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Police surround Jayhawk Motel, apprehend juvenile robbery suspect

Police apprehend robbery suspect at gunpoint

Lawrence police and Douglas County Sheriff's officers take a man into custody at the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 North 2nd Stree,t shortly after noon Thursday. Up to 10 law enforcement officers had surrounded a room at the motel and had it under observation for over an hour before the man was apprehended.

Lawrence police and Douglas County Sheriff's officers take a man into custody at the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 North 2nd Stree,t shortly after noon Thursday. Up to 10 law enforcement officers had surrounded a room at the motel and had it under observation for over an hour before the man was apprehended.

July 9, 2009, 1:07 p.m. Updated July 9, 2009, 5:51 p.m.

Police apprehend robbery suspect at hotel

A teenager was taken into custody following a dangerous situation Thursday at a North Lawrence hotel. Enlarge video

Lawrence police take up a position behind a storage container Thursday at the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 North 2nd Street. Up to 10 law enforcement officers had surrounded a room at the motel and had it under observation for over an hour before a man was taken under arrest.

Lawrence police take up a position behind a storage container Thursday at the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 North 2nd Street. Up to 10 law enforcement officers had surrounded a room at the motel and had it under observation for over an hour before a man was taken under arrest.

A North Lawrence motel was evacuated Thursday before two dozen law enforcement officers surrounded the business and arrested a robbery suspect holed up inside a room.

Armed with rifles and other guns, officers apprehended the 17-year-old suspect, of Lawrence, after getting him to come out the front door of room No. 19 at Jayhawk Motel, 1004 N. Third St.

About two dozen Lawrence police officers and Douglas County sheriff’s deputies stationed themselves around the motel grounds, hiding behind trash cans and buildings, before the takedown, which occurred at 12:15 p.m.

“After we had a perimeter set up, (we) made phone contact with the suspect at the room, who then came out and gave himself up," said Sgt. Bill Cory, Lawrence police spokesman.

Officers charged the suspect at gunpoint, yelled at him to get to the ground and took him into custody.

Cory said that the robbery occurred at 11 a.m. nearby, in the 900 block of North Third Street, and that the 18-year-old victim, also of Lawrence, was known to the suspect. The victim called police about the robbery.

Before the arrest — which Cory called a dangerous situation — officers went door to door and evacuated everyone staying at the motel.

“We made sure that nobody was in harm’s way before we made contact with the suspect,” Cory said. “The suspect was possibly armed with some type of firearm. That, obviously, heightens the safety of the civilians and the law enforcement personnel.”

Guests at the motel were allowed to return to their rooms after the suspect was handcuffed and taken to Douglas County Jail on a charge of aggravated robbery.

“It went very well,” Cory said of the arrest. “The suspect complied, came out and gave up.”

Comments

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 1 month ago

Uh, 24 officers to get 1 kid? Was he heavily armed?

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Stuart Evans 5 years, 1 month ago

I witnessed some similar police action this morning about 11:30 in front of Johnston automotive further north on 3rd street. this involved two 20-something people in a white car. lots of cops, plenty of guns. I wonder if there's a connection. I noticed the police were lingering about in an abnormal way 20 minutes prior.

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monkfellow 5 years, 1 month ago

uh, the little thug is an accused felon. Maybe he has some thug buddies in the room,also armed. How many officers would be sufficient for you?

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Steve Jacob 5 years, 1 month ago

If he showed even one gun, 24 cops is for sure justified.

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John Spencer 5 years, 1 month ago

As I am reading this article the advertisement that popped up is a ski-masked man pointing a handgun towards the camera. How very appropriate.

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gsxr600 5 years, 1 month ago

I didn't know there were that many cops on duty at one time in Lawrence, let alone city and sheriff combined. I guess you could have gotten away with anything else in town about that time...

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Kontum1972 5 years, 1 month ago

looks good on the resume'...combat action! Huwah...!

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zettapixel 5 years, 1 month ago

Saw all the squad cars out there around lunch time. Now I don't have to wonder about what was going on!

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Practicality 5 years, 1 month ago

icedover,

quit being ridiculous. The point is to make it clear to the suspect that there isn't any alternative but to give up, which they accomplished without any shoot outs. If a thuggie thinks they have a chance to get away, then they usually take it. Obviously this tactic worked as it was supposed to. Next time maybe you can just volunteer to go in by yourself and wrestle him down if you want.

