Burglaries and thefts reported
- A 19-year-old Lawrence man has reported that between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday someone broke into his residence in the 2600 block of Rawhide while he was sleeping and stole $2,413 in property. Items reported stolen included a camcorder, a cellular phone, a baseball autographed by George Brett and 80 compact discs. There are no suspects.
- Police are investigating a report that between 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday someone scratched the passenger's side of a 1992 Honda that was parked in the 2100 block of Heatherwood Drive. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,000. Police have no suspects.
- A 25-year-old Lawrence man was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital this morning for a gunshot wound to his left thigh and then released. Police were called about 5:30 a.m. today after Jerry L. Davis, 2125 Clinton Parkway, walked into a restaurant in the 1700 block of West 23rd and requested help. Police Sgt. Rick Nickell said Davis initially told police that he had been walking east on 23rd Street near J.C. Penney's when he heard an explosion and felt something hit his leg. Nickell said an investigation revealed that Davis had been carrying a loaded .32-caliber, semi-automatic handgun in a fanny pack and that the gun had discharged. Police found a bullet hole in both the gun's holster and the fanny pack. They later found the gun beneath a shrub outside the restaurant. Davis was issued a citation to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court Aug. 2 for carrying a concealed weapon, Nickell said.
- Police are investigating a report that a 5-year-old Lawrence girl was sexually battered and physically abused between May 1 and Monday in her home in the 1600 block of Haskell. The initial report indicates that the child was touched inappropriately and struck with a rope by a 23-year-old Lawrence man. The man reportedly was a friend of a member of the girl's family.
- Two Tonganoxie men remained in the Douglas County Jail this morning following their arrest in connection with burglaries of 14 vehicles that were parked in an impound lot at Kaw Motors, 1549 N. Third. Douglas County Sheriff Loren Anderson said the two were arrested about 1 a.m. today after officers responded to an alarm at the business. When deputies arrived, they discovered the men, one 19 and the other 29, were loading items into their vehicle. The men were booked into jail in connection with 14 counts of motor vehicle burglary, 14 counts of theft and criminal damage to property. Both are expected to make court appearances this afternoon.
- 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 U.S. highways 24-40 and 59, north of Lawrence.