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Offices, restaurant burglarized

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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

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nonimbyks 7 years, 10 months ago

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

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dozer 7 years, 10 months ago

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

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small_fish_in_small_pond 7 years, 10 months ago

You can make alot more money in Lawrence through crime as opposed to a "non-living wage"!

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SouthernBelle 7 years, 10 months ago

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

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Mike Blur 7 years, 10 months ago

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

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offtotheright 7 years, 10 months ago

He should probably stop driving.

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dozer 7 years, 10 months ago

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

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