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tolawdjk 5 years, 1 month ago

Maybe he wasn't involved ina robbery.

Maybe he was just looking to borrow a good belt.

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merg311 5 years, 1 month ago

Apparently the cops can't do anything right. 24 cops is considered too many? What if it were 10 cops instead? Same people would complain that 10 isn't enough. Give it a rest, they did their job. Go complain about something else now...

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KEITHMILES05 5 years, 1 month ago

Lawrence kids showing their best behavior.

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Tammie Bryant 5 years, 1 month ago

If he is a juvenile can they even post his picture?

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wtflawrence 5 years, 1 month ago

Wow, the lawrence police dept is an absolute joke. 24 cops. In a town that is just being over run at night I wonder how many cops they have during the day compared to at night? I'm guessing these cops wanted to at least try to feel important.

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monkfellow 5 years, 1 month ago

Iced..I am sure the Chief would welcome your serious and considered input..

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MarchSadness 5 years, 1 month ago

Iced, you are completely right. This is another excellent example of the brilliant work done by the Lawrence PD. They are a complete joke and its obvious all these cops just wanted to show up so they could get their guns out. I feel extremely unsafe with the Lawrence PD watching over these streets. They can't catch anyone who is a serious threat, but when they find a kid in a hotel room they all show up acting like their starring in their version of SWAT made for TV. God I hate this town!

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somebodynew 5 years, 1 month ago

OK people, do you not realize that they call in people for situations like this??? No, there are not that many people working (although with it daytime, detectives would be available also) on any one shift. That way the rest of the city is covered while the others deal with this crap. And if he showed one gun, who is to say he didn't have more??

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MrShades 5 years, 1 month ago

I am with Merg on this one, no matter what they do you haters will complain. Situation ended with punk in cuffs, and no one was hurt, Congrats to all LE for another win-win situation. I think the rest of you should walk a mile in their shoes before you spout off.

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MarchSadness 5 years, 1 month ago

Mr. Shades, I wouldn't take one step in their shoes and I will continue to spout off. Boooooo the lawrence police department!

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wtflawrence 5 years, 1 month ago

Look at the picture, how many cops does it take to watch another cop arrest a boy? The doughnut shop must be closed for today.

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MarchSadness 5 years, 1 month ago

Cheeseburger-

Don't you worry, this uneducated KU grad is actively seeking real jobs in Johnson County, where irrational hippies and scum bags don't roam the streets. So I will be out of your lovely city in no time. Just don't be calling the Olathe PD at 4 AM anymore to borrow our bomb squad robot to put out a firework. This town's law enforcement makes me laugh almost everyday!

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wtflawrence 5 years, 1 month ago

So you are saying you are unemployed.

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fu7il3 5 years, 1 month ago

"if only one of the trigger haooy officers would have let a shot go, that kid gets swiss cheesed. "

Or...if he isn't facing such overwhelming odds, he might have tried to shoot his way out, killing cops, bystanders, and getting himself killed in the process.

No dead people > dead people

Why should it matter how many where there? No one was hurt. The robber is in jail.

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kmat 5 years, 1 month ago

Don't you worry, this uneducated KU grad is actively seeking real jobs in Johnson County, where irrational hippies and scum bags don't roam the streets. So I will be out of your lovely city in no time. Just don't be calling the Olathe PD at 4 AM anymore to borrow our bomb squad robot to put out a firework. This town's law enforcement makes me laugh almost everyday!


Saying you're an uneducated KU grad shows that you are worthless. You spent how much money at KU to end up uneducated? Good luck finding a job. You couldn't bother to learn anything and think you'll do well in JoCo. Ha ha ha.

Lots of us grew up in JoCo and now refuse to live there. It's a cess pool of cookie cutter houses and never ending sprawl. Wonder why so many people pack K-10 each morning, going to JoCo to work? JoCo sucks so we live in Lawrence and are willing to drive 30+ miles for work, just so we don't have to live in JoCo.

You think there aren't scum bags all over JoCo? Go spend some time in Olathe and you'll be taking back your that comment real quick.

Why aren't you out of Lawrence yet? You say in no time. Get out. If you're so much better than everyone else here, then you should have companies begging you to work for them and landlords asking you to please rent their places.

Sounds like you're a sore loser.

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fu7il3 5 years, 1 month ago

"fu7il3, done commenting on the cops, ill gladly go into scenarios of the kid though, you first."

