Archive for Saturday, April 18, 2009

Separate stabbings send two men to the hospital

April 18, 2009, 3:11 a.m. Updated April 18, 2009, 11:46 a.m.


Several arrested in weekend incidents of violence

Lawrence police had a busy weekend after multiple incidents all over town. Enlarge video

Police are looking for suspects in separate stabbings that sent two Lawrence men to the hospital Saturday morning.

The first incident occurred at 1:45 a.m. outside Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave. Lawrence Police Sgt. Michael McLaren said the fight started as a verbal argument outside the bar before the suspect stabbed a 32-year-old Lawrence man.

The victim was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with lacerations to his left forearm and left eyebrow. As of Saturday morning, police were still seeking a suspect.

Police received a second stabbing call at 8:38 a.m. Saturday. Sgt. Craig Shanks said the victim, a 36-year-old Lawrence man, reportedly arrived at LMH with a stab wound. The man was then transferred to a Kansas City-area hospital.

“It’s very early in the investigation, but it appears to be the result of a domestic dispute,” Shanks said. The incident occurred in the 2600 block of Alabama Street, he said. Details about the man’s injuries were not available.

Shanks said police were speaking with a 36-year-old Lawrence woman who was at the residence during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 832-7509 or leave an anonymous message on the TIPS hot line at 832-TIPS (8471).


BalkansHawk 9 years, 2 months ago

You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run.

wysiwyg69 9 years, 2 months ago

wow, Lawrence sure has turned into a thug town

doc1 9 years, 2 months ago

Crosstown gun and knife club. If your gonna play with the dogs be prepared to deal with fleas.

slowplay 9 years, 2 months ago

If play with the snakes (1:45 outside a bar, most likely drunk) you are going to get bit. No empathy here.

Kaw Pickinton 9 years, 2 months ago

We'll know more when the wife of the cutter shows up to defend his actions.

kujayhawk 9 years, 2 months ago

Not the Lawrence I grew up in. See what happens when you split high schools.

roger_o_thornhill 9 years, 2 months ago

ALCOHOL! The cause of, and solution to all of life's problems!!!

lawthing 9 years, 2 months ago

crosstown drug exchange program gone bad

flux 9 years, 2 months ago

crime follows the economy.........there's tension in the air

Lance Cheney 9 years, 2 months ago

I don't know about anybody else, but I was just downright SHOCKED when I read this story. I mean, the Cross Town Tavern of all places? That's the last place I figured this sort of thing would have happened. This is probably the first time though, right? I'VE never heard of anything like this happening there before, anyway.

wyattearp2 9 years, 2 months ago

I just love it when the liberals of this town, assisted by ACLU representatives and the judges give these thugs the run of the town to cause hate and discontent.....

These thugs are well protected in this town from any form of the judicial process....why do you think they come here from KCK, KCMO and Topeka....

The Lawrence Police, I mean the Lawrence Glorified Security Guards have no authority in this town, unlike the officers and the judicial system in KCK, KCMO and Topeka. They have a system that drops the hammer on these thugs.....

This is what happens in liberal minded communities.....Liberals want something done and then cry about how its done... See what smoking pot and crack does to the Lawrence's Liberal mindset......

geekin_topekan 9 years, 2 months ago

Wyatt,feel free to go back to Dodge at any time.I have some boxes if you need them.

thepartimarshall 9 years, 2 months ago

I like the fact that sgt shanks is the one reporting on knifings. A shank is what they use in prison to knife someone. For those that don't know.

bigdave 9 years, 2 months ago

I'm glad this weekend was a (shank) knife weekend for the thugs, bullets travel to fare!!! Going to move to Topeka or KCK-KCMO where it's safe.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 9 years, 2 months ago

They'll be shutting that one down soon. It has nearly caught up with Last Call.

notajayhawk 9 years, 2 months ago

Not to be too overly picky about the headline, but unless the perpetrator was using a very long knife, if two people were stabbed, then by definition they were separate stabbings.

notajayhawk 9 years, 2 months ago

Unfortunately, Marion, the headline would more likely read "Armed Citizen Arrested for Sending Thugs to H*ll."

Bladerunner 9 years, 2 months ago

I hope "Oldenuf" is wrong. If they shut down the Cross Town.....Those folks may show up at YOUR bar to drink!

bearded_gnome 9 years, 2 months ago

Shanks said police were speaking with a 36-year-old Lawrence woman who was at the residence during the incident.

you mean a feeble, defenseless peaceable woman actually stabbed him? must be an error.

azure-attitude holds it that only men do domestic violence. funny, she didn't post on here!

that would be the preferred: zebra print jacket. of course, if he'd had that, his aim with the knife might've just improved!

indeed, 01;45a.m. outside the Crosstown Bar, no it wasn't a dispute over Girl Scout Cookies!

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