Archive for Wednesday, March 10, 1993


March 10, 1993


Law enforcement report

Burglaries and thefts reported

A radar detector, several compact discs and stereo equipment were taken between 10 p.m. Monday and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday from a car parked in the 2900 block of West 15th, Lawrence police reported. The items were valued together on a police report at $2,210.

Two sets of golf clubs valued together on a police report at $1,850 were taken between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. from a golf cart at Alvamar Country Club, 1800 Crossgate Dr. The owner of one set of clubs said the clubs were on a golf cart he had left parked outside the clubhouse when he went to the snack bar. When he left the snack bar, police said, the cart was gone. When he later found the cart in a parking lot, the clubs were gone.

Stereo equipment valued on a police report at $4,175 was taken between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4:50 a.m. Tuesday from a car parked in the 3400 block of Iowa, Lawrence police reported.

District court

Criminal charges filed

Shannon J. Porter, 22, 818 La., and John Burroughs Jr., 28, 726 W. 25th, each made a first appearance Tuesday on misdemeanor charges stemming from what police described as a melee late Monday at an apartment building in the 700 block of West 25th. Each man was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process, and Porter also was charged with a count of battering a law enforcement officer. Porter is scheduled to appear today for a trial-setting, plea or diversion hearing. A hearing for Burroughs is scheduled for March 30. Lawrence police reported Tuesday that they were called to investigate a fight at the apartment building. Porter allegedly jumped on a lieutenant who was trying to break up the fight.

Criminal case proceedings

A diversion agreement has been filed in the case of Gary Marshall, 18, 1947 Edgelea, who was arrested Oct. 17 on a warrant charging him with a felony count of criminal damage to property. Marshall was accused of damaging a Lawrence resident's 1984 Monte Carlo on July 3 or July 4. Among the terms of the diversion, Marshall must pay $697 in restitution and must write a letter of apology to the alleged victim.

A diversion agreement has been filed in the case of Stephen McKillip, 24, Baldwin, who was charged Dec. 22 with a felony count of forgery after he allegedly forged a check for $243 on Nov. 12. Among the terms of the agreement, McKillip must complete 40 hours of community service work.

Michael Kimball, 25, no address listed, recently was sentenced to six months in jail on an amended misdemeanor count of theft. Kimball originally was charged Oct. 9 with a felony count of theft after he allegedly took cash Oct. 8 from the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 138 Ala. He pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to the amended charge.

Bridget Gilfeather, 21, 1315 Ohio, recently was sentenced to one to two years imprisonment on a felony count of forgery and one year in jail on a misdemeanor count of theft, but then was granted a probation term. The theft and forgery charges were filed against Gilfeather along with three felony counts of burglary and two additional misdemeanor counts of theft after she allegedly entered three rooms at Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall, 500 W. 11th, in April 1992 and took miscellaneous items. He pleaded guilty to the forgery and theft charges on Jan. 28.

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