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Thief strikes at bowling alley
Bowling theftMore than $1,000 cash disappeared mysteriously on Monday morning from an office at Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa St., according to a report released today. The bowling alley's owner told police he left his office inside the bowling alley around 11 a.m. Monday to fix a malfunctioning lane. When he came back to his office a few minutes later, $1,063 in cash had disappeared from a bank bag in the office. The only people in the business at the time were a business partner and three groups of bowlers, but Lawrence Police spokesman Det. David Anderson said no one has been identified yet as a suspect. The bowlers in the business at the time were cooperative with police and said they didn't see anything unusual, Anderson said.Other crimes reported this morning¢ A group of roommates living in the 2200 block of Vail Way told police that an unknown person entered their home while they were sleeping between 2:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and stole more than $3,000 worth of property, including DVDs and camera lenses.¢ Someone stole more than $3,000 worth of hand tools and power tools around noon Monday from a van parked in the 1800 section of East 1450 Road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The items belonged to Martin Floor Covering of Lawrence.¢ Injury accident: Two people went to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a wreck at 13th and Tennessee Streets. James D. White, 38, Lawrence, and Frances Aubuchon, 99, Baldwin, were injured when their southbound 1995 Oldsmobile was struck in the driver's side at 2:38 p.m. by a driver who was westbound on 13th Street and failed to yield at a stop sign, according to a report. Aubuchon was not wearing a seat belt. Both were taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The driver of the car that struck them, 24-year-old Zalman Tiechtel of Lawrence, was cited for a stop sign violation. White was cited for driving on a revoked license.