Burglaries and thefts reported
- Lynch Rentals, 1711 Mass., has reported that three windows were broken and an antique corner cabinet was stolen from a rental property at 711 W. 12th. A police report indicates that the incident occurred between May 31 and Saturday. The total loss, including property damage, was estimated at $1,300. Police have not contacted the five men who were identified as suspects.
- Police have received a report that more than $33,000 was stolen between March 1, 1994, and April 4, 1995, from a conservatorship established for a disabled woman. The theft, which was discovered during an audit of the woman's accounts, was reported to police May 12 by a local attorney who was handling the conservatorship. A 48-year-old Lawrence woman who was working in the attorney's law office has been identified as a possible suspect in the theft. Reports on the incident have been forwarded to the district attorney's office for review.
- A 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested by police about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after what was believed to be methamphetamine was found in his car. Sgt. Rick Nickell said patrol officers stopped the man just east of the intersection of U.S. highways 24-40-59 after receiving information that he was attempting to sell drugs at a business in the Tanger Factory Outlet Center, 1035 N. Third. After receiving that information, officers found the man's car and followed it as he left the center's parking lot. After stopping the car and receiving consent to search the vehicle, the officers found a small quantity of what was believed to be methamphetamine, Nickell said. The man was booked into jail in connection with possession with intent to sell drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act. He was expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon.
- A rural Lecompton man has reported that assorted hand tools, an air compressor and other items were stolen between 9:30 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday from a shed near his home. The man's residence is about 2 1/2 miles west of Lecompton on North 2100 Road. The total value of the missing items was estimated on a report at $1,885.
- A 30-year-old former Lawrence man surrendered to sheriff's deputies Tuesday on three outstanding criminal warrants. Brett A. Amerine, who listed an address in Ocala, Fla., on jail records, was wanted on charges stemming from an April 21 incident in which a Douglas County man allegedly was kidnapped, beaten and robbed by several people who came to his home. Amerine also faces a charge alleging that he escaped from the Douglas County Jail on May 19. The escape charge stems from his failure to return to the jail from a work release assignment. At the time of the escape, Amerine was being held in connection with a felony theft charge.