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Police catch bowling-alley theft in progress
Police arrested three people early this morning for trying to steal a kids' bowling ramp from Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa. An officer was on routine patrol shortly after midnight when he saw three people carrying the kids' bowling ramp out the west door of the bowling alley, according to a report. The officer reported seeing two people load the ramp into the trunk of a vehicle while the third got in the drivers' seat. He made contact with them and an employee of the business and learned they didn't have permission to take it. All three -- Donald Tre Overstake, 30, Reesa Raeann Allee, 23, and Ryan Martin Weekley, 29, all of Lawrence -- went to the Douglas County Jail and given notices to appear in court for a theft charge.Other crimes:¢ 500 block of Fireside Drive: A 53-year-old taxi driver told police a man and woman robbed her of money bag shortly after she picked them up between 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. Tuesday.¢ 1400 block of West Third Street: a 25-year-old wopman reported $2,786 worth of property, including 170 compact discs and a portable DVD player, stolen from her vehicle between 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Sept. 7.