Law enforcement report Police reports
A 40-year-old woman told police a man snatched her purse Wednesday night as she was standing in the parking lot west of JC Penney Co. Inc., 1801 W. 23rd. The woman reported the man grabbed her purse and ran south from the parking lot. The purse, which contained a wallet with credit cards and cash, was valued on the police report at $117. No arrests have been made.
A 19-year-old Pizza Hut employee was robbed about 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of New York as he walked to a house to deliver a pizza. The delivery man told police a man approached him and told him to hand over his money. The delivery man said he complied. No weapon was used, police reported.
Three men, who were arrested about 6 p.m. Wednesday on cocaine charges, remained this morning in Douglas County Jail in lieu of bond. A Kansas City, Kan., man, 43, was arrested on a charge of possession of cocaine; a Topeka man, 48, was arrested on three counts of possession of cocaine with intent to sell; and a Lawrence man, 28, was arrested on one count of possession of cocaine with intent to sell. According to preliminary reports, the men had been under investigation for about a month by the Shawnee County sherriff's office and the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit. The men's first court appearance is set for 4 p.m. today.
No one was hurt in a car-school bus accident at 7:40 a.m. today at the intersection of Craig Court and East 15th Street. According to police reports Jane S. Dorrell, 67, was driving the school bus, which also carried 11 passengers. Dorrell reportedly was turning onto 15th Street from Craig Court when the bus collided with a car driven by Cynthia Lauber, 27, Eudora, who was headed west on 15th Street.
Victor J. Schlup, 21, Baldwin, was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after an accident at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday about two miles southeast of Baldwin. According to Douglas County Sheriff's officers, Schulp was driving north on Douglas County Road 1900E, near 100N, when he fell asleep, drove off the road and struck a light pole.
District court Criminal charges filed
Nicole Emrick, 21, Lawrence, was charged Wednesday with 12 felony counts of theft in connection with the Nov. 30 burglary of Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse. Emrick, a Kansas University student, was arrested Jan. 22 and is the third person charged in connection with the burglary of the locker room used by the Central Missouri State University basketball team during its game with KU. Emrick and Jeff Holly, 23, Lawrence, who is charged with 12 counts of theft and a count of burglary, face a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Another Lawrence man, Dragan "Drag" Davidovic, 22, is charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing stolen property. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 25 at which time a trial will be scheduled or he will enter a plea or a diversion agreement.
Criminal case proceedings
Leonard E. Jarrett, 46, 1800 Ohio, pleaded guilty this week to a felony count of selling cocaine. The state dropped two additional felony charges of selling cocaine. Jarrett was arrested in June following several months of investigation by the Lawrence-Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit. Sentencing is set for 4 p.m. Feb. 18.
Tommie L. Jones, 39, 736 W. 25th, pleaded guilty this week to a felony count of robbery. The state dropped the original charge of aggravated robbery. The charge stems from a Dec. 5 incident when he and David Langtson, 31, Eudora, reportedly used a gun to hold up the Zarco convenience store about 5 miles south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59. Langston faces a jury trial Feb. 19, and Jones will be sentenced Feb. 21.
A preliminary hearing has been postponed until 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 for Preston Younie. The 21-year-old Hays man is charged with a felony count of robbery in connection with a Sunday morning robbery in the parking lot south of Benchwarmers Sports Bar and Grill, 1603 W. 23rd. Younie demanded at knifepoint that a man hand over his money and wallet. Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone lowered Younie's bond from $25,000 to $20,000.