Archive for Thursday, March 26, 1998


March 26, 1998


A Lawrence pre-school has recovered checks and most of the money that had been stolen from a school fund-raiser this week.

Sunshine Acres Montessori Preschool and Child Care Center, 2141 Maple Ln., reported to police that 50 checks and money totaling $2,390 had been taken from the school. About $70 of the amount was in cash, said Lawrence Police Officer Michael Monroe.

Susan Mozykowski, director of the school, said all the checks and some of the money had been returned Wednesday. A teen-age child of a person who contracts services with the school had confessed to the theft, and plans to repay all of the money. No charges have been filed in the case.

Acquaintance rape at party reported

A 20-year-old Lawrence woman on Wednesday told police she was raped at a party March 2 in the 2500 block of Crestline.

She told police she went to sleep in a bedroom of the house and later woke up because she thought her boyfriend was in bed.

Lawrence Police Officer Michael Monroe said the man in bed began taking liberties with the woman, and when she realized it wasn't her boyfriend she reportedly told him to stop.

The woman said the alleged suspect took advantage of her because she was intoxicated. No one had been arrested in the incident.

Female inmate disrupts jail

A female inmate at the Douglas County Jail protested her confinement by throwing a plate of spaghetti at a jailer and giving another inmate a bump on the head.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aleshia Rayton, 20, asked a 22-year-old female inmate to approach her cell. When the other women got close, Sheriff Loren Anderson said, Rayton grabbed her and pulled her to the cell, bumping her head on the metal bars.

She then threw her dinner, a plate of spaghetti, at a deputy.

Anderson said charges likely won't be brought in the outburst.

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