Archive for Sunday, April 29, 2007

Suspects charged with stealing instruments

April 29, 2007


Two people running through a downtown parking lot during the night while carrying musical instruments raised the suspicions of a Lawrence police officer early Wednesday.

Shortly after midnight, the officer stopped to investigate the men as they tried to hide behind a column of bricks protruding from the south wall of Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

One of them carried an electronic keyboard and the other carried a wooden mandolin with a cord connected to it, according to a police report.

The men told the officer they were with a band and were running to catch their ride. They said they had been playing at the Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass.

A subsequent investigation with witnesses at Jackpot Saloon led to the arrest of the suspects on charges of taking the instruments off the stage and fleeing with them. Booked into the Douglas County Jail were Nathan A. Peterson, 19, Topeka, and Patrick F. Galbraith, 18, Lawrence.

Both have been charged in Douglas County District Court with felony theft and are free on bond.


lunacydetector 11 years ago

one suspect was from topeka? hmmmm. sounds like another apology letter from lawrence to topeka is in order -har, har.

gabbo 11 years ago

They took instruments from working musicians at a gig? Nate and Pat: RUN. You suck. Karma is coming.

KsTwister 11 years ago

Wait, you give the police the name of the place you stole them from??? HOW dumb it that?

Confrontation 11 years ago

Maybe the music was really bad and they were just trying to spare the ears of everyone involved. I've heard music that bad, and usually it is played in Lawrence.

introversion 11 years ago

Hey man, lets hear it for the musicians to whom those instruments belonged. That goes to show they had some good karma coming to them. It's not often that I go out of my way to praise the LPD, but this is a great example of a cop being on his toes and actually being around when he's needed.

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