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Archive for Tuesday, July 25, 2006

On the record

July 25, 2006

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Law enforcement report

¢ Shots fired: An unidentified man fired two gunshots into the air around 8 p.m. Saturday after a fight between two men in the 1900 block of West 26th Street, according to a report. Witnesses told police they didn't know the man who had fired the shots and that he got into a car and drove away.

Burglaries and thefts reported

¢ Someone smashed a window of a vehicle and stole a purse and a $1,500 Gateway laptop computer between 6:04 p.m. and 6:34 p.m. Friday from the 3000 block of Iowa Street.

¢ A 24-year-old Lawrence man reported the rear door of his home damaged and a $1,300 laptop computer stolen. It happened between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday in the 300 block of Perry Street, according to a report.

¢ A laser gun and case valued at $10,000 was stolen around 10:30 a.m. Friday from Landplan Engineering, 1310 Wakarusa Drive.

¢ Five guns, a TV and a DVD player were among the items stolen between July 9 and July 19 in a forced-entry burglary at a home in the 1900 section of North 1275 Road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

¢ Someone damaged a padlock and stole more than $6,100 in construction equipment and tools between 11 p.m. Thursday and 8:45 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Third Street. The items belonged to Rhone Construction of Newton, Iowa.

Accident report

¢ A Baldwin man was flown to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after his motorcycle crashed into a concrete culvert Monday near Baldwin Junction.

Steven Jackson, 42, swerved off U.S. Highway 59 for unknown reasons around 2:20 p.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The accident happened less than 100 feet from the intersection of U.S. Highways 59 and 56, also known as Baldwin Junction.

The air ambulance landed near the intersection after Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical crews decided Jackson's injuries were severe enough to require helicopter rescue.

Jackson was not wearing a helmet, the Highway Patrol reported.

Emergency calls

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

Fire calls

¢ Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire, 2:18 a.m. Sunday, 1115 La.

¢ Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire, 4:35 a.m. Sunday, Kentucky Street

¢ Dispatched fire incident, canceled, 9:50 a.m. Sunday, 911 Mass.

¢ Authorized controlled burning, 8:55 p.m. Sunday, 1505 N. 1708 Road.

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