Archive for Tuesday, June 22, 1993


June 22, 1993


Police reports

-- Vandals damaged furniture, a picture frame, trophies and other items, causing an estimated $4,385 in damage between 2 p.m. Friday and 7:40 p.m. Sunday at Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 1025 Emery Rd. A police spokesman said the fraternity house was entered after a window was broken.

Injury accidents

-- Effie Hess, 89, 100 Ark., was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being injured in an accident at 9:12 a.m. Monday at Sixth and Vermont. Hess was a passenger in a 1979 Ford being driven by Sam M. Uttinger, 75, 101 Maine. Uttinger had slowed to turn right onto Sixth Street after crossing the Vermont Street span of the Kansas River bridge when his car was struck from behind by a 1991 Chevrolet driven by Jonathan K. Lawless, 31, Nortonville. Lawless was cited for inattentive driving.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

-- Extricated an Independence, Mo., man from delivery truck that crashed into a building at 9:04 a.m. Monday at 230 Locust.

-- Investigated a smoke scare at 1:15 p.m. Monday at 1612 W. 22nd.

-- Investigated an electrical smell at 5:50 p.m. Monday at Kansas University's Smissman Research Laboratories. The smell disappeared before firefighters arrived.

-- Investigated a smoke scare at 9:21 p.m. Monday at Babcock Place, 1700 Mass.

-- Responded to a mercury spill from a household thermometer at 12:34 a.m. today at 1600 Haskell. Firefighters cleaned up the spill for disposal.

-- Extinguished a refuse fire in a dumpster at 3:49 a.m. today at 2706 Redbud.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

-- Tye A. Johnson, 20, Manhattan, has been sentenced to one year in jail each on charges of possessing LSD, possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia, but then granted a two-year probation term. Johnson originally was charged with a felony count of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell and the misdemeanor LSD and paraphernalia charges. Prosecutors claimed drugs and paraphernalia were found in Johnson's car after a traffic stop March 14. He pleaded guilty May 17 to the paraphernalia charges and the amended misdemeanors.

-- Prosecutors have dismissed charges in the case of Curtis L. Martin, 36, 1341 Pa., who was charged April 27 with a felony count of making terroristic threats, a misdemeanor count of battery and two misdemeanor counts of unlawful restraint. Prosecutors stated in court records that they dismissed the case because a Lawrence woman who claimed she was the victim refused to inform the district attorney's office of her whereabouts.

-- Adam D. Darby, 23, 513 Fireside Dr., on Monday pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor count of battery. Darby originally was charged Feb. 5 with a felony count of aggravated battery after he allegedly struck a Lawrence man with a beer bottle Jan. 31 at Just A Playhouse, 806 W. 24th. After hearing Darby's plea, a judge suspended imposition of sentencing on the condition that Darby pay court costs of $93.50. The judge granted Darby a 60-day unsupervised probation term.

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