Archive for Tuesday, August 29, 2006

On the record

August 29, 2006


Law enforcement report

¢ Police are investigating a 20-year-old Lawrence woman's report that an unidentified man pointed a handgun at her around 3:25 a.m. Saturday as she and her boyfriend were driving in the 400 block of north Kasold Drive. The woman told police she saw the person and thought it was a friend, slowed down to pick him up and saw him holding the gun.

¢ Three people are suspected in the theft of $543 in cash taken early Monday morning from a cash register at the Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave. The bartender told police he went to escort people out the door around 1:53 a.m. and came back to found the money missing. Lawrence Police are following leads to identify three people - two men and a woman - who were leaving the bar around that time.

¢ A 21-year-old Kansas University student suffered a possible broken bone early Sunday morning after being punched by another man in a fight outside a car that happened after he left The Hawk, 1340 Ohio St. He was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Police are trying to identify the suspect.

¢ Gero, the Douglas County Sheriff's German shepherd, was called to duty twice in one day Friday: first, to sniff for drugs in a traffic stop around 8 a.m. in the 1200 block of Prospect Avenue, and then to help Lawrence Police search for a suspect who fled from a traffic stop around 4 p.m. at 17th and Kentucky streets. No drugs were found in the traffic stop. In the foot chase, officers, not the dog, found the suspect hiding between houses.

Burglaries and thefts reported

¢ 2200 block of Harper Street: A 34-year-old Lee's Summit, Mo. man reported his 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck, valued at $18,000, stolen between 7 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

¢ 2000 block of Emerald Drive: A 46-year-old Lawrence woman reported her 2001 Isuzu Rodeo stolen between 3:30 and 8 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle was recovered, but a purse and its contents were missing.

Emergency calls

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

¢ False alarm or false call, 12:03 a.m. Sunday, 2121 Simons Drive

¢ Smoke detector activation, no fire, unintentional, 1:19 a.m. Sunday, 1734 Engel Road

¢ Smoke detector activation, malfunction, 7:45 a.m. Sunday, 1420 N.Y.

¢ Dispatched fire incident, canceled, 10:31 a.m. Sunday, 4601 Clinton Parkway

¢ Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill, 11:12 a.m. 4651 W. Sixth St.

¢ Smoke scare, odor of smoke, 6:36 p.m. Sunday, 618 Locust St.

¢ Cooking fire, confined to container, 8:54 p.m. Sunday, 205 Hampton Court


skinny 9 years, 3 months ago

As usual the LJWORLD won't print the rapists name (it is public information).So if you like this information it is in the Topeka paper, Kansas City paper, and The University Kansan. This is why I do not subscribe to the LJWORLD as they like to censor what you read.

geatout 9 years, 3 months ago

Police might be interested to know that something similar is going on; (re: the guy pointing a gun at the two people from his car) there's a guy in Overland Park/Lenexa doing the same thing. He approaches women getting out of their cars & attempts to rob them with a handgun. Our apartment building posted the letter from the Lenexa police on the doors to our buildings.

badger 9 years, 3 months ago

skinny -

What rapist? The calls here appear to be about someone brandishing a handgun, someone robbing a cash register, an assault/barfight, suspected drugs and a suspect who ran from a traffic stop, two burglaries, and some fire department calls.

Is there a rape in there that I'm missing?

badger 9 years, 3 months ago


Thanks, smitty. I was confused as towhether 'calling in the sniffer dogs' had become a euphemism of some sort...

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