Archive for Friday, August 18, 1995


August 18, 1995


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A Lawrence woman has reported that between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday someone entered her resident in the 1600 block of Delaware while she was asleep and stole her purse and its contents. The purse, minus $250 in cash, was recovered later in the 1500 block of Maryland. There are no suspects.
  • Car stereo equipment valued at about $1,000 was stolen between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6:15 a.m. today from a 1993 Chevrolet that was parked in the 1700 block of Maple Lane. A police report indicates that a window was broken to gain entry to the vehicle. There are no suspects.
  • Johnny I's Used Cars, 814 Iowa, has reported that between midnight Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday someone stole a 1991 Honda from in front of the business. The car was valued at $11,800. Police have no suspects.
  • A 1995 Honda, that was stolen between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday from Ellena Honda, 2957 Four Wheel Dr., has been recovered in Topeka, police said this morning. The vehicle, which was valued at $18,270 on a report, was recovered on the grounds of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. An investigation is continuing.

Police reports

  • Police are investigating a report of harassing phone calls and terroristic threats that were made to Furrs Cafeteria, 2300 Iowa. A police report indicates that the suspect called the restaurant about 11:30 a.m. Thursday and threatened to shoot a 38-year-old manager. The suspect, who has not been contacted by police, worked at the business for less than a month earlier this year.

Injury accidents

  • Monica C. Verwoert, 23, 1312 E. 25th Ter., was listed in fair condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries she suffered about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a two-vehicle accident at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. A police report indicates that Verwoert was driving north on Wakarusa Drive and was trying to turn left onto Sixth Street when her car collided with a car driven east by Karla J. Timmons, 26, 1013 Natalie Dr. A police report indicates that Verwoert was cited for failing to yield the right of way and not having proof of liability insurance. Timmons was released after receiving treatment at LMH.

Condition reports

  • Nichole McLaughlin, 17, McLouth, was listed in good condition this morning at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., with injuries she suffered Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident about a mile south of Kansas Highway 16 on Wellman Road in Jefferson County. She was transferred to St. Luke's on Thursday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
  • Montie C. McMickell, 37, Baldwin, was listed in good condition today at the 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.
  • Angela L. Russell, 23, Blue Springs, Mo., was released Thursday from Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., where she had been undergoing treatment for head injuries she suffered Aug. 3 in a one-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike about two miles west of the West Lawrence interchange.

District court

Marriage licenses issued

  • Michael A. Finch, 18, Lawrence, and Wendy D. Peterson, 18, Lawrence.
  • Brian B. Sevy, 23, Lawrence, and LeAnn L. Brungardt, 25, Lawrence.
  • Charles L. Byrd, 48, Chicago, and Elaine C. Hammonds, 41, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Terry L. Robbins, 28, Lawrence, and Carolyn L. Newell, 33, Lawrence.
  • Robert W. Phelps, 30, Lawrence, and Jaime M. Schultz, 26, Lawrence.
  • Edward L. Kraft, 19, Eudora, and Cheryl D. Mullen, 17, Eudora.
  • Eric A. Ames, 23, Mission, and Amy M. Gordon, 21, Eudora.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

  • Investigated an alarm system malfunction at 7:13 a.m. Thursday at 1012 Emery Rd., Building D.
  • Investigated an alarm system malfunction at 12:19 p.m. and 12:59 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets.
  • Investigated a false alarm at 3:28 p.m. Thursday at the Anschutz Science Library.
  • Assisted Douglas County Ambulance Service personnel with the extrication of automobile accident victims at 4:29 p.m. Thursday at Sixth and Wakarusa.
  • Investigated a cooking fire at 5:24 p.m. Thursday at 413 Cattleman Ct. The homeowner had extinguished the fire when firefighters arrived. Damage is estimated at $1,500.
  • Extinguished a fire in an electric commercial sign at 6:02 p.m. Thursday at 3035 Iowa. The fire, which was caused by a short circuit, caused an estimated $3,000 damage to the KLZR radio station's sign.
  • Investigated a smoke scare at 8:35 p.m. Thursday at Oliver Hall.

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