Archive for Tuesday, February 22, 2005

On the record

February 22, 2005


Law enforcement report

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating an arson outside the Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth St. The incident happened Feb. 12 when a patron who had been kicked out of the club stuck a T-shirt in the gas tank of a vehicle parked near the club and set it on fire, police said. Someone saw the flames and used a fire extinguisher to put it out. Police identified the suspect and have sent the case to the district attorney's office for review.

Injury accidents

  • One person was injured when two vehicles overturned Monday night on the Kansas Turnpike about two miles west of the West Lawrence terminal. The Kansas Turnpike Authority identified the injured man as Ahanu Fake, 21, of Fort Riley. According to a turnpike trooper's accident report, Fake was taken by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, but hospital officials said they had no record of treating him.

According to the accident report, Fake was driving a 1999 Jeep west on Interstate 70 when it struck the back of a 1972 Ford pickup truck driven by Michael A. Martinez, 53, Topeka.

The Jeep slid about 200 feet and overturned in a ditch. The truck struck the median barrier and overturned on the highway.

Burglaries and thefts reported

  • A woman reported a 2002 Jeep Cherokee valued at $23,000 stolen between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Friday from the 1200 block of Ohio Street, police said.

Emergency calls

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

Fire calls

  • Fire and medical standby at a Kansas University women's basketball game, 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Allen Fieldhouse.

Lawrence Humane Society

Stray dogs brought to shelter

  • Labrador retriever mix, black, male 2 to 4 months old.
  • Labrador retriever, yellow, female, 5 years old.
  • Shih tzu, tan and white, female, adult.
  • Cocker spaniel, white and tan, female, adult.
  • Heeler-terrier mix, white and tan, female, 3 to 4 months old.
  • German shepherd, white and black, male, 1 to 2 years old.

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