Sure, it would be a welcome change since you've barely talked about the fact that this kid was a suspect in a robbery for which we have very little information.

We don't know about any past history, weapons, threats, or anything of the like other than he was supposedly armed with some type of firearm and it was someone known to the victim.

You immediately put blame on the officers and say they can't do their job when they caught a robbery suspect without a chase, shooting, or fight. You suppose they might have shot him, but never consider he is the one more likely to do the shooting because he just robbed someone.

In what scenario of an armed robber being arrested can you imagine that turns out better than no deaths, no injuries, suspect in jail?

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kusp8 5 years, 1 month ago

I love this kids facial expression...WHAT!? Me!? Haha...what a moron!

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misslawrence 5 years, 1 month ago

look at McAtee,,thinking he's hard arresting a juvenile.,,lmao..and 100 other MEN standing there with sunglasses on!!

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Outsidelookingin 5 years, 1 month ago

You mean Lawrence has thugs??? I didn't know that! Where are all the bloggers today that always blame Topeka or KC?

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compmd 5 years, 1 month ago

CSI: Lawrence

Just like real life, except all the investigators are LJW bloggers slapping each other saying, "No, I'm right!"

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Sigmund 5 years, 1 month ago

icedoverhillon14th (Anonymous) says… "i think ten would have made more sense merg, if the police cant handle that guy 10-1, we got a lot of problems in lawrence. any other questions?"

Yes, where did you get your tactical training?

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Practicality 5 years, 1 month ago

Sigmund,

He got it at the "I am a wanna be thug that hangs out at the moon/club 821 smokin' blunts and rollin' on 20s and the police are a bunch of oppressors tryin' to keep me down, with trainin' I learned on the rough streets of L-town."

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Lawrence30Something 5 years, 1 month ago

icedoverhill:

How in the world do you have the time to make 82 comments in one day? Seriously, folks, check it out, click on his name...82!

I didn't realize Affinitas offered their employees so many breaks in a day...get back to work...minimum wage increase begins July 24th...enjoy the raise!

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greenworld 5 years, 1 month ago

Is that many officers really needed for this type of event. How many did they have to pull away from the perimeter set up over at Yellowhouse the last 2 yrs. LMAO

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Jeff Kilgore 5 years, 1 month ago

Those critical of the numbers used in the apprehension of this kid would be over the top critical, if, for some reason, the kid had back up, a bomb, weapons, a hostage, or threats of any of those things. Those who criticize, as usual, do not know what they're posting. He was apprehended without incident, and so the officers did their job. Yeah, it looks as if there was an abundance of officers, but if you don't know all the details, how do you complain?

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johnsonmds 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm the owner of Johnson Automotive, where the chase ended. I was quite surprised to see police in my front yard, with guns drawn, and suspects stopped. I personally witnessed a very professional apprehension of suspects. At first, I was concerned about the amount of firepower displayed by the police officers. Maybe I should have closed my doors to avoid personal injury. Then I realized, much like you folks on the computer, that I didn't know what the whole story involved. After observing LPD conduct, right before my eyes, I realized that the situation was under control and no one was injured. The next thing I realized was that it was after 11:00p.m. and I was on the computer wasting my life.........Goodnight!

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bearded_gnome 5 years, 1 month ago

Lawrence police and Douglas County Sheriff's officers take a man into custody at the Jayhawk Motel, 1004 North 2nd Stree,t shortly after noon Thursday.

is he a man or a juvie?

note that the article includes the very cool police slang word “takedown!”


seriously, given the situation, overwhelming force usually prevents harm to suspect, leo, bystanders.

I love all the armchair experts including icedove who admits he doesn't have the fortitude to do what the officers did, but thinks he knows how to do it better.

indeed, we only have what's in the article. Icedove and marchsad tell us much more about themselves through their comments.

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Mom0f3 5 years, 1 month ago

Ok, Watch the video, at one point when the cop car pulls out of the motel, you can see that little punk ass kid nod at the camera.... I would have preferred about 30-35 officers.... WHO is to say that that punk didnt have his pregnant gf in the room with him hostage, or that he didnt have another 5 guys inside with guns and smokin' CRACK!!! Jayhawk motel is KNOWN to be a CRACKVILLE!!!!! How many other busts have been done there! look at the numbers..... Dont talk what you dont know!!! Until You get X-RAY vision and can see through the walls to know what is going on inside, maybe YOU SHOULD ALL KEEP your mouth SHUT!!! Not to mention to those of you trashing the LPD~ You dont like them becuz Im sure you have ALL been stopped and given tickets, and or walked in his shoes and taken a trip to our WONDERFUL DC Jail!!!

