Law enforcement report
¢ Police officers sprayed mace to subdue a man before arresting him Thursday evening in the 1700 block of west 23rd Street.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said the man was suspected of aggressively panhandling in a business parking lot. Officers also suspected that the man was intoxicated, which contributed to his resisting arrest, Hadl said.
Information about possible charges was not available Thursday night.
¢ Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical's red truck was involved in an accident Thursday evening near 11th and Massachusetts streets.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said the truck and another vehicle were headed east on 11th Street at 7:30 p.m. when they both attempted to turn right on southbound Massachusetts Street. The driver of the other vehicle ended up to the right of the fire truck without anticipating the truck turning right also, and they crunched together, Hadl said.
No one was injured, and both vehicles were "driveable," Hadl said. A complete accident report was not available Thursday night.
¢ An Ottawa man was injured after a three-vehicle accident Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 59 five miles south of Lawrence.
According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Jessica Maxwell, 22, Chetopa, was headed east on Douglas County Road 460 at 8 a.m., and she failed to stop at the stop sign and entered U.S. 59.
Then a northbound 2000 Jeep, driven by 55-year-old David Warren, Ottawa, struck the side of her 2002 Pontiac car. A third vehicle was stopped and facing west on County Road 460. It was struck by Maxwell's vehicle as it spun out from the first collision, according to the report.
Warren was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and later released, a nursing supervisor said. The report lists Maxwell and the third driver, Martin Hash, 42, Lawrence, as suffering possible injuries. But the report did not indicate that they were transported from the scene.
All three drivers wore seat belts.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported no fire calls.