Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
Several saws, valued on a police report at $1,050, were taken between 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday from a shed behind a residence in the 1900 block of Stratford Road.
Police are investigating at least eight reports of vandalism of outdoor basketball rims, backboards and support beams that occurred between late Thursday and early Monday. Only four of the reports were available today, and each of those four incidents occurred west of Iowa Street. Total damage from the four reports was estimated at $380. No suspects have been identified.
Officers today released a report from a 22-year-old man who in November recanted his story about being robbed in October during a pizza delivery in North Lawrence. The man, who worked for Pizza Shuttle in October, had reported to police that he was driving Oct. 19 in the 300 block of Lincoln when he stopped to avoid a cat in the road. He said he got out of his car, then was hit in the head and knocked unconscious. The man said Pizza Shuttle money was stolen. The man now says he staged the robbery so he could take the undisclosed amount of money. According to today's report, the man went to Lyons Park and repeatedly struck himself in the face to make it look as though he had been beaten. No arrests have been made.
Ryan L. Garrison, 19, 1327 Covington Ct., remained in fair condition this morning at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he is being treated for a closed head injury. Garrison, a KU freshman, has been at the medical center since Jan. 9, when he was injured in a one-car accident on campus.
George Musick, 81, 1101 Vt., remained in fair condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for a broken hip. Musick was trying to cross the street at the intersection of 11th and Kentucky about 1 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a car.
District court Criminal charges filed
Preston Younie, 21, Hays, was charged Monday with a felony count of aggravated robbery in connection with an incident early Sunday in the parking lot south of Benchwarmer's, 1601 W. 23rd. Prosecutors allege that Younie placed a knife to the throat of a 20-year-old Kansas University student who was sitting in a parked car, then asked the student to hand over his money. The student complied. A doorman from Benchwarmer's saw the incident, caught Younie and took him to the bar. Officers arrested Younie, who remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning in lieu of $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
One of two men who jumped in the Kansas River on Saturday while reportedly fleeing Lawrence police was charged Monday with a felony count of theft. Jesus Dlelo, 29, El Paso, Tex., remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning in lieu of $2,000 bond. Dlelo and a 22-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man were arrested Saturday. Police said officers were chasing the men in connection with a reported auto theft in Kansas City, Mo., when the suspects jumped into the river. The Kansas City man was released Sunday on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Criminal case proceedings
James R. Daniels, 33, 702 R.I., pleaded guilty Monday to felony counts of selling marijuana, conspiring to sell marijuana and selling marijuana without a Kansas tax stamp. The state dropped felony counts of possessing marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to sell, as well as a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia. Daniels was arrested Oct. 24 after a four-month investigation by the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit. He remains free on bond, and sentencing is set for 11 a.m. March 10.
A jury trial scheduled to begin Monday has been delayed until April 13 for Kennith Teichmann, 30, 1900 W. 31st. Teichmann has been charged with a felony counts of kidnapping and aggravated assault stemming from the Nov. 11 abduction of an Ozawkie man from the man's Lawrence workplace. Prosecutors allege that Teichmann drove the man to Kansas City and threatened to kill him unless the man paid a $300 marijuana debt. Teichmann remains free on bond.
Ernest L. Hatch, 31, 1132 Conn., recently pleaded no contest and was found guilty of an amended misdemeanor count of attempting to make a terroristic threat. Hatch originally was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a Lawrence woman Sept. 9 while armed with a gun. Sentencing has been set for March 5.