Archive for Tuesday, April 3, 2007

On the record

April 3, 2007


Law enforcement report

¢ A 50-year-old city employee called police to report a person trespassing about 3:30 a.m. Saturday at the City Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1400 E. Eighth St.

The employee told police he was checking one of the pools when he saw a tall white male wearing a baby blue jacket, light-colored shorts and a ball cap walk over a catwalk, then head east on a sidewalk inside the perimeter fence. The employee reported the man continued walking east across an open field and into a tree line.

Officers were called back to the plant about 5:30 a.m. when the same employee noticed his car was missing. The vehicle had been parked next to the gate on the east side of the main office building. The employee also reported a city-owned Blazer and a city-owned Ford F250 truck were burglarized.

Police found the employee's vehicle, which had been driven through the fence and into a pile of tree trunks and limbs. The damage estimate is not complete.

Emergency calls

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

¢ Motor vehicle accident, 12:57 a.m. Saturday, Sixth Street and Kasold Drive.

¢ Natural vegetation fire, 12:52 p.m. Saturday, 1800 E. 1400 Road.

¢ Smoke detector activation, 5:08 p.m. Saturday, 1450 Poplar Lane.

¢ Building fire, 8:14 p.m. Saturday, 4612 Hearthside Drive.

¢ Gas leak (natural gas or LPG), 10:45 p.m. Saturday, 615 Ohio.

¢ Smoke detector activation due to malfunction, 11:10 p.m. Saturday, 1840 Villo Woods Court.

¢ Motor vehicle accident, 1:27 a.m. Sunday, 817 Maine.

¢ Malicious false alarm, 2:22 a.m. Sunday, 1800 Naismith Drive.

¢ Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill, 2:36 p.m. Sunday, 1420 Kasold Drive.

¢ Dumpster or other outside trash receptacle fire, 8:18 p.m. Sunday, 1037 Tenn.

¢ Gas leak (natural gas or LPG), 6:20 a.m. Monday, 27th and Alabama streets.


50YearResident 11 years, 1 month ago

There was a man that fits the description of the water plant intruder seen walking east on 900 rd just before it crosses Hy 59 and he was headed toward highway 59 at 10PM on the same Saturday night. He was wearing shorts in a blue outfit. This is about 6 to 8 miles from the water plant. Maybe someone gave him a ride to town or he continued walking. I thought it was strange for someone to be out walking in shorts at that time of night.

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