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Archive for Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Officers respond to 2 ‘nuisance houses’

June 20, 2006

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Police took two "nuisance house" reports during the weekend, one in northern Lawrence and one at a student-oriented complex on the southwest side.

¢ Police were dispatched about 3:30 a.m. Sunday to an apartment at The Legends, 4101 W. 24th Place.

The officer could hear loud music from inside the apartment and found 8 to 10 people inside, LPD spokeswoman Kim Murphree said.

A 23-year-old resident of the apartment was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail.

Murphree said police previously had been called to the same apartment in May 2005, June 2005, July 2005 and February 2006.

¢ About 3 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to a home at 328 Birch Lane.

They found a group of about 12 people outside, who began dispersing when police arrived, according to a report.

Previously, officers had been called to the home June 2 and June 3 for reports of a disorderly conduct and a fight in progress.

The residents of the apartment, a 21-year-old and 20-year-old male, weren't arrested, but police sent a report to municipal court for possible charges.

Comments

OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years, 10 months ago

Most likely the guy was arrested because of his behavior, not because of loud music. He's amped up on booze and bumping music, then with his testosterone all worked up he tells a cop to "go F___ YOURSELF", which WILL get you arrested.

"Murphree said police previously had been called to the same apartment in May 2005, June 2005, July 2005 and February 2006."

I just wanted to re-post that for all the kids who were complaining about noise ordinance controversies in our city. At what point do the cops have an obligation to take a complaint to a higher level? This should have been a "3 strikes and you are out" situation that got the kid (and maybe the landlord) in front of a judge. If a judge ordered him to keep it below "11" and he failed to do so, then he'd be heading toward something like a contempt of court citing, and picking up some highway trash. I don't know what kind of alcoholic child doesn't "get it" after FIVE citations, but it's obvious that the usual mode of handing these sitations ain't working on this citizen. "Failure to communicate".

My thanks to the cops. A party can turn into a mob really fast in these sitations.

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gr 7 years, 10 months ago

Without knowing the history, here is failure on someone's part. This is what the article says:

Police took two "nuisance house" reports - could suggest a complaint.

The officer could hear loud music from inside the apartment and found 8 to 10 people inside - a fact, though unprecise. Is it they kept moving around so there wasn't a good count?

A 23-year-old resident of the apartment was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail. - No reason? Was it because the officer could hear loud music, the resident was the only resident, the resident who allowed "8 to 10 people inside", the only one of age, or the only one who was also there 4 other times?


They found a group of about 12 people outside, who began dispersing when police arrived, according to a report. - That's more than 10!

The residents of the apartment, a 21-year-old and 20-year-old male, weren't arrested, - is that because some of the 12 dispersed? Or because they weren't the same ones in the previous two reports?


Is the LJW supposed to be so hard to read that one has to spend so much time pondering such odd questions the articles don't answer, or does one have keep tabs on all happenings so you know the history and assumed violations? Or does the police department not give all the details and LJW just dutifully publishes the incomplete facts?

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 10 months ago

Oooooooooo......................................

The "staff" didn't like my post and then certainly didn't like what OMB had to say so just go this earlier article on DisordelyHouses which appeard in the LJW and you will find my comment as well as OMB's reflections on the issue:

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/jan/17/disorderly_houses_may_face_new_music/?city_local

Thanks.

Marion.

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reginafliangie 7 years, 10 months ago

Guppypunkhead:

The reason they were at the houses was because of a complaint from neighbors. If the neighbors call the police because of the noise, they HAVE to respond. It's the rules. The police don't go driving around and listen for loud music. They only go when a complaint is put in. And that is why when police get dozens of noise complaint calls every night, they have to go and then you have officers tied up on this stuff when people need REAL help.

Not to say that the complainers don't have a right, they do. And as the article stated, there was a history at each home that they visited for similar complaints, how many citations and fines are they supposed to give before the parties and noise stops? Those people have already been given warnings and tickets and fines and they seem to think "no big deal". So I guess the next step would be being arrested. Especially if the subjects didn't show up in court for the fines and/or tickets, for the previous times, then a warrant would of been put out and they might of had that, which is the cause for the arrest.

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one_more_bob 7 years, 10 months ago

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 10 months ago

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observer 7 years, 10 months ago

if you livednext to them, arrest might be the least of what you'd want to happen to them

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guppypunkhead 7 years, 10 months ago

I can't believe they arrested someone for playing loud music. What happened to ticketing and fines? And shouldn't the LPD maybe be working on oh... I don't know.... CATCHING THE SERIAL RAPIST rather than arresting party-goers?

Sheesh.

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DownHomeDude 7 years, 10 months ago

Nuisance is a very descriptive term, however, I like

think "party house" would probably be more

appropriate.

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