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Archive for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

On the record

November 4, 2008

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Law enforcement report

Burglaries, thefts reported

¢ A 19-year-old Lawrence woman reported the theft of $500 in cash and an iPhone from 1100 block of Louisiana Street. The incident happened between 4:30 a.m. and 4:35 a.m. on Nov. 1. The iPhone is valued at $500.

¢ A 68-year-old Carbondale man reported the theft of a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee overnight on Oct. 31. The vehicle, valued at $3,000, went missing from the 2400 block of University Drive.

¢ A 33-year-old Lawrence man reported the theft of three paintings worth $9,000 from his home on the 1400 block of Marilee Drive. A photograph, valued at $25, was also taken. The man cited $200 of criminal damage to a door jamb, as well. The incident took place between 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

¢ A 1998 maroon Ford Taurus was reported missing by an 18-year-old Kansas University student. The vehicle, valued at $2,000, went missing from the 100 block of Windsor Place between midnight and 7 a.m. on Nov. 1.

Injury Accidents

¢ Police are continuing to investigate a one-vehicle accident from Sunday afternoon in Baldwin City that sent Tonya Chian, 31, Baldwin City, to a Kansas City area hospital via helicopter ambulance.

Officer Kim Springer said Monday morning that police have yet to determine how the accident occurred. She said Chian's vehicle "hit multiple items, including a woodpile and tree." She said investigators are trying to determine the path and speed of the vehicle by skid marks left at the scene.

"All of that is still under investigation," Springer said.

The accident occurred at 4:36 p.m. near Midland Railway depot in west Baldwin. Springer said she didn't know what hospital Chian was taken to or what her condition is.

¢ A motorcyclist from Topeka was injured Saturday after entering the Kansas Turnpike at the East Lawrence interchange and swerving into the far left lane in front of a pickup truck, a Kansas Turnpike Authority accident report states.

The 2002 Harley Davidson the motorcyclist was driving was hit by a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck at 9:35 p.m. Saturday in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70, at milepost 204 just east of the interchange.

Barclay Mead, 39, the motorcycle driver, was flown by air ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, the KTA said. On Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said he had been discharged.

Steven Riemer, the 51-year-old pickup truck driver, was not injured, according to the accident report. The Shawnee man was wearing a seat belt.

Also Saturday, a 22-year-old South Fork, Pa., woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike east of Lawrence at milepost 207. Around 10 a.m., Jessica L. Ramus attempted to make an avoiding maneuver when the vehicle she was driving lost control and struck the concrete median barrier wall, an accident report said. No further information was available.

¢ One person suffered minor injuries in a four-vehicle accident in Franklin County on Monday afternoon. Brandon J. Sweatman, 18, Pomona, was the driver of the third car in a four-vehicle pile-up on Kansas Highway 68, near mile marker 23.4, around 1:50 p.m. As a tractor-trailer approached a bridge from the opposite direction, a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by a 48-year-old Kaiser, Mo., man stopped to let the vehicle pass. A 17-year-old Pomona girl driving behind the Pontiac hit the first car, followed by Sweatman's vehicle, which was hit by Chevy Blazer, driven by a 22-year-old Caney woman. Sweatman was taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, where he was treated and released.

Emergency calls

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

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