Archive for Sunday, October 11, 1998

STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK RECOVERED BY POLICE

October 11, 1998

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A shoplifting report Saturday evening led Lawrence police to a stolen pickup truck and the arrest of at least one Topeka man.

The shoplifting call came about 6 p.m. from the Sunglass Source at the Tanger Factory Outlet Center, said Sgt. Dave Hubbel.

Officers arrived in time to follow two men in a 1998 GMC pickup truck who were driving away from the mall, Hubbel said. A check showed the truck had been stolen from rural Douglas County in August.

The truck was pulled over near Seventh and Massachusetts, Hubbel said.

The two men were being questioned late Saturday and Hubbel expected at least one of them to be arrested. The other might not have known about the truck's ownership, Hubbel said.

Police also recovered a $200 pair of sunglasses.

Clinic gets money

for uninsured patients

Health Care Access in Lawrence will receive $3,500 to help serve uninsured patients.

The non-profit organization is one of 12 statewide receiving part of $58,000 to provide services.

The money, awarded by Kansas Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Sebelius, comes from the unspent portion of an insurance company fine. The company was disciplined for deceptive billing practices.

Health Care Access, 1920 Moodie, is an organization that provides health services for the poor and uninsured.

Also receiving money were United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries, Garden City, $15,000; Marian Clinic, Topeka, $10,000; Guadalupe Clinic, Wichita, $5,000; Duchesene Clinic, Kansas City, Kan., $5,000; Health Ministries of Harvey County Inc., Newton, $3,500; Health Partnership Clinic, Overland Park, $3,500; St. Vincent Clinic, Leavenworth, $3,500; Riley County-Manhattan Health Department, $2,500; Wichita-Sedgwick County Department of Community Health, $2,500; Brookside UMC Clinic Inc., Wichita, $2,000; Salina Care Health Clinic, $2,000.

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