Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
Wooden shingles valued at $15,613 were taken June 11 by a person who allegedly gave false information to Lawrence Roofing Supply, 1120 E. 23rd, Lawrence police reported. Police Sgt. Kevin Harmon said a person gave a false address when picking up shingles from the supplier on credit, and hasn't been seen since, Harmon said. He said that police believe the suspect is from Colorado.
Police arrested a 34-year-old Topeka man about 3:30 a.m. today near 12th and Vermont streets on charges of driving while intoxicated, failure to report an accident, attempting to elude a police officer, possession with intent to sell narcotics, having no tax stamp and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police Sgt. Kevin Harmon said the man was arrested after a police officer saw him allegedly driving a vehicle recklessly without its headlights on at about 3:15 a.m. near 11th and Louisiana. After a brief chase, Harmon said, the man stopped. Police found bags of what they think is cocaine in the car. Police also found a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol in the man's vehicle, Harmon said. The man was being held without bond today in Douglas County Jail.
Arthur L. Braden, 78, 937 Mo., and Michael T. McAfee, 51, 2605 Rawhide, were treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being injured in an accident about 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ninth and Maine. Police reported Braden was driving a 1975 Buick west on Ninth when his vehicle collided with a a 1989 Ford pickup driven south on Maine by McAfee. Braden was cited for running a red light, police reported.