Law enforcement report
A Lawrence man was arrested this week for reportedly threatening to harm a transient with a large chain at a local homeless shelter, police said.
Prosecutors charged Richard Snell, 44, with attempted aggravated battery on Thursday.
A city employee reported the crime against the 49-year-old victim, who is an acquaintance of the suspect, a police report said. The incident reportedly happened around noon Wednesday at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St.
Snell was taken into custody at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, in the 1100 block of New York Street, police said.
"A large chain was recovered," said police spokeswoman Kim Murphree.
Snell, 44, pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday afternoon in Douglas County District Court, court records said. He's scheduled to return to court Wednesday for an appearance in front of Judge Michael Malone.
Burglaries and thefts reported
¢ A 19-year-old Lawrence woman reported a 2006 Hyundai Tucson valued at $24,000 was stolen Thursday in the 2000 block of University Drive.
¢ Kansas University Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., could not confirm the condition of Maria Thorson, 25, Lawrence.
¢ John R. Revenew, 56, Lawrence, is in fair condition at Stormont Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.
¢ Stephanie Rush, 23, Eskridge, was discharged Thursday from Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
¢ The condition of Errin Lang, 38, Lawrence, has continued to improve said her father, Ron Lang, Friday. He said his daughter was in physical therapy at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
¢ Kansas University Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., could not confirm the condition of Ryan Martinez, 32, Eudora.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses:
¢ Smoke scare, odor of smoke, 5:04 p.m. Thursday, 2154 W. 26th St.
¢ Alarm system activation, no fire, 6:04 p.m. Thursday, 1429 Kasold Drive.
¢ Sprinkler activation, no fire, 2:35 a.m. Friday, 1215 Elm St.