Archive for Monday, April 24, 1995


April 24, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A 26-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested by Lawrence police Friday remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning awaiting his first court appearance. Jail records indicate the man was booked into jail in connection with auto burglary, possession of stolen property, battery of a law enforcement officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. Reports indicate police detectives stopped the vehicle in which the man was a passenger shortly after 5:30 p.m. near 13th and Haskell for a traffic violation. As they were attempting to question the man, he allegedly struck one of the officers in the chest and then fled on foot. He was apprehended a short while later near 12th and Brook. One of the officers, Mike McAtee, suffered a cut to his arm when he fell while chasing the suspect. Jail records indicate the driver of the car, a 44-year-old Lawrence man, was booked into jail and then released on the authority of the district attorney's office.
  • A Lawrence man has reported that someone entered his apartment in the 4500 block of Wimbledon between 3 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sunday and stole cash and a tennis bracelet from a kitchen counter. The man, who was asleep in the apartment at the time, told police the rear door of the apartment was unlocked. Total loss was estimated at $225.
  • A Lawrence woman has reported that between 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday someone stole her 1989 Toyota that was parked in the 400 block of Johnson Drive. The car, which was valued on the report at $4,000, was unlocked and the keys were in it at the time it was stolen. It was recovered about 4 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of Brook. Missing from the car was a $50 child car seat, a basket of clothing and a set of keys.
  • Police are investigating a report that several pieces of jewelry, valued on a report at $3,600, were taken between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. April 8 from a residence in the 600 block of West 27th Place. The items reportedly were taken from a bedroom during a party at the residence. The theft was reported to police Friday.
  • A Lawrence woman has reported that between noon and 3:05 p.m. April 12 someone stole assorted property from her residence in the 1900 block of Rhode Island. Property reported missing included jewelry, a woman's nightgown and undergarments and $15 in change. Total value of the missing items was estimated at $4,815. There was no sign of forced entry at the residence.

Police reports

  • A 31-year-old Lawrence woman has told police that between 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday someone fired a gunshot into the driver's side door of her 1992 Geo that was parked in the 1700 block of Indiana. The gunshot caused about $100 damage to the vehicle. Police have no suspects.

Condition reports

  • Larry L. Hayward, 38, Tonganoxie, remained in serious condition this morning at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka with injuries he received April 18 in a one-car accident on U.S. Highway 40 about 12 miles west of Lawrence.
  • Robert G. Cernech, 38, Kansas City, Kan., remained in critical condition this morning at Kansas University Medical Center, where he was taken after a two-vehicle accident March 29 on U.S. Highway 24-59 about 1 1/2 miles west of the Douglas-Jefferson county line.
  • Chris Braden, Lawrence, was released Saturday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being treated for injuries he suffered Friday afternoon when a natural-gas furnace he was trying to light exploded. Braden, an employee of Kansas Public Service, was working in the basement of a home at 762 Locust.

Ambulance report

  • Medical emergency, 12:12 p.m. Sunday, 23rd and Iowa.
  • Medical emergency, 4:42 p.m. Sunday, 2200 block of Harper. No transport.
  • Medical emergency, 8:24 p.m. Sunday, 800 block of New York.
  • Medical emergency, 1:12 a.m. today, 200 block of Clark, Lecompton. Patient transported to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Topeka.

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