Emergency Dispatches | Hillsboro Star-Journal


Broadcasts on these fire and ambulance calls were monitored last week by the newspaper:


4:30 — One of two people arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after a deputy pulled over and searched the 1999 Toyota Corolla at 3:39 a.m. at US-50 and Nighthawk Rd. suffered what was described as a panic attack after the arrest. She was checked for breathing problems by doctors from Peabody and Hillsboro Ambulances, but refused to be taken to hospital. The two suspects were instead taken to Marion County Jail, where they arrived at 5:48 a.m. A crime report regarding the incident has yet to be released.

7:22 p.m. –A confused 80-year-old woman in the 1100 block of Denver St. in Marion was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital by Marion Ambulance after the woman’s daughter asked police to watch her.

8:13 p.m. — A woman with hypoglycemia at Hoppy Line in Marion refused to be taken to hospital by Marion’s ambulance.

8:27 p.m. – A dangling power line at 5th and Topeka Sts. in Lincolnville was watched by the Lincolnville Fire Department until the street was barricaded by a city employee.

9:03 p.m. – An 85-year-old man who fell and cut his arm at Salem Homes in Hillsboro was transported by ambulance from Hillsboro to Hillsboro Community Hospital.

10:12 p.m. — A 39-year-old woman facing a partial toe amputation was transferred by Marion Ambulance from St. Luke’s to NMC Health, formerly Newton Medical Center.


10:40 a.m. — The Burns fire department was briefly called to assist the Cassoday fire department, but the call was quickly canceled.

11:59 – An 80-year-old woman tripped over a rope and injured her back and hip at a residence on the 600 block of N. Sycamore St. in Peabody was taken by Peabody ambulance to the NMC. Peabody firefighters helped lift the patient.

2:14 p.m. — A 69-year-old man feeling unwell in a truck parked in the 200 block of W. 7th Street in Florence was taken to St. Luke by the Marion ambulance. First responders in Florence were notified but did not respond.

3:20 p.m. – A 65-year-old man unable to move his arm after falling days earlier while walking his dog was taken by Hillsboro Ambulance to HCH from an apartment at Oakwood Manor in Hillsboro.


10:58 — A 70-year-old woman who fell in an apartment in Oakwood Manor was taken to HCH by the Hillsboro ambulance.

12:14 p.m. — A 64-year-old man requiring surgery was transferred by Marion Ambulance from St. Luke’s to NMC.

12:38 — A 76-year-old man who fell in a garage on the 600 block of S. Main St. in Hillsboro while returning from a doctor’s appointment for treatment for pneumonia was helped but refused to be transported to the hospital by the Hillsboro ambulance.

1:50 p.m. – A motorcyclist injured in a collision with a semi-trailer truck in a construction zone less than a mile inside the Marion/Chase County line on US-50 was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center by helicopter , Wichita. Firefighters from Florence and the county’s director of emergency medical services were the first on the scene. The Peabody ambulance and the Marion ambulance, returning from Newton, were also dispatched, but the Peabody ambulance was ordered to ignore the call after reaching the accident. The Hillsboro ambulance was standing near Canada in case any more calls came in.

1:55 p.m. — A jailer transported an inmate to St. Luke’s Clinic in Marion for an appointment with a doctor.

8:23 p.m. — An uninjured 84-year-old man who fell at a residence in the 400 block of Briarwood St. in Hillsboro has been relieved. He refused to be taken to the hospital by the Hillsboro ambulance.

9:46 p.m. — A medical alarm in the 700 block of W. Grand Ave. in Hillsboro turned out to be a false alarm.


4:13 — Awake but unresponsive 62-year-old man possibly having a stroke in an apartment at 1st and Santa Fe Sts. to Marion was transported to Saint-Luc by Marion’s ambulance.

9:13 a.m. — A 70-year-old woman who fell out of bed at a residence on the 500 block of S. Cedar Street was taken to St. Luke’s by the Marion ambulance.

3:52 p.m. –An 85-year-old man with a possible heart attack at a residence in the 500 block of N. Popular St. was taken to Wesley by the Hillsboro ambulance, which was diverted there by NMC. The Peabody ambulance examined and cared for the patient until the Hillsboro ambulance arrived.

7:37 p.m. – A 96-year-old woman who felt unwell was transferred by ambulance from Hillsboro without an emergency to the NMC from Parkside Homes.


9:56 — An automated fall alert at a residence on the 700 block of N. Locust Street in Peabody was determined by the Peabody ambulance to be a false alarm.

12:32 p.m. — A fire alarm at Westview Manor in Peabody has been determined by Peabody firefighters to be a false alarm.

8:28 p.m. — Three people involved in a two-vehicle crash one mile north of the US-56/77/K-150 roundabout were checked out by medics from Marion’s ambulance. All refused to be taken to hospital. Marion firefighters helped direct traffic for nearly an hour.

9:22 p.m. — Hillsboro and Lehigh firefighters searched unsuccessfully for half an hour for the source of a smell suggesting a natural gas leak along and north of US-56 near the Marion/McPherson county line .


No ambulance or fire calls recorded.


7:49 p.m. — Burnt wood in an alley in the 100 block of S. Birch St. in Hillsboro caught fire in a garage. The blaze was fought for nearly an hour and a half by firefighters from Hillsboro, Marion and Durham.

9:54 p.m. – A county jail inmate who fell, hit his head and suffered what appeared to be an epileptic seizure was taken to St. Luke’s by Marion’s ambulance.

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