Archive for Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Two questioned in connection with crime spree, police chases in Jefferson County

July 8, 2008


— Jefferson County Sheriff's officers are trying to sort out details of a crime spree early Tuesday involving three stolen vehicles and two police chases.

Two people - a man and a juvenile boy - were taken in for questioning concerning the incidents after they were found walking along U.S. Highway 59, Sheriff Jeff Herrig said. The suspects were booked into Jefferson County Jail on arrest warrants from Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. Jefferson County charges are pending.

The series of incidents began shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday when an officer in Oskaloosa became suspicious of a vehicle and tried to stop it. The driver led the officer on a car chase that ended when the car struck a parked vehicle. The driver fled on foot.

A short while later a pickup truck was stolen in the southern part of town and was spotted by an officer who pursued it, Herrig said. The chase ended up in the area of Williamstown with the truck traveling through farm fields, Herrig said. It ended when the truck crashed at a railroad embankment, he said.

Douglas County officers and a Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter assisted with the search.

A third vehicle also was reported stolen in southern Jefferson County before the man and boy were picked up, Herrig said.


napoleon969 9 years, 10 months ago

Bite it, Unix_Admin. I'd say there's more than an even chance the older guy was Lew Perkins trying to make KU a few extra bucks on the hot car/truck market.

igby 9 years, 10 months ago

I can remember back in the late 1970's and early 1980's, Topeka, was a good low crime town. The liberal judges that were appointed by Gov. Finney, changed the criminal justice system in Topeka and these judges in Topeka started letting these criminal out of jail without any means too re-capture them unless they were caught in a traffic stop somewhere. High speed pursuits are the norm where they finally do get targeted by the police. As for their car theft, they do this all the time; steal a car, drive it around for a week or so and then dump it or give it to other criminals to joy ride in.Just don't leave your check book in the glove box! lol.

lancer2002 9 years, 10 months ago

These 2 criminals stole a 72 year old disabled womans car at 2 am and then wrecked it. Seriously, what is the world coming too? And yes, one of them was from Topeka (a town which has never spawned a criminal by the way-he must be the first)

geniusmannumber1 9 years, 10 months ago

They were just some good ol' boys, never meaning no harm.

igby 9 years, 10 months ago

Two crashes in one night. Some people shouldn't drive. I bet he's sore today!

doubledogleg 9 years, 10 months ago

does anybody know which "farm fields" near Williamstown they were driving through?

Undrtkn 9 years, 10 months ago

The Carnival workers are good people, it just sounds like your trying to place some blame on them for your coincidental crime spikes. Did you read the article, Williamstown was mentioned not Oskaloosa.

amanda_lazer 9 years, 10 months ago

And I assume that it is "just a coincidence" that Oskaloosa is filled with carnival workers as the "Old Settlers Reunion" kicks off tomorrow. I've lived here for four years and in McLouth for 24 years before that...and it seems to be a trend that crime spikes during that event.

Undrtkn 9 years, 10 months ago

ok, so i reread the article, it started in Oskie and ended in Billtown. sorry for my ignorance.however, it does not say anything about being Carnival workers, that I know for a fact

kessman 9 years, 10 months ago

they were from topeka and leavenworth

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