- A 20-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was arrested Thursday on a count of possessing a controlled substance after a bag containing crack cocaine fell out of his coat while he was being escorted to jail for motor-vehicle violations, Lawrence police reported today. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said the man was pulled over at 8:24 p.m. Thursday at 23rd and Haskell after an officer saw him driving without his headlights on. He said police arrested the man after finding his driver's license had been revoked. As officers were walking up the stairs of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center with the man, Nickell said, they saw the bag drop from his coat. The man remained in the Douglas County Jail today.
- A 14-year-old West Junior High School student was detained Thursday afternoon after a school administrator reportedly found him in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a metal pipe containing marijuana residue. Police said the administrator learned from another student that the 14-year-old boy had drugs at school. The administrator questioned the boy, found the contraband and called police. Officers have sent reports about the incident to the Douglas County district attorney's office to determine whether to prosecute the boy.
- Officers are searching for a 42-year-old man who reportedly threatened a 35-year-old man with a knife and a frying pan late Tuesday, then damaged the man's apartment in the 1600 block of Haskell. The victim told officers he was socializing and drinking with the man about 9 p.m. when the man became angry, grabbed a frying pan and threatened to hit him with it. The man then put down the pan and left. He came back a few minutes later, picked up a kitchen knife and again threatened the victim. Again, he left without injuring the victim, but came back 15 minutes later. This time, police said, the victim had locked the door. The man became angry and tore the screen door off the victim's apartment, then threw a log through a window, police said. The man then left the area. Damage was estimated at $100.
- Robert Wales, 43, Lawrence, was listed in good condition today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after an accident at 5:50 p.m. Thursday about one and one-half miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10. A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher said Wales was westbound on K-10 when the car he was driving was struck by an eastbound car that was making a left turn. The driver of the eastbound car, George Durkin, 75, Lawrence, told authorities he did not see the other vehicle. The dispatcher said Wales had not turned on his headlights. Durkin was not injured, nor were three passengers in his car.
- Investigated a false alarm at 8 p.m. Thursday at an apartment at 2350 Ridge Court.
- Investigated a cooking fire at 6:50 p.m. Thursday at an apartment at 507 1/2 Maine. Firefighters reported that residents had put food on the stove and then fallen asleep. No damage was reported.
- Investigated a false alarm at 1:11 p.m. Thursday at Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets, Sixth and New Hampshire.
- Investigated a malfunctioning alarm at 12:19 a.m. Thursday at Lindley Hall at Kansas University.
The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
- Bicycle accident, 11:46 a.m. Thursday, Ninth and Kentucky. No transport.
- Home accident, 11:54 a.m. Thursday, 1400 block of Maple, Eudora.
- Medical emergency, 1 p.m. Thursday, 1800 block of Massachusetts.
- Medical emergency, 1:42 p.m. Thursday, 10th and Kentucky.
- Medical emergency, 1:48 p.m. Thursday, 800 block of West 24th.
- Auto accident, 5:47 p.m. Thursday, about one and one-half miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
- Public accident, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Allen Fieldhouse at Kansas University.
- Medical emergency, 9:12 p.m. Thursday, 500 block of West 14th.
- Medical emergency, 12:01 a.m. today, 3900 block of Harvard. No transport.
- Medical emergency, 1:12 a.m. today, Irwin Hall at Baker University, Baldwin. No transport.
- Medical emergency, 4:40 a.m. today, about 18 miles southwest of Lawrence on North 600 Road.