Woman arrested following pursuit

Staff Writer
The Leavenworth Times

A Leavenworth County woman was arrested after she allegedly led officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle while hauling a generator, according to a law enforcement official.

The pursuit began Tuesday in Douglas County but ended in Leavenworth County. Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reportedly were chasing a flatbed pickup truck that was hauling a trailer with a generator. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Lawrence, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

Members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office were advised of the pursuit at 12:06 p.m. Deputies from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office joined the pursuit after the truck had crossed into Leavenworth County.

Officers continued to chase the suspect on roads in southern Leavenworth County.

According to Sherley, the truck reached speeds of about 90 mph on Kansas 32 Highway and later traveled between 70 and 80 mph on 158th Street.

The chase ended up on State Avenue.

A trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol set up a tire deflation device in the area of 178th Street and State Avenue. The driver-side tires of the truck and trailer ran over the tire deflation device.

A tire on the trailer deflated rapidly. The suspect reportedly turned into a driveway on State Avenue west of 182nd Street.

The suspect, a 37-year-old woman from the Tonganoxie area, stopped the vehicle and was taken into custody.

She was transported to Lawrence by members of the Lawrence Police Department.

The Lawrence Police Department also arranged to have the truck and generator towed, according to Sherley.