Archive for Saturday, January 11, 1992


January 11, 1992


Law enforcement report

Injury accidents

Donald Hedtke, 34, rural Wellsville, was listed in serious condition today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being injured in an accident at about 12:30 a.m. today about 1 miles south of Eudora, a sheriff's officer said. Hedtke was injured after the vehicle he was driving south on 1061 struck an embankment at a bridge, a sheriff's dispatcher said. He was taken by ambulance to LMH.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

Investigated a fire at 10:35 a.m. Friday at Marvin Hall at Kansas University. A cigarette apparently had ignited the contents of trash can, but was out when firefighters arrived.

Assisted the Douglas County Ambulance Service with medical emergencies at 12:21 p.m. Friday at 1501 Kasold, 3:27 p.m. at 2711 W. 26th, and at 7:24 p.m. at Ninth and Iowa.

Investigated a fire at 12:56 p.m. Friday in a residence at 2625 W. 27th Ter. A pillow had caught fire inside the residence, but was out when firefighters arrived.

Extinguished a car fire at 1:39 p.m. Friday at 1125 Iowa. A 1985 Ford sustained $2,000 damage after gasoline ignited from the heat from the engine.

Extinguished a brush fire at 5:27 p.m. at 1316 E. 21st Ter.

Stood by for a Life Flight helicopter at 5:41 a.m. today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. A hospital nursing supervisor said the flight was for a routine patient transfer.

Condition reports

Michael J. Sulls, 36, Eudora, was listed in serious condition this morning in the intensive care unit of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. Sulls suffered several fractured bones in a accident Thursday about three miles south of Lawrence.

Dennis Lederer, 24, rural Baldwin, remained in fair condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said. Lederer was injured in a tractor accident Saturday afternoon in a field near Baldwin Junction.

Ryan L. Garrison, 19, 1327 Covington Ct., was listed as serious today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Garrison, a Kansas University freshman, was injured in an accident Thursday on the KU campus. He is being treated for a closed head injury.

Gwendolyn Kennedy, 49, 3409 W. 25th, was listed in stable condition this morning at Topeka's Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Kennedy was injured in an accident Wednesday on McDonald Drive near Second Street. She is being treated for fractured ribs.

Kimberlee J. Back, 32, Oskaloosa, remained in satisfactory condition this morning at Topeka's St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Back was injured in a car accident Jan. 3 in McLouth.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

Michael R. Riley, 32, 1900 W. 31st, was sentenced Friday to one year in the Douglas County Jail on a charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. The state dropped the original felony charge of indecent liberties with a child. Riley pleaded guilty in October to the sexual battery charge, which stems from a March 1991 incident when he reportedly molested a Lawrence girl, then 9 years old.

A 79-year-old Eudora man was arraigned Friday and ordered to stand trial Feb. 24 on a charge of felony enticement of a child. The man pleaded not guilty to the charge which stems from an Aug. 7 incident when he allegedly asked a person believed to be 15-year-old girl to get into his car.

David L. Wayland, 27, Eudora, pleaded not guilty Friday on a felony charge of aggravated robbery and was ordered to stand trial March 30. Wayland pleaded not guilty to the charge which stems from a Sept. 25 incident when he reportedly robbed at knifepoint a clerk working at the EZ Shop, 1900 Haskell. Wayland remained in the the Douglas County Jail Friday afternoon.

The case of an 18-year-old Lawrence man charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and sexual battery has been continued until Jan. 30. The man, who is also a Kansas University student, pleaded not guilty in November to the charges, which stem from an October incident on the KU campus where he reportedly grabbed a woman's breast and struck her with his fist.

Brian Spini, 25, Eudora, was sentenced Friday to a one-year jail term but was granted two year's supervised probation on a misdemeanor charge of endangering a child. The state dropped the original charge of felony child abuse. The charge stems from a Nov. 3 incident when Spini reportedly shook his infant son and the child stopped breathing.

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