Law enforcement report
¢ Police arrested a 25-year-old Lawrence man for child abuse Saturday morning after witnesses reported that he struck his 5-year-old son and threatened to hit him with a skillet while they were on their front porch.
¢ A Texas man was arrested for DUI during the weekend after he was involved in a ATV wreck in southeast Douglas County. According to the sheriff's office, Jamie Howser, 35, of Dallas, was riding a Yamaha four-wheeler south on East 2300 Road about 1 a.m. Saturday when a second four-wheeler, a Kawasaki, came up from behind and struck it. The driver of the Kawasaki, Darin Bean of White City, was flown to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Houser was booked into jail and released on bond to appear Nov. 9.
¢ Someone broke a plate-glass window early Sunday at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., causing $800 damage.
Burglaries and thefts reported
¢ 2300 section of North 400 Road: A 2004 Yamaha ATV valued at $5,000 was stolen from an outbuilding between 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and noon Saturday.
¢ 1900 section of North 1275 Road: A 47-year-old Eudora-area man reported $9,420 worth of property, including computers, stereos, tools and walkie-talkies, stolen from his home and a vehicle Oct. 12.
¢ 1700 section of East 1450 Road: On Oct. 17 or 18, someone shot out five windows with a BB gun and stole hand tools worth $10,000 belong to Transmasters Towing.
¢ 1200 block of Ohio Street: Items worth $1,180 total, including a Pioneer navigation system, binoculars and a $300 pair of sunglasses, were taken from a Kansas University student's vehicle between 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
¢ 200 block of West Sixth Street: Someone took 800 feet of copper wire, valued at $4,800, after damaging a chain-link fence at Westar, 206 W. Sixth St. It happened between 3:55 p.m. Wednesday and 8:40 a.m. Thursday.
¢ 3400 block of Morning Dove Circle: A 21-year-old Kansas University student reported his $1,800 watch stolen between noon Oct. 22 and 1:30 p.m. Friday.
¢ A Baldwin woman was injured Monday when her car swerved off U.S. Highway 59 and struck a fence post south of Lawrence.
Patricia McDaniel, 57, who was driving north, was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Parts of the fence post flew into a car driven by 20-year-old Sarah Lou Wright, Paola, who was driving in the southbound lane. She was not injured.
The wreck happened just after 3 p.m. about three miles south of Lawrence, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.
Fire calls were unavailable Monday from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.