Archive for Friday, March 31, 1995


March 31, 1995


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • Police are investigating a report that computer equipment was stolen between 5 p.m. Thursday and 1:45 a.m. today from a residence in the 500 block of Greystone. Entry to the residence was gained by prying open a rear window. The total value of the property was listed on the report at $3,554. Police have no suspects.
  • A toolbox and assorted tools reportedly were stolen between 11:45 p.m. Wednesday and 2:15 a.m. Thursday from a pickup truck parked in the 700 block of East 22nd. The loss was estimated at $2,000. Police have no suspects.
  • A 28-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early this morning by police who were investigating a break-in at Lawrence Alternative High School, 2600 W. 25th. Police were alerted to the break-in by an alarm. When the first officers arrived they found the suspect trying to crawl through a window on the north side of the building. The report indicates that about $140 in cash was taken from a desk drawer and a vending machine. The total loss, including damage to the building, was estimated at $926. The man was booked into jail in connection with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. He was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.

Police reports

  • A 25-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning after his arrest after a disturbance early this morning at Blues, Brew & Bar-B-Que, 1910 Haskell. The man was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault and was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon. The man allegedly pointed a handgun at a 25-year-old Lawrence man and threatened to kill him during an argument that erupted over an incident that happened about a week ago, according to the police report. Police recovered a 9 mm, semi-automatic handgun from a vehicle outside the bar. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said police have interviewed two other men who allegedly were involved in the argument and are attempting to locate another man. The report indicates that during the argument, more than one of the men may have had control of the handgun.

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, was listed 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.
  • Orville M. Burns, 65, 1764 E 1310 Rd., was listed in good condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries he suffered March 22 in a motorcycle accident west of North Iowa on Lakeview Road.
  • Sylvia Kallsen, 50, 245 Deerfield Ln., remained in critical condition this morning in an intensive care unit at KUMC with injuries she suffered in a motor vehicle accident Thursday two miles northwest of Lawrence at Douglas County Roads 438 and 7.

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