Burglaries and thefts reported
- A 29-year-old Lawrence man told police that between 10 p.m. July 14 and 12:35 p.m. July 15 someone stole his 1985 Nissan Sentra from his driveway in the 1900 block of Edgelea and took a radar detector from his Chevrolet pickup. The report indicates that the car, which was valued at $3,000, was recovered by police on July 15 about a block from the victim's home. The radar detector, which is still missing, was valued at $100.
- A 26-year-old Lawrence man reported that between 7 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Monday someone stole a riding lawnmower and a push mower from his yard in the 2700 block of Ponderosa Drive. The total value of the mowers was estimated at $1,320. There are no suspects.
- Police are investigating a report that a 6-year-old Lawrence girl suffered an injury to her vaginal area between 11 a.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Monday. The child allegedly was injured at a residence in the 300 block of Bowstring, the home of friends of the girl's family. Police Lt. Ed Brunt said police were called to LMH by doctors who were concerned that the child had been sexually abused. The report indicates that the injury was caused by a hard blow and that sexual abuse had not been ruled out. "The injury was the result of trauma to the area," Brunt said. "The nature of the trauma is unknown."
- Lawrence police called on the Overland Park Bomb Squad for help last week when a local man reported finding what he thought was a pipe bomb in his yard in the 3300 block of Riverview Road. The police report indicates that the metal pipe, which had a fuse in it, was found about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The man told police he found the pipe while mowing the grass on the west side of his home. He said he picked it up, noticed it had a fuse in it, laid it back down and called police. The report gave no indication whether the fuse had been lit or what the bomb squad did with the device after they arrived in Lawrence. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
- James R. Watson Jr., 37, Topeka, was dismissed Monday from Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. Watson was injured July 18 in a motorcycle accident on the Kansas Turnpike about 11 miles west of the West Lawrence interchange.
- Nicholas J. Bichelmeyer, 18, DeSoto, remained in critical condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., with injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident July 19 about three miles south of Tonganoxie on Leavenworth County Road 1. Rhiannan E. Tiner, 10, Eudora, who also was injured in the accident was listed in fair condition today at KUMC.