Tonganoxie City Fire Department
¢ Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 9:19 a.m. and 3:27 p.m. Dec. 20, 3:38 a.m. Dec. 22, 3:13 a.m. Dec. 23, 1:10 a.m. Dec. 24, 11:42 a.m. Wednesday and 5:18 p.m. Saturday.
¢ At 9:32 p.m. Dec. 18, firefighters responded to residence because a smell of gas was reported. The source of the odor was not found.
¢ At 1:29 p.m. Dec. 20, firefighters responded to an auto accident at Tonganoxie Road and Front Street.
¢ Firefighters responded at 11:16 a.m. Dec. 22 to an auto accident in the 5900 block of Chieftain Road.
¢ At 8:51 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters assisted a resident who had fallen from her wheelchair.
¢ Firefighters responded at 4:31 p.m. Friday to the 700 block of Pleasant for a rug on fire. A wall heater had malfunctioned and set the carpet on fire. The homeowner doused the fire before firefighters arrived.
¢ At 3:42 p.m. Saturday, firefighters assisted a residence with malfunctioning detectors.
¢ Firefighters responded at 1:07 p.m. Sunday to a motor vehicle accident at County Road 5 and Front Street.
Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office
¢ Four Basehor residents were involved in a head-on collision around 5:05 p.m. Dec. 26, about a third of a mile west of Kansas Highway 7 on Leavenworth Road. Curtus Stapp, 19, was driving east on Leavenworth Road with a passenger, Donald Rhodelander, 17. Vicki Francis, 47, was driving west on Leavenworth Road with a passenger, Heather Francis, 12. Stapp's 2000 Chevy Camaro crossed over into the oncoming lane and struck Francis' 1994 Honda. The report states that the roads were snow covered and slick. All occupants were wearing seatbelts and no one was injured. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
¢ A 48-year-old Linwood woman struck a utility pole around 8 p.m. Thursday on 214th Street and Hemphill Road. Teresa Pauley said she was run off the road by an older model truck. Her 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee sustained damage to the front. Pauley was uninjured.
¢ A 54-year-old Linwood man was arrested for aggravated battery and other charges after a domestic dispute that took place around 12:50 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Main Street in Linwood. Reports say the victim, a 53-year-old Linwood woman, was in a argument with the man. The man began to yell and curse at the woman. When she called 911, the man ripped the phone out of the wall and threw it to the floor. The man then began to push the woman and cornered her in the kitchen while still yelling and cursing. He then began to strangle the woman. The woman hit her head on the kitchen cabinets when her head was thrown backward. The report stated that the man would let go of the woman, curse at her and then continue strangling her. This continued until officers arrived.
¢ George Lingenfelser, a 21-year-old Bonner Springs man, was cited for leaving the scene of an accident that involved property damage and for not reporting an accident with more than $1,000 in damages. The accident occurred around 12:15 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 14500 block of 158th Street. Reports say Lingenfelser was traveling north on County Road 2 when three deer ran in front of his vehicle. He swerved to avoid the deer and knocked down a mailbox.
¢ Around 7:47 p.m. Dec. 19, 17-year-old Jessica Foster struck a deer just south of the Tonganoxie city limits on U.S. Highway 24-40. She was heading north on the highway when the deer ran into the road heading east. The collision caused minimal damage to Foster's 2001 Chevy Impala. During the accident the Lawrence youth had an asthma attack, but refused medical treatment.
¢ Around 12:15 p.m. Dec. 21, a Tonganoxie man slid into a ditch near a driveway on County Road 5 and Mitchell Road, causing minimal damage to his vehicle. Allen Bartlett, 44, was making a right turn into a home in the 20700 block of Tonganoxie Drive when he slipped on the mud.
¢ A 41-year-old McLouth man was arrested for DUI, driving while suspended and for not having liability insurance around 2:25 a.m. Dec. 22, at the intersection of Kansas Highway 16 and Donahoo Road. Officers observed the man crossing the centerline and the white road edge line. They stopped him to perform field sobriety test. The man refused two sobriety tests because of physical pain, but he did provide a portable breath test that registered over the limit. He was taken to the Tonganoxie Police Department for a breath test on the Intoxilyzer 5000, which proved to be over the limit. He was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.
¢ A 19-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man struck a ditch around 2 a.m. Dec. 22, just north of Marxen Road on 123rd Street. Steven Parker was driving north on County Road 22 in his 2001 Nissan Pathfinder when he made an evasive maneuver to avoid striking a deer, causing his car to travel off the east edge of the road and strike the ditch. He was not injured.
¢ Snow was the probable cause for a noninjury accident around 11:40 a.m. Dec. 22 on U.S. Highway 24-40 just west of 166th Street. Krista Jobst, 17, Tonganoxie, was driving east on US 24-40 when she lost control of her vehicle. The 2007 Dodge Neon traveled off the road and struck a metal fence post, causing minor damage to the driver's side of the car.
¢ Around 12:55 p.m. Dec. 25, a 28-year-old Leavenworth man called 911 about his detached garage being on fire in the 16100 block of Fort Riley Road. The man said he was cooking a turkey in a deep fryer cooker. He left the turkey and went into his home for a few minutes. That's when he noticed his garage was on fire. After calling 911, the man attempted to douse the fire with a garden hose, but was unsuccessful and then he just waited for emergency assistance. At the scene were the Kickapoo Township Fire Department and the Ft. Leavenworth and District 1 Fire Departments. No injuries or other damage was reported.
¢ A flying piece of ice from a semi truck caused an injury accident around 11:40 a.m. Dec. 26 on U.S. Highway 73 north of Edwards Drive. Robert Jones, 51, Leavenworth, was driving south on U.S. 73 when he passed a northbound semi truck. A chunk of ice had dislodged from the truck and struck Jones' windshield. The semi did not stop and officers believe the driver was unaware of the falling ice. The driver side corner of the windshield was broken and there was ice on the inside of the vehicle in the back window. Jones had a small bump on his forehead bud did not want to be treated. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
¢ Around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, a 30-year-old Leavenworth man lost control of his vehicle and slid into a ditch on Gilman Road north of 127th Street. Matthew Astorga was driving east on Gilman Road when he lost control of his vehicle. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and sustained minor injuries. He was taken to St. John's Hospital by a personal vehicle. The vehicle sustained minor damage.