Archive for Friday, August 28, 1992


August 28, 1992


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

A ladder, a tool box and an air conditioner valued together on a police report at $1,700 were taken between 8 a.m. Aug. 22 and about 5 p.m. Thursday from an apartment in the 1300 block of Tennessee.

Police reports

Officers revealed today that Terry Ricley, 22, and James Ricley, 19, both of 101 N. Mich., were arrested early Tuesday after police allegedly discovered 24 stolen items in their mobile home. A police report said the items reportedly were taken from 12 houseboats at the Lake Perry Marina. Police Sgt. Mark Warren said officers went to the mobile home after receiving information that stolen merchandise was being kept there. Items included television sets, stereo equipment and beer and liquor. Jefferson County authorities could not be reached for comment today about the case.

Injury accidents

Vicky A. Millar, 28, 2511 Morningside Dr., was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after the bicycle she was riding collided with a motorcycle at 6:20 p.m. Thursday on Brush Creek Drive near Lazy Brook Lane, police reported today. Officers said Millar was riding north on Brush Creek when she noticed a motorcycle approaching from behind her. She steered to the right and was struck by the cycle, which police said had tried to pass her on the right. The driver of the motorcycle, Terrance L. Werth, 28, 3629 Brush Creek, was cited for having no proof of insurance and passing improperly.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Richard Walker III, 29, 1900 W. 31st, was charged Thursday with a felony count of aggravated battery alleging he knocked his 25-year-old girlfriend to the ground and kicked her in the head with cowboy boots early Thursday at a residence in the 100 block of Pinecone Drive. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

William J. McTaggart, 25, Rt. 3, was charged Thursday with a felony count of criminal damage to property and driving while intoxicated alleging he beat a 1977 Plymouth Volare with a metal pipe late Wednesday near a home in the 900 block of New York. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 15.

A 74-year-old Lawrence man was charged earlier this week with felony counts of aggravated incest and taking indecent liberties with a child. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 2 for the man, who is accused of "lewd fondling or touching" of an 11-year-old girl on Aug. 11 and fondling a 12-year-old girl between July 4 and Aug. 13.

Criminal case proceedings

Calvin L. Arthur, 30, on Thursday pleaded guilty to four felony counts of forgery in two separate cases. In return for his plea, three felony counts of forgery in one case were dismissed, and prosecutors also dismissed four other cases containing charges of criminal trespassing, theft and forgery. Arthur was arrested June 4 in Battle Creek, Mich., on the charges, which allege that he forged checks in March and in September 1991. Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 2.

A judge on Thursday suspended imposition of sentencing and granted a one-year probation term for Amos Sanders, 23, 1732 W. 24th, who was charged June 23 with a felony count of auto burglary and misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal damage to property. The charges alleged that Sanders entered a Mazda automobile on July 6 or July 7 and also took tires and rims off the vehicle. On July 23, Sanders pleaded guilty to amended misdemeanor counts of attempted auto burglary and theft.

Meredith L. Rubis, 21, 1632 Ky., on Thursday pleaded guilty to a felony count of theft. She originally was charged July 20 with three felony counts of burglary, the felony theft charge and two misdemeanor theft charges alleging she entered Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall at Kansas University on April 25 and took miscellaneous items. The other charges were dismissed in return for her plea. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 15.

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