Archive for Monday, March 20, 1995


March 20, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • Police are investigating a report that property, valued on a report at $2,638, was stolen March 7 from a residence in the 2600 block of Alabama. Property reported stolen included a television, stereo, 23 compact discs and clothing. Entry was gained through an unlocked door. Police have no suspects.
  • An 84-year-old Lawrence woman has reported to police that someone forged her endorsement on three checks which resulted in the theft of $1,478 from her bank account. According to the report, the checks were made out to the victim, but were written on an account that had been closed by a Kansas City, Kan., construction company. When the checks didn't clear the bank, they were charged to the victim's account. The checks allegedly were written between Dec. 27 and 29. The incident was reported to police Jan. 4 and has been under investigation since.
  • A videocassette recorder and 80 compact discs, valued together on a police report at $1,375, reportedly were stolen between 6 p.m. Friday and 5:35 p.m. Saturday from an apartment in the 800 block of Michigan. According to the report, entry was made through a front window. Police have no suspects.
  • A 24-year-old Lawrence man told police that his ex-wife stole his 1986 Ford Taurus after the couple argued about 10 p.m. Saturday at his residence in the 2900 block of West 15th. The car was valued on a report at $1,800. The man also told police that during the argument he was slapped in the face.

Police reports

  • An estimated $2,000 damage was done between 5 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. Sunday to a 1989 Plymouth Voyager that was parked in front of a residence in the 1200 block of West 27th. According to the report, unknown suspects put a lawn sprinkler inside the unlocked vehicle and left the water running for more than 30 minutes.
  • About $4,000 in damage was done between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday to a 1991 Ford pickup that was parked outside Pioneer Wood Products, 710 E. 22nd. According to the report, the body of the pickup was beaten with a hammer, the vehicle's lights were broken out and its gas cap was stolen.
  • A 21-year-old Lawrence woman told police that between 2:47 and 5:30 a.m. Saturday a man she did not know twice entered her mobile home in the 1900 block of East 19th. The woman told police that she first awoke at 2:47 a.m. Saturday after hearing a noise. She at first thought it was her husband, but then noticed a stranger attempting to remove the covers from her bed. She said she screamed and the man left. The woman said that when she got up about 5:30 a.m., she found the same man in her kitchen. She said she yelled at the man and he fled, driving off in a silver, full-size vehicle. The woman said nothing was missing from her apartment, but that a window valued at $35 was broken.

Sheriff's reports

  • A 23-year-old Lawrence woman has reported that between 12:30 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. Friday she received harassing calls from her ex-boyfriend. The man also is alleged to have driven by a residence where the victim was staying.
  • A 15-year-old Douglas County girl has reported that between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. March 12 she was fondled by an 18-year-old Lecompton man. The incident is alleged to have occurred north of U.S. Highway 40 on Douglas County Road 1023. A suspect has been identified to authorities.
  • Property valued on a sheriff's report at $2,042 reportedly was stolen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday from the O'Connell Youth Ranch, 1647 N. 1320 Rd. Among the property reported missing were eight cassette tapes, two compact discs, three rifles, two shotguns, a coin collection and $177 in cash and coins. Most of the property was taken from the living quarters of the house parents, according to the report. Investigators have no suspects, according to Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson.
  • Unknown suspects did an estimated $2,500 damage between 8:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday to a 1985 Volkswagen that was parked in the Woodridge Area at the west end of Clinton Lake. According to the report, someone jumped on the vehicle's hood and top. The vandalism occurred while the car's driver was attending a party in the area.
  • An 18-year-old Lecompton man reported that between 9:55 and 10:10 p.m. Thursday he was threatened with a tire iron and robbed of his billfold by several male suspects whom he knew. The incident allegedly occurred just east of the Douglas-Shawnee county line on U.S. Highway 40. According to the report, there was $103 in the billfold.

Injury accidents

  • Randy S. Besser, 29, 920 Pine, Eudora, was listed in fair condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident about 11:41 a.m. Saturday at Eighth and Connecticut. According to the accident report, Besser was northbound on Connecticut when his vehicle was struck by a 1980 Plymouth Horizon that was being driven eastbound on Eighth Street by Mandy A. Honeyman, 16, 2412 Sequoia Ct. Police cited Honeyman for a stop sign violation and not having a driver's license.

Condition reports

  • David C. Westphal, 50, Overland Park, remained in satisfactory 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.
  • Robert M. Dillon, 68, Pomona, remained in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with injuries he suffered in a car-tractor accident March 13 about five miles south of Lone Star Lake on Douglas County Road 1029.

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