Archive for Thursday, September 11, 1997


September 11, 1997


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A color television and VCR valued at $1,185 were reported stolen from a residence in the 400 block of Minnesota between 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Fifty-six compact discs and other items valued at a total of $1,450 were reported stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of Indiana between 10 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. Monday.
  • A mountain bike valued at $950 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 900 block of Kentucky at 6 p.m. Monday.
  • A compact disc player, 100 compact discs and a compact disc holder valued at $1,225 were reported stolen from a house in the 900 block of Arkansas between midnight and noon Sept. 3.
  • A Honda Accord containing tennis rackets valued at a total of $3,138 were stolen from a parking lot on the Kansas University campus at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Police reports

  • James Donald Magelssen was arrested Tuesday morning for auto burglary, criminal damage to property and attempting to elude police. According to Kansas University Police reports, Magelssen, 20, Lawrence, ran a stop sign at 15th and Naismith, and drove away when an officer tried to stop him. The car, which had been reported stolen, ran over a curb.
  • A 44-year-old Lawrence man told KU police he was the victim of an aggravated battery at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
  • A 36-year-old Lawrence man and a 27-year-old Valley Falls woman were entering the man's house in the 1900 block of Ohio when a man pulled a pistol on the two at 10:20 p.m. Sunday. The man and woman screamed, and the suspect ran away.
  • A 25-year-old Lawrence man reported he was the victim of a robbery at 3 a.m. Aug. 2 at his house in the 1400 block of Eddingham. The man said he was watching television, then went to the bathroom. When he returned, another man was in his house. When the victim went to call police, the suspect grabbed his wallet, which was lying nearby, and took $95, the man told police.
  • A 23-year-old woman reported she was the victim of an aggravated sexual battery on the morning of Aug. 27. The woman said she was at her house in the 1000 block of Mississippi when the incident occurred. When she awoke, some of her clothing had been removed and a 21-year-old male acquaintance was nearby, with part of his clothing removed.

Condition reports

  • Amy Jo Harrell, 21, of rural Douglas County, was in stable condition at Columbia-Overland Park Regional Health Center. Harrell was injured at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, when her car crossed a Douglas County road, ran into a ditch, crossed the road again and rolled over. The accident occurred on County Road 458, east of Banning Country.

Emergency calls

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:

Ambulance calls

  • Public accident, 8:14 a.m. Tuesday, Robinson Gymnasium, Kansas University.
  • Medical emergency, 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, 1200 block of Orchard Lane.
  • Medical emergency, 12:46 a.m. Tuesday, 700 block of Kentucky, no transport.
  • Medical emergency, 2:13 p.m. Tuesday, 2700 block of West 27th.
  • Home accident, 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, 1800 block of Carmel.
  • Vehicle accident, 4:18 p.m. Tuesday, Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue.
  • Medical emergency, 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, 1400 block of East 550 Road.
  • Medical emergency, 9:59 p.m. Tuesday, Hashinger Hall, KU campus, no transport.
  • Medical emergency, 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of Inverness.
  • Medical emergency, 2:46 a.m. Wednesday, 1700 block of Massachusetts.
  • Medical emergency, 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, 700 block of Lake.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

  • A preliminary hearing for Terry Lee Wyatt, 35, Riverside Calif., on Tuesday was postponed because the district attorney's office and Wyatt's attorney, Albert Lopes, haven't received police reports yet. Wyatt was arrested in mid-August and charged with 30 counts of forgery. Wyatt allegedly had printed 30 fake checks and passed two at Mercantile Banks in Lawrence. Secret Service agents and police arrested Wyatt; according to the district attorney's office, the federal agents may prosecute the case. Wyatt will appear in court again Wednesday.

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