Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
A portable radio, a cordless telephone, a personal stereo, a microwave oven and other items valued together at $1,029 were taken today from an apartment in the 1300 block of Ohio Street, Lawrence police reported.
A 26-year-old Overland Park man was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana about 6:45 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of North Third. Police reported that an officer pulled over the pickup truck the man was driving and arrested him on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. After making the arrest, officers searched the vehicle and found small amounts of the drugs along with a small piece of glass, a straw and a razor blade. The man was being held without bond today in the Douglas County Jail.
Criminal charges filed
A 42-year-old Tucson, Ariz., man has pleaded guilty to drug-related charges. A jury trial initially was scheduled for Monday for Daniel B. Gamez, who was charged May 3 with felony counts of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell, delivering marijuana and not placing a Kansas tax stamp on marijuana after a May 2 drug raid by law enforcement officers on a local motel room where Gamez was staying. Authorities seized 165 pounds of marijuana in the raid. Gamez pleaded guilty Friday to the count of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 12.
Joe L. Hunter, 21, 1603 W. 15th, was sentenced Friday to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of aggravated burglary, one year in the Douglas County Jail on a misdemeanor count of sexual battery and six months in jail on a misdemeanor count of attempted sexual battery. The charges stem from an Aug. 4 incident in which Hunter broke into a 75-year-old Lawrence woman's apartment and molested her. He was convicted Nov. 3 of the charges by a Douglas County District Court jury.