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Archive for Saturday, September 30, 1995

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September 30, 1995

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Law enforcement report

Police reports

  • A 13-year-old girl has reported to police that between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Thursday she was held down and fondled by two youths who had come to her north central Lawrence home after school. The girl said the battery ended when two of her friends entered the residence. Police have contacted the suspects, ages 12 and 14, but neither boy has been detained.

Sheriff's reports

  • A 17-year-old Lecompton youth has told sheriff's deputies that between 1:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Sept. 19 someone broke into his vehicle in the 400 block of Whitfield and stole car stereo equipment, jewelry, tools and other items. The total amount of the loss, including damage to the vehicle, was estimated at $1,969. There are no suspects.

Condition reports

  • Lisa Tidd, Lawrence, was discharged Thursday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital where she had been receiving treatment for injuries she received Sept. 22 in a two-vehicle accident at 23rd and Harper.
  • 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, was listed 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 moved to a rehabilitation unit Thursday at KUMC for treatment of injuries he suffered Sept. 16 in a car-motorcycle accident at 18th and Tennessee.
  • Nathan Tresser, 15 months, Leavenworth, was listed in good 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 fair 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.
  • Khemarat Suthiwan, 17, a Kansas University student from Wichita, was discharged Wednesday from KUMC where she had been receiving treatment for injuries she suffered Sept. 21 in a gymnastics accident. Officials said Suthiwan hit her head when she fell while doing a backflip in Robinson Gymnasium. The medical center reported erroneously on Thursday that Suthiwan was still hospitalized.
  • Terry A. Lewis, 46, Ottawa, remained in critical condition Friday 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.
  • Richard Countess, 34, Lawrence, was listed in good condition Friday at LMH with injuries he suffered Thursday in a two-vehicle accident at 19th and Louisiana.
  • A Eudora man was listed in fair condition Friday at LMH with injuries he suffered Thursday night when he was dragged by a car during a domestic dispute in the 800 block of Maple in Eudora.

Ambulance report

The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:

  • Public accident, 7:44 p.m. Thursday, 800 bock of Maple in Eudora.
  • Motor vehicle accident, 9:04 p.m. Thursday, 15th and Kasold. One patient was treated and released at LMH.
  • Medical emergency, 9:10 p.m. Thursday, 1200 block of Almira.
  • Medical emergency, 11:15 p.m. Thursday, 2100 block of Clinton Parkway. No transport.
  • Medical emergency, 11:42 p.m. Thursday, 1700 block of Massachusetts.
  • Home accident, 12:49 a.m. Friday, 1000 block of East 23rd.
  • Burn, 3:30 a.m. Friday, 900 block of Arkansas. A woman who had touched a hot stove was treated and released from LMH.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

  • Three Lawrence men have each been placed on 24 months of supervised probation after each pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Before being granted probation the three, Joseph A. Clarke, 22; Blair M. Racich, 21; and Brent M. Dummitt, 20, were each sentenced to serve 16 months in the custody of the secretary of corrections and to pay court costs. The three were arrested in December 1994 after police went to their residence to investigate a report that the men had been robbed and discovered approximately a pound of marijuana inside the residence in plain view.
  • A Topeka woman recently was sentenced to 46 months in the custody of the secretary of corrections for her role in an April purse-snatching during which a 74-year-old Lawrence woman was knocked down as she walked across the parking lot of a local grocery story. Ina R. Cooper, 32, pleaded no contest to a charge of robbery early last month. Court records indicate that once she is released from custody she is to complete 36 months of post-release supervision. Court records indicate Cooper's Douglas County sentence is to run concurrently with a sentence on an unrelated conviction in Shawnee County.
  • Tressa M. Hadl, 27, 2200 Harper, recently was placed on 18 months of supervised probation after pleading guilty to an amended charge of possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Court records indicate that before she was placed on probation, Hadl was sentenced to one year in the county jail and ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs. She was charged originally with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. The charges stemmed from a June investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit.

Marriage licenses issued

  • David J. Skanchy, 28, Lawrence, and Jeanne Nguyen, 26, Lawrence.
  • Shane R. Munsch, 31, Lawrence, and Jean A. Markotic, 26, Lawrence.

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