Archive for Tuesday, June 9, 1992


June 9, 1992


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

A purse containing a bracelet valued on a police report at $1,450 and $50 in cash was taken between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday from a residence in the 700 block of Louisiana. The purse was later found, but the items were gone.

Condition reports

Emily Johnson, 5, Wellsville, remained in serious condition today at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with injuries she suffered Thursday in a one-vehicle accident about 10 miles southeast of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1061.

District court

Criminal case proceedings

Nicole Emrick, 22, pleaded no contest Monday and was found guilty of five felony counts of theft stemming from the Nov. 30 theft of items from a locker room at Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse during a game between KU and Central Missouri State University. In return for the plea, prosecutors dismissed seven felony counts of theft that originally were filed against her. Court records state that Emrick, who was a KU student at the time of the theft, agreed to testify against Jeff Holly, 24, Kansas City, Kan., who also originally was charged in the incident. Charges against Holly were dismissed in February, but prosecutors plan to refile their case. Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney said this morning that the case would be refiled in the fall, when CMSU players whose personal items were stolen in the incident return to school.

Debbie L. D'Armond, 33, 1527 Lindenwood Ln., pleaded guilty Monday to an amended misdemeanor count of theft and was sentenced to one year in jail, but then was granted a two-year probation term. D'Armond originally was charged May 20 with a felony count of theft alleging she unlawfully obtained unemployment benefits between November 1990 and May 1991.

Thomas J. Ratte, 24, Warwick, Mass., on Friday was sentenced to a year in jail on a misdemeanor count of possessing marijuana and one to two years imprisonment on a felony count of not placing a Kansas drug tax stamp on marijuana, but then was granted a five-year probation term. Ratte originally was charged with the tax stamp violation, a felony count of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell and a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to the misdemeanor possession charge and the stamp violation. Ratte was arrested Aug. 13 in Lawrence on the drug charges.

Robert T. Martin, 16, 1312 W. 22nd, on Friday was sentenced to one to five years each on a felony count of auto burglary and a felony count of theft, but then was granted a five-year probation term. Martin, who was prosecuted as an adult, pleaded guilty May 4 to the charges. He originally was charged with three felony counts of auto burglary, the felony theft charge and a misdemeanor count of theft alleging he broke into three cars on Oct. 8, 1991, and took stereo equipment.

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