Archive for Tuesday, March 6, 1990


March 6, 1990


Law enforcement report

Police reports

Tires were slashed on seven vehicles between 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, Lawrence police reported. The vehicles were parked at six locations in Lawrence. Three of incidents occured in the 200 block of Illinois, and another occurred in the 400 block of Elm. Tires were slashed on other vehicles parked in the 400 block of Ohio and in the 500 block of Tennessee. A police spokesman said the slashings appear to be connected but that police have no suspects. One to four tires were slashed on each vehicle, police reported. Combined property damage to the vehicles is $1,313.

Two Lawrence women were charged by Lawrence police early Saturday with violating the city's noise ordinance. A police spokesman said officers were summoned to an apartment at 1611 W. 8th Ter. after a caller complained about noise. The officers contacted two women who lived in the apartment and they agreed to lower the noise level, the spokesman said. Within 30 minutes, police received a second complaint from a caller, returned to the location, and cited the two women, Mandi J. Greene, 20, and Deidre A. Wilkinson, 19. A municipal court hearing for the two women was set for 7:45 a.m. March 21.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

Roy S. Copenhouser, 45, Friday pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felony counts of aggravated assault and attempted burglary stemming from an attempted break-in Dec. 10 at Dale Willey Pontiac-Cadillac Inc., 2840 Iowa. Copenhouser allegedly fired a handgun Dec. 10 at a Lawrence Security Patrol officer who was investigating the incident. Sentencing was scheduled for April 5 for Copenhouser, who is listed in court files as an escapee from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft, Okla.

Clark L. Lyles, 30, 255 N. Mich., recently was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but then was granted probation on a misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process. Lyles originally was charged Oct. 16 with that count and a felony count of aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened to injure a local man while armed with a knife. Lyles pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to the obstruction charge.

James A. Miller, 19, no address listed, was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail, but then was granted probation on amended theft-related charges stemming from a June 9 break-in at Gutierrez Restaurant, 2600 Iowa. Miller originally was charged June 12 with a felony count of attempted burglary and criminal damage to property, but pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to the amended charges.

Jeremy A. Olson, 18, 2417 Ousdahl, recently was sentenced to two to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of aggravated sexual battery. He was found guilty of the charge Dec. 29 in a court trial. The charge was filed Aug. 18 after Olson entered a local woman's apartment and molested her.

A jury last week returned a not guilty verdict in the trial of Thomas F. King, 37, 821 Conn., who was charged Dec. 15 with a felony count of aggravated arson. King was one of three people charged in connection with a Dec. 9 fire at the Western Star Lodge, 19 E. Eighth.

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