Courthouse records: Nov. 17, 2011

District court—


Other traffic violations— Daniel A. Crossett, Topeka, no driver’s license presented and no registration, fine plus costs $322.

Wildlife and Parks— Anatoli Antonets, Olathe, general boating violation, $121.50; Timothy P. Engetschwiler, Kansas City, Mo., no hunting license, $276.

Cases filed—

Limited civil:

Home Center vs. Ronald and Melissa Gift, recovery of money; vs. Floyd and Dixie Ghale, recovery of money.

Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative vs. Kathy L. Reusch and Clifford W. Reusch, recovery of money.

Van Petten Animal Health Inc. vs. Stephanie Kesinger and Brandon Kesinger, recovery of money.

Cotton O’Neil Clinic vs. Anne M. True, recovery of money.

Midwest Checkrite Inc. vs. Lance Williams, recovery of money; vs. Staci Shughart, recovery of money; vs. Rae Bryant, recovery of money.

Shannon Snook vs. Rita and David Hansford, petition for eviction.

Domestic relations:

Tina L. Hernandez vs. Juan Hernandez Jr., order of protection.

Timothy O Lowe vs. Connie Lowe, divorce.

Amy A. Rhoads vs. Jeffrey R. Mitchell, order of protection(dismissed by plaintiff).


Federal National Mortgage vs. Rachel Hoover and Timothy Hoover, mortgage foreclosure.

Denison State Bank vs. Bennett R. Pierron and Karen N. Pierron, mortgage foreclosure.

Capital One Bank vs. Travis N. Thornbrugh, recovery of money.

Flagstar Bank vs. Delos H. Richmond and Diane A. Richmond, mortgage foreclosure.


State vs. Jackson R. Griffin, Grantville, two counts of domestic battery, criminal restraint and disorderly conduct.

State vs. Shantell L. Wallis, Ozawkie, domestic battery, battery and criminal damage to property.

State vs. Jason M. Walker, Lawrence, possession of methamphetamine and trafficking contraband into a correctional institution.

State vs. Tonya Heuertz, Valley Falls, theft.

State vs. Autumn S. Russell, Meriden, domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

State vs. Austin J. Glenn, Overland Park, possession of hallucinogenic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

State vs. Sally J. Overturf, Ozawkie, domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

State vs. Amanda M. Benton, Ozawkie, domestic battery, two counts of endangering a child and disorderly conduct.

Small Claims:

Fred’s Place Inc. vs. Staci L. Shughart, recovery of money.

Register of deeds—

WD, Federal National Mortgage to Jeffery R. Taylor and Deana L. Taylor, lot 2, Wildcat Subdivision.

WD, Andrew Snyder to Ronald E. Scott and Kathleen L. Scott, lots 2 and 3, blk. 14, McLouth.

QC, Kelly R. Potter to Stacy L. Potter, lot 12, blk. A, Perry Meadows Subdivision.

WD, Jill E. Blosser et vir. to Robert C. Bigham and Caroline A. Bigham, SW 1/4 17-11-17.

WD, Rick E. Kosser et ux. to Martine Padilla, lot 10, Lake Dabinawa West.

WD, Martin E. Potter et ux. to William E. Kuntzsch and Janet L. Kuntzsch, lot 40, blk. E, Ozawkie.

WD, Marilyn R. Zieg to Thomas L. Harris and Shirley J. Harris, lots 7 and 8, blk. 17, Valley Falls.

QC, Donald A. Argo et ux. to Jessica Kariuki, lots 33 and 34, Lake Shore Estates, blk. S.

WD, Marlin W. Duckworth et ux. to Debra Dixon, all of lot 4 and part of lot 3, blk. 10, Oskaloosa.

WD, Joshua L. Stich to Exchange National Bank & Trust Company, lots 7, 8 and 9, blk. B, Winchester.

WD, David T. May to Paul D. Rudy, SW 1/4 9-11-19.

WD, Jackson County Farms LLC to Craig S. Anderson and Tammy M. Anderson, lot 6, Walnut Creek Estates.

Sheriff’s reports—

The following offense and traffic reports are the latest released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. The date of offense is often approximate and sometimes long before the reporting date.

Oct. 28: Charles Bartlett, rural Valley Falls, reported criminal damage to property.

Oct. 28: Officers responded to a report of a burglary and theft on the 6700 block of Anderson Road, rural Meriden.

Oct. 29: Terri S. Patterson, Meriden, reported stalking.

Oct. 29: John J. Jenson, Denison, reported a theft.

Oct. 29: Officers responded to a report of unlawful hunting at Lake Perry Old Town Loop.

Oct. 29: Beth Carey, rural McLouth, reported a burglary and theft.

Oct. 29: Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on the 15400 block of 103rd Street, rural Oskaloosa.

Oct. 30: Jennifer Guffey, Valley Falls, reported a burglary and theft.

Oct. 30: Dale S. Gant, Ozawkie, reported a criminal damage to property.

Oct. 30: Nathan J. Hanna , Hill City, reported a theft.

Oct. 31: Officers responded to a report of a noise disturbance on the 900 block of Frazier Street, Valley Falls.

Oct. 31: Jennifer Foreman, McLouth, reported forgery and fraud.

Oct. 31: Kathy Ewert, rural McLouth, reported criminal damage to property.

Oct 31: Richard Hernandez, Topeka, reported telephone harassment.

Nov. 1: Officers responded to a report of telephone harassment on the 700 block of Park Street, Oskaloosa.

Nov. 1: Debbie Ingenthron, rural Grantville, reported burglary and theft.

