On the record
Law enforcement report
¢ Police said a man pulled a knife on another man Sunday afternoon in an argument at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, 221 W. 10th St. Shawn Michael Bedient, 36, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault. Police said Bedient pulled a nine-inch knife on a 37-year-old man who had made a comment to Bedient about his girlfriend.
¢ A 42-year-old Lawrence woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint around 12:45 a.m. Sunday at her apartment in the 500 block of Graystone Drive. The woman said she heard a knock at the door, looked through the peephole and saw a man she knows only by a nickname through a mutual friend.
The man said he was looking for the mutual friend, so she opened the door. That’s when another man appeared in the doorway holding a small silver revolver and demanded her money, she told police. The man took $100 cash that was on a table and ran out. Police have taken a statement from the woman’s acquaintance but as of Monday morning hadn’t identified the other man.
¢ Lawrence Police stopped a Greyhound Bus on Sunday on the Kansas Turnpike after receiving a tip from Emporia Police that an 18-year-old woman may have been forced to get on the bus and leave Emporia against her will.
Police stopped the bus about 5:10 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 206 on the Turnpike, found the woman and made contact with a 20-year-old man with whom she was traveling. The woman told police she had, in fact, been forced to get on the bus against her will. Police arrested the man, a 20-year-old from Emporia, to be held for Emporia Police.
¢ A 7-year-old boy was treated for minor injuries he suffered after being struck by two other boys, ages 12 and 7, at the Outdoor Aquatic Center downtown. Police said the victim was standing in the concession line about 5:22 p.m. Saturday when the two other boys approached him and started a fight.
Burglaries, thefts reported
¢ A Toyota Land Cruiser was stolen around 2 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West 10th Street.
¢ A $20,000 Chevrolet Silverado and miscellaneous tools were stolen around 5 a.m. Monday in the 4800 block of West Sixth Street.
¢ A 1998 Ford Taurus was stolen between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of East 25th Terrace.
¢ A Mercedes 300 E valued at $1,800 was stolen between midnight and 3 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of West Sixth Street.
¢ A Pontiac G6 valued at $18,000 was stolen at 11:15 a.m. Friday in the 3900 block of West Sixth Street.
¢ At least four auto burglaries or attempted auto burglaries happened between Friday night and Saturday morning in the area from 20th to 22nd Streets between Massachusetts and Rhode Island streets.
¢ A 21-year-old man had a Honda dirt bike valued at $8,600 stolen between midnight and 12:15 a.m. Friday from the 900 section of E. 2000 Road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The bike had been strapped down in the back of his pickup truck before it was stolen.
¢ Someone stole $1,726 in payroll checks between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday from Fast Lanes, 1414 W. Sixth St.
¢ A contractor from Great Bend reported a window of his vehicle smashed and three laptop computers stolen from inside between 11:45 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday at 1 Riverfront Plaza.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following fire calls:
¢ Alarm sounded, malfunction, 1:49 p.m. Sunday, 1317 Vantuyl Drive
¢ Dispatched to fire, canceled, 2:29 p.m. Sunday, 724 Mass.
¢ Brush fire, 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Court and Franklin Road
¢ System malfunction, 11:44 p.m. Sunday, 1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive