Archive for Tuesday, October 3, 2006

On the record

October 3, 2006


Law enforcement report

¢ Lawrence Police arrested a 20-year old man for trying to steal a patrol car at bar closing time early Saturday in the 1400 block of Ohio Street. Police said that when an officer got out of a squad car shortly before 2 a.m. to help other officers with crowd control, the student got into the car and began revving the engine. Officers arrested the man and another 20-year-old who police said tried to interfere with the arrest. Both were found with fake IDs, police said.

¢ A 22-year-old Perry woman reported to Lawrence Police that a 28-year-old acquaintance raped her at his home in North Lawrence between 7:07 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday.

¢ Police seized a .40 caliber handgun and ammunition after responding to a report that a 23-year-old man threatened four people with a gun about 1:20 a.m. Friday after an argument in the 1500 block of West 26th Street. The man denied threatening anyone.

Burglaries and thefts reported

¢ 2600 block of West Sixth Street: A 21-year-old Kansas University student reported his 2002 Dodge Ram valued at $16,000 stolen between 7 p.m. Friday and 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

¢ 700 block of New Hampshire Street: A $7,000 Toyota Echo was stolen between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 2:02 a.m. Saturday and later was recovered.

¢ 900 block of New Hampshire Street: A 25-year-old Lawrence man had a black duffel bag stolen, along with a $1,600 handheld Motorola radio, clothing and other items, between 11 p.m. Sept. 22 and 8 a.m. Sept. 23.

¢ 1400 block of Tennessee Street: A phone, Coach brand wallet and purse, and other items valued at $1,396 total were stolen from a parking lot between 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Monday.

Injury accidents

¢ An 11-year-old child went to the hospital by ambulance Sunday after a three-vehicle rear-end wreck near 24th and Iowa streets.

The wreck happened about 1:45 p.m. when a Jeep Grand Cherokee driver, Jean C. Costigan, 35, Lawrence, hit the rear of a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Katherine A. Farwell, 37, Lawrence, pushing it into a Ford Focus driven by Michael C. Pickman, 27, Ottawa.

A passenger in Farwell's vehicle, 11-year-old Cassidy Farwell, was taken to LMH for treatment. Police cited Costigan for inattentive driving.

Emergency calls

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

¢ Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill, 12:53 p.m. Sunday, 623 Mass.


justsomewench 11 years, 7 months ago

If I spent $1600 on things like a handheld radio, I'd probably be homeless, too.

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 7 months ago

yeah where is the homeless claim? Just says he had a duffle bag stolen not that he was homeless.

justsomewench 11 years, 7 months ago

just a stretch on my part. it was the only punchline i could find.

dthroat 11 years, 7 months ago

Just guessing here, but "Motorala handheld radio" usually translates to an official 2-way walkie talkie (thus the $1600). So following that thought the "clothing" probably equates to some form of uniform stuff - maybe voluteer firefighter or something. Don't think I can make the leap to homeless just because of where it occurred.

concernedparent 11 years, 7 months ago

Ok, lets replay whats happened here. These boys were at the bar, and not old enough to drink to begin with. So the geniuses decide to start effing with a cop? After they'd illegally drank all night long and had the chance to just leave and not get caught? But instead they screw with a cop..... IDIOTS!

bearded_gnome 11 years, 7 months ago

"900 block of NH" maybe outa a car in the parking garage? can a car park there over night? that's a very expensive radio. maybe he was a radio tech.

dthroat 11 years, 7 months ago

Yes, if you decide to drink illegally - Note to self - DO NOT F*** with the cops. Stupid - not much else to say.

AND - if you are with someone that STUPID do not interfere. Why should both of you now have records instead of just the first idiot.

I certainly hope the rest of you educational process is not this needlessly expensive, although I think you both have probably learned a valuable lesson.

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