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Archive for Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Car with Douglas County tags leads law enforcement on high-speed chase

September 24, 2008, 1:51 p.m. Updated September 24, 2008, 5:45 p.m.

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Two burglary suspects in a car with a Douglas County license plate led the Jefferson County sheriff on a car chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph Wednesday morning, the sheriff said.

The suspects are wanted in connection with a residential burglary that occurred about 11:10 a.m. in Shawnee County, said Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig, who happened to spot the suspects' vehicle in nearby Meriden.

"I turned around, and they ran from me," the sheriff said.

The suspects led the sheriff on a chase on Kansas Highway 4, from Meriden to east Topeka, where he lost the suspects' vehicle near Billard Airport, Herrig said.

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper working an unrelated vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 24 and Kansas Highway 4 spotted the car and tried to throw out a tire-deflation device to stop the suspect's car but wasn't successful, law enforcement said.

A Shawnee County sheriff's deputy located an unoccupied vehicle matching the description around 1:08 p.m. Wednesday, said spokesman Jay Simecka.

Simecka said one of the suspects in the car confronted a man at the location of the residential burglary, pointed a handgun at him and forced him to go to the back of the residence.

"The men told the homeowner's relative to stay there, and both men got into a green Ford Taurus and fled the area," Simecka said.

The suspects haven't been located, Simecka said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office at (785) 368-2200.

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RKLOG 5 years, 6 months ago

I hate to see cops driving so fast after these losers. Don't use gas to chase criminals, us the Motorola. Much safer.

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redemption 5 years, 6 months ago

nbnozzy....I'm not gonna lie.... For some reason after just hearing 10 seconds of that song, I kinda want to go cut myself a few times.

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compmd 5 years, 6 months ago

"Cop cars usually have juiced engines just so they can keep up in chases."Usually, yes, you're right. But that doesn't always turn out to be the case. If memory serves me right, the Douglas County sheriff's department had Dodge Intrepids for a while. Ugh.

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get_a_grip_on_reality 5 years, 6 months ago

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farva 5 years, 6 months ago

Reckless speeding driver, out of county officer chasing him in a likely unfamiliar area, LE has to watch for everyone's safety, maybe another car failed to yield to a police officer and the officer lost visual? Maybe the car was making rapid dangerous turns? Maybe other pedestrians were around to consider? Gotta love this sight...cops chase people get pissed off. Cops don't chase...people get pissed offCops can't catch thief due to unknown reasons...people get pissed off.

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Puff_Dragon 5 years, 6 months ago

Didn't take ya' long to come up with another user name did it moron?hahahaha

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dweezil222 5 years, 6 months ago

compmd (Anonymous) says: I saw a State Trooper and Jeff Co sheriff's cars driving through Lawrence today around 1:15. The trooper had a Ford Expedition and the sheriff had a Dodge Charger. I would not want to get into a high speed chase in an Expedition for fear of being killed by a sidewind. And the Charger wouldn't be much good in a chase if it was the V6 model.=============================Cop cars usually have juiced engines just so they can keep up in chases. I agree wholeheartedly about the Expedition, though -- all the fleeing driver has to do is make a sharp turn and watch the Expedition go barrel-rolling.

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get_a_grip_on_reality 5 years, 6 months ago

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compmd 5 years, 6 months ago

I saw a State Trooper and Jeff Co sheriff's cars driving through Lawrence today around 1:15. The trooper had a Ford Expedition and the sheriff had a Dodge Charger. I would not want to get into a high speed chase in an Expedition for fear of being killed by a sidewind. And the Charger wouldn't be much good in a chase if it was the V6 model.

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justnell 5 years, 6 months ago

im with you Pywacket they had to be topekans tryin to frame us lawrencians...and how do get out ran by a ford taurus..they are not good cars at all..im suprised it didnt break down

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bearded_gnome 5 years, 6 months ago

how bad do they want to catch these criminals:saw licenseplate, no name, address reported from tag registration;no description of one or both of the scofflaws;no word on what or where the stealing was. okay,if you live in DGCO, look out for a Ford Taurus! you see one, put the boot on it, dial 9-1-1! it might just be the high-speed hoodlums! in fact, you see a male driving a Taurus the right color, just shoot first and ask questions later: that was justice here 160 years ago. 130-years ago in western kansas. these might just be the modern equivalent of "horse thieves!"

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Munsoned 5 years, 6 months ago

Skull--You're right. The car MUST be stolen. It's gotta hurt being outrun by a Ford Taurus with DGCO plates.

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Pywacket 5 years, 6 months ago

Skull~~ I love it! What is up with people always going more than 10 mph under the limit on S Iowa, where there is a very wide center turn lane, dedicated left- and right-turn lanes at just about every intersection, and the speed limit is 40 or 45???As for these criminals-- must be Topekans trying to frame Lawrencians! I'm sure the tag was stolen from an upstanding Lawrence citizen. ;-)

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 6 months ago

They were close enough to see the tags, close enough to know two men were in the car but couldn't catch the car?Near Billard Airport? Probably on the way to Olde Mill Auction house to sell the stuff from Yellow House. Just another day in paradise.None of this stuff goes on in Barber county and those counties out west. They are too busy checking on their oil wells.

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skull 5 years, 6 months ago

Strange...I was under the assumption that nobody in Douglas County knew how to drive faster than 35.

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