Archive for Sunday, August 6, 2006

On the record

August 6, 2006

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Law enforcement report

¢ Lawrence Police were asking for help identifying a man that a store clerk said robbed the convenience store at 454 N. Iowa St. Saturday evening. Sgt. Susan Hadl said the clerk reported that a black male about 6-feet tall had chatted with him inside the store for about an hour while waiting for his car, described as a maroon compact car, to cool off.

Then, around 5:20 p.m., the man suddenly changed his demeanor and ordered the clerk to get on the floor. He then placed the clerk on the ground, Hadl said, and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. The man left the store in his car in an unknown direction, according to police.

Hadl said no one else was in the store during the robbery, but she asked anyone who may have bought gas or been in the store between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday to contact police. The man did not display a weapon during the robbery, she said.

Injury accidents

¢ An 80-year-old Lawrence man was taken to the hospital in WaKeeney Saturday afternoon with a possible injury after he was involved in an accident along Interstate 70 in Trego County.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, driver Aleta Hirschberg, 78, fell asleep at 4 p.m. Saturday while driving east. The 2002 Ford Taurus rolled onto its side in the median. Hirschberg and passenger Iris Jones, 73, both of Lawrence, were not injured. Robert Hirschberg was taken to the Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital.

All three people wore their seat belts, according to the report. A hospital official said Saturday night that a condition report was unavailable.

Condition updates

¢ Terry Gray, 17, Lawrence, was listed in critical condition Saturday night at St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., a hospital spokeswoman said. Gray was injured early Friday morning about 3 miles north of Lawrence when he was ejected from his vehicle that rolled when he lost control of it on North 2000 Road.

Emergency calls

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

Fire calls

¢ Dispatched to fire, canceled en route, 11:02 a.m. Friday, 1318 La.

¢ Smoke detector activation, no fire, unintentional, 11:41 a.m. Friday, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd.

¢ Smoke detector activation, malfunction, 7:15 p.m. Friday, 3106 Iowa St.

¢ Fuel burner or boiler malfunction, fire confined, 8:09 p.m. Friday, 1339 West Campus Road.

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