Drive, just north of Donahoo Road when his 2007 Ford Fusion left the road and went down the west shoulder, hitting an embankment. The vehicle then vaulted and flipped over, landing in a cornfield on its wheels. In the vehicle with Ortiz were Jennifer Lentz, 48, Jordan Lentz, 10 and Zachary Lentz, 12, all of Tonganoxie. Jennifer possibly had broken fingers and complained of chest pain, reports said. Ortiz suffered injury to his chest from his seatbelt and possibly injured his right leg. He and Jennifer were taken to Overland Park Regional by EMS. Jordan and Zachary both had bloody noses and other possible injuries. They were taken to Children's Mercy Hospital by air ambulance.

Tonganoxie Police Department

  • On June 6, someone broke into one of the machines at the Tonganoxie Car Wash on the 300 block of Ridge Street. The unknown person took approximately $13 in coins and some towels. The theft occurred between midnight and 1 p.m.
  • A laptop and its case valued at $2,030 were taken out of a person's vehicle between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. June 6 in the 200 block of U.S. Highway 24-40.
  • Around 2:30 p.m. June 8, Misae Bernal, 44, of Overland Park was pulling his semi-truck to make a delivery at Mr. Goodcents when his truck snagged and pulled power lines from Gambino's Pizza, cutting off electricity to the restaurant. Electricity was restored about 4 p.m.

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