Archive for Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Record

September 23, 2009

Tonganoxie Fire Department

• Firefighters responded with Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service at 10:06 a.m. Sept. 14, 2:16 p.m. Sept. 15, 8:01 a.m., 4:32 p.m., 6:31 p.m. and 9:54 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9:47 a.m. and 3:01 p.m. Thursday, 7:40 a.m. Saturday and 5:23 p.m. Sunday.

• At 8:21 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 and 8:42 a.m. Friday, firefighters assisted citizens who had fallen.

• Firefighters responded to a smell of gas outside a residence in the 600 block of East Fifth Street. A leak was discovered near the gas meter.

• At 11:17 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 2:06 p.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to fire alarms at Tonganoxie Middle School.

Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office

• Sometime around noon on Sept. 12, an unknown number of subjects stole items from a construction site at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Hemphill Road. The items taken were a John Deere 830 tractor and a 5-foot Rhino mower. The items were valued at $8,000. An investigation is still ongoing.

• A Leavenworth County Sheriff’s deputy was bitten in the left calf by a black Labrador retriever around 7:20 p.m. Sept. 16, in the 22100 block of Easton Road. The deputy was checking the residence when the dog came up behind him. The dog’s 45-year-old owner was present for the bite. The owner told the deputy the dog would be kept separately until he could take it to the vet to be quarantined.

• A 12-year-old Leavenworth boy was transported to an area hospital by an air ambulance around 2:24 p.m. Sunday from his home in the 25400 block of 211th St. The boy was following his father up a hill in an International 826 tractor. The man’s truck, which was carrying six bales of hay, began to spin and slide backwards. The report states the boy panicked, pushed in the tractor’s clutch, which put the vehicle out of gear. The tractor began to roll down the hill. The boy jumped out of the tractor, but was struck by the tractor’s front tire. The tractor stopped in a pond and was removed without damage. Members of the Alexandria Township Fire Department and the Leavenworth County EMS responded to the scene.

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