Archive for Friday, October 27, 1995


October 27, 1995


Law enforcement report

Police reports

  • A 14-year-old Lawrence boy told police that his 13-year-old brother threatened him with a knife at 4 p.m. Wednesday during an argument in their home in the 1300 block of New Jersey. The police report indicates the brothers were arguing over a bottle of cologne. The 13-year-old boy was detained by police and taken to the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

Condition reports

  • Warren Oshel, 47, Lawrence, remained in fair condition Thursday at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with injuries he suffered Sept. 3 in a motorcycle accident about two miles north of Midland Junction in Jefferson County.
  • Terry A. Lewis, 46, Ottawa, remained in critical condition Thursday in an intensive care unit at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka with injuries he suffered Sept. 25 in an accident on U.S. Highway 59, three-quarters of a mile north of the Douglas-Franklin county line.
  • Lorabeth Gillespie, 59, Gardner, was listed in good condition Thursday at Olathe Medical Center with injuries she suffered Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on North 200 Road near Baldwin.
  • Ira Osburn, 31, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries he received Saturday night in a fall in North Lawrence. A hospital spokeswoman said Osburn has been transferred out of the intensive care unit.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

  • Stood by for the arrival and departure of a Life Flight helicopter at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325, Maine. The helicopter was called in for a medical transfer.
  • Investigated a reported car fire at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday at 23rd and Louisiana. No fire was found.
  • Were called at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday to the Northeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 300 Industrial Ln., because sprinkler heads had been knocked loose, activating the building's sprinkler system.
  • Investigated a false alarm at Keokuk Hall, 2300 Barker Ave. Firefighters found that someone had activated a pull station on the first floor of the residence hall.

Ambulance report

The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:

  • Medical emergency, 7:44 p.m. Wednesday, 400 block of Elmore, Lecompton.
  • Medical emergency, 9:44 p.m. Wednesday, 1000 block of Delaware.
  • Medical emergency, 10 p.m. Wednesday, 300 block of Missouri. No transport.
  • Medical emergency, 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, 2900 block of West Sixth.
  • Battery, 3:45 a.m. Thursday, 1600 block of Tennessee. An 18-year-old Lawrence man was released after being treated at LMH for injuries he received during an altercation between a group of Kansas University fraternity members and several people who were suspected of attempting to burglarize a vehicle. A police spokesman said Thursday a report on the incident had not yet been completed.

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