Archive for Thursday, June 4, 1998


June 4, 1998


The Lawrence Police Department is looking for recruits -- for its summer camp. The application deadline for the new program is Friday, and parents can sign up their children by going to the police department, 111 E. 11th.

There are plenty of spots available, Officer Tom Moore said. The Lawrence Police Camp will cover everything from bike safety, self defense, crime-scene investigations and peer pressure.

The camp is open only to students who will be third- through sixth-graders next fall.

The camp will be from June 25 to June 27 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Applications are also available at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th and the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th. There is a fee for the camp, and space is limited to the first 50 students to respond.

Members of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical Department and the sheriff's department also will participate.

Rollover accident victim

in satisfactory condition

A Perry man is in satisfactory condition after losing control of his sport utility vehicle on a gravel road.

Kevin Kuenzi, 36, was driving east on 78th Street, about 1 1/2 miles south of Oskaloosa, when he lost control of his Ford Explorer just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. A report on the accident was not available from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department until Wednesday.

Kuenzi was flown to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka Tuesday night. A hospital spokesman said he was conscious and his vital signs were stable Wednesday.

According to the report, Kuenzi lost control of the vehicle, which fishtailed into a ditch. It hit a fence and rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels. Kuenzi was wearing a seat belt.

Assault victim

pinned between cars

A shouting match escalated into a fight Tuesday, and friends of the combatants became involved when one of them ran his car into another one, pinning him to a car.

Police are looking for the driver of a gray Honda Civic who hit Joseph Kowalski, 21, cutting and injuring his leg about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Lawrence Police Department spokesman Michael Monroe said individuals in two cars at Cork & Barrel Wine and Spirits, 2000 W. 23rd, began arguing. One of the drivers left, followed by the other car.

The cars stopped at a residence in the 3100 block of West 22nd, and a fight began.

After losing the fight, one of the men drove away in a truck . His friend, the driver of the gray Honda, then ``tried to run down'' Kowalski, pinning his leg against a parked car.

Monroe said police haven't identified the driver but are looking for a gray Honda Civic.

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