Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
A compact disc player and miscellaneous stereo equipment, valued on a police report at $1,500, were taken between 11 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of West 13th.
A 29-year-old Lawrence man remains in the Douglas County Jail this morning in connection with the reported robbery of $200 from a local man Saturday at a local mobile home park. A 31-year-old Lawrence man reported he was robbed at 3:45 p.m. Saturday. The victim told police he had taken the suspect and a Lawrence woman to a local apartment complex to visit someone.
According to reports the three were returning to the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 N. Third, where the two men lived in neighboring rooms, when the suspect told the victim to pull over. The victim drove onto a private drive in the mobile home park and the suspect asked for some change. When the victim pulled about $200 from his pocket as he was looking for change, the suspect ordered him to hand over all of the money. When the victim refused, they started fighting outside of the car.
The suspect and the woman then left in the victim's car, valued at $2,000. Police said the victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after he was treated for bruised ribs and human bites on his hand. Police later found the car, which had been abandoned nearby, and arrested the suspect four hours later in the 1500 block of West Sixth. The suspect's bond was set at $5,000. His first court appearance has not been set because local courts are closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman reported that a man tried to rape her outside of her home early Sunday morning in the 3000 block of Haverone Way. Police gave the following account of the incident. As the woman was returning home about 1:45 a.m. Sunday she noticed a man, who she thought looked suspicious, standing on the sidewalk near her house. The woman tried to go in her back door so the man wouldn't know where she lived. But the man grabbed her as she walked along the side of her house. He threw her against the wall of the house and onto the ground. The man reportedly tried to take her clothes off but fled when the woman told him she had memorized his license tag and would call the police.
The condition of Ryan L. Garrison, 19, 1327 Covington Ct., was upgraded from fair to good this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center where he is being treated for a closed head injury. Garrison, a KU freshman, was injured Jan. 9 in a one-car accident on the KU campus.