Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
An undetermined amount of jewelry was taken between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday from The Jewelry Source, 1023 Mass. Police reported that the glass panel in the front door was broken to gain entry to the store.
Surveying equipment valued at $3,739 was taken between noon last Friday and 10:30 a.m. Monday from a vehicle parked at East Hills Business Park, located east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10, police reported. The equipment and the vehicle belonged to the Ferco rental company of Salina.
Lawrence police today were searching for three suspects in a strong-arm robbery at 8:28 p.m. Thursday at the College Shoe Shop, 837 Mass. Police reported that a 27-year-old employee had taken cash and other items out of the store's cash register and was going to lock the back door when the suspects approached her. One of the suspects grabbed her wrist and demanded the register's contents. He repeated the demand, and the employee gave him the contents. The man, who was accompanied by another man and a woman, was described as a black man in his mid- to late 20s, 5-foot-8, 140 pounds. He was wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans. He was last seen headed west on Eighth Street on foot. Police today were unsure how much cash was taken in the incident. There were no injuries.
Criminal case proceedings
A jury Wednesday found John B. Demientieff, 27, Lawrence, guilty of misdemeanor counts of unlawful restraint and battery. Demientieff originally was charged May 8 with those charges and felony counts of kidnapping and aggravated assault after an incident in which he harassed two local women. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16.
Martin Brown, 30, 1738 Maple, Thursday pleaded not guilty to a felony count of making terroristic threats stemming from an Aug. 28 incident. A jury trial was scheduled for Dec. 4.
David G. Hale, 26, 838 La., this week was sentenced to five to 20 years imprisonment on a felony count of selling cocaine. He was charged April 13 with three drug-related felonies stemming from a drug raid that day at his residence. He pleaded guilty Sept. 11 to the felony count of selling cocaine.