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kufan4life11 5 years, 1 month ago

First off smitty, you might want to get your facts straight. There was not a officer acting in the capacity of “sniper” when the mentally ill woman was shot. And personally I’d rather have a dead woman who fired first on police than two less brave men to protect and serve our city. Those police officers acted in the best interests of the entire city when that woman was shot, I’m sorry but ANYONE who fires on police isn’t worth the air in their, lungs they should be dead. Our police men and women are what keep you all safe in your precious little beds at night. I’m glad none of you show our officers any concern when your dreaming peacefully in bed on your fancy 600 thread count pillow cases mommy and daddy provide you while you are at KU with nothing better to do than complain about the people in this city that work hard to protect you and everyone else on a daily basis. And MarchSadness and wtflawrence, you two are the jokes. Get a job, go out and do something useful for our community get off this website and make a difference, any of the 24 officers that went to the Jayhawk motel this day could very well be one that is called to you the next time you are in need. My only hope is that they decide you are not important enough to protect. Why is it that everyone will thank a soldier, or marine when you see them on the street yet the attention you give a police officer is negative and ignorant? Is the life they put on the line everyday for you not as important as that of a soldier?

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Kris_H 5 years, 1 month ago

The suspect must be about as pitiful as he looks--rob someone you know and then hole up in a motel a few blocks away?

Looks like the right amount of LEOs to me. All entrances/exits covered, everyone else removed to safety, no shots fired, nobody hurt.

And he was not from Topeka...

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Russell Fryberger 5 years, 1 month ago

I may be wrong (I'm sure I'll be corrected) but if the kid is 17 years old isn't that considered a juvenile? Can the media legally post photo's and names of someone under age. Although the little punk ass needs to be smacked around a bit he still has our screwed up rights protecting him.

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KLATTU 5 years, 1 month ago

I expect to see all you LJW comment geniuses running for Sheriff and Police Chief next time. Then you can put your hot air into action instead of contributing to global warming.

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tanaumaga 5 years, 1 month ago

marchsadness, good luck with your 'real' job in johnson county...we'll see you back for the football and basketball games you twerp...your roommate probably did all your homework and papers anyway, grad.

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KURocks 5 years, 1 month ago

Marchsadness: You hate this town because they sent 24 cops to apprehend a robbery suspect?. You think Olathe is going to be any different?, I assume they would have handled the situation the same way. Good luck entering the real world, and someday you may realize Lawrence is a good place to live and raise a family.

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Victoria 5 years, 1 month ago

This kid has a looooong history of aggression and violence, even towards police. He would take anyone down if he decided to...and if you had a relative in the room next door to him at the motel you would have been grateful for the police assistance...every last one of them.

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 1 month ago

It looks as if the fashion police will also have some charges for this lad.

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gl0ck0wn3r 5 years, 1 month ago

The posters on here never cease to amuse. The LPD can do nothing right for them. If something had happened, guys like smitty would be on here posting about how the LPD didn't respond with enough officers or responded in the wrong way. Since nothing happened, everyone is complaining that too many officers were there. Somehow, I think if you were one of those officers - instead of an armchair expert - you'd be very happy to have other officers around you when dealing with a potentially armed suspect. Smitty, why don't you apply next time there is an opening up at LPD. You clearly have expertise in the area.

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nuby 5 years, 1 month ago

Did all you anti-LPD people ever think that maybe they needed that many officers not just to apprehend this guy but also to safely evacuate people from their rooms? Why are people only criticizing LPD, the Sheriff's Dept was there too?

It takes a lot of nerve to put down people that have to wear bullet proof vests to work everyday.

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Michael Stanclift 5 years, 1 month ago

I don't care if it was 2 cops, 24, or 240. The end result was that the kid and all of the LEOs came out unharmed and without any shots fired. The LKPD and DCSO should be commended for their excellent work, not second guessed by a bunch of trolls.

If they'd unloaded on the kid and he'd turned out to be unarmed, or the wrong suspect, or whatever... sure... then complain all you want... but you're complaining that a show of overwhelming force made this kid give up? I don't get it.

It doesn't matter that he's 15 or 55. Anyone can think they're superman and try and come out guns blazing against a couple of cops... but it's a lot harder to rationalize coming out against a SWAT team.

