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Five arrested in two burglary incidents in the 1100 block of Louisiana

December 4, 2010, 8:18 a.m. Updated December 4, 2010, 9:11 a.m.

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A hole gapes in the ceiling of an apartment in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street. Five people were arrested early Saturday morning for burglaries in the area.

A hole gapes in the ceiling of an apartment in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street. Five people were arrested early Saturday morning for burglaries in the area.

Insulation and debris litter the ground inside an apartment in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street. Five people were arrested early Saturday morning for burglaries in the area.

Insulation and debris litter the ground inside an apartment in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street. Five people were arrested early Saturday morning for burglaries in the area.

Lawrence Police responded to two separate burglary incidents in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street late Friday night and early Saturday morning, resulting in the arrests of five people.

Sgt. Craig Shanks said police were dispatched to the first incident — in which four people were arrested — around 11:50 p.m. A victim called police after hearing someone inside their apartment. Three of the suspects were arrested near the apartment, while another suspect was arrested after falling through an attic and landing in another apartment in the same complex.

All four suspects — two 20-year-old females, a 20-year-old male, and a 21-year-old male — were booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. The four were listed as Lawrence residents.

Police responded to the second incident around 3:15 a.m., after residents of an apartment in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street arrived home to find someone leaving their apartment with property, Shanks said. A 21-year-old Topeka man was arrested shortly thereafter and booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of aggravated burglary and theft.

Apartments in the 1100 block of Louisiana were also the site of a Dec. 2 armed robbery. Three females reported that two men, one with a gun, broke into their third-floor apartment at 12:30 a.m., stealing a cell phone and a T.V. Police described the suspects as two black males of college-age and average stature. No arrests have been reported or announced in that case.

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Derek Broksieck 4 years ago

A Topekan arrested for a crime in Lawrence......shocking.

KSWingman 4 years ago

4 Lawrence residents arrested for violent crimes in Lawrence......shocking.

kernal 4 years ago

Are you guessing or do you know that for a fact?

FarneyMac 4 years ago

Wow, that went right over your head, didn't it? Lighten up, Francis.

BlackVelvet 4 years ago

Not everyone lives the pitiful existence that you do, Lawrenceguy

somebodynew 4 years ago

Oh, Gee--- wasn't there just a home-invasion type robbery reported in the same area just a day or so ago?????? HHHhhhhmmmmmmm.........

Mzz Meehwitdatmess 4 years ago

Goodness he could of at least broke his neck to break his fall...they are not very good robbers are they...

shaunepec 4 years ago

somebodynew, Just updated the story with some info. about the incident I believe you are referring to. However, don't think it's the same suspects. The description of the suspects in the Dec. 2 case were black males, while a social media site search of the names booked in the jail for last night's robberies show the two male suspects as being white.

Shaun Hittle LJW reporter

somebodynew 4 years ago

Shaun, I agree, but it sure is a "coincidence" that all these things are happening in such a small area and small time frame. Something tells me these people know each other, or there the correct "victim" hasn't been found yet. But like someone said, Good job PD.

50YearResident 4 years ago

"Apartments in the 1100 block of Louisiana were also the site of a Dec. 2 armed robbery. Three females reported that two men, one with a gun, broke into their third-floor apartment at 12:30 a.m., stealing a cell phone and a T.V. Police described the suspects as two black males of college-age and average stature. No arrests have been reported or announced in that case".

They must not have found what they were looking for in the Dec 2 robbery. Do you think some others thought it might still be there, whatever it was?

jhawks1234 4 years ago

Ohh the Christmas season and the stress it causes

kernal 4 years ago

Breaking story in Topeka that a tenant shot and killed an intruder who kicked down his door to gain entry last night. Someone was quoted as saying people wait in line to practice at the shooting range over there. That's probably why the Topeka thugs are coming over to Lawrence, they figure most students aren't armed to the teeth.

easyliving 4 years ago

It is the Christmas season... rather than buying your son or daughter a new Lap top or Coach bag. You may consider a nice nickle plated handgun and membership to a local club.

