Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
A videocassette recorder, five VHS movies, a television-radio, Atari video game, 12 Atari game cassettes, several horse halters and food items with a total value of $1,705 were taken between 9 p.m. Thursday and 6:45 p.m. Friday from a residence in the 800 block of New York Street, according to police reports.
Officers today were investigating two aggravated burglaries in which items were taken from a house and an apartment while the occupants were asleep. Between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday, a videocassette recorder, two television sets, 30 compact discs, a baseball cap and a bottle of champagne valued together at $922 were taken from an apartment in the 1700 block of Tennessee. The other incident occurred between 12:05 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 2400 block of Overlook Cir., where camera equipment, a wallet and a tub of ice cream were taken. The items were valued together at $804. Police have identified a possible suspect in the apartment burglary, but have no suspects in the other incident. Officers believe the apartment burglary may be related to a burglary between 10 p.m. Friday and 7:15 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 1700 block of Tennessee. Power tools valued at $955 were taken from the residence, which is being renovated. Another possibly related burglary occurred between 7 p.m. Friday and 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of Tennessee. An amplifier, a typewriter and a combination videocassette recorder-television valued together at $1,600 were taken from the residence.
Police arrested a 26-year-old Lawrence man after his estranged common-law wife reported that he struck her with a clothes rod and threatened her with a knife at 3:15 a.m. Saturday at her apartment in the 1400 block of Tennessee. The woman, 26, told officers that the man came to her apartment and demanded to come inside. She said the man was intoxicated and began shouting at her. He later struck her across the forearm with the rod, then went to the kitchen and got a knife. Police said the woman picked up a fire extinguisher to defend herself. She was able to take her children and get away from the man. The man was being held this morning on aggravated assault charges.
Connor J. O'Brien, 19, 2300 W. 26th, was listed in serious condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with injuries he suffered July 17 when he accidentally touched a power line on the roof of Weaver's Inc. Department Store, 901 Mass.
Walter "Mike" Jerred, 42, Wellsville, remained in fair condition today at KUMC with a broken pelvis he suffered July 18 in a farming accident in a field about 17 miles southeast of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1900E.
Joe May, Oskaloosa, was listed in critical condition today at KUMC with burns he suffered in a July 17 accident at the Lawrence Energy Center.
Ronnie Burris, 5, Lawrence, was listed in good condition today at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., with a gunshot wound he suffered in an accidental shooting last Monday at his grandparents' home, 2706 Rawhide.
The condition of Ross Tadlock, 42, Ottawa, has been upgraded to fair at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka. Tadlock suffered a head injury Tuesday in a motorcycle accident about 1 miles east of Stull on County Road 442.
Thelma K. Ledbetter, 44, Baldwin, was listed in fair condition today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she was taken Tuesday after an auto accident near Baldwin on U.S. Highway 56.
Larry G. Brents, 23, McLouth, was dismissed Saturday from LMH. He was injured about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in an auto accident about 8 miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 32.
Criminal case proceedings
Susan R. Walton, 27, 2100 Crossgate Dr., was sentenced Friday to one to two years on a felony count of theft and one year on each of two misdemeanor counts of theft, but then was assigned to a five-year Douglas County Community Corrections term. Walton, who pleaded guilty June 28 to the charges, was ordered to pay $14,679 in restitution. The felony charge was filed after Walton took $690 Dec. 21 from a Lawrence man.