Archive for Thursday, September 22, 1994


September 22, 1994


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A notebook computer, modem, computer case and two floppy disks reportedly were stolen from a residence at Meadowbrook Apartments between 7:20 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday. The items were valued together on a police report at $1,502. The report indicated no signs of forced entry were found and entry may have been gained through an unlocked door.

Police reports

  • A Lawrence man reported to police that someone scratched the driver's side of his 1989 Ford Astro van sometime between 7 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Saturday while the vehicle was parked at 15th and Monterey Way. Damage was listed at $1,000 on a police report.
  • A Perry man reported that his estranged wife attempted to run him over with a pickup truck after the couple argued about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to a police report the woman came to the man's place of employment at 31st and Haskell and asked to speak to him. He said that as he was walking away from the vehicle after exchanging words with the suspect, the woman started the truck and pulled forward. The victim said he was struck by the left front fender, but wasn't injured. Police have not yet contacted the suspect, a 35-year-old Lawrence resident.

Injury accidents

  • Two people were treated and released Wednesday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a two-vehicle accident at 8:10 p.m. at West 23rd and Alabama streets. Edwin A. Bracken, 68, 2622 Ark., was westbound on 23rd and attempting to turn left onto Alabama when he collided with an eastbound 1993 Ford Crown Victoria, owned by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. Both Bracken, and Ronald R. Wilson, a sherriff's deputy who was driving the Crown Victoria, suffered minor injuries in the crash. No citations were issued at the scene, according to the accident report.
  • Two Lawrence women received minor injuries about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday when they were involved in a two-vehicle accident at 24th and Alabama streets. Daniel D. Wells, 26, 1301 W. 24th, the driver of a 1992 Chevrolet pickup, told police he stopped on 24th at the stop sign at Alabama, and started to turn right onto Alabama. He then struck a 1989 Buick driven by Ida L. Menzies, 70, 1614 W. 27th Ter., in the passenger side door. Menzies and a passenger in her car, Olive Jackson, 93, 2620 Belle Crest Dr., were both treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Wells was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way.
  • A chain reaction accident shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday on Iowa Street at its intersection with Harvard sent a Topeka man to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Jerome E. Doby, 57, was driving the second of two northbound vehicles that were stopped at a traffic light at the intersection. According to the accident report, his vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by Charles M. Ledbetter, 59, Pomona. Doby was treated and released at the hospital.

District court

Criminal charges filed

  • A Lawrence man has been charged with possession of contraband in a county jail after he allegedly tried to smuggle cigarettes into the Douglas County Jail on Sept. 6. Joseph L. Davis, 26, 1705 Vt., is to have a preliminary hearing on the felony charge Wednesday.

Criminal case proceedings

  • Travis W. Stiffler, 18, 1606 W. Sixth Ter., has waived a preliminary hearing on charges of sale of LSD, possession of LSD and violating the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. He is to appear back in court Oct. 11 for arraignment and trial setting. Stiffler was arrested on the charges June 20 in connection with a police department drug investigation.
  • A Pomona man was bound over this week for trial on a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. During an arraignment after his preliminary hearing, Ronald D. Chambers, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charge. His trial on the DUI charge and charges of driving while his license was suspended, speeding and transporting an open container of alcohol was set for Nov. 9.

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