Archive for Wednesday, October 12, 1994


October 12, 1994


Police reports

  • The Douglas County Sheriff's office is investigating a report of a burglary and theft of property between 9 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Tuesday from a metal building about 1 1/2 miles east of Lawrence on North 1500 Road. Items taken included a tool box and tools, an air ratchet and car parts. The loss was listed at $2,775 on a sheriff's report.
  • Lawrence police are investigating a report that someone fired gunshots into a residence early Tuesday morning in the 1100 block of Sunset Drive. The occupants of the home told police they were awakened by a loud noise about 3 a.m. When they got up later, they discovered bullet holes in the front door, hallway walls, the kitchen and a kitchen chair.
  • A school-crossing guard reported to police that she was bumped by a vehicle Oct. 5 at the intersection of Harvard Road and Iowa Street. The 35-year-old Lawrence woman said a 1993 Buick limousine stopped at the crosswalk on Iowa, but "inched'' its way into the crosswalk and bumped her. She was not injured, according to the police report. Det. John Lewis of the police department's crime analysis unit said police have identified a suspect, but haven't contacted that individual.
  • Midwest Doors, 944 E. 23rd, reported the theft of a 1982 Ford pickup and its contents between 4 p.m. Sunday and 2:45 p.m. Monday. Also taken were a tool box and tools, a mobile phone and two steel stepladders. Total value of the property was listed on a police report as $3,350. Police have not contacted the suspect in the case.

Injury accidents

  • A 2-year-old Lawrence girl was treated for minor injuries and released Tuesday evening after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Jayhawk Food Mart, 701 W. Ninth. According to the accident report, the child, Lauren M. GoForth, 2511 Bremer Dr., had gotten out of a vehicle that was stopped at the gas pumps and was running south through the parking lot toward the store when she was struck. Jennifer M. Cooney, 22, 946 Tenn., the driver of the vehicle, told police she was backing from a parking stall in front of the business and did not see the child.
  • Two people were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a three-vehicle accident at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday at 16th and Massachusetts. Sherry James and Rachael Ulbrick, both of Lawrence, were taken to the hospital by the Douglas County Ambulance Service. Six other people were treated at the scene, but not transported.
  • Garrett Lathrom, Lawrence, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a bicycle accident about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Indiana. Further details about the accident were unavailable this morning.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

  • Susan E. Uhrich has been sentenced to one year in Douglas County Jail and then granted two-year's probation for misdemeanor theft. Uhrich, 34, 1047 1/2 Delaware, was charged originally in early July with the felony theft of a pickup truck. She pleaded no contest to an amended charge of misdemeanor theft in late August.
  • A Lawrence man, Marvin D. Gibbs Jr., has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to an amended complaint charging him with temporary deprivation of property, a misdemeanor. Gibbs, 23, 1908 E. 19th, originally was charged with felony theft of a pickup truck in mid-July. Gibbs also was ordered to pay an unspecified amount of restitution, attorney fees and court costs.
  • Criminal charges were dismissed recently against a Eudora woman who was arrested in April after an investigation by the Lawrence Police Department and the county's drug enforcement unit. Cynthia L. Wingebach, 33, originally was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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