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February 13, 2008

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

¢ Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 8:29 p.m. Feb. 4, 3:53 p.m. Feb. 5, 1:54 a.m. Thursday, 11:48 a.m. and 4:01 p.m. Saturday.

¢ At 6:20 a.m. Feb. 4, firefighters served on standby for Reno Township Fire Department for a possible house fire.

¢ At 2:31 p.m. Feb. 4, firefighters assisted a person who had fallen.

¢ Firefighters responded at 1:40 p.m. Feb. 5 to Tonganoxie Middle School for an activated smoke detector. A lab experiment in a science class had activated the system.

¢ At 7:53 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to the 500 block of East 12th Street for the smell of gas in a residence. No hazard was found.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

¢ Leavenworth County deputies responded to a vehicle fire around 4:20 a.m. Feb. 5, on Oak Mills Drive, a half a mile west of 169th Street. The vehicle, belonging to Alexander Price, 19, Leavenworth, over heated. Price told officers he wanted to leave the car to sit over night to let it cool down. He stated that the car was not on fire when he left. The Kickapoo township fire department extinguished the fire.

¢ A 22-year-old Basehor man reported that he was a victim of battery around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5, in his home in the 14300 block of Leavenworth Road. The man stated that a 55-year-old Lenexa contractor came to his house to collect an approximate $26,000 debt for work done to the victim's house. The victim stated that the contractor barged into his house where an argument ensued over the money. The victim claimed he was poked in the chest by the contractor and that the contractor refused to leave when asked. The contractor claimed that he was invited into the home, did not poke the victim and left when asked.

¢ Marshall Miller, 18, Linwood, stuck and killed a deer around 5:11 p.m. Feb. 5, on Kansas Highway 32, west of 238th Street. Miller was traveling west on K 32 when the deer entered the road. Miller's 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix hit the deer causing damage to the front quarter panel, hood and headlight. No injuries were reported.

¢ An anonymous call about a suspicious vehicle around 5:51 p.m. Feb. 5, led to an arrest. The caller reported that the vehicle, a black sports utility vehicle was in the area of Cantrell Road and 170th Street. Officers found the vehicle stationary, just east of 170th Street. One of the vehicles occupants was found to have an active warrant issued by the Topeka Municipal Court. He was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

¢ A 48-year-old Linwood woman reported her 18-month-old rottweiler was stolen from her home sometime between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 6, from the 19100 block of Cantrell Road. The woman said that she had let the dog out to go to the bathroom, but the dog never returned. She stated that the dog has never been gone for so long and she believed someone had taken the dog. There are no suspects at this time.

¢ A 19-year-old McLouth woman learned that her Dell laptop computer had been pawned sometime before Feb. 6, at First City Pawn. The woman said she had been living with her cousin, but was kicked out in December. The woman had left some of her property, including her laptop, at her cousin's house.

¢ Around 8 a.m. Thursday, Dennis Carnine, 57, Tonganoxie, was helping Lisa and Justin McLaughlin get their vehicle out of a snowy ditch on the south side of Sandusky Road, about a quarter of a mile west of County Road 25. Carnine's car was also parked on the south side of Sandusky Road. Cynthia Harvey, 52, Basehor, was driving east on Sandusky. She attempted to stop on the icy and snow-packed road to avoid hitting the parked vehicles. Harvey first struck the McLaughlin's vehicle and then struck Carnine's vehicle. Carnine's vehicle slid sideways and struck Justin McLaughlin who was standing outside of the vehicle. Justin McLaughlin was not transported to any hospital. Inside Harvey's vehicle were four daycare children. Their parent's were contacted and retrieved from the scene. No other injuries were reported.

¢ A 16-year-old Leavenworth youth sustained minor cuts to her fingers from broken glass after a car accident that occurred around 7:07 a.m. Friday on County Road 18 about a fifth of a mile north of County Road 14. Kelsey Dedeke, the driver, was heading south on CR 18 when her vehicle drifted on to the snow-covered shoulder. She was not able to get back on the road before she hit a bridge just south of the Salt Creek School.

¢ Sometime around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, 21-year-old Seth Lucas, Bonner Springs lost control of his vehicle on the ice-covered 206th Street. When he went off the road Lucas hit several mailboxes before coming to rest on in a ditch. Officers made contact with Lucas two days later where he reported the accident.

¢ At 10 a.m. Friday, representatives from the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation reported that a repossessed home they owned had the carpet, doors and other items taken from the home. The home's previous occupants could not be located.

¢ Several pieces of construction equipment belonging to the King Constructions Co. were damaged around 8 p.m. Thursday from 222nd Street at Interstate 70. The unknown number of suspects knocked over road closed barricades breaking the yellow strobe lights. They also knocked over a port-a-potty on the scene. A pneumatic hammer was also taken from the scene.

¢ Around 2:45 P.M. Friday, Dennis Rolen, 41, Leavenworth, came to his rented house in the 16500 block of Santa Fe Trail Drive to find a fire had occurred in his daughter's bedroom. Rolen reported that the fire did not spread from the bedroom and was out before eh got back home. The Kickapoo Fire Department and the State Fire Marchall's Office responded to the call. Fire officials determined that he fire was accidental and caused by an electrical problem. The damage was estimated at $3,500.

¢ Around 12:37 a.m., Saturday, deputies stopped a 53-year-old Eudora man for a traffic stop. The officers found the man to be intoxicated and took him into custody and transported him to the Leavenworth County Jail.

¢ Around 1:55 a.m. Saturday, deputies were following a vehicle being driven by a 47-year-old Tonganoxie man. The man was driving north on U.S. Highway 24-40 when officers pulled him over near 12th Street in Tonganoxie after they watched him drift from side to side and cross over the center and edge line. Officers found the man to be intoxicated and was arrested and transported to the Leavenworth County Jail. The vehicle was released to the sober 26-year-old Bonner Springs passenger.

¢ Around 2:19 a.m. Sunday, deputies pulled over a 34-year-old Tonganoxie woman on U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Court. The driver was found to be intoxicated and was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

¢ Around 8:17 p.m. Sunday, the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office was contacted that a 20-year-old Edwardsville man was trespassing in a home in the 20700 block of Tonganoxie Road. Officers made contact with the property owner, a 92-year-old Tonganoxie man, and great-grandfather to the suspect. Also at the home was the suspect's grandfather, a 66-year-old Tonganoxie man. The suspect's grandfather stated that the suspect was hiding in a second-floor bedroom of the house. The suspect's great-grandfather stated that the 20-year-old was not trespassing on is property. The suspect had three active warrants and was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

Municipal Court

Fines assessed

¢ Jerome Reilly, 63, Leavenworth, speeding 54 in a 30, $140

¢ Rosco Brixey, 18, Tonganoxie, speeding 70 in a 50, tag violation, $235

¢ Kendrick Whittington, 18, Tonganoxie, using headphones, $95

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