Archive for Friday, January 26, 1996


January 26, 1996


Law enforcement report

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.
  • A car stereo and compact disc player valued on a police report at $2,265 were taken between 6 p.m. Jan. 14 and 11 a.m. Jan. 15 from a vehicle in the 800 block of Massachusetts, Lawrence police reported Wednesday.

Sheriff's reports

  • A 38-year-old Eudora man reported 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 door.

Drug Enforcement Unit reports

  • A nearly six-month investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit has resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Lawrence man. Jason M. Herring, 3332 W. Eighth, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. A DEU news release indicated the investigation began after Herring was observed "making a short-term visit to a suspected drug house." The release indicates that officers recovered about one-quarter ounce of crack cocaine with a street value of approximately $1,200. Herring was charged Thursday in Douglas County District Court with two counts sale of cocaine, two counts of violating the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act and one count each of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His preliminary hearing is scheduled Feb. 5.

Condition reports

  • Kimberly Reeh, 28, Winchester, who was injured Jan. 9 in a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 16 in Jefferson County, was transferred Thursday into a rehabilitation unit at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The hospital does not issue condition information on patients who are in rehabilitation.
  • Richard D. Shipley, 20, Kansas City, Kan., was listed in good condition Thursday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Shipley was injured about 9:25 p.m. Sunday in a two-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike about eight miles east of the Douglas-Leavenworth county line.
  • A Lawrence man who was injured Wednesday in a disturbance outside Lawrence High School was discharged Thursday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Police are continuing their investigation.
  • Loren Brouhard, Lawrence, was listed in critical condition Thursday in an intensive care unit at KUMC. Brouhard was injured Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident in the 1700 block of Massachusetts.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

  • Were called at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence at 1009 E. 26th. Firefighters initially detected a carbon monoxide reading of 18 parts per million in the residence. They found no leaks in the furnace or hot water heater, and no occupants of the residence reported being ill. Firefighters ventilated the residence, got no reading and believed the carbon monoxide may have been blown into the house from a car that had been parked in the garage.

Ambulance report

The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:

  • Medical emergency, 4:15 a.m. Thursday, 2500 block of Redbud.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

  • Samuel C. Collins, 32, 844 E. 1500 Rd., was sentenced earlier this week to a year in the Douglas County Jail for falsely reporting a crime, a misdemeanor offense. The charge stemmed from a Dec. 15 incident at Pride Cleaners, 2554 Iowa, after which Collins reported to police that the business had been robbed of $680. In the initial report, Collins, who was the store manager, told police he had been working on bookkeeping and that someone came in and struck him in the head. He said that when he woke up, the money was missing. The police investigation determined that the report was false. A felony theft charge that also was filed against Collins was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Court records indicate that Collins is to start serving his jail sentence Feb. 3 and will be granted probation after 10 days are served. Assistant Dist. Atty. Jerry Little said no restitution was ordered in the case because Collins paid the victims back shortly after the incident.

Marriage licenses issued

  • Robert C. Fletcher, 27, Lawrence, and Shannon L. Norman, 27, Lawrence.
  • James Schilling, 23, Lawrence, and Audrey Thurman, 21, Lawrence.

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