Archive for Saturday, July 22, 2000

City Police Blotter

July 22, 2000


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A 35-year-old Lawrence woman reported that her Ford F150 extended cab 4x4 pickup -- valued at $10,000 -- was taken between noon May 1 and 11 a.m. Thursday from the 1500 block of North Third Street.

Police reports

  • A 53-year-old Lawrence woman reported that two storm windows, two windows, 2 wooden window grids and wood flooring were damaged between midnight and 7 a.m. Thursday at the Sigma Nu Fraternity, 1501 Sigma Nu Place. The damage was estimated at $1,700.

Injury accidents

  • A one-vehicle rollover accident Friday morning near Lone Star Lake sent a Lawrence man by helicopter to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Sheriff's deputies would not release the man's name Friday because his family had not been notified. About 9 a.m. Friday, the man was eastbound on County Road 10 just before it comes to a T-shaped intersection, said Sgt. Al Deathe Jr. of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. The driver told emergency workers that his brakes failed when he tried to slow down at the top of a hill. He attempted to turn, but his vehicle flipped into the ditch at 1750 North 661 Diagonal Road, Deathe said. Emergency personnel had to remove one seat to get the driver out of the vehicle. Deathe said the man's injuries included six broken ribs, a broken hip and two broken legs. Without a name, the medical center would not release information about the man's condition Friday night. Deathe said the driver had been in serious condition when he was transported.

Emergency calls

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

Fire calls

  • A gas-line rupture at 8:20 a.m. Friday in the 700 block of Michigan Street prompted a temporary evacuation of several apartments. Phil Kuhnert, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical battalion chief, said a 2-inch gas line was struck by a digger doing construction behind Sundance Apartments. An EMS unit, a hazardous materials unit, two fire trucks and two battalion chiefs responded. They evacuated the first few apartments on the south side of the complex for about 10 minutes, Kuhnert said. It was a substantial leak, Kuhnert said, but apparently there was enough wind to disperse the gasl. Utilicorp utility workers pinched the line off, and emergency personnel cleared the scene at 8:42 a.m.
  • System malfunction, 9:22 p.m. Thursday, 1101 Miss.
  • False call, 5:33 p.m. Thursday, 2601 Lawrence Avenue.
  • Spill or leak, 5:03 p.m. Thursday, 3400 Iowa.
  • Spill or leak, 3:28 p.m. Thursday, 925 Iowa.
  • System malfunction, 2:23 p.m. Thursday, 1800 Engel Road.
  • Spill or leak, 10:45 a.m. Thursday, 5001 Jefferies Court.

Ambulance calls

  • Nonemergency transfer, 3:16 a.m. Friday, 300 block of Maine Street.
  • Medical emergency, 11:58 p.m. Thursday, 1900 block of East 19th Street.
  • Medical emergency -- no help needed, 11:45 p.m. Thursday, 2400 block of Alabama Street.
  • Good intent call, 6:55 p.m. Thursday, 300 block of Funston Avenue.
  • Medical emergency, 6:50 p.m. Thursday, 1300 block of New York Street.
  • Medical emergency, 6:35 p.m. Thursday, 1000 block of New Jersey Street.
  • Nonemergency transfer, 10:43 a.m. Thursday, 300 block of Maine Street.
  • Medical emergency, 6:49 a.m. Thursday, 2400 block of Melrose Lane.

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