Burglaries and thefts reported
- Lawrence police are investigating a report that an unknown person broke into a residence in the 2400 block of Melrose between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 6 a.m. Oct. 13 and stole property valued at $1,006. The 39-year-old resident who was in the house at the time reported that items taken included a videocassette recorder, 15 compact discs and a video tape. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said police had recovered the VCR and are attempting to contact a possible suspect.
- The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is investigating a reported burglary and theft Wednesday from a residence on Road 2100 North, west of Lecompton. According to the sheriff's report, entry was gained through a door, and assorted jewelry, valued at $1,625, was taken. Authorities have no suspects.
- Sheriff's officers are investigating a report that a man took indecent liberties with a 5-year-old Wellsville girl that he was caring for on Sept. 30. The alleged incident occurred at a residence in the eastern part of the county. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said deputies had contacted a 26-year-old man who was identified as the suspect, but had made no arrests. The report of the incident was filed with the sheriff's department Wednesday.
- A 34-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man remained in Douglas County Jail this morning following his arrest Wednesday evening on the Kansas Turnpike, two miles east of the East Lawrence Interchange. According to a report, the man was arrested in connection with aggravated battery after he allegedly used a knife to threaten the female driver of the bus he was riding on. The man was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
Criminal charges filed
- Aggravated battery charges have been filed against two Eudora men who allegedly beat a Lawrence man Sunday during a domestic dispute at 101 Michigan. Michael J. Notestine, 18, 18 Ithaca Ct., and Richard D. Notestine, 21, 927 1/2 Maple, were both arrested on criminal warrants and booked into the Douglas County Jail Wednesday evening. Each was released on a $2,000 bond pending court appearances Oct. 26. The 28-year-old victim suffered facial injuries in the incident.
Criminal case proceedings
- A preliminary hearing is scheduled Monday for a Lawrence man who is accused of threatening a woman and damaging a letter carrier box at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center on Sept. 20. Charles R. Abbey, 34, 911 Ohio, Apt. C., made his first court appearance on the charges Wednesday afternoon.