Nice shot in Topeka.

03harleyrider 4 years ago

helpless hippies and yuppies... nice work LPD!

kernal 4 years ago

Didn't know Harley makes tricycles.

Flap Doodle 4 years ago

Groovy. Now let us see some mug shots.

Richard Payton 4 years ago

kubacker posted: Those four are Topekans who moved to Lawrence for the easy pickins! Might want to re-think that logic those four got caught so maybe they should have stayed in Topeka. Not so easy if they got caught by the police.

Sigmund 4 years ago

Self defense and defense of others, without first attempting to retreat, is allowed everywhere (not just "dwellings") in Kansas. However, depending on the DA and the circumstances you might have to explain at trial the "reasonableness" of your belief that deadly force was necessary. In Douglas County with a liberal democrat in the in the DA's office and a liberal jury, you had better be darn sure that 99.99% of the people agree. Take the conceal carry training to get a fairly thorough summary of Kansas cases.

21-3211. Use of force in defense of a person; no duty to retreat. (a) A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent it appears to such person and such person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to defend such person or a third person against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. (b) A person is justified in the use of deadly force under circumstances described in subsection (a) if such person reasonably believes deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to such person or a third person. (c) Nothing in this section shall require a person to retreat if such person is using force to protect such person or a third person. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatute.do?number=11741

Note, there is a separate statue for "dwellings" (ie not just homes): 21-3212. Use of force in defense of dwelling; no duty to retreat. (a) A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent that it appears to such person and such person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent or terminate such other's unlawful entry into or attack upon such person's dwelling or occupied vehicle. b) A person is justified in the use of deadly force to prevent or terminate unlawful entry into or attack upon any dwelling or occupied vehicle if such person reasonably believes deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to such person or another. (c) Nothing in this section shall require a person to retreat if such person is using force to protect such person's dwelling or occupied vehicle. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatute.do?number=11742

Kontum1972 4 years ago

line them up one behind the other...one bullet fired at close range to the forehead will do the work..saves the taxpayers, the lawyer and trial scheduling and jail-time...simple economics

pace 4 years ago

i am all for defending a home but fantasizing about murder is not the same thing. In case you mom never mentioned, murder is wrong.

acg 4 years ago

The way I heard it, red devil, and I may be wrong so if there are any brilliant legal minds out there let us know, but they have to be inside your home and you have to feel the threat of imminent bodily harm and if that's the case then fire away!!

teller 4 years ago

I would have to say that if there is a strange person in my home that nobody allowed to enter, then it wouldn't be that hard to prove that I felt the threat of imminent bodily harm.

Sigmund 4 years ago

Yep, you have it wrong:

21-3211. Use of force in defense of a person; no duty to retreat. (a) A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent it appears to such person and such person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to defend such person or a third person against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. (b) A person is justified in the use of deadly force under circumstances described in subsection (a) if such person reasonably believes deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to such person or a third person. (c) Nothing in this section shall require a person to retreat if such person is using force to protect such person or a third person. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatute.do?number=11741

There is a seperate statue for "dwellings" (ie not just homes): 21-3212. Use of force in defense of dwelling; no duty to retreat. (a) A person is justified in the use of force against another when and to the extent that it appears to such person and such person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent or terminate such other's unlawful entry into or attack upon such person's dwelling or occupied vehicle. b) A person is justified in the use of deadly force to prevent or terminate unlawful entry into or attack upon any dwelling or occupied vehicle if such person reasonably believes deadly force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to such person or another. (c) Nothing in this section shall require a person to retreat if such person is using force to protect such person's dwelling or occupied vehicle. http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatute.do?number=11742

Flap Doodle 4 years ago

red_devil, in many states you would probably not get indicted for shooting an invader inside your home. I'd think Kansas would give you a pass on that. Remember to aim at the suspect's center-of-mass and keep firing until the threat is neutralized.

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