Archive for Monday, August 14, 1995


August 14, 1995


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A 33-year-old transient was arrested by police shortly before midnight Saturday near Tenth and New Hampshire as he allegedly was attempting to sell a $799 lawn mower for $40. Jail records indicate the man was booked into jail in connection with felony theft. Police reports indicate that two lawn mowers, valued together at $1,409, were stolen about 4:35 p.m. Saturday from Fleetwood Mower and Rental, 716 N.H. The report indicates that the second mower is still missing. The man was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
  • A 30-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man reported that between midnight and 8 a.m. Sunday someone cut the convertible top on his 1995 Ford Mustang and removed a mobile phone and clothing. The loss, including damage to the car and a compact disc/tape player, was estimated at $3,415. There are no suspects.
  • Police are investigating reported burglaries to two vehicles that were parked in the 2300 block of Iowa. The report indicates that the vehicles, a 1990 Honda and a 1993 Chevrolet pickup, were burglarized between 4:15 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Friday. Car stereo equipment was reported stolen from the Honda. A rifle and a shotgun were taken from the truck. The loss, including damage to the vehicles, was estimated at $1,750.

Police reports

  • A 14-year-old Lawrence girl has told police that between 11:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday a 29-year-old male acquaintance took aggravated indecent liberties with her. The incident is alleged to have occurred behind the man's residence in the 1100 block of Connecticut. The girl had gone to the man's home to talk to him about a bicycle. She told police the man tried to force her into a vehicle and attempted to remove her pants. Police have not contacted the suspect.
  • Police are investigating a report that a 15-year-old Lawrence boy attempted to rape a 15-year-old Lawrence girl between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday in the girl's residence in the 500 block of Colorado. The girl told police that she, the suspect, who was her boyfriend, and another girl, were alone in the home. The incident, which was reported as aggravated indecent liberties with a child, remains under investigation.

Drug Enforcement Unit reports

  • Two rural Baldwin residents were arrested Saturday afternoon after members of the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit and agents from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation raided a marijuana growing operation about five miles northwest of Baldwin on East 1550 Road.

Judy Osburn, operations coordinator for the sheriff's department, said about 60 mature plants were seized during the raid. The plants were each about 4-feet tall.

Osburn said the plants, which were growing in an open field, were spotted from the air by the KBI. It is the first field raid in Douglas County this year that was prompted by a KBI fly-over, Osburn said.

The suspects, a 35-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man, were each booked into jail in connection with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. Both were expected to make court appearances this afternoon.

Condition reports

  • Montie C. McMickell, 37, Baldwin, was listed in fair condition today at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., with injuries he suffered July 8 in a motorcycle accident on Douglas County Road 1055 about a half-mile south of North 1000 Road.
  • Timothy L. Bruce, 15, 1312 N 1100 Rd., was listed in good condition today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries he suffered July 8 in a one-vehicle accident about two-tenths of a mile north of North 1100 Road on East 1440 Road.
  • Matthew Jones, 13, St. Marys, who was injured July 31 in a boat explosion on Lone Star Lake, was listed in good condition today at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Tyler Thomsen, 12, rural Perry, was dismissed Friday from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka where he had been undergoing treatment for injuries he suffered Aug. 3 in a two-vehicle accident about four miles west of Perry on U.S. Highway 24.
  • Michael Garrett, 35, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., with injuries he suffered Saturday in a bicycle accident at 11th and Missouri.
  • Susan Ludwig, 10, Overland Park, was dismissed Sunday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital where she was taken after being bitten by a copperhead snake Friday night at a Clinton State Park campground.
  • Angela L. Russell, 23, Blue Springs, Mo., was listed in fair condition Friday at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., with head injuries she suffered Aug. 3 in a one-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike about two miles west of the West Lawrence interchange.

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