Burglaries and thefts reported
- Police are investigating a report that between 8:55 p.m. Tuesday and 4:15 a.m. Wednesday an 18-year-old woman took three necklaces and other items from a cash box at a business in the 1000 block of New Jersey. The police report indicates that the business owner had allowed the woman to spend the night in the business's office and he later discovered the cash box open and the property, which was valued at $1,383, missing. Police have not contacted the suspect.
- A 25-year-old Wamego man told police on Thursday that someone used a key to scratch the paint on his 1985 Corvette that was parked at Eighth and New Hampshire. According to the report the vandalism occurred either Aug. 26 or Aug. 27. There are no suspects.
- Police are investigating a report that a man fired a handgun into the air about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of West 24th. The incident was reported by an employee of the Lawrence Security Patrol who was responding to a complaint about a loud party. The suspect, who is believed to be from the Kansas City area, has not been located by police.
- Two Lawrence residents were listed in fair condition Friday at LMH with injuries they received about 8 a.m. Friday in a two-vehicle accident near 23rd and Harper. Further details about the accident in which Lisa Tidd and Wayne Powell were injured were unavailable.
- Linden W. Keith, 49, Ottawa, was listed in fair condition Friday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She was injured Aug. 30 in a one-vehicle accident at Douglas County roads 550 North and 1100 East, southwest of Lawrence.
- Warren Oshel, 47, Lawrence, remained in critical condition Friday in an intensive care unit at KUMC with injuries he suffered Sept. 3 in a motorcycle accident about two miles north of Midland Junction in Jefferson County.
- Russell Walters, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Friday in an intensive care unit at KUMC with injuries he suffered Sept. 16 in a car-motorcycle accident at 18th and Tennessee.
- Nathan Tresser, 15 months, Leavenworth, was listed in fair condition Friday at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., with injuries he suffered Sept. 14 in a one-vehicle accident on a county road about six miles north of Tonganoxie.
- Conrad Cole, St. Louis, was listed in critical condition Friday at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., with injuries he suffered in a tractor accident Sept. 16 at a hot-rod tractor pull in McLouth. A sheriff's department spokeswoman said Cole was thrown from his tractor during the competition.
- Khemarat Suthiwan, 17, a Kansas University student from Wichita, was listed in fair condition Friday at KUMC with injuries she suffered Thursday in a gymnastics accident. Officials said Suthiwan hit her head when she fell while doing a backflip in Robinson Gymnasium.
- Responded to a call for assistance from the Baldwin Fire Department at 2:02 p.m. Thursday at 921 Fourth Street in Baldwin. The LFD took an air trailer to the scene and refilled firefighters' air bottles.
- Investigated a natural gas smell at 11:01 p.m. Thursday at a residence at 1710 Kent Ter. No leak was detected.
- Investigated a smoke scare at 6:07 a.m. Friday at a duplex at 1333 Prairie. Determined smoke was coming from a dirty furnace.
The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
- Medical emergency, 12:04 a.m. Friday, 2500 block of Redbud Lane. No transport.
- Medical emergency, 1:10 a.m. Friday, 700 block of Rockledge.
- Battery, 1:53 a.m. Friday, 800 block of Iowa. One person was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
- Motor vehicle accident, 2 a.m. Friday, Eighth and Vermont. Two people were treated and released at LMH.
Criminal case proceedings
- A Douglas County jury recently acquitted Robert T. Martin, 20, Lawrence, of a charge alleging that on Oct. 8, 1994, he robbed a man of his wallet. A second count of robbery involving a different alleged victim was dismissed after an earlier court hearing.
- Prosecutors recently dismissed charges of obtaining control over stolen property and obstruction of the legal process that had been filed against Tyrone Edwards, 19, 324 Elm. Court records indicate the charges were dismissed because the alleged victim declined to cooperate with the prosecution of the case.
- James R. Muzzy, 31, 1437 Summit, recently was sentenced to one year in the Douglas County Jail and then granted probation for his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor theft. He originally was charged in June with the burglary of a 1993 Jeep. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in late August. Court records indicate Muzzy was ordered to spend two years on supervised probation. He also was ordered to pay court costs and perform 25 hours of community service work.
Marriage licenses issued
- Eric M. King, 20, Linwood, and Jerri M. DeMaranville, 19, Linwood.
- Robert D. Arnett, 33, Lawrence, and Kimberlee A. Hartwell, 29, Lawrence.