Tuesday, November 4, 2003
A rifle assault, a handful of cemetery thrill-seekers and a suspicious man with candy were among the unusual reports made to police during the Halloween weekend:
- Police arrested a 20-year-old Wichita man on suspicion of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct about 12:45 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly pointed a bolt-action rifle at a porch full of partygoers in the 1600 block of Louisiana Street.
Witnesses told police the man had been in a car driving by the party and exchanged words and profanities with some people at the party. Alcohol was thought to be a factor.
- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office cited five teenagers for criminal trespassing Thursday night at Stull Cemetery, about 10 miles west of Lawrence. The cemetery, rumored to be haunted, is next to the former site of a church that was purported to be a "gateway to hell." All the teens were from Johnson County, said Lt. Kathy Tate, a sheriff's spokeswoman.
Deputies also shooed away from the site several carloads of people Friday night, she said.
- A group of children in the 1100 block of Andover Street reported a suspicious man driving a silver sports car drove up about 8:20 p.m., asked them if they wanted candy, then threw pieces of candy to them. A group of children elsewhere on Andover Street reported the same occurrence.