Archive for Monday, July 29, 1996


July 29, 1996


Burglaries and thefts reported

  • Police were investigating a report of an aggravated assault in which someone threatened a 20-year-old Lawrence man with a handgun between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday at 31st and Louisiana. No one was injured in the incident, police reported. The suspect was an acquaintance of the victim. No arrests have been made.

Police reports

  • Graffiti was painted on a downtown wall between 1:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Saturday, police reported. The damage, listed on a police report at $50, was done on the east side of Pizza Hut, 934 Mass. The graffiti had been removed by Sunday.

Sheriff's reports

  • A 1993 Chevrolet Lumina was damaged between 9:15 p.m. Friday and 12:35 a.m. Saturday near county roads 442 and 300E, sheriff's officers reported. Damage to the car was estimated at $5,000. The portion of the sheriff's report open to the public did not indicate how the vehicle was damaged.

Condition reports

  • Karla Phipps, Lawrence, and Jim McCook, Blue Springs, Mo., both were discharged Sunday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where they were taken following two separate bicycling accidents Saturday.
  • William Galloway, 24, Lawrence, was listed in serious condition Sunday at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken after being burned in a gasoline accident July 8.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

  • Washed away spilled antifreeze at 12:57 p.m. Saturday at Ninth and Iowa.
  • Cleaned spilled gasoline at 1:55 p.m. Saturday at 14th and Kentucky.
  • Investigated an activated smoke detector at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at 3611 Boulder Ct. There was no fire, firefighters reported.
  • Investigated a report of smoke coming from a car at 10:08 a.m. Sunday at 212 Summertree Ln. Firefighters disconnected the battery. There was no fire.
  • Investigated a natural gas smell at 1:39 p.m. Sunday at county roads 1650N and 1600E.

Ambulance report

The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:

  • Home accident, 12:26 a.m. Sunday, 1500 block of Inverness.
  • Medical emergency, 2:28 a.m. Sunday, 1600 block of Haskell.

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