Archive for Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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March 12, 2008

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

¢ Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 12:14 p.m. March 3, 8:35 p.m. and 8:57 p.m. Thursday, 12:17 p.m. and 9:48 p.m. Sunday.

¢ At 12:26 p.m. March 4, firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident at Eighth and Pleasant streets.

¢ Firefighters responded to a possible electrical fire at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 in the 19400 block of 223rd Street. The investigation revealed a short in a doorbell transformer.

¢ At 10:46 a.m. Friday, firefighters responded to First State Bank on U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie for a smoke alarm. The popcorn machine had burned some oil and smoked up the building.

¢ Firefighters assisted Stranger Township with a brush/debris fire at 198th Street and Evans.

Tonganoxie Police Department

¢ At 12:20 p.m. March 4, an 85-year-old Tonganoxie man ran into a vehicle belonging to RS Electric at Eighth and Pleasant Streets. Ralph Robbins was driving his 1997 Ford Econoline Van when he struck the passenger side of the 2005 International Utility Truck. Justin Schmidt, 28, from Excelsior Springs, Mo., was in the truck at the time eating lunch. Schmidt was not injured, but Robbins was taken by family to be checked out.

¢ At 7:10 p.m., March 7, Christina Edwards, 20, fell off of the road in her 1995 VolksWagen Cabrio, and into a ditch on the east side of Laming Road at the intersection with County Road 5. No injuries were reported.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

¢ A 22-year-old Leavenworth man was taken into custody for DUI after rolling his car over around 5 a.m. Sunday at County Road 14, west of St. John's Road. The man was driving his 2003 Ford Focus west on CR 14 when he drifted to the east bound lane, corrected and went off on the north side of CR 14. EMS responded and treated the man for minor injuries before taking him into custody.

¢ Around 4 p.m. Sunday, deputies arrived at the home of a 29-year-old Lansing woman who had a warrant through the Leavenworth District court for possession of methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated endangerment of a child. The officers made contact with the woman in her home in the 100 block of Helen Street. She was taken into custody and transported to the Leavenworth County Jail without incident.

¢ A 36-year-old Lansing woman was arrested for DUI after crashing into a telephone pole around 12:30 a.m. Monday on 167th Street, a quarter mile north of Coffin Road. When deputies and the Kickapoo Township Fire Department arrived, the woman refused medical treatment. She stated that she did not know what had happened and admitted to drinking a few beers earlier that evening. The woman was given a field sobriety test that found her to be over the legal limit. She was transported to the Leavenworth County Jail where she also provided a breath sample that was over the limit.

¢ A 13-year-old Tonganoxie youth was taken to an area hospital after an accident involving two ATVs and a passenger car that happened around 4 p.m. Monday on 227th Street and Garrett Road. Rydge Sample, 13, was driving his ATV when he struck another ATV that was parked on the road. Heathe Moore, 14, was sitting on the parked ATV. After Sample struck Moore's ATV, his ATV bounced onto the roof of a parked 1994 Saturn driven by Andrew Bouza, 16. Sample then struck the windshield of the Saturn and then went into a ditch. Sample was the only youth injured. Both ATV riders were wearing helmets and Bouza was wearing his seatbelt. Sample was transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., for treatment. Sample was in fair condition Tuesday hospital officials said.

¢ Around 11:50 p.m. March 4, deputies were called to a vehicle fire in the 17500 block of Golden Road. When they arrived the 1992 Ford Explorer was completely engulfed in flames. The vehicle belonged to a 21-year-old De Soto woman. Deputies did not suspect any foul play. The vehicle was considered a total loss.

¢ A 48-year-old Olathe man reported about $28,500 worth of equipment was stolen from his shop between Feb. 27 and March 5 in the 14500 block of 190th Street. The man said his 2000 Bobcat loader, worth $20,000, was stolen along with a 15' long black 1990 Cronkite flat-bed trailer, $2,000, and a red 1999 Kodiak trailer, $4,500. Also stolen were metal forms for concrete and 300 metal spikes.

¢ Around 3:35 p.m. March 5, 16-year-old Austin Guenther, Leavenworth, and 16-year-old William Riddle, Easton, were involved in an injury accident at 20th Street and Mt. Olivet Road. Guenther was stopped at the intersection in his 1984 Chevy truck, waiting to make a right turn from 207th Street to Mt. Olivet Road, when Riddle hit him from behind in his 1987 Chevy Camaro. Guenther suffered a contusion in the back of his head when his head struck the back windshield. EMS and the Kickapoo Township Fire Department responded to the scene. Guenther was able to drive the car from the scene.

¢ A 41-year-old Dianna Schmidt, sideswiped 36-year-old Deborah Karnosky's 2002 Saturn with her 1995 Chevy Z71 pickup truck around 5 p.m. March 5, while backing out of Karnosky's driveway in the 33000 block of 223rd Street. A report was prepared as a courtesy to both Easton women.

¢ A 70-year-old Leavenworth woman called the Sheriff's Office around 5:30 p.m. March 5, to report several phone calls from a man who calls himself John during the last year. The report stated that John has been trying to enroll her in various fake government programs and has tried to trick her into giving him her bank account number. The woman finally called the Sheriff's Office after John threatened to call the FBI if the woman didn't talk with him.

¢ About 9:20 a.m. Friday, 32-year-old Jeffrey Ettinger, Tonganoxie, was involved in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 about a half mile west of 142nd Street. Ettinger's car began to fishtail as he crossed the Wolf Creek Bridge and headed up the hill. Ettinger's car went into the center median and struck a culvert, which caused the car to roll over once and come to rest on its wheels. Ettinger was injured and taken to Kansas University Hospital.

¢ Around 11:05 p.m. Saturday, a 36-year-old McLouth man reported that two white males had damaged a mailbox using a shotgun in the 25100 block of 235th St. The McLouth man said that he confronted the two men at the end and escorted them to the end of the property. The McLouth man then heard multiple gunshots from the end of the driveway. The damage was estimated at $105.

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