¢ Paul Baker, 62, Lawrence, remained in good condition Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was taken by ambulance after an accident Tuesday at 15th Street and St. Andrews Drive. Baker was on a riding lawn mower when he was struck by a GMC Jimmy.
Law enforcement report
Lawrence Police said Wednesday morning that in the past 24 hours they'd handled:
¢ 323 calls and filed 48 reports.
¢ Four burglaries.
¢ Two thefts.
¢ 11 noninjury accidents.
¢ Two injury accidents.
- Lawrence Police arrested a 37-year-old man Sunday on suspicion of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, attempted rape and sexual battery in an attack on a 32-year-old Lawrence woman. The suspect and victim knew each other and were in the victim's Lawrence home. The woman told police the man pulled a knife on her when the incident occurred about 2:30 a.m.
¢ A car overturned and caught fire after a police pursuit Wednesday in Leavenworth County, sending the car's two occupants to University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. The wreck happened at Evans Road and 158th Street after an officer tried to stop the car for a traffic infraction. The vehicle struck a utility pole, overturned, came to rest on its wheels and caught fire.
Driver Jesse A. Plaster, 23, Tonganoxie, and passenger Jillian B. Theno, 23, Basehor, both were ejected. Neither was wearing a seat belt.
Theno was flown by Life Star to the hospital. Plaster was taken by ambulance. Condition reports weren't available Wednesday night.
¢ Two people were injured when a 1996 Jeep Cherokee and a 1999 Ford truck collided at 7:38 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fifth and Maine streets, according to a Lawrence Police report.
James R. Burbridge, 20, Lawrence, was treated and released after being taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The report says that Tracy A. Dover, 38, also was taken to LMH, but hospital officials said they didn't have a record of him.
The Jeep, driven by Burbridge, was westbound on Fifth, and the truck, driven by Dover, was southbound on Maine, police said.
Burglaries and thefts reported
¢ The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of several pistols and revolvers along with related gun items and cash from a home in Lecompton. Someone entered a house through a bedroom window, a report said. Total losses were listed at $1,228. A 41-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman lived in the house.
¢ A 51-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence Police Saturday that a Martin guitar valued at $3,000 was missing from his home in the 1000 block of Wildwood Drive. About $1,000 worth of other items also were missing. The property may have been taken during a party the man's son had at the house, police said.
¢ A 2004 Honda dirt bike was reported missing from a residence in the 1200 block of East 25th Street, according to a Lawrence Police report. Other bike-related items, such as helmet and goggles, also were discovered to be missing Friday. Total losses were listed at $9,450. A 45-year-old Lawrence man reported the incident to police.
¢ A 19-year-old Ottawa man told Lawrence Police someone broke into his 1998 Dodge Ram truck between Saturday and Monday while it was parked in the 2100 block of West 25th Street. A fireproof safe containing a $15,000 certificate of deposit was taken along with a CD stereo system. Losses were listed at $15,290.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical did not report any responses Wednesday.