Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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January 30, 2008

Tonganoxie Police

¢ Around 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Tonganoxie police officers discovered a man asleep in his car while the engine was running and blinker on in the 200 block of U.S. Highway 24-40. The 34-year-old Lawrence man was awakened, arrested for attempted DUI and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

¢ Firefighters responded at 12:07 p.m. Jan. 22 to 251st Street and Mitchell Road for a barn fire. They assisted Union, Alexandria and Tonganoxie townships.

¢ At 10:37 a.m. Thursday, firefighters responded with Stranger Township, Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service and Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office for a possible downed aircraft. Nothing was found.

¢ Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County EMS at 10:37 a.m. and 3:12 p.m. Thursday, 8:52 a.m. Friday, 3:19 a.m. Saturday and 1:03 p.m. Sunday.

¢ At 8:55 a.m. Jan. 25, firefighters responded with EMS to assist a person who had fallen.

¢ At 8:57 a.m. Friday, firefighters responded to assist Reno Township with an injury traffic accident at U.S. Highway 24-40 south of Hemphill. One patient was taken by air ambulance to an area hospital.

¢ Firefighters responded at 12:17 p.m. Friday to Basehor to assist Fairmount Township with a standby.

¢ At 3:19 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded with EMS to an injury accident on Evans Road.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

¢ An icy road caused a yellow Volkswagen to go into a ditch around 11:50 a.m. Jan. 20, at the intersection of 171st Street and Gilman Road. Natalie Edwards, 18, was driving the vehicle west on Gilman Road when she approached the stop sign at the intersection. The vehicle's tires lost traction as she attempted to stop. The vehicle sustained minor damage, and no injuries were reported.

¢ A Leavenworth woman reported that two women had burglarized her home in the 22200 bock of 219th Street, around 10 p.m. Jan. 19. The 43-year-old woman told officers she was lying on her sofa when her front door was kicked open and the two women entered the residence. One of the women was holding a handgun and told the victim to stay quiet or the gun would go off. The victim was taken to her bedroom by one of the burglars while the other burglar searched her living room for items. The victim was later escorted to the living room and told to cleanup the mess the suspects had made and was warned not to call authorities until 8 a.m. the following day or the victim's family would be killed. The suspects told the woman she was being watched, and then they left the scene. Money and the victim's ID were taken.

¢ Around 10:43 a.m. on Jan. 20, a 60-year-old Leavenworth man attempting to serve child support papers reported he was bitten by a large dog in the back yard of a home in the 22900 block of 153rd Street. The dog did not break the skin of the 60-year-old and he was not injured. The home's resident, a 40-year-old Leavenworth man, claimed the dog was kept inside the residence and that the 60-year-old must have opened the rear sliding door and released the dog. The resident then filed a report that the 60-year-old had trespassed.

¢ Around 6:27 p.m. Jan. 20, Terry and Shirley Stevens were driving north along 207th Street, south of Linn Road, when they struck a deer.

¢ Two DeSoto residents were arrested around 10 p.m. Jan. 20, for possession of prescription narcotics, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 200 block of Bowen Street in Linwood. The 19-year-old was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail. The 14-year-old was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Juvenile Detention Center.

¢ A 20-year-old Bonner Springs man contacted authorities around 6 p.m. Jan 20, after receiving a cashier's check for $2,000 for a set of wheels the man posted on Craigslist.org for $150. The buyer had told the 20-year-old to deposit the check and send the extra money back to him.

¢ Around 10:10 a.m., Jan. 21, Kenneth Miller, 53, Tonganoxie, was transported to University of Kansas Hospital by air ambulance after rolling his vehicle over an embankment on 219th Street, north of Donahoo Road. Miller was heading south on the ice and snow packed 219th Street. He drifted near the edge of the road and lost control of his vehicle. Miller was wearing his seatbelt, but suffered chest and neck injuries. The airbag did not deploy. Miller was treated and released.

