Burglaries and thefts reported
- A Lawrence man has told police that between 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and 4:30 a.m. Thursday someone stole his 1974 Ford pickup from the 100 block of Minnesota. The truck, valued on a report at $1,500, was locked, the owner said. Police have no suspects.
- A Lawrence woman told police that her 1989 Mercury Cougar was stolen about 9:45 p.m. Thursday by her roommate from their driveway in the 3600 block of West 10th. The car, valued at $5,100, was recovered later in a parking lot in the 2500 block of West Sixth.
- Police are investigating a report in which a $300 lawn mower was stolen between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday from a garage in the 2700 block of Pebble Lane. The report indicates that the lawn mower was taken while a 36-year-old woman was inside the residence attached to the garage.
- A 35-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early this morning after his ex-wife called police and reported he had broken into her home in the 1600 block of Haskell. According to the report, the victim was awakened by a voice and discovered that the suspect had become stuck while attempting to crawl through her kitchen window. She then left the apartment and went to call police. When she returned to her home she found the suspect inside. He then fled, but returned to the apartment after police arrived. The man is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- A Lawrence woman has reported to police that on April 16 two men pointed a BB or pellet gun at her in a threatening manner as she was sitting on her patio in the 800 block of Avalon. The report indicates that the victim has had problems with the suspects in the past.
- A 39-year-old Lawrence man was arrested by police shortly before 3 a.m. today after an officer found what is believed to be a small quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The police report indicates the officer stopped behind the vehicle after he noticed it stalled in the 300 block of West Sixth. He noticed what he thought was drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle when he was speaking to the driver and a passenger. The driver, who was arrested, was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- A 35-year-old man, who was listed as a transient on Douglas County Jail records, was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly burglarizing a residence on East 1250 Road, about three miles north of Lawrence. According to the report, the occupants found the suspect asleep inside their home when they awakened Thursday morning. The report indicates the man ate some food and took a small amount of cash from a man's wallet. The suspect is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- A Douglas County resident has reported that between April 9 and April 15 someone stole power and hand tools from his garage about four miles east of Lawrence on North 1400 Road. Deputies have interviewed two suspects, but no arrests have been made. The tools were valued at $1,142.
- Deputies are investigating a report that between Oct. 15, 1994, and April 1 someone vandalized a riding mower belonging to a rural Baldwin man. The report indicates that an unknown substance was poured into the mower's gas tank and caused an estimated $3,200 damage. The vandalism occurred about six miles northeast of Baldwin on North 800 Road.
- Larry L. Hayward, 38, Tonganoxie, remained in fair condition this morning at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka, where he is being treated for injuries he received April 18 in a one-car accident on U.S. Highway 40 about 12 miles west of Lawrence.
- Robert G. Cernech, 38, Kansas City, Kan., remained in fair condition this morning at Kansas University Medical Center, where he was taken after a two-vehicle accident March 29 on U.S. Highway 24-59 about 1 1/2 miles west of the Douglas-Jefferson county line.
- Harold L. Galyardt, 65, Lawrence, remained in critical condition this morning at KUMC. Police said Galyardt suffered a severe head injury early Tuesday when he allegedly was beaten during a break-in at Reuter Pipe Organ Co., 612 N.H.
Criminal charges filed
- A 19-year-old Lecompton man has been charged with taking aggravated indecent liberties with a 15-year-old girl on March 12. Jail records indicate the man was arrested on the felony warrant at 12:25 p.m. Thursday. He was released on a $10,000 surety bond and is to appear back in court May 4.