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January 16, 2008

Tonganoxie Police Department

¢ Around 3:15 p.m. Friday, two vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Northstar Drive. Melissa Saathoff, 44, Tonganoxie, was driving her 2000 Dodge Caravan from the Tonganoxie High School parking lot across the street. Eric Hart, 18, Lawrence, was turning east onto the highway from Northstar Drive in his 1997 Honda Civic. Tow trucks were called to remove the vehicle, but no injuries were reported.

¢ Around 10 a.m. Monday, employees at the Casey's General Store reported a gasoline drive off. The vehicle described as a purple Chevy Cobalt, got on to U.S. 24-40 after making off with $30 in gasoline.

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

¢ Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at: 2:42 a.m., 3:22 p.m. and 4:26 p.m. Wednesday, 12:13 p.m. and 5:33 p.m. Thursday, 1:13 a.m. and 10:43 p.m. Saturday and 12:02 a.m., 10:49 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

¢ At 12:58 p.m. Thursday, firefighters cleaned debris in the road at Ridge and Front streets.

¢ Firefighters cleaned debris after a vehicle accident at 3:38 p.m. Jan. 11 at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Northstar Court.

¢ At 10:49 a.m. Sunday, firefighters assisted a resident with a smoke detector problem.

¢ At 3:15 p.m. Sunday, firefighters checked on a subject.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

¢ Three Tonganoxie residents were inside a house that was burglarized sometime before 9 a.m. Friday on the 23300 block of Evans Road. The thieves had entered into the basement by prying open a locked door. Then the thieves opened an overhead garage door and stole a 2006 Yamaha ATV and other tools. The loss was estimated at $7,289. An investigation is still ongoing.

¢ Burglars struck a home around 7:15 a.m. Friday in the 23300 block of Kissinger Road. Burglars gained access to the home, which belongs to a 35-year-old Leavenworth man, through a side garage door. After forcing entry, they stole a Playstation 2, video games, movies and assorted CDs. An initial investigation did no reveal any leads. The investigation is still ongoing.

¢ Sometime between Dec. 23, and Saturday, burglars removed two speakers and an amplifier from a home belonging to a 35-year-old Leavenworth man who lives in the 16600 block of Shawnee Street. The loss was estimated at $600.

¢Sometime before 3 p.m. Sunday, burglars entered an outbuilding belonging to a 44-year-old Easton man who lived in the 27000 block of 227th Street. Among the items taken were an air compressor and airless paint sprayer. The building was not locked and was not damaged during the burglary. The loss was estimated at $1,000.

¢ A 42-year-old Tonganoxie woman called the Sheriff's Office around 5:32 p.m. Sunday to report her 16-year-old daughter left her home in the 21000 block of Tonganoxie Drive. The report stated that the girl then entered a vehicle and left the area north on Tonganoxie Drive. While deputies were at the home, the girl called and said she was at B and J Country mart. Officers picked up the girl and returned her to her home.

¢ Sometime before 8:10 a.m. Jan. 8, an unknown number of suspects broke a 20" x 16" glass pane window from the rear of the Sherman Township Fire Department. The damage was estimated at $50.

¢ A 46-year-old Tonganoxie man was arrested at his home for suspicion of DUI around 8:13 p.m. Jan. 5, in the 600 block of Northstar Court. Officers observed the man heading west on U.S. Highway 24-40 with no taillights. When officers caught up with the man at 218th Street and Northstar Court, they turned on their lights, but the man did not stop and continued on to his house. The man backed into his driveway and collided with his residence. He was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license and driving with an open container. A Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper arrived at the scene to report the accident. The suspect was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail, where he provided a breath sample that was over the legal limit.

¢ Sometime before 4:23 p.m. on Jan. 7, an unknown number of subjects broke into Jo's Linwood Tavern, 323 Main St., Linwood. The thieves broke into the tavern through the east door. Once inside, the subjects took 14 bottles of liquor, two cartons of cigarettes, $327 in cash, and numerous candy bars and potato chips. Loss was estimated at $825.

¢ A Leavenworth man reported a burglary that occurred sometime between noon and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7, in his home on the 19600 block of Springdale Road. A door leading to a garage on the west side of the victim's house was kicked in but not damaged. Among the items taken from the house were a cordless drill, Milwaukee router, a computer hard drive and keyboard. Items were also taken from the victim's detached garage. Those items included four carburetors, an aluminum intake manifold, and two 50cc dirt bikes. A contractor working at the nearby house noticed a black Ford pickup truck with an extended cab parked on the driveway next to the detached garage. The victim said the vehicle did not belong to anyone living in his home, but it did describe the vehicle that belongs to a former friend of his, whom he suspects committed the burglary. The loss was estimated at $4,500.

¢ Around noon Jan. 9, a deputy saw a 33-year-old Leavenworth man he knew to have a suspended license driving a blue Ford pickup truck east on Dempsey Road at 211th Street. After confirming with dispatch that the license was suspended, the officer stopped the man. The man told the deputy that he knew his license was suspended, but he was gong to court in Wyandotte County. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Leavenworth County Jail.

¢ An accident caused a power outage around 3 a.m. Friday on 158th Street and Golden Road. Bryan Sorrenson, 48, was driving south on 158th Street when he came across an unfamiliar curve in the road. Sorrenson left the road on the southwest side of the curve and struck a Westar Energy power pole, causing some of the lines to go down and for power to be lost in that area. The vehicle was considered a total loss. Westar crews responded to restore power. The report says that alcohol was not a factor in the accident and no injuries were reported.

¢ On Friday, a 31-year-old Linwood woman reported that items had been stolen from her unit in a storage facility located on the 18900 block of 178th Street. The burglary took place sometime during the Christmas Holiday.

¢ Around 4:15 p.m. Friday, a collision was reported on County Road 1, south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Amelia Bock, 18, Eudora, was on County Road 1 and made a turn into a field access road. Bill Greeve, 36, Topeka, was heading straight when Bock made the turn. The front passenger side fender of Greeve's vehicle struck the front driver side fender of Bock's vehicle. Both parties were wearing their seatbelt and were not injured. Officers then found that Greeve had a warrant out through Shawnee County. He was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

¢ A Leavenworth man reported that his fence was damaged sometime after 10 p.m. Friday on his property about a quarter of a mile north of 171st Street and McIntyre Road. The 34-year-old victim said he talked with his neighbors who live across from the damaged fence and they saw nothing.

¢ The 35-year-old stepfather of a 17-year-old Shawnee boy was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail for aggravated assault and battery after an incident that occurred around 2:50 p.m. Sunday at the 18400 block of 178th Street. The boy went to his mother and stepfather's house in Tonganoxie to puck up a vehicle. The boy's mother said he could not have the vehicle, but the boy's sister took the vehicle's keys from his mother's purse and gave it to him. As the boy began to leave in the vehicle, the stepfather went outside with a 36-inch metal security rod for a door and broke the driver's side door window showering the boy with glass. The flying glass cut the boy's arms. Officers arrested the stepfather.


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