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Archive for Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On the record

November 11, 2008

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Law enforcement report

¢ A 28-year-old Lawrence woman reported $1,175 of criminal damage to her home in the 1600 block of Willow Cove. The incident happened between 1:33 a.m. and 1:47 a.m. Sunday. She reported damage to a double-pane glass door, drywall, a DVR recorder, a solid wood door, a wooden kitchen table and several other household items.

¢ A 32-year-old Lawrence woman and a 31-year-old Lawrence man reported $3,800 of criminal damage to vehicles in the 3700 block of Brushcreek Drive overnight Nov. 4. Damage to a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup truck is estimated at $2,000; damage to a 2006 Honda Civic is valued at $1,000. Four tires also received $800 in damage.

¢ At 5:15 p.m. Oct. 29, a 23-year-old Lawrence man reported that a man claiming to be a police officer asked for his identification. The victim and a passenger were in a parked car in the 1600 block of Indiana Street when an unidentified white male in a Ford Taurus pulled behind the victim's vehicle. The man stated he was a law enforcement officer with the state of Kansas and asked the victim and his passenger for their driver's licenses. He looked at them and drove away. The victim reported he did not believe the man to be an officer.

Burglaries and thefts reported

¢ Seven people were robbed at gunpoint Monday morning at a residence in the 2400 block of Alabama Street, Lawrence police said.

Police said two men entered the residence uninvited at 12:45 a.m., after someone inside opened the door.

One man displayed a handgun, demanded the victims get down on the floor, ordered them into another room and demanded cash and personal items including wallets and cell phones, police said. No information was available from police about how much money was taken before the suspects fled on foot.

Officers said none of the victims was injured. The victims include two 20-year-old male residents, a 17-year-old female resident, two 18-year-old male visitors and a 21-year-old female visitor, police said. Police said a third male visitor left the residence before officers arrived.

No arrests were reported in the case.

¢ Ottawa police arrested two Ottawa men on suspicion of the armed robbery of an Ottawa Comfort Inn. About 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Ottawa police responded to the Comfort Inn, 2335 South Oak St., where a gun-wielding man in a hooded Carhartt coat and a bandana covering his face demanded money from a clerk. The man fled on foot with the money.

Ottawa police identified the two men, contacted them and arrested them without incident on Monday morning. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office assisted in the arrest.

The Ottawa Police Department is requesting whoever found a hooded Carhartt coat early Sunday in the 3000 block of Rock Creek Road to contact the TIPS hot line at (888) 311-8477, or the Ottawa/Franklin County dispatch center at (785) 242-1700.

¢ A 21-year-old Kansas University student reported the theft of an Alpine CD player and a case of CDs from a vehicle in the 1700 block of Prestwick Drive overnight Saturday. The CD player is valued at $300; the CDs are valued at $600. A 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee sustained $150 in damage.

¢ A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported the theft of a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer from her home in the 2500 block of West 31st Street overnight Friday. She told police that an unidentified suspect entered the home while she and her roommates slept. The computer is valued at $1,200.

Emergency calls

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses:

Fire calls

¢ Authorized controlled burning, 3:36 p.m. Monday, 421 Boulder St.

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