Archive for Tuesday, January 14, 1992


January 14, 1992


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

A Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, golf clubs and sunglasses valued together on a police report at $1,030 were taken between Dec. 21 and Sunday from a room in the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, 1045 Emery.

Miscellaneous items valued on a police report at $170, plus $900 cash were taken between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday from a residence in the 100 block of Pinecone Drive.

Injury accidents

Lynne M. LaForge, 21, 1600 Oxford, and Steve L. Nichols, 20, 1439 Tenn., were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after an accident at 8:41 p.m. Sunday on Sixth Street near Iowa. Nichols was a passenger in LaForge's car. Police said Steven P. Jackson, 28, 812 Ind., was driving east on Sixth Street when the car he was driving struck the rear of LaForge's car. LaForge's car then struck the rear of a car driven by Brent D. Torrey, 20, 904 Highland Dr. No citations were issued.

Condition reports

Michael J. Sulls, 36, Eudora, remained in fair condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. Sulls suffered several fractured bones in an accident Thursday about three miles south of Lawrence.

Ryan L. Garrison, 19, 1327 Covington Ct., remained in serious condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he is being treated for a closed head injury. Garrison, a KU freshman, was injured in an accident Thursday on the KU campus.

Gwendolyn Kennedy, 49, 3409 W. 25th, was listed in fair condition this morning at Topeka's Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center. Kennedy was injured in an accident Wednesday on McDonald Drive near Second Street.

Dennis Lederer, 24, rural Baldwin, remained in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said. Lederer was injured in a tractor accident Jan. 4 near Baldwin Junction.

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.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

Responded to a report of fire at 7:44 p.m. Monday in a house at 1423 W. 22nd Ter. There was no fire. Firefighters said the water heater was malfunctioning. Water and natural gas to the appliance were shut off, firefighters reported.

Responded to a cooking fire at 2:03 a.m. today in an apartment at 2412 Ala. Firefighters found that the occupant had extinguished the fire, which caused $50 damage to the stove.

Responded to a false alarm at 8:36 a.m. today at the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house, 1433 Tenn.

Responded to a false alarm at 2:28 a.m. today at the Delta Upsilon fraternity house, 1025 Emery.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Patricia A. Meadows, 20, 743 E. 13th, was charged Monday with aggravated battery in connection with the Sunday morning stabbing of a 38-year-old Lawrence woman. Meadows was arrested about noon Sunday, shortly after she allegedly stabbed the woman with a pen during a service at the Lawrence Pentecostal Bible Church, 1845 Tenn., police reported. The victim's condition was upgraded this morning from serious to fair condition at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. According to police reports, Meadows and the woman, who have known each other since December, had been sharing a Bible during the church service. Police said that shortly after Meadows reportedly sat down during the service, the 38-year-old woman, who was still on her feet, felt a sharp pain in her throat. She then pulled a ball point pen from her neck. Meadows reportedly left the church after the incident. A short time later, police said, she was picked up by officers near the church. A police official said this morning that no clear motive had been established for the stabbing. District Judge Mike Malone on Monday set bond at $30,000, and Meadows remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

Pets for adoption

Listed below are a few of the pets available for adoption at the Lawrence Humane Society shelter, 1805 E. 19th. The adoption area is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All animals adopted from the shelter must be spayed or neutered and brought up to date on their vaccinations.

4-year-old female terrier mix.

Two 3-year-old male greyhounds.

3-month-old male black retriever mix.

2-year-old spayed female beagle hound mix.

10-month-old male Labrador retriever-springer mix.

5-month-old female collie-shepherd mix.

2-year-old female Doberman pinscher.

2-year-old male rottweiler mix.

2-year-old female declawed tortoiseshell-tabby cat mix.

6-month-old female brown tabby cat mix.

Civil case proceedings

A local bank has answered a suit brought by Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jerry Wells, who is seeking forfeiture of a pickup truck confiscated in a drug arrest. The Bank of Kansas-Lawrence asks that the court rule that the bank holds the loan of $4,541 plus interest in the 1989 Nissan pickup truck that was bought by David Vance Sutterfield, Eudora, and financed through the bank. Sutterfield was arrested Oct. 25, 1991, after allegedly selling one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine to a confidential informant in Eudora. The transaction occurred in the pickup truck, and under Kansas law, the state can try to obtain property used in drug deals. The bank also is asking that the proceeds from the sale of the truck go to cover the loan held by the bank.

Judith Foster, Lawrence, has informed the Malls Olde English Village Enterprises, also known as the Malls Olde English Village Apartments, Melvin J. Huxtable Jr., Herbert H. Wiedensaul and Gary Stephenson, that she is seeking $75,000 in her lawsuit. Foster alleges she hurt her back and leg after stepping in a hole on the apartment grounds on Dec. 15, 1989.

A Lawrence man has answered a suit filed by Ronald D. Fleming, Parsons, who is seeking damages from the estate of the man who killed Fleming's mother. Michael Wayne Nuffer, Lawrence, asks for proof that Hilton W. Nuffer "wrongfully killed" Fleming's mother, Christa Kay Nuffer, on May 5, 1991. Michael Nuffer is the executor of Hilton W. Nuffer's estate. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department determined Hilton Nuffer first killed Christa Nuffer and then committed suicide. Fleming is seeking more than $50,000 from Hilton Nuffer's estate, including $3,721 for funeral expenses.

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