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Archive for Sunday, July 23, 2006

On the record

July 23, 2006

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Law enforcement report

¢ Lawrence Police officers were responding to a report of a sexual assault late Saturday night in central Lawrence. But Sgt. Michael Monroe, a police spokesman, said because officers were still collecting evidence and conducting interviews, no additional information was available Saturday night.

¢ Lawrence Police officers responded to a fight between two people and a call of gunshots fired into the air to break it up Saturday night near the intersection of 26th Street and Ridge Court, said Sgt. Michael Monroe, a police spokesman. Officers were unable to locate a victim who would cooperate with them, Monroe said.

Injury accidents

¢ One person was injured after an accident Saturday morning involving a mo-ped bike near 10th and Maine streets, said Doug Green, a battalion chief for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. Additional information about the accident was unavailable.

¢ Three people suffered injuries or possible injuries Saturday afternoon in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 59 about 10 miles south of Ottawa.

A 1993 Ford Taurus, driven by Billy Joe Wicks, 26, Princeton, crossed the center line for an unknown reason and struck a southbound 1991 Pontiac Coup, driven by Elizabeth Fisher, 62, Tulsa, Okla., according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

Then a vehicle behind Wicks also tried to avoid the crash and struck Fisher's vehicle in the east ditch. Wicks and Fisher were taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa with disabling injuries. They both wore seat belts. The driver of the third vehicle, Dean McCarty, 47, of Little Egg Harbor Township in New Jersey, also wore his seat belt. He suffered a possible injury, but the report did not list whether he was taken to the hospital.

Emergency calls

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

Fire calls

¢ Smoke detector activation, no fire, unintentional, 7:19 a.m. Friday, 2330 Packer Road.

¢ Special call, 7:30 a.m. Friday, 4012 W. 26th Terrace.

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