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Baseball great reports harassment


News from today's police reports:¢ George Brett reports phone harassment: Baseball hall of famer George Brett reported to Lawrence Police during the weekend that someone was harassing him by phone from an apartment in Lawrence. Brett, 53, the legendary former third baseman for the Kansas City Royals, told police someone had called him several times between 5 p.m. Friday and 1:40 a.m. Saturday and made "inappropriate comments." Police wouldn't go into detail about the nature of the calls, but said they were tracked to a 22-year-old Lawrence man calling from an apartment in the 1000 block of Ohio Street. His explanation, police said, was that someone from Brett's home had been calling him. Police said he agreed not to make any more calls and was not ticketed or arrested.¢Chemical leak:The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and hazardous-materials crews on Saturday responded to a report of a tank of anhydrous ammonia spraying vapor into the air at the Midland co-op on North 1941 Diagonal Road. The sheriff's office did not have an estimate of how much of the chemical escaped.¢ Recruiting vandalism:An unknown person painted on the front door and put glue in the door lock of the U.S. Marine Recruiting Station, 2223 La., between 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, according to a report released today. It caused about $150 in damage. ¢ Arrow through wall:Police are investigating a 47-year-old Lawrence man's report that he found an arrow sticking through his living-room wall Sunday morning in the 400 block of Pleasant Drive. Police say there were what appeared to be practice targets lined up along a privacy fence in an adjacent yard, but as of today no suspect had been identified. Burglaries and thefts:¢ 600 block of North Ninth Street: A John Deere generator was stolen from an outbuilding between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.¢ 1215 W. Sixth St: An unidentified person stole a bank-deposit bag and $1,753.12 in cash from Ray's Liquor between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday.¢ 1000 block of Vermont Street: a Berryton man's 1994 Honda Civic, valued at $5,000, was stolen between noon and 12:15 Tuesday. ¢ 800 block of Comet Lane: Habitat for Humanity reported a air-conditioning and heating unit stolen from the agency's office between Oct. 9 and Oct. 11.¢ 2400 block of West 25th Street: A 20-year-old Kansas University student's 1996 Honda Civic worth $10,000 was stolen between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Friday.-contributed by [Eric Weslander.][1] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander


Jd Finch 11 years, 6 months ago

Wow - stealing from Habitat for Humanity: that's some old-school, Sheriff of Nottingham type stuff. Judging by the arrow in the wall, I'd say Robin Hood is a little rusty.

Glue in the locks? Funny little peace-buggers, aren't you? If you guys really want peace, join up and help us end this crappy fight. Otherwise, save your annoyances for your trust-fund baby friends in the dorm.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 6 months ago

do they really think that the paint and glue will somehow bring about peace? distruction of property, no matter what, doesn't sound very peaceful.

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