Burglaries and thefts reported
- A 1992 Chevrolet half-ton pickup owned by the city of Lawrence was taken Tuesday from a city employee's residence in the 600 block of North Seventh, Lawrence police reported today. A police report stated that the employee parked the truck in his back yard and left the residence about 7:30 p.m. When he returned at 8:30 p.m., the truck was gone. Police said the employee did not lock the vehicle and left the keys inside the cab. No suspects have been identified. The pickup was valued on a police report at $14,000.
- A Case uniloader was driven away between noon Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from a construction site in the 300 block of Arkansas, Lawrence police reported today. A police report said an unattached dump bucket for the uniloader -- a construction machine that can be used for several different jobs, such as forklifting and digging -- also was taken. The equipment, owned by Bennett Construction Co., Kansas City, Mo., was valued at an undisclosed amount.
- Two shotguns, a lantern, a card table, two speakers and a public-address system were taken between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday from a storage building in the 2900 block of Iowa, Lawrence police reported today. The items were valued together on a police report at $8,010.
- A 49-year-old man listed on jail records as a transient was arrested after he reportedly slashed a 46-year-old man with a switchblade knife at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the east alley of the 700 block of New Hampshire. The victim told police he was drinking beer with the older man and talking about debts he was owed when the older man told him to be quiet. The victim refused, police said, and the older man cut him on the left forearm, leaving a three- to four-inch gash. The victim was examined by paramedics at the scene but refused further medical treatment. The 49-year-old man, who was arrested later at the scene of the incident, remained in the Douglas County Jail today.