Archive for Thursday, July 6, 2006

Suspect faces theft, burglary charges

July 6, 2006


Police arrested a 22-year-old man for attempted burglary and attempted theft Monday after a woman in the 4800 block of McCormick Street reported he tried to enter her home as she was inside getting dressed.

She said the man rang the doorbell multiple times, then went to the back of the home and tried to enter through a rear door after she didn't answer.

Officers later found the man walking nearby, carrying a metal hammer in the pocket of his shorts.

His explanation for the hammer, Lawrence Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said, was that a friend had borrowed his shorts and must have put the hammer in the pocket before returning them. He also told officers he didn't know where he lived because he just had moved to town.

Police talked with others in the neighborhood and found another person who said a man matching the suspect's description rang his doorbell that morning. The man told police when he answered the door, the suspect told him he had the wrong home.

The suspect was identified on jail records as Jeffrey L. Heathington.


Moderateguy 11 years, 11 months ago

"Just moved to town." Just a guess here, but I'd bet 20 bucks his address was the homeless shelter. Nice job LPD. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

coolmom 11 years, 11 months ago

what are you talking about? these arn't my i love that.

Mike Birch 11 years, 11 months ago

Be glad it wasn't my house that he broke into! I would have shot his sorry ass! DHD

Wilbur_Nether 11 years, 11 months ago

And, DownHomeDude, I'm sure that rubber band you shot him with would have stung and really taught him a thing or two.

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