Law enforcement report
A 48-year-old Lawrence woman was attacked by one of two burglars who ransacked her apartment in the 2000 block of Heatherwood about 10 p.m. Sunday, Lawrence police reported today. Police said the woman walked in on the men when she returned to her apartment from the laundry room of the apartment complex. One man hit her with a carpet spreading tool, knocking her down. A number of items were taken, including two television sets, a videocassette recorder and a combination telephone and answering machine. Police are searching for a black man about 6-foot-2 and a white man about 5-foot-10 in connection with the burglary and assault. Both were described as being in their late-teens to early-20s.
A McAllen, Tex., man working for Michael Landon Productions was beaten and robbed about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Vermont, Lawrence police reported today. The man told police that he was standing near a tavern in the area when two men got out of a car and approached him. One of the men struck him in the face, causing him to fall down. The men then took his wallet and drove away. The victim later received six stitches at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a cut near his left eye. Police are searching for two black men in connection with the robbery. The victim said one man was 6-foot-3 and weighed 200 pounds, while the other was 5-foot-9 and about 150 pounds.
The home of a 33-year-old Lawrence man currently in custody on charges of aggravated burglary and theft was burglarized during the past two months, police reported today. The man, Randall Reed, reported the incident after a cousin told him that several items had been taken from his home in the 1300 block of Tennessee. Furniture and other items valued together at $4,625 were taken. Police have three suspects in the case.
Lorie A. Eisermann, 22, 840 Maine, was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after the bicycle she was riding was struck by an automobile at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Ninth and Alabama. Police reported that Eisermann was riding east on Ninth and across Alabama when her bicycle was struck by a car driven by Dominie M. Writt, 16, 825 Ala. Writt drove Eisermann to the hospital, where she was treated for a leg injury. Writt reported to police that she didn't see Eisermann because it was raining, the bicycle rider was wearing black clothing and there were no lights on the bike.
Donna L. Flory, 17, Baldwin, was treated and released at LMH after a one-vehicle accident at 6:50 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Douglas County Road 900N and U.S. Highway 59. Flory reported to Douglas County sheriff's officers that she was eastbound on 900 when she lost control of her pickup truck on loose gravel on a slight bend in the road. The truck rolled two to three times before coming to rest on its wheels.