Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
A gray 1989 Isuzu Amigo was taken at 11 a.m. Monday from the 1900 block of Third Street, police report. The car is valued at $10,000.
A 1981 green BMW 320i was taken between 11 p.m. Thursday and 12:15 a.m. today from the 600 block of Vermont, police report. The car is valued at $6,000.
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after suffering injuries when a shotgun he was firing blew up, the Douglas County sheriff's office reported. The injured man, Theodore Emmer, 1301 W. 24th, was taken to the hospital about 9 p.m. Thursday. He was shooting a recently bought shotgun at the Cedarwood Hills Gun Club, which is near the intersection of Douglas County Road 458 and Douglas County Road 1055E. Sheriff's officers reported that the shotgun exploded when it was fired, injuring Emmer. An obstruction in the barrel could have caused the gun to blow up, according to reports.
Criminal case proceedings
Henry Tuttle, 28, Shawnee, was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a felony count of burglary, a felony count of theft and a misdemeanor count of theft. A trial for Tuttle was scheduled for Dec. 4. Tuttle is charged with entering a local residence on July 20 and taking several items.
Barry Brandon, 19, Fullerton, Calif., Thursday waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to a felony count of theft and a misdemeanor count of attempting to elude a law officer. Brandon is charged with taking an automobile June 7 at a local convenience store. A hearing at which a trial may be set was scheduled for Nov. 2.
Kristi L. Akin, 24, 838 La., was sentenced Thursday to one to five years imprisonment on an amended felony count of attempting to aid and abet the delivery of cocaine. She also was sentenced to six months in the Douglas County Jail on a misdemeanor count of possessing marijuana. Akin pleaded guilty Sept. 12 to the amended charges, which stem from her arrest in April. Akin originally was charged April 14 with two felony counts of possessing cocaine and a misdemeanor count of possessing marijuana.
Patricia M. Duarte, 40, Tumacacori, Ariz., was sentenced this morning to five to 20 years imprisonment on a felony count of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell. Duarte and Daniel B. Gamez, 42, Tucson, Ariz., were arrested May 2 by drug enforcement agents at a local motel. Authorities allegedly seized 165 pounds of marijuana in the raid. Duarte originally was charged May 3 with the count of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell and felony counts of delivering marijuana and not affixing a Kansas drug tax stamp to marijuana. She pleaded guilty July 12 to the count of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell. A trial is scheduled Dec. 4 for Gamez.