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Offices, restaurant burglarized


Burglaries happened earlier this week at three different Lawrence establishments, but despite the common time frame, police say there's no immediate sign that they're connected.¢ Between midnight and 6:55 a.m. Monday, someone entered an office at University Christian Fellowship, 1204 Oread Ave., and stole credit cards, $40 cash, a $700 laptop computer, and a $300 digital camera. There was no forced entry. The fellowship's minister noticed the burglary after getting a phone message from the bank saying there had been suspicious activity on an account.¢ Someone damaged an office door between Saturday night and Monday at The Knights of Columbus hall, 2206 E. 23rd St., and stole $350 in currency. There was no damage to the building's exterior doors.¢ Between 10 p.m. Monday and 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, someone entered El Matador, 446 Locust St., damaged a cash register, and stole two guitars valued at $1,050 total. Police found a pry mark on a rear door and a screwdriver nearby.Injury accidentA 79-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon after a three-vehicle wreck at 23rd and Massachusetts Streets. The wreck happened at 2:12 p.m. when Robert J. Anderson, 62, Lawrence, was driving west on 23rd Street. A 1996 Toyota driven by Robert E. Mellon, 84, Lawrence, was eastbound and turned left in front of Anderson's truck. They collided, and the Toyota struck a southbound Ford Escort that was stopped in traffic. A passenger in Mellon's vehicle, 79-year-old Jean L. Brothers of Lawrence, was taken to the hospital. She was wearing a seatbelt.-Contributed by [Eric Weslander.][1] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander


dozer 11 years, 11 months ago

I bet the 84 year old was talking on his cell phone when the accident happened!

Mike Blur 11 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, I'm sure if the SLT was done, this accident on 23rd Street would not have happened. Yeah, right.

SouthernBelle 11 years, 11 months ago

If only there had been a roundabout there, this probably would have never happened!

dozer 11 years, 11 months ago

One of those "progessives" talking on a cell phone while executing a roundabout = recipe for disaster!

nonimbyks 11 years, 11 months ago

If the SLT was done this wouldn't have happened!

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