Burglaries and thefts reported
- Police say they have no suspects in an auto burglary that occurred between 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in which property valued at $1,543 was stolen. According to the report, someone broke the passenger's side window on a 1990 Plymouth while it was parked outside an automotive repair business in the 900 block of East 28th. Items reported stolen included a radar detector, 60 compact discs and a case of motor oil.
- Kansas University police continued this morning to investigate a weekend incident in which six vehicles belonging to the KU Athletic Department were damaged. Reports indicate that damage to the vehicles -- four vans and two trucks -- totaled $1,325. The vehicles were parked in a lot near Anschutz Sports Paviliion. Entry to one of the vehicles, a Ford pickup, was made by breaking the driver's side window. The other vehicles were unlocked, according to Officer Cindy Alliss of the KU Police Department. All but one of the vehicles received damage to their ignitions. Alliss said police haven't been able to determine if the suspect or suspects were intending only to disable the vehicles or were attempting to steal them.
- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a report that assorted power tools were stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday from a garage about two miles northeast of Lawrence on East 1600 Road. A sheriff's report indicates entry was made by forcing open a walk-in door. The tools, which included grinders, sanders, drills and saws, were valued at $2,117 on the report.
Drug Enforcement Unit reports
- A 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning following his arrest Wednesday night after a weeklong investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit. The investigation began after DEU officers received information that the man was attempting to set up a crack cocaine selling operation in a residence in the 1200 block of Rhode Island. A sheriff's department spokesperson said investigators arranged to make a drug buy at the residence, then got permission from one of the occupants to search the residence. Small quantities of what is believed to be crack cocaine and marijuana were recovered during the search. Jail records indicate the man was booked into jail in connection with sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. He is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- A 21-year-old Topeka man was arrested about 5 p.m. Wednesday after an investigation into reported drug sales in the 2500 block of Redbud. The investigation that resulted in the man's arrest began Wednesday morning after officers with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Unit received a tip. Based on that information they were able to get a search warrant for the residence and arranged a drug buy. They then executed the search warrant and made the arrest. About $50 worth of crack cocaine was seized during the investigation. The man was booked into jail in connection with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- Larry L. Hayward, 38, Tonganoxie, was listed in serious condition this morning at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka with injuries he received Tuesday night in a one-car accident on U.S. Highway 40 about 12 miles west of Lawrence. Hayward suffered multiple fractures in the accident.
- Sarah M. Whitedeer, 42, Ada, Okla., remained in good condition this morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday afternoon about two miles south of the Douglas-Franklin county line on U.S. Highway 59. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Whitedeer was southbound on U.S. 59 in a 1989 Ford van when she lost control of the vehicle during a heavy rain.
- Bob Zago, Perry, was dismissed Wednesday from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka where he had been undergoing treatment for injuries he suffered Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident at 25th and Haskell.
- Robert G. Cernech, 38, Kansas City, Kan., remained in critical condition this morning at Kansas University Medical Center, where he was taken after a two-vehicle accident March 29 on U.S. Highway 24 about 1 1/2 miles west of the Douglas-Jefferson county line.