Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
Ten firearms were taken between 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from a residence in Big Springs, 10 miles west of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40. The firearms were valued together on a Douglas County sheriff's report at $1,210.
Mary T. Sturgeon, 56, Kansas City, Kan., and Barbara Blessington, 55, Sacramento, Calif., were treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and later released after an accident at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North Third Street and the East Lawrence Interchange of the Kansas Turnpike. Police reported that Sturgeon was driving north on North Third when the car she was driving collided with a tractor-trailer rig that was turning onto North Third from the interchange. The driver of the rig, John Miller, 49, Blue Springs, Mo., was cited for inattentive driving. Blessington was a passenger in Sturgeon's car.
Adam Johnson, 23, Eudora, remained in serious condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was taken Sunday with injuries he suffered in a traffic accident in Eudora.
Criminal charges filed
Cynthia A. Carter, 19, 2412 Ala., and Gina M. Fullmer, 21, 3100 W. 22nd, each made a first appearance Wednesday on a felony count of forgery. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 22 for both women, who are accused of forging a $100 check belonging to another local woman.
Amos Sanders, 23, 1732 W. 24th, made a first appearance Wednesday on a felony count of auto burglary and misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal damage to property. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 23 for Sanders, who allegedly entered a Mazda automobile and took the tires and rims off the vehicle.
A 19-year-old Topeka man earlier this week was charged with felony counts of aggravated burglary and attempted rape and misdemeanor counts of lewd and lascivious behavior and battery. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Thursday for the man, who allegedly entered a Lecompton home early Sunday, pulled his pants down and tried to sexually attack a woman.
Criminal case proceedings
Glen R. Brunner, 25, Rt. 1, Lawrence, on Wednesday pleaded no contest and was found guilty of an amended misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property. He was sentenced to one year in jail, but then was granted probation. Brunner originally was charged Nov. 30 with three felony counts of aggravated assault, a felony count of criminal damage to property and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest after he allegedly fired shots into a rural residence.
David C. Tamasi, 21, 2500 W. Sixth, on Wednesday was ordered to stand trial on a felony count of selling marijuana and two felony counts of selling LSD. Trial was set for Oct. 26. Tamasi was arrested after Lawrence-Douglas County drug enforcement authorities searched his apartment May 12 and allegedly found drugs. Tamasi originally was also charged with a felony count of not placing a Kansas drug tax stamp on marijuana, but that charge has been dismissed.
A 23-year-old Lawrence woman on Wednesday was ordered to stand trial on two felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and a felony count of attempting to take indecent liberties with a child. A trial is scheduled for July 27 for the woman, who is accused of impersonating a teen-aged boy so she could molest two 14-year-old Lawrence girls and try to molest another girl.