Law enforcement report Injury accidents
Cern Van NewKirk, 20, 1214 Tenn., was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after a two-vehicle accident at 10:05 p.m. Thursday on Ninth Street near Mississippi Street. Police said Van NewKirk was riding a Honda scooter east on Ninth when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Alan R. Reeves, 21, 1602 W. 15th, who was trying to turn south off Ninth onto Mississippi. Reeves was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Van NewKirk was cited for not having a motorcycle operator's license, driving with an expired license, having an expired registration and having no proof of insurance.
Fenglin Shi, 40, 2436 Redbud Ln., was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released after an accident at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at 23rd and Massachusetts streets. Police said Jesse C. Slicer, 19, Olathe, was driving west on 23rd near Massachusetts when the car he was driving collided with a car driven by Shi, who was eastbound on 23rd and was trying to turn north onto Massachusetts. Shi was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
District court Criminal case proceedings
Robert L. Nelson, 33, 2224 Breckenridge, waived a preliminary hearing Thursday to four felony counts of selling cocaine and four felony counts of selling cocaine without a Kansas tax stamp. Nelson allegedly sold cocaine during fall 1991 to an informant working for the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit. Nelson remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning in lieu of $35,000 bond. A trial date will be set at a hearing at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14.
Clinton B. Miles, 21, Topeka, was ordered Thursday to stand trial on a felony count of auto burglary. The charge stems from an auto burglary in North Lawarence that occurred overnight Jan. 9. Prosecutors dropped an additional charge of felony auto burglary.
Patricia A. Meadows, 20, 743 E. 13th, was ordered Thursday to undergo an evaluation at Larned State Security Hospital to determine whether she is mentally competent to stand trial. Meadows is charged with a felony count of aggravated battery in connection with the Jan. 12 stabbing of a 38-year-old Lawrence woman. Prosecutors allege Meadows stabbed the woman with a pen during a church service.
A 21-year-old woman who was arrested Wednesday night on 13 counts of felony theft is scheduled to make her first court appearance at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The woman, a Kansas University student, was arrested Wednesday night by KU police officers in connection with the Nov. 30 burglary of an Allen Fieldhouse locker room in which $14,000 worth of sports equipment and personal items belonging to the Central Missouri State University basketball team were taken.