Archive for Wednesday, August 11, 2004

On the record

August 11, 2004


Lawrence Humane Society

Stray dogs brought to shelter

  • Terrier mix, black and white, male, 8 to 9 months old
  • Husky mix, black and silver, male, 6 to 8 months old.
  • Labrador retriever mix, white and tan, female, 2 years old.

Law enforcement report

  • Twice since July 5, someone has left a flaming paper sack full of animal feces on a 57-year-old Lawrence woman's doorstep in the 400 block of Frontier Road, according to a report. Police are investigating it as a case of aggravated arson.
  • Police arrested a 19-year-old transient Sunday afternoon on suspicion of soliciting without a license in the 3900 block of Tumbleweed Court.
  • An unknown person caused $750 in damage to side windows and a stop sign arm on a school bus belonging to First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. The vandalism happened between 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Burglaries and thefts reported

  • Two cars parked at the same apartment complex had car-stereo items taken between 12:30 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. Friday, according to a report. In one theft, the 23-year-old male victim lost a $700 "Monster" amplifier and a $400 Alpine stereo and compact-disc player.
  • A thief zoomed off on a Kymco motor scooter belonging to a 21-year-old Kansas University student. The vehicle, valued at $2,700, disappeared between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Thursday from the 100 block of West Eighth Street.

Emergency calls

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

Fire calls

  • Carbon monoxide detector malfunction, 6:39 p.m. Monday, 1700 Prestwick Drive.
  • Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill, 2:26 p.m. Monday, 4841 W. Sixth St.
  • Fire call, canceled, 1:57 p.m. Monday, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
  • Smoke or odor removal, 8:47 p.m. Monday, 1000 Ky.
  • Smoke detector malfunction, 12:11 a.m. Monday, 1439 Tenn.

The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports:

  • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don't identify them by name.
  • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged.
  • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported.
  • Holdups and robberies.

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