75-year-old struck and killed on Christmas

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 26, 2000

Dorothy Sullivan, 74, of Austin was struck by a car and killed Monday evening as she crossed 14th Street NW.

Tuesday, December 26, 2000

Dorothy Sullivan, 74, of Austin was struck by a car and killed Monday evening as she crossed 14th Street NW.

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Sullivan allegedly had parked her car on the east side of the street and was walking westbound in the middle of the block to her family’s Christmas celebration at 6:46 p.m., when she was hit by a car driven by 22-year-old Aaron Uecker, also of Austin. Uecker was traveling southbound in the 600 block of 14th Street NW, with his girlfriend as a passenger, and did not see Sullivan until he was within five feet of her. He told officers at the scene that he tried to break, but was unable to do so when he did see her.

Sullivan’s family was present at the scene and at the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The incident is still under investigation.

Ring stolen and recovered

The theft of a ring is being investigated after an incident that occurred on Dec. 22 at the Oak Park Mall.

Ann Marie McGlynn was washing her hands in a bathroom and left her $7,000 ring on the sink she was using, as she dried her hands and helped her son wash his hands nearby. Three females entered the restroom at the same as McGlynn was washing her hands. McGlynn left the bathroom and quickly realized that she had left her ring behind.

When she returned the ring was gone and the same females were in the bathroom. When McGlynn asked them about the ring, they told her to check with mall security. A search came up empty.

McGlynn called jewelry stores and pawn shops in the area to alert them to the theft. At 5:02 p.m. on the same day, Angela Dawn Martins brought a ring matching the description to Ron’s Pawn Shop. She stated that she wanted to have her ring appraised. The clerk became suspicious and asked her for her driver’s license.

When the clerk told Martins that the ring was not hers and that stealing was a felony, Martins became nervous and left the store, leaving the ring behind.

McGlynn later positively identified her ring in the presence of an officer. The Austin Police Department will be following up on this case shortly.

Burglary at Latter-Day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 404 31st St. NW was burglarized on Dec. 23. The custodian discovered the burglary after his son entered the building to play and discovered that a door had been kicked-in.

After checking the rest of the building, he found damage to a clock, filing cabinets, doors, desk drawers and a broken window on the NW side. The custodian reported a TV, a TV/VCR combination and a VCR missing.

Fingerprints and pictures were taken at the scene. No suspects are currently reported and the case is still under investigation.