Archive for Thursday, November 15, 2007

On the record

November 15, 2007


Law enforcement report

¢ Lawrence police responded to a disturbance call at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 4600 block of West Sixth Street. A 19-year-old Lawrence woman reported she was with her roommate, an 18-year-old man, when he suddenly became physically aggressive and cut her with a sharp object. The woman reported the man also cut off a portion of her hair before she could lock herself inside a room in the residence. The victim reported she stayed in the room until the man fell unconscious, then she ran to a neighbor's residence. When police arrived the man was unconscious, according to the report. Both the suspect and victim were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The victim was treated for lacerations and released. As of Wednesday morning, the suspect was still undergoing treatment and evaluation. Police reported recovering a razor from the residence.

Burglaries and thefts reported

¢ A 27-year-old Lawrence man reported a theft of several items to Lawrence police on Tuesday. Items include clothing, a 52" Polaroid Plasma TV, Dell laptop computer and a collection of dolphins. The total estimated loss is $2,980. The crime occurred between 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of West 26th Street.

¢ A 47-year-old Lawrence woman reported a rear van window was damaged on Oct. 30 in the 900 block of Iowa Street. The estimated damage is $1,000.

¢ A 56-year-old Lawrence woman reported the theft of a 1991 Mercury Cougar and a Kansas tag worth $1,500 and a Nokia cell phone worth $100. According to a Lawrence Police report the theft occurred between 8 p.m. Sunday and 9:11 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of West 22nd Terrace.

Emergency calls

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

Fire calls

¢ Smoke detector activation, 12:40 a.m. Monday, 2401 Winterbrook Court.

¢ Smoke or odor removal, 5:46 p.m. Monday, 155 Indian Ave.

¢ Smoke detector activation, 7:32 p.m. Monday 3106 Iowa.

¢ Outside rubbish fire, 8:46 p.m. Monday, 3129 Tomahawk Drive.

¢ Passenger vehicle fire, 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, 325 Maine.

¢ False alarm,12:44 a.m. Tuesday, 1455 Jayhawk Blvd.

¢ Carbon monoxide incident, 7:32 Tuesday, 3053 W. Seventh St.

¢ Detector activation, no fire, 10:54 p.m. Tuesday, 1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive.

¢ Assist police, 2:31 a.m. Wednesday, 2434 West 24th Terrace.


igby 10 years, 6 months ago

Another Jaeger perhaps? I think since the AG's office anounced that it will be cracking down on Domestic Violence here in Douglas county, they put a curse on us of some sort. Before problems were moderate with few exceptions, now were having at least two serious agg. battery type domestics per month. Gezzs. Bizzarr.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 6 months ago

thank God she got away from him before much greater harm was committed!

guess she'll be looking for a new roommate. kick him to the curb.

yes, smitty, I haven't seen anything about jaeger's driver, and he certainly needs charging.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 6 months ago

dear Reader or my fellow LJW poster, If you were wishing to express support for Jaeger's victim, or send something for her comfort and assistance, I now have a way for us to do that.

Send to:

Gadugi Faith Center/Rape victim Survivor service 2518 Ridge ct. Lawrence, KS 66046

Make your check out to the Gadugi Center, and either in the memo field of the check, or on the envelope, write "Jaeger case" and I am assured every cent will go to the victim's assistance.

I want to add that this is an appeal organized just by LJW posters, 'theeleventhstephanie' and me. Jaeger's victim represents many unreported victims of sexual violence who are also assisted by this very good organization. Gadugi Center is looking for additional support. This organization would also benefit from an unrestricted gift, too if you choose. Mrs. Gnome and I will be enclosing two checks in our envelope, one marked "Jaeger case" and the other unrestricted.

Jaeger's victim certainly deserves all the support we can muster after the things which she has suffered. /gnome

oldvet 10 years, 6 months ago

Collection of dolphins!!!??? How big of a fish tank did this guy have??? Where, oh where has Flipper gone!!!

domino 10 years, 6 months ago

I would like to see some accurate statistics on the reporting of domestic violence in the last few years. A few years ago there was a change in the Kansas statutes saying that if law enforcement was called to a domestic and there was any sign of physical abuse (even a handprint from a slap) then an arrest must be made - if not more than one arrest! I know at the time, officers were concerned that it would cause a decline in reported abuse cases - they were often called just to get the abuser out of the house for the night or whatever. Makes me wonder if this law did cause a decline in reporting abuse.

SloMo 10 years, 6 months ago

Dear Gnome,

Thank you very much for this information. I am sickened by what Jaeger did and have been worried about the young woman's well being and haven't seen any updates in the LJW. Do you think money to help defray the medical costs is the best thing at this point? Is there anything else that might be of any help or comfort?

bearded_gnome 10 years, 6 months ago

dear slomo, I am assured that money donated through this will do more than assist with medical costs and also aide in her comfort. personally, I think that's at least as important as the medical costs. you can additionally enclose a card with your donation of money or meal certificates. thanks for asking. this service does much good for many victims, and they're very very helpful in many ways.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 6 months ago

p.s. slomo, thank you for your concern, and you certainly are welcome. unfortunately, I think the paper's hands are a bit tied in protecting the victim's anonymity as to how much they can reveal.

I will also tell you that the person I contacted was quite moved at our interest in rallying support for this victim.

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