Archive for Tuesday, February 28, 1995


February 28, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A 23-year-old Lawrence man has reported that between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday someone broke into his apartment in the 2400 block of Redbud Lane and stole property valued at $4,625. Property stolen included 100 cassette tapes, a camera and lens, a video camera and a backpack. Entry was gained by forcing open the front door.

Police reports

  • A Lawrence man has reported to police that about $1,000 damage was done to his automobile between midnight and 12:30 a.m. Monday. The vehicle, a Plymouth Laser, was parked in the 800 block of West 21st. According to the report a window was broken, the vehicle was dented, and the radio antenna was broken.
  • Lawrence police recovered what is believed to be 101 grams of marijuana while executing a search warrant Feb. 7 at a residence in the 1900 block of East 19th. Det. Sgt. Craig Shanks said detectives got a search warrant for the residence after receiving information during a burglary investigation that the person living in the residence was selling marijuana. Shanks said the suspected marijuana was found in the home's heating system. No arrests have been made, and reports on the investigation have been forwarded to the district attorney's office for review.
  • A 34-year-old Lawrence man remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning after being arrested for allegedly firing a handgun into the air shortly before 10 p.m. Monday while standing on an apartment balcony in the 700 block of Rockledge. According to the police report, the man had gone onto the balcony after being ordered out of the apartment by a 41-year-old woman who lived there. He is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.

While investigating the shooting, police discovered a 17-year-old Lawrence boy, sitting in a car in the parking lot, who had bags of what is believed to be marijuana and $515 cash in his possession. No arrest was made in connection with the discovery of the marijuana.

Sheriff's reports

  • Three shotguns, valued on a police report at $4,400, reportedly were stolen between 9 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. Monday from a residence in the area of 1200 N. 500 Road. The report indicates entry was made through an unlocked door.

Condition reports

  • David C. Westphal, 50, Overland Park, remained in fair condition this morning at 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.
  • Richard L. Steward Jr., 40, Lawrence, remained in serious condition this morning in an intensive care unit at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Steward was injured Feb. 21 in a two-vehicle accident near 17th and Massachusetts.
  • A 22-year-old Kansas University student remained in fair condition this morning at KUMC with a head injury he suffered Feb. 23 in a bicycle accident. David McChristy, a junior from Pittsburg, was injured when his bicycle crashed near Anschutz Science Library.
  • A 19-year-old Haskell Indian Nations University student who suffered an apparent alcohol overdose early Friday morning was upgraded to fair condition this morning at KUMC.

District court

Criminal charges filed

  • A 27-year-old Lawrence man has been charged in district court with taking aggravated indecent liberties with a 14-year-old Lawrence girl he allegedly lured into his apartment early the morning of Feb. 12. According to the police report, the girl met the man on the street as she and some friends were walking back to a home in the 1800 block of Vermont where they had been attending a slumber party. The girls had left the slumber party to walk another girl who had been attending the party home. The report indicates that while the girl was in the man's apartment, he allegedly offered her marijuana in return for sex and fondled her.

Marriage licenses issued

  • John M. Rose, 28, Lawrence, and Dana S. Laster, 20, Lawrence.
  • Major C. Edwards, 42, Lawrence, and Mary L. Williams, 49, Lawrence.
  • John G. Sparks, 22, Lawrence, and Ashley R. Ressler, 22, Lawrence.
  • James W. Carter, 32, Kansas City, Mo., and Esther M. Hyman, 39, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Curtis W. Hoke Jr., 77, Topeka, and Betty J. Goodwin, 71, Topeka.

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