Burglaries and thefts reported
- A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported that between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Friday someone broke into his apartment in the 900 block of Tennessee while he was sleeping and stole a color television and a videocassette recorder. The value of the property taken during the aggravated burglary was estimated at $467. There were no signs of forced entry.
- Police are investigating the reported theft of $1,215 in property from a residence in the 3200 block of Rainier Drive. The report indicates that between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday someone forced open the front door and stole a television, videocassette recorder, tools and other items. There are no suspects.
- Police said this morning they are continuing to search for a black male suspect who stole an undetermined amount of cash shortly before midnight Friday from Miller Mart, 3300 W. Sixth. The 24-year-old female clerk told police the suspect entered the store about 11:54 p.m., displayed a small semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The man took cash from the cash register and a safe, police said. He then fled west on foot. The suspect is described as 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He had a black bandana pulled across his face and was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.
- A 35-year-old Lawrence woman told police that she was raped between 2:15 a.m. and 2:38 a.m. Saturday in Deerfield Park. The woman told police that she was approached by the suspect as she was returning to a motel in the 2900 block of West Sixth. She said she got into the man's truck after he asked her if she wanted to smoke a marijuana cigarette. The man then drove to the park where the assault occurred. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with brown hair.
- A 33-year-old Topeka man remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning following his arrest in connection with possession of a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Kansas City, Mo. The man also was booked into jail in connection with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving and attempting to elude police. Lawrence police were called shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday and told that the man was filling the 1974 Ford Ranchero with gas at a convenience store in the 1500 block of East 23rd. The officer arrived at the store just as the man was heading east on 23rd. The officer followed the vehicle for a short distance and then turned on his emergency lights in an attempt to get the vehicle to stop. The driver then accelerated and continued east, reaching speeds higher than 100 mph. The man lost control of the vehicle about six miles east of Lawrence after he attempted to pass Eudora Police Officer Greg Neis who was driving in front of him. The vehicle ran off the road and ended up in the westbound lane of Kansas Highway 10. The man was checked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and then booked into jail. He is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- A rural Baldwin man has reported that between 8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday someone broke into his residence near 1200 N. 100 Road and stole property valued at $4,265. Property taken included two shotguns, a semi-automatic rifle, a handgun, a camera, assorted coins and other items. There are no suspects.
- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department reported that a Mission man, Robert McKee, was injured about noon Saturday in a boating accident at Perry Lake. Details of the accident were unavailable. McKee was transported from near Lake Perry Marina to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., by LifeStar Air Ambulance. He was released from the hospital Sunday.
- Mary Lane, 97, DeSoto, remained in serious condition this morning at Olathe Medical Center with injuries she suffered July 4 in a two-vehicle accident at the junction of Highways 24-40 and 59, north of Lawrence.
- Harry Balazs, 2, Netawaka, was released Sunday from LMH where he was taken Saturday afternoon after he swallowed a gasoline additive at the Walnut Campground at Clinton Lake.