Law enforcement report
Stereo equipment valued at $3,400 was taken late Wednesday from a house at 416 Sierra Dr., which was severely damaged by fire the same night. Officers said the burglary apparently occurred before the fire started. The fire was reported at 8:56 p.m. Police said the owner of the residence, Ed Hawkins, had left the house earlier in the evening and did not come home until after the fire was extinguished. Damage from the blaze, which started in a lint-clogged and overheated clothes dryer, was estimated at $20,000.
Criminal case proceedings
Bradley Thomas, 19, 1645 Tenn., pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property. Sentencing was suspended, and Thomas was given a six-month probation term. A judge ruled that probation will be lifted when Thomas pays restitution and obtains a substance abuse evaluation. Thomas originally was charged Nov. 19 with a felony count of criminal damage to property alleging he damaged a 1990 Mazda automobile belonging to a local woman on Nov. 17.
A diversion agreement was filed this week in the case of Vernon L. Spencer, 28, Leavenworth, who was charged Oct. 30, 1989, with a felony count of theft and a misdemeanor count of theft. Among the terms of the agreement, Spencer must perform 20 hours of community service work and pay $368 in restitution. Prosecutors allege that Spencer took cash from a local man on Nov. 7, 1987, and on Nov. 14, 1987.
A diversion agreement was filed Thursday in the case of Alexander B. Logan, 22, 1505 Lynch Ct., who was charged Nov. 29 with a misdemeanor count of battery. Among the terms of the agreement, Logan must perform 25 hours of community service work. Logan was arrested Nov. 29 after he allegedly pulled a knife on neighbors who were playing their stereo loudly.
Gloster Turner, 35, 1301 W. 24th, was ordered on Thursday to stand trial on a charge alleging he stabbed a woman on Jan. 24. Trial will be set at a hearing scheduled for March 7 for Turner, who was charged Jan. 31 with a felony count of aggravated battery stemming from the stabbing.