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June 30, 2006

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Law enforcement report

¢ Leavenworth County sheriff's officers arrested a Eudora man Sunday night after a car chase through southern Leavenworth County.

The chase began at 10:16 p.m. when Bonner Springs police officers tried to arrest 25-year-old Michael Milton on an outstanding warrant. The police officers then told sheriff's officers that Milton tried to ram a police car.

No one was injured in the chase that ended with Milton's car in a ditch near County Road 2 and Golden Road, according to an accident report.

According to the report, Milton's girlfriend and three children, ages 3, 7 and 10, also were in the car. He was arrested on two charges of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two charges of child endangerment and charges of attempting to flee and elude an officer.

Emergency calls

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:

Fire Calls

¢ Dispatched to fire, canceled, 2:26 p.m. Wednesday, 111 E. 11th St.

¢ Dispatched to fire, canceled, 4:38 p.m. Wednesday, 1603 W. 15th St.

¢ Forest, wood or wildland fire, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, 10th and Kentucky streets.

¢ Natural gas leak, 9:32 p.m. Wednesday, 2924 Iris Lane.

¢ Dumpster fire, 11:13 p.m. Wednesday, 1034 Miss.

Comments

old_man 8 years, 6 months ago

The story about the police chase makes you wonder if there is ANY reason why they would ever call off a chase! Three children in the car and all the guy had was an outstanding warrant.

justsomewench 8 years, 6 months ago

makes you wonder if the officer needs to be charged with child endangerment as well.

conservative 8 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, let's come up with all kinds of reasons to prohibit chases. Yeah, because the bad guys will just pull over right? They won't decide that it's better to push down on the gas pedal and get away every time will they?

I'm all for having guidelines, but the police should be able to chase any person who is trying to evade them. The priority should be in trying to get other officers on the road ahead of them so they can control the dangerous situation. But the right answer can't be to just let them go everytime.

justsomewench 8 years, 6 months ago

i'm just curious what the protocol is when children are in the car. for all we know, the officer wasn't aware of it (though i doubt it).

anyone know how to locate chase protocol for this enforcement group?

bearded_gnome 8 years, 6 months ago

¢ Forest, wood or wildland fire, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, 10th and Kentucky streets.

??? is that the forest inhabitted by the wet shelter?

oldgranny 8 years, 6 months ago

Perhaps he couldn't see the 3 year old. But I should think it would be hard to miss a 7 and 10 year old in the car. My guess is the officers were probably so hyped up about the thrill of the chase they didn't care. Sometimes I don't know who to fear worse. The judgement of some of our officers. Or the bad guys. Its a toss up.

conservative 8 years, 6 months ago

Granny, my 9 year old can't be seen by the cars behind me even when he's in his booster seat. I know because my parents have commented on the fact when we've been going places together. Doesn't mean the officer wasn't aware, but I wouldn't assume that he had to be aware.

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