Burglaries and thefts reported
- A pickup truck that burglars apparently loaded with numerous items from a residence in the 2500 block of Morningside Drive was taken between 7 p.m. Friday and 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Lawrence police reported. Police said burglars entered the residence through a rear bedroom window and found a spare key for a 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup. They loaded the vehicle with jewelry, TV and stereo equipment, compact discs, furniture, a video game, a microwave oven, antique coins and other items, then drove away. The truck and valuables were valued together on a police report at $27,717. Police have not identified any suspects.
- A compact disc player, a stereo tuner, a videocassette recorder and a television, valued together on a police report at $1,060, were taken between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday from a duplex in the 900 block of Jana Drive, Lawrence police reported.
- A heart monitor valued on a police report at $3,000 was taken about noon Wednesday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, Lawrence police reported. Further information was unavailable.
- A 34-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Saturday on counts of strong-armed robbery and possessing drug paraphernalia after he reportedly beat a 24-year-old Kansas University student and took his wallet about midnight at a tavern in the 600 block of Vermont. Police reported that the victim and his alleged assailant had met earlier in the evening and decided to go out drinking. While at the tavern, police said, the 34-year-old man asked the victim for a loan. The victim refused, and the 34-year-old man grabbed the victim's wallet. Police said the older man struck the victim several times in the face, then ran away with his wallet. Police Sgt. George Wheeler said an officer arrested the 34-year-old man at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., after seeing him run into the building. The man was being held without bond late Saturday in the Douglas County Jail.
- A hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday for a 42-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Friday on cocaine-related charges. The man, who authorities identified as a downtown tavern owner, was released from custody Friday after posting a $25,000 bond, authorities said. Rick Trapp, Douglas County assistant district attorney, said the arrest was the result of a longtime Douglas County Drug Enforcement Unit investigation that also led to the arrest early Friday of Craig E. Vann, 39, Lawrence, on cocaine-related charges.
- Were called at 12:35 p.m. to investigate a report of a malfunctioning furnace at a mobile home at 3323 Iowa. Firefighters reported finding no problems.
- Stood by for a Life Flight helicopter transfer at 5:19 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. A nursing supervisor said the person who was transferred was not a trauma patient.