Burglaries and thefts reported
- Lynn Electric, 811 E. 1259 Rd., reported that between 5 p.m. Jan. 17 and 9 a.m. Jan. 18 someone broke into a construction trailer that was parked in the 2200 block of Harper and stole power tools valued at $1,255. Items taken included three drills and a saw.
- Police are investigating a report that a 2-year-old Lawrence boy was physically abused about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Yorkshire. The police report indicates that when the child's father brought him to the police station, officers observed a bruise on the child's face. The alleged abuse occurred when the child was being cared for by someone other than his father, police said.
- A 44-year-old female teacher at Quail Run School, 1130 Inverness Dr., told police that about 4 p.m. Tuesday she was hit and kicked in the face by a 10-year-old male student who was out of control. The child also reportedly spat on the back of another teacher, according to the report. The incident occurred after the child had been acting aggressively toward other students, according to the police report.
- Two Lawrence women told police that between 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Monday a 38-year-old Lawrence woman pointed a knife at them and threatened to kill them. Police said that the victims and the suspect were at a residence in the 1000 block of Jana Drive when the incident occurred. The report indicates that the suspect apparently became angry after one of the victims told a joke and then threatened rip out the 22-year-old victim's nose ring. The two victims got up and were trying to leave when the suspect picked up a small paring knife and threatened them. She then dropped the knife and left. The police report did not indicate the content of the joke that started the incident. Police have not apprehended the suspect.
- A Lawrence man who was injured Wednesday afternoon in a disturbance outside Lawrence High School was listed in stable condition at LMH. Though details of the incident were sketchy, Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said initial reports indicate the man had gone to the school to return a male student whom he had taken off campus for lunch. When they returned, they were confronted by a group of students believed to be from Lawrence Alternative High School who allegedly had a disagreement with the student the man was returning to school. An altercation occurred and the man and the teen were beaten. After the incident, the man drove back to his job. He then developed a medical problem and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The teen is believed to have suffered minor injuries, Nickell said.
- A 38-year-old Eudora man told police that between 7:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday someone broke into his residence about three miles southwest of Eudora on North 1200 Road and stole property valued at $2,780. Items taken included three televisions, three videocassette recorders and assorted jewelry. Entry was made by prying open a south door.
- Kimberly Reeh, 28, Winchester, who was injured Jan. 9 in a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 16 in Jefferson County, was listed in good condition Wednesday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
- Richard D. Shipley, 20, Kansas City, Kan., was upgraded to good condition and moved out of the intensive care unit Wednesday at KUMC. Shipley was injured about 9:25 p.m. Sunday in a two-vehicle accident on the turnpike about eight miles east of the Douglas-Leavenworth county line.
- Former Douglas County Sheriff Rex Johnson, 63, was discharged Wednesday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he was treated for injuries he suffered Monday night in a one-vehicle rollover accident on East 250 Road, about two miles south of Stull. The sheriff's accident report indicated that the road was icy at the time of the accident.
- Were called at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a carbon monoxide alarm that was sounding in a residence at 3016 W. Eighth. Firefighters got no carbon monoxide reading on their monitors and could find no problem or cause for the alarm.
The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
- Battery, 12:13 a.m. Wednesday, 1800 block of West Sixth. Patient was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released.
- Medical emergency, 2:24 a.m. Wednesday, 900 block of Fir, Eudora. No transport.
Marriage licenses issued
- Robert C. Fletcher, 27, Lawrence, and Shannon L. Norman, 27, Lawrence.
- James Schilling, 23, Lawrence, and Audrey Thurman, 21, Lawrence.