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Two Social Security insurance checks reportedly stolen from 44-year-old Lawrence woman


Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 44-year-old Lawrence woman reported Tuesday that two Social Security insurance checks were stolen from the 2200 block of Yale Road. The estimated loss is approximately $5,911. The incident occurred between May 13 and Tuesday.Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses: Fire calls ¢ Arcing, shorted electrical wire, 10:46 p.m. Sunday, Rockledge Road and Sixth Street. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 3:35 a.m. Monday, 660 Gateway Court. ¢ Citizen complaint, 7:56 p.m. Monday, 2200 W. 26th St. ¢ False alarm, 9:02 p.m. Monday, 3417 W. 25th Terrace. ¢ Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire, 9:26 p.m. Monday, Harvard Road and Plymouth Drive. ¢ Medical personnel assisted in citizen's hand ring removal, 11:26 p.m. Monday, 2128 Harper St. ¢ Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke, 8:03 a.m. Tuesday, Iowa and Ninth streets. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, 1508 Prestwick Court. ¢ Citizen complaint, 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, 2511 W. 31st St. ¢ Alarm system activation, no fire, 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, 2111 Kasold Drive. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, 2420 Jasu Drive. ¢ Municipal alarm system, 8:38 p.m. Tuesday, 4000 W. Sixth St. ¢ Assist person, no obvious injury, 11:29 p.m. Tuesday, 827 Walnut St.


May Soo 9 years, 12 months ago

This is why people should use the Direct deposit.

50YearResident 9 years, 12 months ago

Wow, I wish I was getting $2955 a month from Social Security at the early age of 44!

Icomiclast 9 years, 12 months ago

I am receiving SSI payments following the death of my wife. They do not last forever. I receive payments in the form of both survivor benefits for me and as the legal guardian of our son. When I mentioned the amount that I receive monthly to a friend, his response was "Wow! That's really lucky!" Think about it, 50YearResident. Just how lucky was I to lose my wife? How lucky was my son to lose his mother? How lucky was my wife to die at the young age of 39? My friend's and your insensitive and thoughtless remarks were no doubt not stated with malice. The simple fact is that these payments were designed so that people facing the loss of a spouse should not have to face the resulting severe loss of income as well. This is a benefit available to all Americans, and the amount of payment is based on the deceased persons Social Security contributions. One could conceivably argue that such payments are unwarranted, but I have found them to be a godsend. My late wife worked hard and made a decent living. SSI was designed for all of us to ensure that our families will not be sent into the streets in addition to the terrible loss of losing both a loved one and substantial income. Be careful what you wish for, 50YearResident. My late wife would no doubt have been pleased to have known that her contributions to her family would not cease after her death. I, on the other hand, would give up all of these benefits to have never lost her in the first place.

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