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Bar fight, rape arrest among weekend's crime reports
News from today's police briefing:¢ Police are investigating a 20-year-old Lawrence woman's report that an unidentified man pointed a handgun at her around 3:25 a.m. Saturday as she and her boyfriend were driving in the 400 block of north Kasold Drive. The woman told police she saw the person and thought it was a friend, slowed down to pick him up, and saw him holding the gun.¢ Three people are suspected in the theft of $543 in cash taken early this morning from a cash register at the Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave. The bartender told police he went to escort people out the door around 1:53 a.m., came back and found the money missing. Lawrence Police are following leads to identify three people-- two men and a woman -- who were leaving the bar around that time.¢ A 21-year-old Kansas University student suffered a possible broken bone early Sunday morning after being punched by another man in a fight outside a car that happened after he left the Hawk, 1340 Ohio St. He was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Police are trying to identify the suspect.¢ Gero, the Douglas County Sheriff's German shepherd, was called to duty twice in the same day Friday: first, to sniff for drugs in a traffic stop around 8 a.m. in the 1200 block of Prospect Avenue, and then to help Lawrence Police search for a suspect who fled from a traffic stop around 4 p.m. at 17th and Kentucky Streets. No drugs were found in the traffic stop. In the foot chase, officers, not the dog, found the suspect hiding between houses.¢ An 18-year-old Overland Park man was booked into the Douglas County Jail on Sunday morning for rape after being arrested by Kansas University police, according to jail records. Burglaries and thefts:¢ 2200 block of Harper St: a 34-year-old Lee's Summit, Mo. man reports his 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck, valued at $18,000, stolen between 7 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.¢ 2000 block of Emerald Drive: A 46-year-old Lawrence woman reports her 2001 Isuzu Rodeo stolen between 3:30 and 8 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle was recovered, but a purse and its contents were missing.