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Archive for Monday, May 9, 2011

Officers searching for person in southwestern Leavenworth County following car chase

May 9, 2011, 6:08 p.m. Updated May 9, 2011, 9:14 p.m.

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A Tonganoxie police officer keeps his binoculars trained on the tree line Monday, May 9, 2011, on a property in southeast Leavenworth County, just northeast of Lawrence. Leavenworth County Sheriff's deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and Tonganoxie police officers were looking for person in the area.

A Tonganoxie police officer keeps his binoculars trained on the tree line Monday, May 9, 2011, on a property in southeast Leavenworth County, just northeast of Lawrence. Leavenworth County Sheriff's deputies, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and Tonganoxie police officers were looking for person in the area.

Multiple agencies were searching Monday afternoon for a suspect in a car chase in southwestern Leavenworth County.

Officers from Tonganoxie police, Leavenworth County and the Kansas Highway Patrol were searching, and a Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter circled the area, which is covered with dense woods and has few roads.

The site is northeast of 262nd Street and Loring Road.

According to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor, officers pursued a suspect in a car to the area. The suspect later ditched the car.

Tonganoxie Police Chief Jeff Brandau wouldn’t comment on the search, saying only that it was still ongoing.

Officers questioned neighbors and searched at least one property in the area.

Brandau said police had not captured the suspect as of 9 p.m.

Comments

sandw2010 3 years, 7 months ago

It would be nice to know how worried we should be! I live very close to that area and have kids at home with me? Why did they chase him? Was he armed?

KEITHMILES05 3 years, 7 months ago

You answered your own question! Why are you on here posting when you should be on the lookout?

sandw2010 3 years, 7 months ago

I was on here trying to find out more information. My two kids were sitting right there next to me inside of our locked house. I was listening for any strange noises or barks from the dogs.

findingmyhome 3 years, 7 months ago

Yes, armed. And there are two. Tried to get drug money from someone and threatened to hurt. I live in the area too, and talked with police about it. Scary.

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