Burglaries and thefts reported
- A burgundy, 1989 Plymouth Acclaim was reported stolen Tuesday from outside the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper. The vehicle, valued on a police report at $4,000, was taken sometime between 12:15 and 4:45 p.m.
- A 24-year-old Lawrence man reported that sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sept. 8 someone broke a rear window on his Jeep, parked in the 1200 block of Kentucky, and stole assorted tools and stereo equipment. The loss was listed on a police report as $1,975.
- Aerospace Systems and Technologies, 110 Riverfront Rd., reported to police that unknown suspects forced open the business's front door between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 7:55 a.m. Monday and took a safe, a cellular phone and other items. The police report said the safe and several packages of computer software were recovered by a Kansas Turnpike trooper on the Kansas Turnpike east of Lawrence. The cellular phone has not been recovered. Total value of all the items that were stolen and damaged was listed on the police report as $1,450.
- A Lawrence man reported that $4,000 damage was done to his 1988 Pontiac Firebird between Saturday night and Sunday morning, when someone poured an oil-based liquid on the vehicle's hood. The vandalism occurred while the vehicle was parked in the 1100 block of East 23rd Street.
- A 78-year-old Lawrence woman was treated and released Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after she was injured in a two-vehicle accident at West 22nd Street and Naismith Drive. Erma F. Hawkins, 1712 W. 20th, was northbound on Naismith in the right lane, when she collided with a 1989 Toyota being driven eastbound on 22nd by Jennifer R. Propp, 32, 1417 W. 22nd. Propp was issued a citation for failing to yield the right-of-way, the accident report said.
- Two people were treated and released Tuesday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after their vehicle was struck from behind at the intersection of North Third and Lincoln streets. According to a police report, Steven C. Drake, 39, 346 Locust, had stopped his 1985 Ford pickup at the intersection when it was struck from behind by a southbound 1989 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Orville M. Burns Jr., 64, 1764 E. 1310 Rd. Drake and a passenger in his truck, Shawna F. Drake, 15, 346 Locust, were both taken to LMH by ambulance. Burns, who was not injured, was cited by police for inattentive driving.
- One of two people injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on the Kansas Turnpike west of Lawrence was listed in fair condition today in the intensive care unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Daniel Agood, 42, was a passenger in an eastbound pickup truck that was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer rig. The driver of the pickup, Janette L. Mohler, 37, Topeka, was released from LMH after being treated for her injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer rig, Malcom Rausch, 52, Rocky Comfort, Mo., was not injured.
Criminal charges filed
- Assorted drug and other charges have been filed against a 23-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Monday on a criminal warrant charging him with battery. Paul Franklin, 730 W. 25th, was charged Tuesday with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon. The weapon's charge alleges that between June 8 and June 11 Franklin possessed a firearm with a barrel of less than 12 inches within five years of being convicted of a felony. According to the court file, he was convicted in April 1990 of burglary in Madison County, Ill. Franklin's preliminary hearing on the Douglas County charges is set for Sept. 28.
Criminal case proceedings
- An Oct. 6 preliminary hearing has been set for a 26-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested last month in connection with drug and other offenses. Brian K. Steele, 2429 Ousdahl, is charged with attempted cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon.
- An Ottawa man pleaded guilty recently to two theft charges stemming from a series of motor vehicle burglaries that were reported in 1992. In return for the pleas, prosecutors dismissed four counts of auto burglary that had been filed against Chad A. Edwards, 22. Edwards is to be sentenced Oct. 25.
- A Pomona man is to be sentenced Oct. 25 on two theft charges stemming from a series of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred in 1992. Leeford R. Edwards, 24, was charged in May 1992 with four counts of auto burglary and two counts of felony theft. In return for his guilty pleas to the theft charges, prosecutors dismissed the auto burglary charges.