Nov. 1: Dustin Porter, rural Perry, reported a burglary and theft.

Nov. 3: Officers responded to a report of trespassing on the 12900 block of Union Road, rural McLouth.

Nov. 3: Ray Kirk, rural Meriden, reported a theft.

Nov. 4: Officers responded to a report of a theft on the 5800 block of K-92 Highway, rural Meriden.

Nov. 4: Officers responded to a report of a prowler on the 2100 block of Newman Road, rural Perry.

Nov. 4: Kay F. Crossley, McLouth, reported a theft.

Nov. 5: Diane E. Babcock, Nortonville, reported identity theft.

Nov. 5: John M. Trippon, McLouth, reported criminal damage to property.

Nov. 5: Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on the 400 block of Cherokee Street, Oskaloosa.

Nov. 6: Officers responded to a report of shots heard on the 8900 block of Shady Wood Lane, rural Ozawkie.

Nov. 6: David Willis, rural Ozawkie, reported criminal damage to property.

Nov. 6: Michael L. Wentz, Nortonville, reported criminal damage to property.

Nov. 6: Mary C. Seeley, Valley Falls, reported criminal damage to property.

Nov. 7: King’s Construction of Oskaloosa reported a theft.

Nov. 8: Officers responded to a report of a burglary on the 10600 block of Black Swan Court, rural Ozawkie.

Nov. 8: Elizabeth Ratliff, Valley Falls, reported a theft.

Officers also responded to the following calls for service:

  • abandoned vehicle 3
  • alarm 12
  • animal call 30
  • check welfare 7
  • citizen assist 38
  • domestic disturbance 4
  • felony warrant 2
  • funeral escort 1
  • juvenile call 5
  • keep peace 5
  • misdemeanor arrest 6
  • restraining order violation 1
  • suspicious activity 20
  • traffic problem 20
  • unsecured building 1
  • vehicle check 23
  • 911 hangup 35
  • DUI 2

The following accidents were recently reported:

Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m.: Debra K. Dixon, 53, Oskaloosa, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Walnut and Jefferson streets when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by James A. Gray, 40, Lawrence, who allegedly left the scene.

Oct. 13, 2:20 p.m.: Scott Hart, 53, Meriden, was traveling on 58th Street near Creek Drive when his vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a cable box. The vehicle then crossed the road on the left side and struck a phone company box and then crossed the road again and struck a tree on the right side of the road.

Oct. 19, 10:50 a.m.: Jody K. Mitts, 55, Perry, was traveling on U.S. 59 Highway near 27th Street when her vehicle struck an embankment, went airborne and came to a rest on the south side of a utility driveway.

Oct. 26, 2:59 p.m.: Cynthia S. Williams, 52, McLouth, was backing out of a parking stall in the parking lot of Lakeside Village when her vehicle struck an unoccupied vehicle in the driver’s side rear door. The vehicle is owned by Judy L. Clare, Ozawkie.

Oct. 27, 5:20 p.m.: Rosemarie Doyle, 54, Topeka, was traveling on K-4 Highway and had stopped to make a left hand turn onto 39th Street. A vehicle driven by Nicole R. Sloup, 39, Topeka, was traveling behind Doyle and had looked down to reach for a cell phone. When Sloup looked up it was too late and Sloup struck the rear of Doyle’s vehicle.

Oct. 29, 9:40 a.m.: Christie L. Gier, 38, Valley Falls, was traveling on K-4 Highway near 94th Street when a vehicle driven by Charles T. Jones, 52, Meriden, pulled out from 94th Street causing a collision with Gier’s vehicle.

Oct. 31, 7:55 p.m.: Abran Garcia, 20, Kansas City, was traveling west on K-16 Highway and did not stop at the intersection of U.S. 59 Highway. Garcia’s vehicle went through the intersection and went airborne over an embankment. The vehicle went through a barbed wire fence and came to rest in a pasture.

Nov. 2, 6:03 a.m.: Shawn D. Wheeler, 49, McLouth, was traveling on Wellman Road near 46th Street when he swerved to miss a deer and left the roadway and went into a ditch and through a fence hitting a large fence post.

Nov. 3, 4:45 a.m.: Ryker M. Morris, 20, Perry, was traveling on 110th Street near Nemaha Road when Morris fell asleep and left the roadway and through a fence belonging to Roger Miller.

Nov. 7, 6 p.m.: Michael F. Wessels, 50, Lamont, Iowa, was traveling east on U.S. 24 Highway near Barton Road and was trying to merge into the left lane and struck a vehicle driven by Bart W. Wickersham, 44, Topeka.

Nov. 9, 7 a.m.: Ruth Lentz, 51, Valley Falls, was traveling on K-4 Highway near 162nd Street when she lost control of her vehicle on an icy bridge and struck a vehicle driven by Janet Gatzemeyer, 35, Valley Falls.

The following drivers recently struck wildlife on county roadways:

Raul Castellanos, 26, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Joan M. Hosler, 57, Valley Falls; Sharon K. Jenkins, 41, Meriden; Richard M. Decker, 58, Oskaloosa; Dylan A. Brown, 18, Nortonville; Angela K. Heinen, 26, Valley Falls; Jo A. Sedlak, 66, Winchester; May Houghton, 56, Nortonville; Marjorie M. Barngrover, 41, Holton; Laura M. Turner, 33, Oskaloosa; Angela K. Breason, 42, Perry; Derek A. Jones, 30, Ozawkie; Deidre Boyd, 52, Valley Falls.

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