Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
Two automobiles parked in the 800 block of New Hampshire were burglarized between midnight and about 8:30 a.m. Monday. Stereo equipment, cassette tapes and compact discs valued together at $1,550 were taken from one vehicle. Stereo equipment valued at $1,939 was taken from the other automobile.
Cash and coins valued together at $1,150 were taken between 8:10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Monday from a residence in the 1900 block of Kentucky.
A 36-year-old Lawrence man reported to police that a man stole his automobile after entering a fraudulent sale agreement on Oct. 4. The victim agreed to trade his vehicle to the buyer in exchange for two cars and an initial payment of $250. The victim reported that he let the buyer take the vehicle with the understanding that the buyer would deliver his end of the bargain in a few days. When the buyer hadn't returned with the car or cash after almost three weeks passed, the victim went to a DeSoto address that the buyer had given as his home. The victim discovered that the buyer had given him a false address. He notified police Monday morning about the incident.
Three people were transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries they suffered in a two-car accident at 5:05 p.m. Monday on 23rd Street near Vermont Street. James M. Gilbert, 18, Quenemo, was treated and released at LMH after his car was rear-ended by a car being driven west on 23rd by Lona Hatcher, 17, 2729 Rawhide. Hatcher was cited for inattentive driving and for not wearing a seat belt. Gilbert was cited for having defective brake lights. A passenger in Hatcher's car, David Snow, 21, 2729 Rawhide, was treated and released. William R. Gilbert, 50, Quenemo, who was riding in Gilbert's car, was also treated and released.
The condition of Lester L. Biggoose, 19, Lawrence, was upgraded from serious to fair today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Biggoose suffered a head injury, internal injuries and a broken right leg when he was hit by an automobile about 2:15 a.m. Sunday near North Fifth and Locust streets. The driver of the automobile, Christopher D. Bower, 24, 1309 Ohio, was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 4:56 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving with a suspended license. Bower was released at 6:43 a.m. after posting a $500 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 2.
Criminal case proceedings
A felony count of possessing stolen property was dismissed Friday against Brenda R. Edwards, 24, 1607 E. 27th. Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Martin Miller today said the charges were dismissed because of a jurisdictional matter. He said the case has been forwarded to Shawnee County prosecutors because Edwards allegedly stole property from a company in Topeka.