Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
Two bicycles and other bicycling equipment were taken between 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Sunday from the rear of a restaurant in the 700 block of Massachusetts. The bikes and other items were valued at $1,180.
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested, and a 17-year-old Lawrence boy was detained after the 20-year-old pointed a handgun at a 16-year-old Lawrence boy about 1 a.m. Sunday in the front yard of a residence in the 1600 block of Vermont. Police said the victim and several other teen-agers were approached by the suspects in the yard. The 17-year-old boy and the victim began arguing over a 14-year-old girl who used to date the teen-age suspect. During the argument, police said, the man pointed a gun at the victim's head. Police later found an air pistol in the area that was similar to the gun that witnesses said the 20-year-old man was carrying. The man was arrested for aggravated assault. The 17-year-old was detained on assault offenses stemming from a confrontation he had with the 14-year-old girl.
A 24-year-old Omaha, Neb., man received stitches for a two-inch gash to the shin at 11:15 p.m. Saturday after he was thrown down a short flight of stairs out of a party in the 1200 block of Ohio. The victim said he was confronted at the party by an intoxicated man who asked who he was and whether he paid admission. The man then threw him down a flight of six steps. Police did not locate a suspect.
A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested for aggravated battery after he cut a 39-year-old Topeka man in a fight at 6:21 p.m. Saturday at the Shenago Lounge, 2907 W. Sixth, police said today. Police said the suspect and victim were among several people involved in an argument at the club. Police said the 21-year-old man cut the victim while another man was also attacking him. The victim suffered a small cut and needed no medical attention, police said. After the fight, the suspect fled to a room at the Virginia Inn, 2907 W. Sixth, where police tracked him and arrested him.
A 66-year-old Lawrence woman reported that she surprised a burglar at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at her apartment in the 2400 block of Louisiana. The woman said she awoke when she heard noise in the kitchen, then walked out of her bedroom and saw a man walking out with her microwave oven. She then asked the man why he was taking her oven, and he put the appliance down and walked out. No arrests have been made.
Vernon Bell, 15, 1521 W. 28th, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after the moped he was riding collided with a parked car at 8:04 p.m. Saturday on Louisiana north of West 25th. Police reported that Bell was northbound on Louisiana, took his eyes off the road to look over his shoulder, and collided with the parked car. He was cited for not having a driver's license.