Nice work to all the law enforcement involved. I've always had nothing but positive things to saw about the Lawrence police department and the DC Sheriffs office. Far more professional than most of the departments up here in Johnson County.

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lacoov 5 years, 1 month ago

MarchSadness since you hate this town here's a solution for you-MOVE.

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chadbadow 5 years, 1 month ago

Can you people cut some slack for the police. These guys and gals are out there everyday working. No they can't be there when stuff happens but who cares if 24 cops were needed. Was there another crime committed in Lawrence while this was going on? If you want to complain about something then complain how fire fighters get all sorts of glory but 98% of the time they are shopping for groceries or lifting weights. At least cops put in a full day of work. I don't mean to bag on fire fighters but I'm sick of people complaining about the police. They do a job that nobody else wants to do.

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Linda Aikins 5 years, 1 month ago

I would be my sweet bippy that most of the posts on here are not really what they think but are just messin' with you all, and you are falling for it!

We know the police are awesome and that this was handled how it should have been. Don't feed the trolls.

LOL as always Snap on fashion police. This kid has no shoes!

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nut_case 5 years, 1 month ago

Laughing @ people questioning the use of 24 cops. If the guy had escaped, everyone would say "Why didn't they use some of the cops who just hide behind the bushes and wait for someone to go 40 in a 35 mph zone."

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Newell_Post 5 years, 1 month ago

Maybe they busted him for staying at the Jayhawk Motel without paying the Athletic Corporation for the intellectual property rights to use the jayhawk name and logo.

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woodenfleaeater 5 years, 1 month ago

I wonder how long it will take until his crazy family members are on here defending him?

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dandelion 5 years, 1 month ago

The comments made on this topic by those who are critical of the police seem to be made by people who either can't type, or are really young, or are uneducated. The grammar and lack of capitalization is hard to ignore. They are probably friends of the man arrested. By the way, this guy is probably 18 or 19, which makes him a legal adult, but still a teenager. I realize most of you uneducated people believe that adulthood is defined as the age when you can drink without your fake ID, but in reality you are a legal adult at 18, not a juvenile. If he didn't want to be arrested with his picture in the paper, he shouldn't have robbed someone. He is scum, despite his age. I wish we had that many police to go after the rest of the scum who think that they can make a living stealing, selling drugs, etc.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 5 years, 1 month ago

Where is the "I knoed him sinse he was a boy, and he neverd did nothing wrong. These cops dont no nothing!" post?

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Joe Hyde 5 years, 1 month ago

What larrynative said.

We've entered an era in which a growing number of criminal perpetrators operating in Lawrence have obtained (and keep close at hand) powerful weaponry such as sporterized AK-47, M-16 and M-4 assault rifles, as well as the assorted mid- and large-caliber semi-automatic handguns. And let's not forget body armor, okay?

So it could be the large number of police involved was due to information they'd obtained that gave them grounds to believe this young man falls into the category of "armed and dangerous".

Regardless, his act of holing up in a motel immediately after committing the (alleged) robbery must have been a most worrisome sign, as this often indicates you've got an amped-up perpetrator who harbors a desire, or at least the willingness, to resist arrest by shooting it out with the police.

Apart from those considerations, the police needed big numbers of officers to respond so that a team approach could be used to quickly evacuate the other motel residents. And while that's going on, enough other officers to roadblock all adjacent street approaches to keep citizens out of the main lines of fire in case things turned ugly.

Appears to have been a pretty fine job, if you ask me.

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dandelion 5 years, 1 month ago

Just the day before this happened, some bank robbers in little Holden, Missouri shot at police officers with an assault rifle. Apparently they knew this guy had a gun, or they wouldn't have evacuated the motel. Thanks for a job well done, and for protecting the people in the motel.

To all of the whiners: Sorry your friend got busted. Boo hoo.

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Peaty Romano 5 years, 1 month ago

Regarding the legality posting of the photo:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/andrewkantor/2006-08-11-photography-rights_x.htm

but in a nutshell

"... if you're using them for news purposes, all bets are off — you can pretty much publish whatever you want if it happens in public view.."

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Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 1 month ago

I would not be willing to say that he is scum based on this story. The expression on his face is unreadable. There has to be a lot more to this than we are being told. Stating your opinion is not whining. As a hillbilly born and bred I take umbrage at those who use mockery as a weapon to slap someone down and attempt to keep them in their place.

