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May 30, 2007

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

  • Tonganoxie firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 9:11 a.m. and 10:04 p.m. May 16; 11:12 a.m. May 18; 11:13 p.m. May 19; 9:12 a.m. and 11:38 a.m. May 21; 12:23 a.m. and 7:49 p.m. May 22; 9:18 p.m. May 23; 5:33 p.m. Friday; and 1:42 p.m. and 1:46 p.m. Saturday.
  • At 4:02 a.m. May 18, firefighters assisted Tonganoxie police in the search of a person.
  • At 3:53 p.m. May 20, firefighters responded to U.S. Highway 24-40 and Woodfield Drive for a motorcycle accident.
  • Firefighters responded to U.S. Highway 24-40 and Main for a rollover vehicle accident.
  • Firefighters responded to Tonganoxie High School for a fire alarm. It turned out to be a false alarm, as officials were conducting a drill.
  • At 9:15 p.m. May 23, firefighters responded to the 500 block of First Street for the smell of gas in a residence. Firefighters noticed a strong gas odor, but no hazardous gas readings. The gas company was notified. Gas officials told firefighters that some system maintenance had been done that was allowing a stronger-than-normal odor level in the system. Firefighters also responded May 23 to reports of gas smell at 10:02 p.m. in the 500 block of First Street, at 10:54 p.m. to the 700 block of Shawnee and at 11:19 p.m. to Leavenworth County EMS Station 2. And, on Thursday, the department responded at 12:22 a.m. in the 600 block of East Eighth Street, 12:36 a.m. in the 200 block of Delaware, 6:40 a.m. to the 300 block of East Fourth Street, 10:54 a.m. to the 400 block of Green, 11:42 a.m. to the 900 block of East First, 12:11 p.m. to the 1200 block of Front Street, 1:06 p.m. to the 2100 block of Rock Creek, 4:41 p.m. to the 600 block of Myers Drive, 5:10 p.m. to the 500 block of Myers Drive. In addition, firefighters responded Friday, Saturday and Monday at various addresses for the smell of gas, but firefighters found no hazards in any of the reports.
  • Firefighters served on standby at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds for the Shrine Rodeo at 5:32 p.m. Friday and 11:38 a.m. Saturday.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

  • Around 1 a.m. Thursday May 24, two Easton brothers got into a fight with each other about a cell phone. The 16-year-old owner of the cell phone was punched by his older brother after the older brother threw the phone and broke it. The older brother then struck the younger brother again before retrieving a revolver and threatening the younger brother. The older brother then retrieved a baseball bat and threatened the younger brother before the younger brother went to a neighbor's house, where he called the police. The older brother was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail. The younger brother had cuts on his face and was bleeding from his mouth; the older brother had a cut by his left eye. Both refused EMS.
  • Around 1:30 a.m. May 23 in the 23000 block of Linwood Road in Linwood, a 43-year-old man reported that his mailbox and his solar yard lights were struck by a blunt object. The report states that the man did not see or hear anything suspicious. Approximately 21 other mailboxes were damaged on Kansas Highway 32 between the man's residence to Cantrell Road. Estimated loss of the man's mailbox and lights was $2,200.
  • At 8:17 p.m.May 23 in the 26000 block of Wolcott Road in Leavenworth, a 45-year-old woman called authorities after an unknown number of people in an unknown car traveling south on Wolcott shot paintballs from a paintball gun at the woman's home.

Tonganoxie Police Department

  • Around 8 a.m. Tuesday May 22, Jerry McPherson, 69, flipped his car on its side at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Main Street. In a police report, the Tonganoxie man said he was going too fast going east on the highway when he attempted to make the turn south onto Main Street. After attempting the turn, McPherson crossed both lanes of Main Street and drove through a ditch, causing the vehicle to turn on its side. The 2004 Toyota Camry also hit a guy wire near a utility pole before stopping. McPherson was wearing his seatbelt and no injuries were reported.

Tonganoxie Municipal Court

Fines levied

  • Michael McReynolds, Jr., 16, Tonganoxie, no insurance, fined $265
  • Roy Novich, 31, Tonganoxie, driving while suspended, no insurance, fined $520
  • Charles Jenkins Jr., 22, Kansas City, Kan., stop sign violation, fined $105
  • Nancy Foerschler, 75, Kansas City, Kan., speeding 41 in a 30, fined $110
  • Jared Sloop, 21, Tonganoxie, duty upon striking unattended vehicle, fined $215
  • Joshua Hunter, 21, Tonganoxie, no driver's license (third time), no proof of insurance (second time, possession of marijuana, fined $2,145
  • Chris Hinson, 32, Kansas City, Kan., no insurance, driving while suspended (second time), possession of marijuana, fined $1,790
  • Ronnie Tavener, 51, Tonganoxie, leave scene of injuries, duty to give information and aid, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence, preliminary breath test, fined $3,235
  • Jason Clark, 33, Kansas City, Kan., driving while suspended, no insurance, fined $1,645

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