Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Record

March 19, 2008

Tonganoxie City Fire Department

¢ At 3:44 p.m. March 10, firefighters responded to smoke in a residence in the 2700 block of Hickory Court. The investigation revealed a malfunctioning clothes dryer.

¢ At 7:21 p.m. March 11, firefighters responded to smoke in the area at Fourth Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. They found a disabled vehicle that had given off smoke and steam.

¢ Firefighters assisted a citizen at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, March 12.

¢ At 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, firefighters responded with and standby for Fairmount Township Fire Department for a possible fire at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School. It was a fire alarm only.

¢ Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 1:21 p.m. Friday.

¢ At 4:09 p.m. Friday, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at First State Bank and Trust on U.S. 24-40. The popcorn machine had produced smoke and set off a smoke alarm.

¢ Firefighters responded at 2:32 a.m. Saturday with Tonganoxie police to check on a person.

¢ Firefighters responded at 9:03 p.m. Saturday to the 1000 block of First Street for a brush pile burning after dark.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office

¢ Sometime before 8 p.m. March 11, a 59-year-old Leavenworth man reported his home in the 16600 block of Shawnee Street was burglarized. The man reported several firearms, credit cards, and other items that had identity information.

¢ Sometime before 1 p.m. March 12, a 74-year-old Leavenworth man reported that six Westar Energy power poles were stolen from his property on County Road 7, about a mile south of Gilman Road. The man stated that he had spoken with Westar about keeping the old power poles they were replacing. He said representatives told him they would leave the poles on the ground for the man to pick up. When the man came to his property he discovered the poles were missing and the grass on his property was damage from tire tracks. The report stated that Westar did not remove the poles.

¢ A 51-year-old Winchester man reported that his 16-foot aluminum boat was stolen sometime before 7 p.m. March 12, from his property in the 25400 block of Lecompton Road. The man said that the boat was last seen on March 9, by his wife on the bank beside his pond on the south side of his residence. The loss was estimated at $200.

¢ A 28-year-old Basehor woman said she had received a threatening e-mail telling her she was targeted for death around 12:30 p.m. March 12. The message stated that the e-mailer had been paid to kill her and that he would not kill her if she sent the e-mailer $15,000. The report stated that the e-mailer did not leave any information other than an e-mail address. An investigation is still ongoing.

¢ Around 4 p.m. March 12, officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on the front porch of a home belonging to a 52-year-old Bonner Springs woman in the 14200 block of Metro Avenue. The woman advised the sheriff's office that the man, who was wearing a brown jacket, was sitting on her front porch. The woman had asked the man what he was doing and the man replied that he owned the house. The woman then told the man that she was the owner of the house. The woman then asked what the man's name was and the man gave a name. The woman suspected the man of being intoxicated. The man then left the porch and headed to a property south of the woman's home. The woman told the man that she owned that property too and told him not to trespass. Then the man started heading east on Metro Avenue. When officers arrived they inspected the home for signs of forced entry and checked the woman's barn. Officers canvassed the area, but were not able to locate the subject.

¢ At 12:16 a.m. Thursday, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Turf Diagnostics and Design, 613 E. First St., Linwood, to find an unknown number of suspects had broken into the business. Officers discovered a window screen had been broken and the suspects attempted to steal a server from one of the computers located inside. The suspects also damaged the double hung doors in the back of the business. When the owners arrived they did not notice and other damaged or missing items.

¢ A 29-year-old Leavenworth County man was arrested around 9 a.m. Friday after fleeing from the scene of a traffic stop at 20th and Spruce streets, where he was a passenger. Deputies later made contact with the suspect at 16th and Kansas streets and was taken into custody for a warrant issued through the Leavenworth Police Department.

¢ Around 8 p.m. Friday, two Leavenworth residents were involved in a non-injury accident on 147th Street north of McIntyre Road. Michael Cox, 64, was driving south on 147th Street, along with Carol Cox, 60, when a deer entered the road. Michael Cox struck the deer and caused minor damage to the bumper and passenger side fender. Both the driver and passenger were wearing their seat belts. The deer ran from the scene.

¢ At 3 a.m. Saturday a Tonganoxie man was involved in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 north of Hemphill Road. Deputies and EMS were dispatched to a home in the 16500 block of Chieftain Road where Steven Hale, 34, had gone after his accident. When deputies arrived they found Hale with dried blood on his face. Hale also said that he had hurt all over. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Hale had said he had been drinking in Lawrence and was driving home and he did not remember where he had the accident. Deputies located Hale's truck in a creek bed on U.S. 24-40 a tenth of a mile north of Hemphill Road. The report stated that the vehicle left the road on Hemphill Road and struck a reflective marking post before rolling over. Hale was cited for basic speed.

¢ Around 4 a.m. Sunday, deputies noticed a small building fire just west of 21000 Dempsey Rd. District One fire department was contacted to put the fire out. The property owner, a Leavenworth man was called to the scene. The building and the hay inside were destroyed. The fire is still under investigation.


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