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Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2001

Police Briefs

July 12, 2001

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Robbery reported in Hy-Vee parking lot

Two women were robbed Tuesday night while they were in the parking lot of the Hy-Vee Food & Drug Stores, 4000 W. Sixth St.

A man approached the women about 11:15 p.m. and demanded money from them, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. He did not display a weapon, Pattrick said.

The women turned over an undetermined amount of money, and the suspect fled the area on foot.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 30s. He is about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 260 pounds, Pattrick said. He had black hair and was wearing a gray t-shirt and denim pants.

Driver critically hurt in two-vehicle wreck

A Bonner Springs woman was taken Wednesday by air ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center after she was injured in a two-vehicle accident northwest of Lawrence.

Barbara L. Stransky, 45, was in critical condition late Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said. She was flown from the crash scene on U.S. Highway 24, 6 miles northwest of Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

Stransky was driving a 2000 Toyota westbound on the highway when she lost control of it because of the wet roadway, the patrol report said.

The car crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2002 International semi-tractor trailer, the report said. It was driven by Stephen L. Girard, 49, Chanute.

Girard was not hurt, the highway patrol said.

Two arrested after stop

One man fought with officers and another tried to run and hide after Lawrence Police stopped their car Tuesday night in the 1800 block of Harper Street.

Police stopped the car about 7:33 p.m. because it was being driven in an erratic manner, Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Pattrick said.

Officers saw an open alcoholic beverage container and substances believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana in the car, Pattrick said. They proceeded to arrest a 31-year-old Lawrence man and a 29-year-old Ottawa man.

The Ottawa man fought with officers and had to be subdued, Pattrick said. The Lawrence man ran during the fight but was later found hiding in bushes on East 19th Street, Pattrick said.

Both were booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of multiple charges, including obstruction of justice, driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. They were released Wednesday and no charges had been filed, a jail spokesman said.

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