Archive for Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Police investigate vehicle vandalism

October 31, 2006

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At least 12 vehicles had windows shattered throughout the city late Friday or early Saturday.

It's at least the second time in the past month there has been a large number of car windows broken on the same night in Lawrence.

Roger Pfeifer said his truck's window was broken early Saturday in the 2700 block of Harper Street. He said it was the third vehicle window that had been broken on his street within the last three weeks - that he knew of.

"I think it's just somebody having fun smashing windows," he said.

Early this month, there were about 30 reports of car windows broken one night, many of them in eastern Lawrence.

In the most recent round, police say, a variety of items were used to break windows. One window appeared to have been broken by a shot from a BB gun. Another was smashed with a bat, and another apparently was smashed with a concrete brick.

"Because we have different methods, I can't confirm that they are related. I know that we're going to follow every lead on every case," said Kim Murphree, Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman.

Comments

namastem 8 years, 7 months ago

The car with a the concrete brick was actually on the west side behind hyvee. They used bricks and a 1 ft square block of concrete. Over $2000 worth of damage to a car belonging to single mother of two, who is a full time student and works part time at supercuts. It also accured on her sons 9th birthday, she had to pay for the tow truck with the tips she earned that night that she was going to buy him a present with.

namastem 8 years, 7 months ago

What is the world coming to when a child cannot be questioned for a crime they openly claimed to have done because his mommy says the police can not talk to her child.

Ragingbear 8 years, 7 months ago

Namastem... Those are called Civil rights. The rights to representation, the right for a parent to be present in questioning, and to be the legal guardian of that child. For that matter, you can't torture people to get them to confess... at least not quite yet. We are getting close.

A warrant or a subpeona will no doubt be issued where the child will be ensured legal representation while the proper questions are asked on the record.

namastem 8 years, 7 months ago

I do not have a problem with that child having legal representation or a parent there at all. My words should be taken with a grain of salt, calm down. I always own my mistakes and those of my children, it bothers me that others are to cowardly to do so. Somehow I doubt that the matter will be pursued after the point at which they tried to question the child. I mean really like anyone cares. People prefer to be blissfully unaware that their children are hurting other people and they sure as hell prefer to not have to compensate the injured party for the damages.

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