Archive for Sunday, November 25, 2001

Area Briefs

November 25, 2001


Police seek two suspects in service station robbery

Lawrence Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a south Lawrence service station at knifepoint.

Two masked men entered Phillips 66, 25th and Iowa streets, at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, brandished knives and demanded cash from a male clerk, Lawrence Police Lt. Steve Zarnowiec said.

The clerk gave the men an undisclosed amount of money, Zarnowiec said, and they left the store on foot, heading east.

The male clerk was the only person in the store during the robbery and was not injured.

Vehicle owner injured trying to thwart car theft

A 20-year-old Lawrence woman was injured Friday night when she tried to stop a man from stealing her vehicle.

The woman told police she noticed a man driving off in her 1989 Suzuki Sidekick about 11:30 p.m. and ran into the street to stop him, Lawrence Police Lt. Steve Zarnowiec said. The victim slipped on wet pavement in the 1600 block of Cadet Avenue and was run over by her own vehicle, Zarnowiec said.

When police arrived, they saw the woman lying in the street in pain. She suffered two fractured ankles and a fractured right leg and was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Zarnowiec said.

Police later arrested a 23-year-old Lawrence man in connection with the incident. He was being held late Saturday in Douglas County on suspicion of aggravated battery and felony theft.

Main Street leader in Ottawa tenders her resignation

Ottawa The executive director who helped start Ottawa's Main Street program is leaving the post.

Julie Prideaux, executive director of the Ottawa Main Street Assn. for the past year, plans to resign from her position effective Dec. 4. She is leaving to become the community relations coordinator for the Midland Hospice Care in Topeka.

In Ottawa, she helped establish the structure of Ottawa Main Street, a downtown economic development program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. The state program helps selected communities emphasize historic preservation and revitalization of their downtown business districts.

The board of directors of Ottawa's Main Street has formed an interview committee and is reviewing previous advertisements for the executive director position.

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