Archive for Monday, January 30, 1995


January 30, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • Police said this morning they have no suspects in connection with a weekend burglary at Riverside Elementary School, 601 N. Iowa. According to a report, someone forced entry through a door sometime between 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:15 p.m. Sunday and took items including a fax machine, a compact disc player, a color television and computer equipment. The total loss was listed at $4,600.
  • A 1986 Pontiac 6000, valued on a police report at $1,550, was taken between 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday from outside a residence in the 300 block of Stockade. Police say they have no suspects.
  • A 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was reported stolen Friday morning by a 38-year-old Lawrence woman was recovered later that day in Topeka. The woman told police that the car, valued on a police report at $4,000, was taken from the 2900 block of Schwartz.
  • About $2,000 damage was done to a coin-operated candy machine between 6:40 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. today at the Independent Laundromat, 2105 W. 26th. Police said that someone pried open the machine and took approximately $20 in cash and coins and $15 in candy. There are no suspects.

Police reports

  • A 16-year-old Lawrence boy told police that between 12:30 and 12:45 a.m. Sunday, he was struck in the head with a beer bottle while attending a party in the 700 block of Rockledge. The boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. Police have not yet contacted the suspect.
  • A 27-year-old man was treated and released at LMH early Saturday after he was injured in a fight outside the Village Inn Restaurant, 821 Iowa. Police said it was unclear what caused the fight, noting that reports indicated one of two suspects identified on the reports had made statements about fighting a number of people. According to the report, a man who was with the suspect who struck the victim is alleged to have caused an estimated $1,000 damage to another man's 1992 Chevrolet truck when he struck the hood of the vehicle with his fists.
  • A 25-year-old Lawrence man suffered lacerations to his nose and face about 1 a.m. Sunday when he was struck in the face with a glass beer mug during a fight at The Yacht Club, 530 Wis. The victim was released after treatment at LMH.
  • A 19-year-old Lawrence woman told police that she was struck in the head with a 40-ounce beer bottle during a disturbance between 10 p.m. Friday and 12:12 a.m. Saturday at a party in the 1000 block of E. 23rd. The suspect is described as a white male, between 17 and 20 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 pounds. He was wearing brown pants, a black ball cap and a Starter-brand jacket. No record of hospital treatment was found for the woman.

Injury accidents

  • Constance Fisher, 23, 2400 Alabama, was treated and released at LMH after a two-vehicle accident about 1:57 a.m. Saturday at 23rd and Alabama. A report indicates that Fisher was a passenger in a car driven by Victoria R. Mandan, 22, 1821 W. 26th, that was struck by a pickup truck driven by Stoney S. Crowder, 22, 155 Indian Ave. According to the report, Crowder was eastbound on 23rd when he allegedly ran a red light and struck the Maden vehicle, which was southbound on Alabama. Crowder was cited by police for a red light violation. Mandan was cited for no driver's license, no proof of insurance and a seat belt violation.
  • Two Lawrence residents were treated and released at LMH after a two-vehicle accident about 7:45 p.m. Saturday about eight miles west of Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike. A Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatcher said the accident occurred when an eastbound vehicle driven by Ella L. Williams, 29, 519 Fireside Dr., slid on ice and struck the median barrier. A vehicle driven by Bill R. Smith, 42, 100 Ark., then slid into Williams' vehicle.

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