Two local womens’ cars collided with each other on U.S. Interstate 70 this weekend, and a child was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center, according to a report from the Riley County Police Department.
Ashley Lately, 22, of Topeka, was driving a 1998 Chevy Lumina, and the second driver, Dianne Farmer, 69, of Russell, Kan., was driving a 2004 Lexus, said Lt. Herbert Crosby Jr. of the RCPD.
Lately lost control of her vehicle and slid off the road into a guardrail, Crosby said. Lately’s car rolled, and debris from her car and the guardrail flew toward Farmer’s car and broke her windshield, according to the report.
A 2-year-old passenger was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center for neck and spine pain, Crosby said.
While working that accident, an RCPD patrol car was hit by another vehicle. A driver, whose identity was not known by the RCPD, had cruise control set at 70, and the person’s car slid on the ice and slammed into the back of the RCPD car, according to the report.
Damage to the RCPD car and the contents in the trunk was estimated at $30,000, Crosby said.
MAN CHARGED WITH RECKLESS DRIVING, DUI
A man was charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence, among other charges, after he was involved in an accident Saturday, according to another RCPD report.
Ryan Matthew Calmes, 21, of Alma, Kan., was arrested at 7:20 p.m. Saturday for the unlawful possession of stimulants, paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, driving under the influence and invoking damage to another vehicle, according to the report.
Crosby said Calmes was observed driving recklessly and colliding with another vehicle on the 100 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Calmes’ vehicle collided with a 2007 Mitsibushi Eclipse, which was owned and driven by Jennifer Russell, 20, of 2225 Buckingham Ave., No. 3, according to the report.
Russell said she had a green arrow as she left the parking lot of Manhattan Town Center, Crosby said. The other vehicle, driven by Calmes, turned right and ran into Russell’s vehicle, Crosby said.
Russell said Calmes backed up and ran into her car a second time, then backed up again and took off.
There were no injuries, according to the report. Crosby said Calmes was confined on a $6,500 bond.
$8,000 PICK-UP TRUCK STOLEN
A local man reported to the RCPD that his $8,000 pick-up truck was stolen.
Michael Mohler, 46, of 2000 Leavenworth St., said his 1998 Ford F-150 extended cab truck was stolen, Crosby said.
The incident occurred Sunday between 1:30 p.m. and 4:20 p.m., according to the report.
Mohler said he had left his vehicle unlocked, but had no idea who had stolen it, according to the report.
$8,000 CAR STOLEN
A local woman reported to the RCPD that her car, valued at $8,000, was stolen.
Victoria Anttila, 21, of 3213 Claflin Road, said her 2003 silver Dodge Intrepid was stolen, Crosby said.
“She went out and started up her vehicle, then went inside to get her daughter, and someone stole it,” Crosby said.
The incident occurred between 12:15 p.m. and 12:20 p.m. in Ogden, Kan., according to the report.
LOCAL MAN CHARGED WITH CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA
A local man was arrested Saturday by the RCPD on several charges involving marijuana, said Lt. Herbert Crosby Jr. of the RCPD.
Pol Joseph Mauck, 30, of 920 Vattier St., was arrested at 3:50 p.m. for the possession of criminal substances, sale of drugs without a Kansas drug stamp and the cultivation of marijuana, according to an RCPD report.
Crosby said bail was set at $13,500 and that the investigation was ongoing.
CASE OF STOLEN IDENTITY
Two local men were arrested by the RCPD for stealing debit and credit cards and using them to buy goods and services totaling $2,995, Crosby said.
Frederick Lovensky, 22, of 2215 College Ave., Apt. G127, and Rashad Tamar’e Harrell, 22, of 1120 Pierre St., were arrested Friday at 9:10 a.m. and noon, respectively, and charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, theft, possession of stolen property, forgery and criminal use of financial cards, according to a report by the RCPD.
Crosby said the bail was set at $10,000 each for Lovensky and Harrell.
KANSAS CITY MAN CHARGED WITH SALE, PURCHASE OF OPIATES
A man from Kansas City, Mo., was arrested for drug-related charges, according to another report by the RCPD.
Cortez Anthony Rodriguez IV was arrested Saturday at 4:56 p.m. for the sale and purchase of opiates and opium and the sale of drugs without a Kansas drug stamp, according to the report.
Crosby said the bail was set at $7,500.
LOCAL MAN CHARGED WITH HABITUAL VIOLATION
A Wamego man was arrested Saturday, according to another RCPD report.
Michael David Lackey, 33, was arrested Saturday by the RCPD for driving with a suspended license and for the habitual violation of a law, Crosby said.
Bail was set at $6,000, according to the report.
LOCAL MAN CHARGED WITH SALE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
A local man was arrested for the sale and possession of marijuana, according to a report by the RCPD.
Andrew Michale Craig, 21, of 2031 Fort Riley Blvd., was arrested and charged the sale and distribution of marijuana and two counts of the possession of paraphernalia to grow and distribute marijuana, Crosby said.
Craig was arrested Friday at 11:35 a.m., and his bail was set at $5,000, according to the report.
LOCAL MAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATION
A local man was arrested on Saturday for aggravated false impersonation, according to another RCPD report.
Anthony Wayne Martin, 23, of 2822 Johnson Valley Drive, intentionally falsely represented himself to the county government, Crosby said.
“He went to bond someone out of jail but signed the document using someone else’s name,” Crosby said.
Martin’s bond was set at $2,500.
MACBOOK LAPTOP STOLEN
A local man reported to the RCPD that his Macbook laptop, valued at $1,100, was stolen, Crosby said.
The computer was stolen from Caleb Leslie, 22, of 1415 Legore Lane, Apt. A, according to an RCPD report.
The incident occurred on between 4 a.m. Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Crosby said.