Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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September 19, 2007

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

  • Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 8:27 a.m. Sept. 10, 2:12 p.m. Sept. 11, 9:26 p.m. and 11:57 p.m. Thursday and 10:15 p.m. Friday.
  • At 3:53 p.m. last Wednesday, firefighters assisted a person who had locked herself in a room.
  • Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at 3:27 p.m. Thursday at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. A combustible tray had been placed in the oven and ignited. The building was filled with smoke. Evacuation had taken place before firefighters arrived. The building was checked and smoke removed.
  • At 4:10 p.m. Friday, firefighters assisted a person to the person's car.
  • Firefighters responded to a rollover accident at 4:17 p.m. Friday south of the Tonganoxie city limits on U.S. Highway 24-40.

Tonganoxie Police Department

  • Sometime between Sept. 12 and Sept. 15, a license plate was taken off of a Ford Ranger pickup truck in the 600 block of 12th Street.
  • Around 3 p.m. Sept. 11, two vehicles collided in the intersection of Fifth and Church streets. Ronald Turner, 56, was heading east on Fifth Street when 79-year-old Elta Robinson, who was heading north on Church Street, pulled out in front of him. The report stated that Turner could not avoid striking Robinson's vehicle.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

  • Robert G. Miller II, 22, Basehor, was driving with his passenger, Phillip J. Salcido Jr., 19, Lawrence, about 12:45 a.m. Sept. 10 at 158th Street and Metro Avenue when their vehicle was stopped for speeding. They had possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were arrested and taken to Leavenworth County Jail.
  • A driver with Johnson Grain, Nevada, Mo., dropped his trailer about 11 p.m. Sept. 9 at National Cold Storage on Loring Road in Bonner Springs. The trailer was found missing when employees of Cold Storage went to unload it between 11 p.m. Sept. 9 and 6 a.m. Sept. 10. The trailer was loaded with frozen pizzas valued between $25,000 and $35,000. The trailer was valued at $22,000. Kansas City, Kan., Police found the trailer and cargo Sept. 11 in Kansas City, Kan. The investigation continues, reports said.
  • Nicholas A. Todd, 21, Olathe, was driving about 7:35 p.m. Sept. 11 south on Kansas Highway 5 from Tontine Road on his 2003 Honda CBR Sport Bike when he approached a turn and his tires hit some loose gravel in the road. He lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the east ditch. Todd and his motorcycle struck a sign post during the crash. He suffered a minor injury during the accident. Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service responded to the scene, as did Fire District No. 1 and Sheriff's deputies. Todd refused medical treatment at the scene, reports said.
  • A 37-year-old Tonganoxie man was stopped about 10:10 p.m. Sept. 11 on Kansas Highway 32, about a quarter-mile west of Park Street, Linwood. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and was taken to Leavenworth County Jail.
  • Patrick D. Bartlett, 21, McLouth, was driving about 6:40 p.m. Thursday east on Sandusky, east of Wilshire, when his passenger side front tire went into the ditch. Bartlett was unable to regain control of his truck and his vehicle hit a driveway embankment. EMS Station 2 took Bartlett to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a possible head injury. Drugs and alcohol were not contributing factors, reports said.
  • A McLouth woman was home by herself about 11:45 p.m. Thursday when she heard what she thought to be footsteps on the stairs that lead from the basement to the upstairs level. She left a bedroom and saw the doorknob turning on the door where the stairs are located. She then called 911. Officers arrived and found an open door to the basement, but no one was in the basement.
  • About 7:45 a.m. Friday, Erin R. Malone, 20, Tonganoxie, was driving south on 222nd Street and did not see a vehicle driven by Troy Hamlet, 30, Lawrence. According to reports, Malone did not see Hamlet's vehicle as she proceeded to go through the stop sign. Hamlet's vehicle struck the passenger-side doors of Malone's vehicle. Malone complained of pain in her side and back and was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Leavenworth County EMS. Malone was driving a 1996 Chevorlet Cavalier 4-door and Hamlet was driving a 1991 Chevrolet Lumina 4-door. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and there was airbag deployment in Malone's vehicle, which was totaled.
  • At 7:45 a.m. Sunday, a passing motorist saw a vehicle, silver in color, in the ditch on U.S. Highway 24-40 near Loring Road and reported it to the Sheriff's Office. Reno Township Fire Department responded and reported the vehicle to be abandoned. The vehicle, a 1996 Mitsubishi Galant, was registered to Christopher Ward, 29, of Lawrence. Lawrence Police found Ward in the 1500 block of New Hampshire Street in Lawrence. Ward said he had been traveling south on U.S. Highway 24-40 heading to Lawrence from Tonganoxie when he drove into the grass on the west side of the road. He overcorrected again to avoid going into the west ditch, he told police. The vehicle then slid sideways into the east side ditch, flipped partially over and struck a tree. The vehicle came to rest on the passenger side facing east. The driver suffered minor cuts and bruises. Alcohol was probably a contributing factor, reports said.
  • Around 8 p.m. Monday, Leavenworth County deputies, Kansas State Troopers and the Tonganoxie Township Fire Department responded to a rollover accident at Kansas Highway 16 west of 235th St.

Jonny Owens, 34, Tonganoxie, was driving west on K-16 when he lost control of his vehicle and left the road on the south shoulder. The vehicle then rolled over stopping upside down. Owens then exited the vehicle and fled the scene before officers could arrive. At the scene, officers discovered alcohol around the vehicle. Deputies were not able to make contact with the driver at the time the report was written. The vehicle, which was considered a total loss, was towed from the scene.

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