Archive for Monday, September 14, 1992


September 14, 1992


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

A Lawrence woman reported that a diamond dinner ring valued at $2,000 was missing from her residence in the 1000 block of Maine. Police are treating the case as either a theft or mislaid property. The ring disappeared sometime between 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 and 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Police reports

Police reported today that five tires on four cars parked at two resident halls at Haskell Indian Junior College were punctured at about 2 a.m. Sept. 2. The total damage was $500.

Police reported today that a 26-year-old Eudora man was kicked in the face between 11 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Thursday at an unknown location in Lawrence. The victim, who police said was intoxicated, reported the incident at the police station Thursday night. The man told police he knew the person who kicked him but could not explain why or where the incident happened. Police took the victim to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of bruises to his cheek and right eye. A hospital spokesman said today that they did not have a record of the man's treatment. Police are seeking the assailant.

A Coffeyville man reported that his 1980 Mazda GLC automobile was overturned between 10 a.m. Sunday and 2:23 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Stewart Ave. The incident caused $2,000 damage to the car.

Police reported today that an 18-year-old Lawrence man was cut by a man wielding a broken beer bottle at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the alley of the 600 block of Massachusetts Street. The victim and a companion were walking down the alley behind Quinton's Bar and Deli, 615 Mass., when the incident occurred. The victim was taken by car to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of a 2-inch cut on his right lower leg. A hospital spokesman said today there was no record of the man's treatment.

Lawrence police are investigating a possible case of child abuse following the treatment Monday of a 1 -year-old Lawrence boy with an arm injury at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Police said the boy's day-care provider called the boy's mother and told her the boy had fallen out of a playpen and was favoring his arm. X-rays of the boy's arm taken at the emergency room showed the arm injury to be a spiral fracture. The hospital contacted police, who interviewed the boy and his mother at the hospital at 5:15 p.m. The hospital also called an orthopedist and a pediatrician who agreed that the injury was not consistent from falling from a playpen. The Lawrence office of the Social and Rehabilitation Services has been contacted in the case. Police will talk with the day-care provider today.

Lawrence police are investigating an armed robbery at 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Fisca Oil Co. Inc. station, 740 N. Second. The station's 48-year-old clerk reported that he had finished counting $26 in change and had placed the money in a bag when a man armed with an automatic pistol entered the store. The clerk handed the bag to the suspect as ordered and the two men began walking toward the store's safe. The clerk said he grabbed the suspect's right wrist trying to get the gun away from him. The clerk said the suspect struck him on the left cheek with the gun and the two men struggled. The clerk said he pretended to be knocked unconscious from the fight and the suspect ran from the scene, firing his pistol in the air as he left. The clerk said he picked up a used shell casing from outside the store and then called police.

Injury accidents

A 40-year-old Topeka woman sustained neck injuries in a two-car accident at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Drive and Iowa Street. Susan Wald was a passenger in a car driven south on Iowa by James R. Wald, 55, Topeka, which was stopped while trying to turn left onto University. The Walds' 1986 Oldsmobile was struck from behind by a car driven by Robert E. Madden, 56, Lawrence, police said. Madden then drove his 1985 Chrysler from the scene and was followed by James Wald to the intersection of 14th and Tennessee. Lawrence police arrested Madden at that intersection on charges of operating under the influence, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Police reports showed that Susan Wald was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, but the hospital had no record of her treatment.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters responded to a shrubbery fire at 10:41 a.m. Monday at Fraser Hall at Kansas University. The fire was apparently caused by a discarded cigarette and was extinguished by the facilities and operations department personnel before the firefighters arrival.

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