Archive for Sunday, August 17, 2003

On the record

August 17, 2003

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Injury accidents

  • A 25-year-old Lawrence man suffered injuries Friday when a van rear-ended his sedan on southbound Iowa Street near Orchard Lane. Jamel S. Sandidge's 2002 Saturn was stopped in traffic about 3:17 p.m. when a 1993 Dodge Caravan driven by Rodney L. Lukehart, Spring Hill, struck the car from behind, according to a report. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical workers took Sandidge to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for injuries. Police cited Lukehart for inattentive driving, according to a report.
  • A 16-year-old girl lost control while turning a 1962 Chevy Nova Thursday and struck a car that was stopped at a red light, according to a report. About 3:21 p.m., Emily R. Nitcher turned from southbound Wakarusa Drive to eastbound Sixth Street while driving about 30 miles per hour, according to a report. She lost control of the car and struck a 2001 GMC pickup truck driven by Craig P. Hoffman, 43, Lawrence, who was stopped in a left-turn lane facing west on Sixth Street, according to the report. Police cited Nitcher for careless driving, according to a report, and she later received treatment at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for injuries.
  • A driver ran a red light and caused a three-car collision about 3:04 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of West Sixth and Maine streets, according to a report. Cheryl V. Weaver, 44, Lawrence, was westbound on Sixth Street and didn't stop her 2000 Camry for the red light at Maine Street, according to a report. She struck a northbound 1994 Buick driven by Denis W. Heller, 48, Lawrence, which pushed Heller's car into a southbound 1995 Nissan pickup driven by Mark A. Ridgway, 41, Lawrence. A crew from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical took a passenger in Heller's car, 14-year-old Ashley Heller, to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for injuries. Police cited Weaver for running a red light, according to a report.

Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A $1,300 Dell laptop computer belonging to Lawrence Paper Co., 2801 Lakeview Road, disappeared from the business sometime between 6 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a report. A 52-year-old employee reported the theft.

Emergency calls

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


Fire calls

  • Hazardous materials investigation, no hazardous materials found, 10:50 p.m., Friday, 3104 W. 27th Terrace.
  • False alarm, 1:43 p.m., Friday, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
  • Fire call, canceled, 1:14 p.m., Friday, 927 N.H.
  • False alarm, 4:04 a.m., Friday, 935 N.H.
  • Overheated motor, 2:48 a.m., Friday, 3728 Brushcreek Drive.

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