Burglaries and thefts reported
- Two amplifiers and other items valued on a police report at $3,869 were taken between 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday from a vehicle in the 1500 block of Haskell, police reported.
- Stereo equipment valued on a sheriff's report at $1,975 was taken between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday from a vehicle near U.S. Highway 59 and County Road 200N.
- A white 1980 Volkswagen Jetta and eight bottles of beer valued on a sheriff's report at $1,508 were taken between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday from the 1700 section of East 1350 Road.
- Larry Kent Ledbetter, 40, Tonganoxie, was arrested Sunday for aggravated battery after he allegedly hit another man with a baseball bat about 4:15 p.m. Sunday outside Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa. A police spokeswoman said a confrontation between Ledbetter and the 39-year-old victim began in the store. Outside the store, verbal threats and hand gestures ensued, and Ledbetter allegedly went to his vehicle in the parking lot and grabbed a baseball bat. Ledbetter was charged Monday with one count of aggravated battery. He was being held on $15,000 bond in the Douglas County Jail. The victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
- The paint on a 1992 black Volkswagen was damaged between 4 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West 24th, police reported. Damage was estimated at $1,000.
- Deborah Hanson, 49, Rantoul, was listed in good condition Monday at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 9:10 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 59 in Ottawa.
- Derryl Johnson, 63, Topeka, was listed in satisfactory condition Monday at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 24 near Williamstown in Jefferson County.
- Eda Thomason, 60, Lawrence, was listed in fair condition Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was injured in an automobile accident June 10 near U.S. Highway 59 and County Road 1100N.
- Investigated a false alarm at 9:01 a.m. Sunday at an apartment at 1517 W. Ninth.
- Investigated a smoke detector that had gone off at 10:46 a.m. Sunday in a residence at 332 Locust. There was no fire. The detector's battery was low, firefighters reported.
- Investigated an arcing electrical line in a tree at 11:06 a.m. Sunday at 101 Riverfront.
- Investigated a smoke report at 12:55 p.m. Sunday at 1030 N. Third. Smoke was coming from under the hood of a KPL truck, firefighters reported. Wires running from the battery had come in contact with the frame, causing the smoke, firefighters reported.
- Investigated a false alarm at 11:36 p.m. Sunday at the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
- Investigated a carbon monoxide alarm at 7:35 a.m. Monday in an apartment at 1412 Brighton Cir.
- Investigated a smoke report at 9:26 a.m. Monday at Vehicle Accessory Sales, 716 E. Ninth. A fan motor had overheated, firefighters reported.
- Investigated a carbon monoxide report at 10:43 a.m. Monday at Lawrence Medical Equipment Inc., 2601 Iowa.
- Investigated a false alarm at 12:10 p.m. Monday at Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness.
- Investigated a false alarm at 3:24 p.m. Monday in an apartment at 1517 W. Ninth.
The Douglas County Ambulance Service reported the following responses:
- Medical emergency, 9:19 p.m. Sunday, 2400 block of Melrose.
- Auto accident, 11:34 p.m. Sunday, 19th and Bullene, no transport.
Criminal case proceedings
- Roosevelt Williams, alias Gary Eugene Sasser, 32, 912 Pa., recently was bound over for trial on a count of attempted first-degree murder, a count of aggravated intimidation of a witness and a count of a felon in possession of a firearm. On May 25, Williams allegedly fired a gun at a man in the 800 block of New York and New Jersey streets. The dispute stemmed from an argument about woman, authorities said. The aggravated intimidation of a witness charge stems from an incident last week in which Williams and an accomplice called a threatened a witness in the alleged attempted murder. A jury trial was set for Sept. 9.