¢ At 10:32 a.m. Jan. 21, a 32-year-old Bonner Springs man reported that someone had entered into his property on in the15900 block of Metro Avenue and stole an unsecured 12-foot single axle trailer. The trailer was valued at $750.

¢ Around 7 p.m. Jan. 21, a 45-year-old Tonganoxie woman was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct in her home on the 21400 block of 187th Street. The victim, a 52-year-old Tonganoxie man who also lives in that residence did not require medical attention.

¢ A 35-year-old Lawrence man reported the theft of a concrete mixer around 9:30 p.m. Jan. 21, from his property in the 17600 block of 262nd Street. The mixer was last seen at 8 a.m. Jan. 18.

¢ Union Township, Alexandria Township, Tonganoxie City, Tonganoxie Township and Leavenworth County Fire District One firefighters reported to a barn fire around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22, in the 24600 block of 251st Street. When officers arrived the barn was completely engulfed in flames. The report stated that the fire was accidental and the cause was electrical in nature. Scott Todd, who owned the barn, reported that his Ford F-350, hay, tools, horse trailer and farm tractor were damaged or destroyed. Damage was estimated at more that $60,000.

¢ A 25-year-old Bonner Springs woman reported on Jan. 23 that she had been receiving threatening phone calls from three Kansas City, Kan., men. The callers would threaten to kidnap the woman's children and kill the woman.

¢ Sometime between 10 a.m. Jan. 22 and 10 a.m. Jan. 23, an unknown number of subjects removed 10 cast iron valve body lids belonging to the Jefferson County Rural Water District 10. The lids were on valves in rural areas near a fire hydrant. The lids were estimated at $130.

¢ Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a 44-year-old Tonganoxie woman reported seeing a small plane crash in the area of 190th Street and Douglas Road. She reported seeing the small plane fly low to the ground and then go out of sight northeast of Douglas Road. She then saw smoke in that area. Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, Leavenworth County EMS, Stranger Township and Tonganoxie City Fire departments responded to the call. The report stated that a large area was searched, but only a brush fire was found. A medical helicopter and a Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter responded to the scene, but no plane crash was found.

Municipal Court

licenses suspended

¢ Raymond Gearhart, 61, Lawrence, failure to pay

¢ Teresa Mathews, 31, Lecompton, failure to pay

¢ Samuel Standish, 18, Kcks, failure to pay

¢ Charles Riddle, 22, Tonganoxie, failure to pay

¢ Zachariah Molina, 19, Tonganoxie, failure to pay

Fines assessed

¢ Jason Perona, 31, Tonganoxie, speeding 53 in a 30, $140

¢ Kelly Perona, 31, Tonganoxie, speeding 44 in a 30, $120

¢ Brent Lees, 18, Tonganoxie, inattentive driving, $115

¢ Kenneth Stano, 57, Topeka, speeding 47 in a 30, $120

¢ Michael Nolte, 27, Mission, speeding 47 in a 30, $120

¢ Joshua Myers, 20, Independence, Mo., speeding 50 in a 30, $130

¢ Benjamin Kieler, 50, Kansas City, Kan., speeding 50 in a 30, $260, failure to appear

¢ Andrea Cote, 19, Meriden, speeding 44 in a 30, $240, failure to appear

¢ Paul Walker, 45, Eudora, speeding 47 in a 30, $240, failure to appear

¢ Clint Newton, 35, Gardner, speeding 45 in a 30, $120

¢ Kristen Kappel, 19, Kansas City, Kan., no driver's license, $100

¢ Christy Robertson, 35, McLouth, speeding 45 in a 30, $120

¢ Aaron Washauer, 20, Lawrence, speeding 46 in a 30, $120

¢ Ceneca Young, 28, Leavenworth, speeding, no driver's license, $180

¢ Kevin Towell, 55, Tonganoxie, speeding 45 in a 30, $120

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