Archive for Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lawrence police arrest two people downtown after vehicle stopped and searched

April 8, 2010


Lawrence police officers arrested two people and issued one citation following a car stop in downtown Lawrence Wednesday afternoon.

Car causes problems downtown

A car going the wrong way on Vermont Street was stopped by police. The driver was charged for driving the wrong way and passengers were arrested. Enlarge video

Multiple police cars and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit responded to the scene in the city parking lot in the 600 block of New Hampshire about 2 p.m.

Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Bill Cory said the car was stopped after officers observed the driver going the wrong way on Vermont street.

Police officers searched the car, inside and out, and also led the drug-sniffing dog on a complete search of the vehicle.

At the conclusion of the search, two passengers were arrested on charges of making a false writing and obstruction of the legal process.

A 26-year-old from Liberal and an 18-year-old from St. Joseph, Mo., were booked into the Douglas County Jail to be held for immigration and customs officials.

The driver received a citation for driving the wrong way on a one-way street.


Richard Payton 8 years, 1 month ago

A little different from yesterday's stop in downtown.

ksjayhawk74 8 years, 1 month ago

It appears as they didn't even find anything on them. I'm guessing the "false writing" might have been making up a name when the Officers asked for their information.

George_Braziller 8 years, 1 month ago

No, it was this afternoon. I saw it in progress about 1:45.

somedude20 8 years, 1 month ago

g_rock (anonymous) says… What is "making a false writing"? I think it is when a person goes on LJW and posts a message that is not theirs and gives no credit to the real author

Victor Dawson 8 years, 1 month ago

K.S.A 21-3711 Chapter 21.--CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT Article 37.--CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY 21-3711. Making false information. Making false information is making, generating, distributing or drawing, or causing to be made, generated, distributed or drawn, any written instrument, electronic data or entry in a book of account with knowledge that such information falsely states or represents some material matter or is not what it purports to be, and with intent to defraud, obstruct the detection of a theft or felony offense or induce official action.

  Making false information is a severity level 8, nonperson felony.

  History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3711; L. 1971, ch. 107, § 2; L. 1992, ch. 239, § 109; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 71; L. 1996, ch. 157, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 66, § 1; July 1

hooligan01 8 years, 1 month ago

The article is in reference to the stop made YESTERDAY. Clearly states it in the article.

Adrienne Sanders 8 years, 1 month ago

Doing some googling... found references to "making false writing" as trying to use counterfeit money... also stuff having to do with notaries... so I think whoever guessed giving false names might be right. Might also be using a fake id? I dunno.

Ricky_Vaughn 8 years, 1 month ago

The funny thing to me is that if they hadn't taken a wrong turn, they'd probably still be driving around!

Richard Payton 8 years, 1 month ago

It appears in the article now but when I first made my blog,the word Wednesday was not mentioned in the story.

budwhysir 8 years, 1 month ago

wow actual news made right here in the heart of America.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

so glad ours is not a sanctuary city!

LA/SF, you'd not see the law officials contacting ICE, leaders of those very liberal cities are nuts and people die because of it.


maybe they were driving the wrong way because they couldn't read the signs in English.

Liberty275 8 years, 1 month ago

The driver was one lost coyote! He overshot the border by a thousand miles.

Steve Jacob 8 years, 1 month ago

Because there friend, the driver, went the wrong way, they get deported? Talk about bad luck.

Flap Doodle 8 years, 1 month ago

"Because there friend, the driver, went the wrong way, they get deported?" Not really, they'll get deported because they snuck into this country illegally. They got caught because their friend drives like a dope.

dmb41fan 8 years, 1 month ago

the driver was most likely (this is an assumption) because he was under the belief that they were legal (2 other passengers), they had documentation, he could very easily say that he thought the id's were legit, and no one would have any evidence to contradict.

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