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Archive for Saturday, August 12, 2006

On the record

August 12, 2006

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Law enforcement report

¢ Lawrence Police Department officers and medics with Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical responded to a call about a fight at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of East 19th Street. A report was unavailable late Friday as officers continued to investigate, but medics did treat at least one person for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, dispatchers said.

¢ Police are investigating a report that a man exposed himself two mornings in a row to a 23-year-old employee in a drive-through on south Iowa Street. The incidents happened Aug. 3 and 4, both between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m. Police would not identify the business out of concern for the victim's privacy.

¢ A foot chase Thursday afternoon ended when Lawrence Police caught a suspected shoplifter hiding under a children's plastic swimming pool. Officers were called Thursday morning to a theft at Sears, 2727 Iowa. They eventually found the suspect, 32-year-old Joey Ray Cadenhead of Lawrence, in a secluded area between the 2500 and 2700 blocks of West 26th Street with a swimming pool pulled over himself.

Injury accident

¢ Two women and four children were taken to hospitals Friday afternoon with nonlife-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle accident in Franklin County, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

A northbound 1998 Dodge Neon, driven by Shani McCurry, 35, Princeton, collided with a southbound 2004 Chevrolet Ventura van driven by a 27-year-old Ottawa woman who was not named in the report. The wreck happened about 1:45 p.m. near the crest of a small hill in the 900 block of Kentucky Road, about four miles southwest of Princeton.

A 3-year-old in McCurry's vehicle was flown to a Kansas City area hospital by a LifeStar air ambulance. McCurry and a 4-year-old child, along with the driver of the van and two children who were passengers, were taken by ambulance to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. Officers continue to investigate the accident, according to a statement from Sheriff Craig Davis.

Emergency calls

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following fire calls:

¢ Smoke detector activation, no fire, unintentional, 8:37 a.m. Thursday, 1400 Mass.

¢ Sprinkler activation, no fire, unintentional, 9:22 a.m. Thursday, 8 E. Sixth St.

¢ Arcing, shorted electrical equipment, 3:17 p.m. Thursday, 909 R.I.

¢ Cooking fire, confined to container, 5 p.m. Thursday, 2100 Vt.

¢ Smoke detector activation, no fire, unintentional, 7:03 p.m. Thursday, 709 Lawrence Ave.

¢ Heat from short circuit wiring, 8:05 p.m. Thursday, 1105 La.

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