Archive for Saturday, September 5, 1992


September 5, 1992


Law enforcement report

Police reports

A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early this morning after leading police on a chase through North Lawrence. According to police reports, he was spotted making a traffic violation in the 400 or 500 block of Elm Street, but sped off when the officer signaled for him to stop. The suspect drove east, turning north on North Ninth Street. The suspect's vehicle went airborne when he drove over railroad tracks that cross Ninth, and he lost control of the car when attempting to turn west on Lyon Street. After stopping the vehicle about 25 yeards west of Ninth on Lyon, the suspect left the car and ran, but was apprehended. After checking the registration of the vehicle, police found the license plate had been stolen from a Lawrence car. Further investigation revealed the 1992 Ford Mustang the suspect was driving was stolen from the Laird Noller Ford dealership in Topeka. Police said the car sustained damage to its front end after flying over the railroad crossing. The suspect was charged with attempting to elude police, failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, misdemeanor theft, felony theft, and his third offense of driving with a revoked license. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail and bond was set at $2,950.

A 31-year-old Topeka woman was arrested by Lawrence police Friday on two counts of misdemeanor theft and three counts of unlawful use of a financial card. She was booked into the Douglas County Jail and released upon posting a $2,500 surety bond. She is scheduled to make a first appearance in Douglas County District Court at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Injury accidents

Camden Miller, 22, Lawrence, and Nathan Westrup, 21, Lawrence, were treated at the scene for minor head injuries after an accident at 1:20 p.m. Friday. Miller was driving a 1991 Ford pickup north on Alabama Street, attempting a left turn west onto 23rd Street, when a 1976 Oldsmobile driven by Cora McClanahan, 59, Lawrence, ran a red light and struck the rear driver's side of the pickup, the report said. McClanahan was cited for failing to yield.

Condition reports

Jeremy McClain, 19, was listed in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. McLain, a member of KU's cross country team, was running across 23rd Street at the Louisiana intersection Wednesday, when he was hit by a westbound car. He suffered several fractures in his left leg.

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