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staff04 5 years, 1 month ago

hmmm...iced sounds an awful lot like a summer intern in D.C....they love to act like their internship is "employment," that security where they work is high (it isn't), and that answering the phones and sorting mail is important work.

I have no connection to the blog other than as an amused reader: http://dcinterns.blogspot.com/

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Paula Kissinger 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm waiting for the rest of the story. That would be where this suspect arrested at the motel allegedly robbed an individual who is the suspect in a recent burglary...he would have been the individual identified as a "victim" in the news story. Also, if there were firearms involved where did those items come from...possibly yet another burglary. And then there are the drugs and the "associates" and, well...

FYI...this robbery suspect is 17 years old and it is legal to publish his photo as something that did take place in plain view. I'm glad to see so many people applaud the LEO's for their efforts instead of the usual criticism of a job most people are too ignorant or afraid to do.

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I_AM_AN_ANARCHIST 5 years, 1 month ago

"uh, the little thug is an accused felon" "Maybe he wasn't involved ina robbery. Maybe he was just looking to borrow a good belt." "To all of the whiners: Sorry your friend got busted. Boo hoo." "If he didn't want to be arrested with his picture in the paper, he shouldn't have robbed someone. He is scum, despite his age." -various on this thread

I must of missed the followup article where they explained the future; where he is tried, convicted and sentenced. He may or may not have done anything but most on this thread are ready to lock him away right now. Based on what you are all saying I wouldn't be surprised if someone called to cut off his hands and forgo a trial.

I hope I don't get another parking ticket, my peers on this thread would have me hung.

ps I really like how he is an ---accused--- felon but a definite "little thug".

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KURocks 5 years, 1 month ago

Irish:

He's scum. Nothing I hate more than people who steal.

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Sigmund 5 years, 1 month ago

I_AM_AN_ANARCHIST (Anonymous) says… "I must of missed the followup article where they explained the future; where he is tried, convicted and sentenced."

Irish (Irish Swearingen) says… "I would not be willing to say that he is scum based on this story."

Oh quit being so pedantic. 97% of those arrested by the LPD and then charged with a crime either plead guilty to a lesser offence or are convicted. I'd be willing to bet a large amount of money on this M&M wanna be as being no different. While it is nice to have faith in the goodness of your fellow man, some people are simply scum bag losers. The sooner you learn to recognise them, the better off your life will be.

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Bladerunner 5 years, 1 month ago

I finally had to stop reading..skipped down her to comment. Im done. Thanks for stopping by.

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gl0ck0wn3r 5 years, 1 month ago

Not to split hairs here but....

"riverat (Joe Hyde) says…We've entered an era in which a growing number of criminal perpetrators operating in Lawrence have obtained (and keep close at hand) powerful weaponry such as sporterized AK-47, M-16 and M-4 assault rifles..."

Really? Evidence?

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jayhawk72 5 years, 1 month ago

Military REJECTS. You have the right to remain silent.... anything you say can and WILL be misquoted and used against you at a later date.

LPD Miranda

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Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 1 month ago

People can learn from their mistakes and turn their lives around, but why should they have to fight everyone to do so. He is a human being, he is not scum, he is not a little thug, and stealing is far from the worst thing a person can do. It is hard to even want to change when people keep flinging mince in your face.

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somebodynew 5 years, 1 month ago

For all the haters on here, read the other article where he is named. That is exactly why there were so many cops present. This guy is seriously dangerous (looks are deceiving) and is well known to LEOs. He really would not have thought about "taking out" a few cops if he had any chance.

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tutulee 5 years, 1 month ago

I think most people would prefer their tactical situations to be results oriented at the expense of efficiency.

In hindsight, most folks would rather discover that they brought too many friends to a potentially violent event than too few.

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bearded_gnome 5 years, 1 month ago

for such a situation it isn't so hard to get to 24 officers.

the poster above referencing the "team approach" is right. for example: four officers in the "takedown team" 10 minimum in perimeter (keeping people out for their safety, preventing interferance in the situation) there's fourteen, then you have: supervisors, and officers charged with documentation and evidence gathering.
now, I've not included a computer/tech officer intelligence but you have investigation/detectives.

not difficult to get to 24 at all. perimeter team is of course also the "second line" just in case suspect gets past the takedown team.


good job law enforcement. most of us are grateful for what you do, and recognize your devotion to it. thanks.

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