Archive for Thursday, January 4, 1990


January 4, 1990


Law enforcement report

Police reports

Lawrence police this morning arrested two Topeka men in connection with the burglary of several automobiles at Ellena Honda, 2957 Four Wheel Dr. Police said the men, ages 21 and 18, took stereo equipment from vehicles at the dealership at 1:10 a.m. today.

Injury accidents

Stacy Crook-Collinge, 25, Tonganoxie, was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after an accident at 8:01 a.m. today at the intersection of North Second and North Third streets. Lawrence police reported that Crook-Collinge was driving south on North Second when her car hit a patch of ice and slid into a utility pole. The pole snapped, sending a power line onto a backhoe that also was traveling on North Second. The backhoe snagged the line, police said, and dragged it onto a southbound pickup truck. Chris Mulvenon, Lawrence police spokesman, said no one suffered an electrical shock. A spokesman for KPL Gas Service today said the accident caused no power outages. The line, the spokesman said, was running to a street light. Police issued no citations.

Crystal Armstrong, 16, 325 Ind., was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a one-car accident at 11 p.m. Wednesday near 23rd and Iowa streets. Police reported that Armstrong was turning east onto 23rd from Iowa when the car she was driving traveled onto the median and struck a utility pole. Police reported that Armstrong later was cited for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Darrell D. Edgerton, 19, 447 Perry, Wednesday was charged with three felony counts of burglary and three felony counts of theft stemming from a break-in and theft last week at the Congo bar, 520 N. Third. At a first appearance Wednesday, a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 15 for Edgerton.

Criminal case proceedings

Wayne F. McKinney, 44, Rt. 5, Wednesday was sentenced to one to two years imprisonment each on attempting to possess marijuana with the intent to sell and an attempted violation of the Kansas drug tax stamp law. Both charges are amended felony counts. McKinney originally was charged June 29 with felony counts of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell and not affixing a Kansas drug tax stamp to marijuana. On Nov. 29, he pleaded guilty to the attempted possession charge and pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the other amended count. Local drug enforcement officers arrested McKinney June 28 in a raid on a marijuana growing operation eight to 10 miles southwest of Lawrence.

Darren Walker, 23, 1903 W. 26th, Wednesday pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor count of attempted theft. Walker originally was charged June 9 with a felony count of attempted burglary after he and another man allegedly attempted to break into Gutierrez Restaurant, 2600 Iowa. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 1.

Bruce A. Wolfe, 20, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended felony count of attempted aggravated sexual battery and Wesley W. Frazier, 22, Independence, Mo., pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor count of sexual battery stemming from a Nov. 18 incident in which a local woman reported she was raped. Sentencing for Wolfe, originally charged with a felony count of aggravated sexual battery, is scheduled for Feb. 6. Frazier, who originally was charged with a felony count of sexual battery, was sentenced to one year in jail but then was granted a probation term.

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