Archive for Wednesday, April 11, 1990


April 11, 1990


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

Tools valued at an undisclosed amount were taken between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 7:45 a.m. Monday from two trucks belonging to the Capital Electric Construction Company of Kansas Inc., a Leavenworth company. Police reported that the trucks were parked in the 900 block of North Second Street. A company spokesman said workers are installing a substation at FMC Corp.

Numerous items valued together at $2,860 were taken sometime Tuesday from two residences located south of Douglas County Road 460 on County Road 1750E, sheriff's officers reported today. The list of stolen items includes a television set, a microwave oven, several firearms and jewelry.

Police reports

Officers are investigating a report that a 14-year-old Lawrence girl was molested March 31 by two Topeka teen-agers at an apartment in the 2400 block of Redbud Lane. Police today reported that the girl was baby-sitting at the apartment when the mother of the children brought home the teen-agers, ages 17 and 18, who verbally pressured the girl into having sex. The incident was reported Tuesday by a nurse at South Junior High School, where the girl is a student.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Paul A. Janowiak, 22, 1603 W. 15th, and Jason J. Keith, 21, 800 Ohio, each were charged Monday with a felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft. Prosecutors allege that Janowiak and Keith entered Laciece Restaurant, 745 N.H., on Sunday and took cash, a calculator and keys. A preliminary hearing for both men is scheduled for April 19.

Wayne Brandon, 20, Topeka, was charged Monday with a felony count of theft after he allegedly took a .22 caliber rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun belonging to a local man on Thursday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday.

Tamara R. McNish, 20, Rt. 1, Lawrence, Tuesday made a first appearance on a felony count of forgery. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Tuesday for McNish, who allegedly forged a check Nov. 15 belonging to the Knights of Columbus, 2206 E. 23rd.

Criminal case proceedings

Elizabeth L. Rossner, 19, 1003 Emery, has entered a diversion agreement on a felony count of forgery. Among the terms of the agreement, Rossner must pay $91.87 in restitution and complete 50 hours of community service work. The charge, filed March 7, alleges that she forged a check Feb. 7 belonging to a local woman.

Emad Aboulhosn, 18, Overbrook, has entered a diversion agreement on a felony count of attempting to make a false writing. Among the terms of the agreement, Aboulhosn must complete 25 hours of community service work. Aboulhosn allegedly fraudulently attempted to obtain a Kansas University identification card on March 15.

Roy S. Copenhouser, 45, was sentenced recently to three to 10 years imprisonment on felony counts of aggravated assault and attempted burglary. Copenhouser was originally charged Dec. 11 with those charges and a felony count of possessing burglary tools after a failed robbery attempt at Dale Willey Pontiac-Cadillac Inc., 2840 Iowa. Officers later learned that Copenhouser was an escapee from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft, Okla. He pleaded no contest March 2 and was found guilty of the two felony charges.

John M. Davison, 35, 3323 Iowa, recently was found not guilty in a court trial on a misdemeanor count of attempting to purchase marijuana. Davison was charged in connection with a Dec. 18 drug raid on a residence at 3308 W. Eighth.

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