Archive for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

On the record

June 23, 2009


Law enforcement report

• A 52-year-old Baldwin City woman on Saturday reported theft from a motor vehicle. Reported stolen were gift cards totaling $560, $302 in cash and other miscellaneous items bringing the total theft to $1,002. The reported offense occurred between 4:45 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of Iowa Street.

• Kansas Highway Patrol reported an injury accident that occurred at 12:34 p.m. Monday one mile south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 24-40.

A 1993 International truck driven by a 37-year-old Meriden man was traveling westbound, swerved to miss vehicles stopped in the roadway and spun out into oncoming traffic.

A 2007 Suzuki SUV driven by a 50-year-old Lawrence woman was traveling eastbound and struck the truck in the rear, resulting in possible injury to the woman. She was taken by a private vehicle to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Condition update

A Tonganoxie man who was injured in a two-vehicle fatality accident was in fair condition Monday, a Kansas University Hospital official said. Justin M. Wiles, 32, Tonganoxie, was taken to the hospital after a head-on collision Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 24-40 south of Tonganoxie. Shelli K. Stimach, 47, Tonganoxie, the driver of the other vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Kansas Highway Patrol reports. Wiles was driving north on U.S. 24-40 in a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina when his vehicle went left of center and collided head-on with Stimach’s 2003 Nissan Altima, which was traveling south on U.S. 24-40, according to KHP reports. Stimach was wearing a seat belt; Wiles was not, reports also said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, Edna Buttler, KHP public information officer, said Friday. She said the crash still was under investigation and that the KHP is awaiting word on Wiles’ blood test results for other substances.


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