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Archive for Thursday, February 21, 2013

40 years ago: Twenty rifles stolen from south Lawrence home

February 21, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 21, 1973:

  • Twenty rifles had been stolen from a display case in the home of a Lawrence man on West 27th Street the previous day, Lawrence police reported. The entire house had been searched and ransacked, with losses listed at $2,785. Police described the firearms only as 12 custom rifles and eight military rifles. A small amount of cash and some inexpensive jewelry items had also been taken.
  • No injuries had been reported in a car-train collision on North Third at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks 73 feet north of Locust. Lawrence police reported that Engine No. 230 had been parked on the track but had been hidden from view by another railroad car when the car, driven by Melvin C. Ledbetter of Tonganoxie, had approached at 5:20 p.m. Damage to Ledbetter's car was estimated at $200; there was no damaged listed to the railroad engine.

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