Tonganoxie City Fire Department
- Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 9:14 a.m. Sept. 4, 12:27 p.m. and 6:44 p.m. Friday and 6:22 p.m. and 9:58 p.m. Saturday.
- Firefighters were called out at 12:33 a.m. Friday for severe weather spotting.
- At 2:04 p.m. Friday, firefighters were called to an alarm at First State Bank and Trust. The call later was canceled.
- At 10:12 p.m. Saturday, firefighters responded with EMS to a traffic accident in front of Tonganoxie High School.
Tonganoxie Police Department
- Around 9 p.m. Sept. 5, Tonganoxie police arrested a 29-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant. Police stopped the Merriam woman in the 400 block of Fourth Street for failing to make a complete stop. Officers discovered there was a warrant for her through Leavenworth County. The woman was taken to Leavenworth County jail.
- Two vehicles were involved in a collision around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Northstar Drive. Randall Wager, 45, Leavenworth, was at the stoplight at the intersection waiting to turn left when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Henry Johnson, 18, Tonganoxie. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and alcohol was not involved in the accident. Johnson refused treatment at the scene.
Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office
- On Aug. 30, a resident in the 16000 block of 146th Street in Bonner Springs woke to find that someone had set fire to the resident's trash. It also appeared someone had dumped and burned a methamphetamine lab on the street in front of the residence.
- A Fed Ex delivery driver, Kurt Lucas, 42, Valley Falls, was bitten on the thigh by a dog about 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Lorna Andrus residence in the 23700 block of Honeycreek Road. Lucas drove himself to Lawrence for medical attention. The dog is current on all of its shots, according to sheriff's reports. Andrus allowed Leavenworth County deputies to quarantine the dog per state law.
- A 15-year-old Leavenworth youth came home from school to find a broken window in his house around 3:25 p.m. Friday in the 2200 block of Ottawa Street. The youth called his mother, who then called the Sheriff's Office. An object believed to have been used to break the window was recovered. The unknown number of suspects did not make it into the house. The report states that officers have two suspects that need to be questioned.
- A Leavenworth County deputy was dispatched to a house fire around 11:57 a.m. Sunday in the 17500 block of Hollingsworth Road. When the deputy arrived, he saw smoke coming from the area around the back door. After parking his vehicle, the officer attempted to extinguish the fire with his fire extinguisher before firefighters from Fairmount Fire and Stranger Township arrived. Firefighters determined that the fire started from a faulty electrical outlet on the outside of the residence. The owner of the home is a 45-year-old Basehor woman.
- A hit-and-run collision involving a car and a four-wheeler took place around 5:20 p.m. Monday at 240th Street and Logan Road. Stephanine Watkins, 37, reported that she was driving north on 240th Street near Logan when she saw the two ATVs, one red and one yellow, coming around the southbound corner. The red vehicle side-swiped Watkins' vehicle and then left the area with the other ATV without stopping. Watkins was unable to get a description of the riders because they were wearing helmets. Officers canvassed the area looking for the vehicles, but they were not found. Damage to Watkins' car was estimated at less than $1,000.
¢ A 66-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man came home to find that an unknown number of suspects had taken car parts from his property around noon on Sept. 5, at the 24300 block of Spruce Road. There are no suspects at this time.
- A 46-year-old Easton man reported around 9:45 a.m. Sept. 5 that he had discovered a vehicle on Mt. Olivet Road, about three-quarters of a mile east of 227th Street. The vehicle, which belonged to a Shawnee man, was found resting on tree logs. The wheels and tires were stolen.
- Around 6:05 p.m. Aug. 31, 86-year-old Raymond Thomas was working on his tractor at his home in the 20900 block of 147th Street when the transmission engaged and Thomas was run over by the tractor. The Basehor man was flown to Overland Park Regional by air ambulance.
- An injury accident took place around 2:25 p.m. Sept. 3, at 158th Street near Golden Road. Terrance Gober, 48, of Linwood, was driving his 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle with 35-year-old Debra Barnett, Linwood, as his passenger, traveling east on Golden Road. Gober made the turn too wide and left the road and went into the grassy east shoulder of 158th Street. Gober and Barnett were thrown from the motorcycle and suffered disabling injuries. The two were transported to Overland Park Regional by EMS. Alcohol was not determined to be a factor in the accident.
- Deputies were dispatched around 5:30 a.m. Sept. 2, to McGraw's Fertilizer Service, 21742 207th St., to check on a leaking anhydrous tank. Officers, along with the Stranger Township fire department and representatives of McGraw's, were able to stop the leak. Evidence showed that the valves had been opened during the night and it is unknown how much anhydrous was missing from the tank.
- A 40-year-old Mission man was arrested on a number of charges stemming from an accident around 1 a.m. Sept. 2. The man and a 43-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman were in the same vehicle on Kansas Highway 32, when the woman asked to be let out because of the man's intoxicated driving. When the man refused to stop, the woman opened the car door and attempted to jump out. The Mission man grabbed the woman and pulled her into the vehicle. When the man began to turn onto 198th Street, the woman once again attempted to leave the vehicle, but this time the man grabbed the woman by the hair and pulled her back. The two then proceeded to fight inside the vehicle, causing the vehicle to crash on 198th Street, just south of Loring Road. During the crash the woman hit her head on the windshield twice causing head and face trauma. The woman was able to leave the car and get to the nearest residence where she reported the incident. The man continued to drive south on 198th street until his vehicle stopped running north of Kansas Highway 32. The man was arrested for aggravated battery, criminal restraint and DUI. The woman was transported to St. John's Hospital by Leavenworth County EMS.
- An out-of-control hay bale fire kept Leavenworth County deputies and Fairmount Fire department firefighters busy for two days starting Sept. 1 in the 24000 block of 147th Street. Deputies and firefighters went to the address Sept. 1 because the fire had spread to a neighboring property and burned 15 round hay bales. The fire department contained the fire and left. Around 6:49 p.m. the next day, deputies and the firefighters were called to a neighboring property because the fire had reignited and that started to burn 10 more hay bales and grass on the property. The grass fire had spread to underneath a 1994 Ford F-Super Duty truck damaging the engine and underside of the vehicle.
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