Archive for Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On the record

April 15, 2008


Law enforcement report

¢ Authorities responded to reports of two shots fired in the 900 block of North 1950 Road about 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to dispatch. A person apparently shot rounds in the direction of a neighbor, but there were no injuries, a dispatcher said. A report was taken, but authorities did not make contact with the person who fired the shots, the dispatcher said.

¢ Crews called out a bomb unit from Overland Park on Monday to detonate a container of ether dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Program. An estimated half-cup of ether was dropped off in a quart-sized container, and crews were first called about 3:45 p.m., said Capt. James King of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical.

The ether was pure grade and old and had become unstable, King said. It was taken to a remote area and detonated and had been disposed of by 8:45 p.m., King said.

¢ Lawrence police said Monday they are investigating a report from a 44-year-old Gardner woman and a 37-year-old Lawrence man that an Olathe man, age 37, inappropriately touched their 11-year-old daughter. The incident reportedly occurred at the home of the girl's father in the northern part of the city in July. The incident was reported April 8.

¢ A 31-year-old Lawrence woman reported $1,500 in criminal damage to a 2006 Honda Accord. The incident occurred between April 8 and April 9 in the 1600 block of Kentucky Street.

Burglaries, thefts reported

¢ A 1998 Chevy Malibu valued at $4,500 was reported stolen by a 29-year-old Lecompton man. The incident occurred between 9 p.m. April 5 and 1:15 a.m. April 6 in the 800 block of Connecticut Street.

¢ A 23-year-old Lawrence man reported the theft of more than $5,000 in items from the 700 block of Comet Lane. The incident occurred between 11 p.m. April 8 and 1 a.m. April 9. A computer and video game equipment were among the items stolen.

Injury accident

¢ A 19-year-old Baldwin City woman was in fair condition at Kansas University Medical Center on Monday following a two-vehicle accident early Sunday. Jessica Smith, 18, of Baldwin City, was driving a 2001 Buick northbound on East 1800 Road about 12:20 a.m. when the vehicle was struck by a second vehicle driven by Wyvon Thomas, 26, Wellsville, said Lt. Kari Wempe of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Thomas was driving a 1996 Chevy eastbound when he went through a stop sign at the intersection of North 150 Road and struck Smith's vehicle, Wempe said. Neither driver was injured, but Michelle Elsea, 19, of Baldwin City, a passenger in Smith's vehicle, was flown to the hospital. All were wearing seatbelts, Wempe said.

Emergency calls

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported no fire calls.


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