Archive for Monday, October 24, 1994


October 24, 1994


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • Police said Monday they have recovered some of the compact discs that were reported stolen last week from the Arizona Trading Co., 734 Mass. According to the police report, 58 compact discs, 20 pairs of earrings and other items were taken from the business between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Entry may have been gained through an unlocked basement door. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said detectives recovered some of the CDs Friday afternoon at a Lawrence music store. He said they interviewed two people who were attempting to sell the CDs and have identified a possible suspect in the burglary.
  • Police are investigating a recent residential burglary in the 1700 block of West Fifth which resulted in the theft of an electronic keyboard, stereo equipment and other items valued together on a police report at $2,409. According to the report entry was gained by forcing open the front door sometime between Oct. 13 and last Friday.
  • Stereo equipment and 100 phonograph albums valued together on a police report at $3,500 were reported stolen during a burglary Friday night or Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Princeton Boulevard. Police said the thieves are believed to have entered the residence through an unlocked rear door. Police have no suspects.
  • A 1985 Nissan, school books and a camera, valued on a police report at $6,350, were reported stolen between 12:45 and 2 a.m. Sunday from the 200 block of East Eighth. The owner of the car told police the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were under the driver's seat.

Police reports

  • A 36-year-old Lawrence man remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning following his arrest this weekend in connection with felony auto theft and driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Police said the man was booked into jail at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, slightly more than an hour after a Jeep Laredo was reported stolen from the 600 block of Massachusetts. The Jeep was recovered at 11th and Rhode Island, police said.
  • A 48-year-old Overland Park man told police that three juvenile males did an estimated $2,000 damage Saturday evening to his 1982 Buick Regal that was parked in the 800 block of New Hampshire. The man said he discovered the youths were running and jumping on the car about 6 p.m. He reported they caused dents in the hood, roof and spoiler.
  • A Lake Quivira man told police that someone shot him in the leg with a pellet gun about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The man said he was standing on a stair landing outside a business in the 500 block of West 14th when he heard a shot and felt something strike his leg. The pellet, according to the report, did not penetrate the skin and resulted in only a bruise. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said police have identified a possible suspect.

Injury accidents

A 21-year-old Lawrence woman suffered a knee injury shortly before noon Saturday in a two-vehicle accident at Eighth and New Hampshire. According to the police report, Angela M. Ashworth, 1512 W. Ninth, was northbound on New Hampshire when she failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a car driven by Ronald S. Wilson, 40, Eudora, that was heading west on Eighth Street. Wilson was not injured. Although the report indicates Ashworth was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman could find no record of her being treated. Ashworth was cited by police for a stop sign violation.

  • Three Topekans were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital about 6 p.m. Sunday following a one-vehicle accident on Douglas County Road 442, west of Lawrence. Brian E. Manis, 19, Topeka, the vehicle's driver, told deputies he had just turned west onto County Road 442 from US-40 when he blacked out and the car veered down an embankment and struck a tree. Manis and two passengers in the vehicle, Karen M. Pearce, 15, and Chad V. Manis, 13, both of Topeka, suffered only minor injuries in the crash.

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