Archive for Monday, April 3, 1995


April 3, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A mountain bike and a keg of beer, valued together on a police report at $1,340, was taken between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8:50 a.m. Sunday from the back patio of a residence in the 400 block of Graystone. Police have no suspects.
  • A mountain bike, valued on a police report at $1,000, was taken between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 25 from the porch of a residence in the 3200 block of West Ninth. The 13-year-old boy who owned the bike said it disappeared after he left it on a friend's porch. Police have no suspects.

Police reports

  • A 20-year-old Lawrence woman told police that her 17-year-old boyfriend threatened her with a knife about 3:45 p.m. Sunday during an argument at her residence in the 2400 block of West 24th Terrace. The woman said the couple were arguing about changing their baby's diaper. The 17-year-old boy was detained and taken to the Northeast Kansas Regional Detention Center.
  • A 21-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail about 4 a.m. Sunday in connection with driving under the influence, criminal damage to property and possession of marijuana. According to the police report, the woman was driving east on 11th Street when she missed the T-intersection at Haskell Avenue and drove under the fence surrounding the Lawrence City Shop at 1110 Haskell. The woman then attempted to drive through a locked gate to get out of the fenced-in area. The report indicated that about $1,000 damage was done to the gate.
  • A 48-year-old Lawrence woman reported that between 12:05 a.m. and 1 a.m. Saturday someone did about $1,000 damage to a 1987 Dodge Colt that was parked at her home in the 2600 block of Manor Terrace. The report indicates that the vehicle was cut and scratched.

Sheriff's reports

  • The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department is investigating the reported theft of more than $4,000 in property from a rural Leavenworth County residence between 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Friday. Entry to the residence in the 16000 block of East 258th Road was made by forcing open a rear door. Property taken included guns, a television and a video cassette recorder. The total loss is estimated at $4,311.
  • A cargo van and a trailer owned by River City Smokehouse, Ninth and Connecticut streets, were extensively damaged by fire shortly before noon Saturday at the intersection of U.S. Highways 56 and 59. The report indicates that Rose M. Shorter, the owner of the business, was parked at the Baldwin Junction and was cooking and selling barbecued ribs from the trailer when the fire broke out. The fire apparently broke out in the rear of the van and spread to the trailer, causing an estimated $40,000 damage. The cause of the blaze has not been determined. The Willow Springs Township Fire Department responded to the call.
  • A video cassette recorder and a microwave oven were stolen between 6 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Sunday from a residence about three miles east of Lawrence on East 1900 Road. Entry was gained by forcing open the rear door. The loss due to damage and theft was estimated at $1,300. There are no suspects.

Drug Enforcement Unit reports

  • Two Lawrence residents were arrested over the weekend following a two-week investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.

A 29-year-old Lawrence man was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Friday while driving in the central part of the city. Officers confiscated a moderate amount of what is believed to be powdered cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana during a search of the vehicle and the suspect. The man was booked into jail in connection with sale of cocaine, use of a telephone to facilitate the sale of cocaine, no tax stamp, conspiracy to sell cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. The man is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of Michigan where they recovered a moderate amount of powdered cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. A 27-year-old woman who was at the residence was arrested and booked into jail in connection with possession of marijuana, sale of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no tax stamp, conspiracy to sell cocaine and possession with intent to sell cocaine. She was released from custody on a $5,000 surety bond and is to make her first court appearance Thursday.

Condition reports

  • David C. Westphal, 50, Overland Park, was dismissed Friday from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka. Westphal was injured Feb. 15 in a one-vehicle accident about three miles west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40.
  • Robert M. Dillon, 68, Pomona, has been moved into a rehabilitation unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he is recovering from injuries he suffered March 13 in a car-tractor accident about five miles south of Lone Star Lake on Douglas County Road 1029.
  • Orville M. Burns, 65, 1764 E 1310 Road, was listed in good condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries he suffered March 22 in a motorcycle accident west of North Iowa on Lakeview Road.
  • Sylvia Kallsen, 50, 245 Deerfield Lane, remained in critical condition this morning in an intensive care unit at KUMC with injuries she suffered in a motor vehicle accident Thursday two miles northwest of Lawrence at Douglas County Roads 438 and 7.
  • Robert G. Cernech, 38, Kansas City, Kan., remained in critical condition this morning in an intensive care unit at KUMC where he was taken following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday on U.S. Highway 24, about 1 1/2 miles west of the Douglas-Jefferson county line.

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