Archive for Friday, January 3, 1992


January 3, 1992


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

A 1983 Toyota Celica, valued on a police report at $5,000, was taken between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2:15 p.m. Thursday from the 1100 block of Louisiana.

Stereo equipment valued on a police report at $1,070 was taken between Tuesday and Thursday from an apartment in the 600 block of Michigan. Lawrence police said they found no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

Police reports

Lawrence police this morning reported that four car windows were broken late Wednesday and early Thursday. Since Dec. 26, Lawrence police have received 47 reports of car, residence and business windows being broken by unknown means or shot out with what authorities believe are BB guns, causing a total amount of damage estimated at $12,000.

Fire calls

Lawrence firefighters:

Responded to the report of a smoldering mattress at 11 a.m. Thursday in a garage at 838 Broadview. The occupants of the house told firefighters that a discarded cigarette had ignited the mattress while it was inside the residence. According to reports, occupants took the mattress into the garage and extinguished the fire. Because the mattress still was smoldering late Thursday morning, the occupants called Lawrence firefighters to put out the fire. Damage was estimated at $50.

Responded to an alarm at 8:41 a.m. Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. Lawrence firefighters reported that smoke from a burned piece of toast had activated the alarm.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Leonard "Nate" Brockman, 24, 1309 N.Y., was charged Thursday with a felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property stemming from a Thursday morning break-in at Pinckney School, 810 W. Sixth. Lawrence police reported that Brockman had entered the school by breaking a window on the south side of the building, causing $60 damage. Police responded to an alarm at the school and arrested Brockman at about 2:30 a.m. District Judge Mike Malone set Brockman's bond at $5,000, and Brockman remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Criminal case proceedings

A preliminary hearing for David V. Sutterfield, 36, Eudora, has been continued to Jan. 30. Sutterfield is charged with four felony counts of selling cocaine, three felony counts of distributing cocaine without a Kansas tax stamp, and misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and possessing marijuana. Sutterfield was arrested Oct. 26 after an investigation by the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit.

A preliminary hearing for a 35-year-old Lawrence man charged with three felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child has been continued to Feb. 27. The charges stem from incidents between August 1989 and October 1989 when he allegedly molested a Lawrence girl, who then was 15 years old.

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