Archive for Tuesday, July 24, 2001


July 24, 2001


Mailbox vandalism under investigation

Douglas County Sheriff's officers are investigating several incidents of vandalism to rural mailboxes.

The most recent incidents occurred sometime Friday to three mailboxes in the 2200 section of North 100 Road, a sheriff's report said. Damage is thought to have been caused by someone throwing a brick at the mailboxes. Bricks have been found near the damaged boxes.

One week earlier, three mailboxes were reported damaged at the following locations: the 500 section of East 1700 Road, 500 section of East 2100 Road, and the 300 section of East 1100 Road.

Bricks were found near those mailboxes also, sheriff's reports said. Damage has ranged from $25 to $110.

Despite the similarities, sheriff's officers say they can't confirm that the same person is responsible for all the incidents.

Victim hit by brick during fight

A 26-year-old Lawrence woman was injured in a dispute Saturday evening when she was hit by a brick.

Lawrence Police responded to a residence in the 1100 block of New York Street shortly after 6 p.m. Three women and a man had been fighting, a report said.

The man threw a brick when he became angry, striking the woman. The man had left the residence by the time police arrived, the report said.

The injured woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical where she was treated and released.

Company reports possible e-mail theft

Lawrence Police are investigating a possible computer crime involving the theft of e-mail messages at Prairie Graphics, 641 E. 22nd St.

Representatives from the company contacted police Wednesday after they noticed that they had been receiving fewer e-mails than usual over the past several weeks, a police report said.

Investigators think a former employee may be intercepting e-mails, police spokesman Sgt. Mark Warren said. The e-mails contained information from other businesses about art work and product pricing, Warren said.

No arrests have been made. Once all information is compiled, it will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney's office to determine what kind of charges might be filed.

Victim in beating suffers broken jaw

A Liberty, Mo., man was beaten during a disturbance early Sunday morning in the 1300 section of North 2000 Road.

The victim was struck in the jaw by another man, a Douglas County Sheriff's report said. He was taken by private vehicle to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a broken jaw, Sheriff's officers said. An LMH spokeswoman said Monday the man was in good condition.

The suspect had fled the area by the time officers arrived. No arrest has been made.

Driver injured in rollover

A Lenexa man was injured shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday when a vehicle he was driving overturned on a curve north of Lone Star, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Kevin L. Steele, 17, was taken by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

The 1991 Chevrolet Blazer overturned as Steele was driving southeast on East 700 Road, a little more than a mile north of County Road 458, a Sheriff's report said.

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