Business burglaries reported near 50th and Leavenworth Road

Two business burglaries were reported in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 50th and Leavenworth Road.

The Leavenworth Road Association has been alerting businesses to burglaries of sheds that took place at two businesses, Ussery Body Shop and Keith’s Transmission.

A dark green pickup truck with a matching shell and trailer was stolen, along with items inside the trailer, according to the Leavenworth Road Association, which asked businesses and residents to call the police if they see anything suspicious.

Male nurse charged with sexual battery at hospital

A male nurse at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, according to authorities.

Dennis Clark, 47, a resident of Gardner, Kan., was employed as a staff nurse in the post anesthesia care unit at the hospital.

Three incidents occurred between Dec. 9, 2013, and May 23, 2014, while Clark was employed in the unit, according to the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s office.

The district attorney’s office asked anyone with information regarding other possible victims from the post anesthesia care unit at Providence Medical Center to contact the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department Detective Bureau at 913-573-6020.

KCK man sentenced to 10 years for firearms violation

A Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison for selling stolen firearms, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Joshua S. Bailes, 32, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of stolen firearms. In his plea, he admitted that on Aug. 16, 2012, he and two co-defendants sold a total of four firearms to undercover agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On Aug. 21, 2012, Bailes and one co-defendant sold a total of 17 firearms to undercover ATF agents. It was determined later that the firearms were stolen. Among the firearms Bailes sold were handguns, rifles and shotguns. At the time of the crime, Bailes was prohibited from possessing firearms because he was a prior convicted felon.

Co-defendant Richard Fisher was sentenced to 15 years. Co-defendant Vincent Leuzinger was sentenced to 70 months.

Grissom commended the ATF and Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead for their work on the case.