Archive for Tuesday, November 21, 2006

On the record

November 21, 2006


Law Enforcement Report

¢ A 28-year-old Topeka man was arrested for aggravated battery and criminal trespassing Saturday night after he went to try to reclaim his towed car at Bulldog Tow, 1881 E. 1450 Road. His car had been towed while he was watching the Kansas University-Kansas State University football game, said Lt. Doug Woods of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The man gained access to the towing lot without permission, then bumped a 61-year-old employee twice with the vehicle while trying to leave, according to a report.

¢ Police responded to a burglary alarm about 5:40 a.m. Saturday at Mass Beverage, 3131 Nieder Road, and found an exterior window pane shattered. The interior window remained intact.

At least six other burglaries or attempted burglaries have been reported since late August at Lawrence liquor stores, most of them in the early-morning hours. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

¢ A 22-year-old Topeka man was arrested early Sunday for charges including carrying a concealed weapon near a bar. Further details were not available Monday from Lawrence Police.

¢ Police cited three Lawrence men - two age 22 and one age 19 - for battery about 12:40 a.m. Saturday after a fight between employees and two patrons at Cadillac Ranch, 2515 W. Sixth St.

Burglaries and thefts

¢ 600 block of Indiana Street: A 2006 Ford Freestar van belonging to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., was taken from the business between 7 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a report. The van was valued at $21,000.

¢ 1000 block of Mississippi Street: A 28-year-old Mission woman reported $3,000 damage to the passenger side of her 2005 Land Rover in an alleyway around 11:35 a.m. Saturday.

¢ 700 block of North Fourth Street: An unidentified person smashed a double-pane window at Church of God Holiness, 724 N. Fourth St., between 10 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, causing $240 in damage.

Emergency calls

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

¢ Unintentional transmission of alarm, other, 12:06 a.m. Sunday, 947 N.H.

¢ Assist police or other government agency, 2:16 a.m. Sunday, 729 N.H.

¢ Passenger vehicle fire, 6:04 a.m. Sunday, 1301 La.

¢ Grass fire, 1:20 p.m. Sunday, 1020 Mo.

¢ Carbon monoxide incident, 5:31 p.m. Sunday, 3020 Oxford Circle.


DGL 11 years, 6 months ago

The guy who hit an old man with his car and a guy who carries a concealed weapon at a bar are both from Topeka?? Imagine that. Forget the wall between the U.S. and Mexico. We need a wall between Lawrence and Topeka!

bearded_gnome 11 years, 6 months ago

assume the stolen funeral home van was used to transport employees/family for funerals. pretty low: stealing a funeral home's van.

sublime 11 years, 6 months ago

I feel ya DGL ,but its not Topeka. Its the folks that have not grown up enough to realize that there is more to life than being "gangsta".

velmasangel 11 years, 6 months ago

Me, my boyfriend, and our kids, helped catch the kids that stole that minivan from the funeral home on Sunday afternoon. It was quite an ordeal. and the funny thing is the kids that did it were 14 and 16 years old with records. I know it is wrong to say it was funny, but in a way it was, but then i felt ashamed and sorry for the kids that did it, but then they brought it on themselves and they ended up getting arrested for it.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 6 months ago

angel: am so glad your family helped catch this car theft and stop it. it is funny, you're right. and it is also sad that kids that age already have records and engaged in car theft so will go to jail. better now than later.

"me and my boyfriend" "my boyfriend and I, along with our kids" better expression. thanks for being a good citizen!

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