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Archive for Friday, May 17, 2002

Area briefs

May 17, 2002

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Police looking for suspect who exposed himself to jogger

Lawrence Police are looking for a man who exposed himself Tuesday to a woman who was jogging in southern Lawrence.

The 23-year-old Lawrence woman told police the incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. while she was jogging on the Naismith Valley Park walking trail in the 1300 block of West 24th Street. The man also had been jogging when the woman approached him, a police report said.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 30s, five feet 10 inches tall to six feet tall. He weighed about 200 pounds and had shoulder-length hair.

Houses under construction sites of weekend burglaries

Two houses under construction in the 5200 block of Stonecreek Court were targets of burglars during the past weekend.

Both burglaries occurred sometime between Saturday and Monday morning to houses belonging to Durflinger Homes Inc., according to police reports.

A range and a dishwasher valued at a total of $1,000 were taken from one house. A door to the house had been forced open. Damage to the door was listed at $350.

At a nearby house a front door also was damaged to gain entry. Hand tools and other items valued at a total of $5,845 were taken. Damage to the door was listed at $700.

Senior agency plans spring fashion show

Douglas County Senior Services will be host to a Spring Tea and Fashion Show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

A $10 donation will benefit leisure and learning activities at the senior center.

This special event will include a variety of teas, tea sandwiches, cookies, nut breads and other delights as well as a fashion show provided by Eastons Ltd., Weaver's Department Store and Calamity Jane's. The fashions will be modeled by local senior citizens at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3 p.m.

There will be door prizes, including a miniature tea set hand painted by local artist Colleen Gregoire and other art items by the Downtown Tuesday Painters.

For tickets, contact Douglas County Senior Services, 842-0543.

FSHS teacher reports battery by student

A 16-year-old Free State High School student reportedly battered a teacher in early May, Lawrence Police said.

The boy had been removed from the classroom of the female physical education teacher for behaving in a disruptive manner, but he kept returning to the area, Lawrence Police Sgt. Paul Fellers said. The first time the teacher reminded the student he wasn't supposed to be there, he made an inappropriate comment and then returned a few minutes later, Fellers said.

This time, he tried to get into the locker room. When the teacher told him to leave, he bumped into her "in an aggressive manner to intimidate her," Fellers said.

The police report noted that school officials had suspended the student, but Fellers didn't know if the suspension was related to the battery, which occurred the morning of May 2.

The teacher didn't file a police report until May 10, and the police didn't make it available until Thursday.

Fellers said the student had not been arrested.

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