Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2007

On the record

June 14, 2007


Law enforcement report

¢ A 20-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday at Diamond Everly Roofing, 2200 E. 23rd St., after a witness saw the suspect climbing out of a west window of the business. The business was notified, and employees detained the man until police arrived.

¢ Lawrence police on Wednesday arrested a second man in connection with a late-night Sunday robbery in the 100 block of Arkansas Street. According to Douglas County Jail records, a 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on an aggravated battery charge.

Officers had been looking for a 19-year-old suspect in connection with the incident in which police allege three men attempted to steal about $1,100 cash from the home that night, but the effort was thwarted by two residents. One man, Gene Nance, 19, Lawrence, was arrested hours after the incident and has been charged with two counts related to the robbery.

Police have also opened up a second drug-related investigation, based on evidence found after a search warrant was issued at the home.

¢ A 19-year-old woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance early Wednesday after witnesses said the woman had an altercation with another woman. Witnesses also told police the brother of that woman had struck the 19-year-old woman. Officers are investigating the incident that occurred in the 400 block of North Street as an aggravated battery.

Condition updates

¢ Willow Jack, 26, a Haskell Indian Nations University student, was listed in stable condition Wednesday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Jack was injured in a rollover accident Sunday on Kansas Highway 10 near 27th Street.

Injury accident

¢ A 22-year-old Topeka woman, Leanna Herrmann, was injured at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday after a two-vehicle wreck in Perry. Her 2006 Genuine Buddy Scooter was rear-ended by a 1999 Chevrolet van, driven by 59-year-old Elsie Mowder, of Perry, while Herrmann attempted to make a right turn off U.S. Highway 24 at Elm Street, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

Herrmann was wearing a helmet and was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.

Emergency calls

Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical reported the following responses:

¢ Fire investigators were still conducting interviews and could not specify a cause after a vacant duplex caught fire early Wednesday morning at 1529 W. 22nd Terrace. No one was injured, and the fire caused about $30,000 in damage to the duplex, said Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical Division Chief Eve Tolefree.

Fire calls

¢ Sprinkler activation, no fire, 7:51 a.m. Tuesday, 4821 W. Sixth St.

¢ Building fire, 12:02 p.m. Tuesday, 2411 E. 27th Terrace.

¢ Detector activation, no fire, 1:11 p.m., 1200 Sunnyside Ave.

¢ Building fire, 5:28 a.m. Wednesday, 1529 W. 22nd Terrace.


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