Archive for Thursday, March 23, 1995


March 23, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A man's mountain bike, valued on a report at $1,500, was reported stolen between 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and 12:10 a.m. today from an apartment in the 800 block of Massachusetts. The report indicates a television set also was moved from its place in the apartment, then dropped by the front door. The report does not indicate how entry to the apartment was made. Police have no suspects.

Police reports

  • A 9-year-old Lawrence boy told police he was shot in the left leg with a BB gun about noon Tuesday as he was walking in the 3300 block of Iowa. The police report made no mention of whether the boy sought medical attention for his injury. A 14-year-old Lawrence boy who has been identified as a possible suspect told police he didn't think there were any BBs in the gun when he fired it.
  • A 28-year-old Lawrence man told police he was struck in the head with a lead pipe between 11:50 p.m. Monday and 12:02 a.m. Wednesday. The victim told police the incident began when a passenger in a passing vehicle made a comment to him as he was attempting to parallel park his truck in the 1600 block of Tennessee. At about the same time the remark was made, something hit the side of his pickup, causing about $300 damage. The victim told police he and the car carrying the suspect stopped about a block down the road. The suspect got out of the vehicle, and he and the suspect exchanged words and scuffled. During the scuffle, the victim reported being struck in the head. The suspect then fled on foot. The victim told police he saw the suspect a short while later sitting outside Dillons, 1740 Mass. The suspect later ran into the store and was detained by store security until police arrived. The police report indicates the suspect, a 16-year-old Lawrence boy, was taken into custody in connection with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and a curfew violation. He was transported to a juvenile detention facility in western Kansas.
  • Police are looking for a white male suspect in connection with an early-morning armed robbery at Coastal Mart, 2330 Iowa. The police report indicates the robber entered the business about 3 a.m., pulled a sawed-off shotgun from beneath a green, Army-style trench coat and demanded money. The 46-year-old male clerk put an undetermined amount of money in a white plastic bag and handed it over. The suspect then fled on foot after ordering the clerk to lie on the floor behind the counter. The suspect is described as being in his 20s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 150 pounds with blue eyes. He was wearing a light-colored T-shirt, blue jeans, tennis shoes, the trench coat and gloves and had a dark ski mask pulled down over his face.

Sheriff's reports

  • Stereo equipment and other items, valued together on a police report at $2,440, reportedly were stolen between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. last Friday from a residence about seven miles southwest of Eudora on North 900 Road. Entry was gained through a rear door. There are no suspects.
  • Two guitars and other property reportedly were stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday from a residence about two miles south of Lawrence on North 1000 Road. The total value of the missing items was listed at $2,310. Entry was made through an unlocked front door. There are no suspects.

Injury accidents

  • A Lawrence man was listed in fair condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries he suffered about 4 p.m. in a motorcycle accident just west of North Iowa on Lakeview Road. Orville M. Burns, 65, 1764 East 1310 Road, told police he was westbound on Lakeview and had just rounded a curve when he got too close to the edge of the road. He said the front wheel of his motorcycle dropped into a sewer drain, causing him to be thrown over the front of the cycle.

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 March 13 in a car-tractor accident about five miles south of Lone Star Lake on Douglas County Road 1029.
  • Richard Summerall, 39, Lawrence, was dismissed Wednesday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for injuries he suffered Monday during a trench cave-in in Baldwin.

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