Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
Car stereo equipment valued on a police report at $1,525 was taken between 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Thursday from a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Ohio, Lawrence police reported today.
Officers reported today that two counterfeit $20 bills have shown up duirng the past two days at local businesses. Police Sgt. Mark Warren said one fake bill was found in a bank deposit, while the other was discovered in a cash drawer at a local business. The names of the businesses were unavailable. Warren showed reporters one of the bills, which someone made by cutting off the ends of a $1 bill and affixing the ends of a $20 bill to the altered $1 bill. Warren said the bogus bills were identical. Police have no suspects, he said.
Three men who were identified in a police report as employees of Gusto's, 925 Iowa, were treated by paramedics for injuries they suffered while trying to break up a brawl about 1:05 a.m. today at the establishment. Police reported that a doorman, a 25-year-old Lawrence man, suffered a cut to the side of the head after being hit with a beer bottle. He also suffered a cut on the right arm from a broken beer bottle. A 25-year-old man identified as a bartender was struck in the head by a bottle and a pool ball. And a 23-year-old man told police he was knocked to the ground and kicked in the head, back and face. Police Sgt. Mark Warren said officers were not sure how the fight started. He said several people were involved in the brawl. A 21-year-old Topeka man, who one of the victims identified as an attacker, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge. The Topeka man was being held in the Douglas County Jail today.