Archive for Saturday, January 2, 2010

Local officers stay busy with New Year’s arrests

January 2, 2010


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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported 20 arrests between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday.

Even though area law enforcement agencies did not use special patrols on New Year’s Eve, officers made an above-average number of arrests.

According to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office booking logs, officers made 20 arrests between 10 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday, nine of which involved drivers under the influence. Officers made nine arrests during the same eight-hour window a year earlier. In November and December 2009, Douglas County agencies made an average of 9.9 arrests per weekend night.

The arrests were made on charges ranging from failure to appear in court to aggravated battery. Lawrence Police Capt. Paul Fellers said two of the evening’s arrests occurred after an incident at Quinton’s, 615 Mass. Officers were dispatched about 11:58 p.m. to the downtown bar after a fight had broken out, Fellers said. Before police arrived at the scene, a 24-year-old Overland Park woman was reportedly dancing on one of the tables inside the establishment. When told by another person in the bar that her behavior wasn’t appropriate, the woman began fighting.

One of her friends, a 23-year-old Lenexa man, joined her in the fight as the two were being removed from the bar. The man grabbed a chair and threw it, striking two people. The woman was arrested for battery, and the man was arrested on two counts of aggravated battery.

New Year’s Eve was the busiest recent night for law enforcement, but not by much: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has reported 16 or more arrests on four separate nights in the past two months.


Liberty275 8 years, 2 months ago

What about girls dancing on tables isn't appropriate? That's why we invented wine coolers.

somebodynew 8 years, 2 months ago

Liberty - maybe she still had her clothes on??? That might be the inappropriate part. Just guessing tho, I wasn't there.

chachi 8 years, 2 months ago

fight IN Quinton's??? SHUT IT DOWN (sarcasm)

Happy Holidays everyone. :) (Meaningful)

Vinny1 8 years, 2 months ago

So officers made 10 arrests and the average for a weekend night is 9.9.

Great above average arrest rate there! Yes, I know NYE was not a weekend night, it is easily more busy than a normal weekend night.

rousseau108 8 years, 2 months ago

Vinny, you did read that it said 20 arrests, not 10, right? So double the average weekend night, without any extra help.

Vinny1 8 years, 2 months ago

It didn't. Another case of LJWorld publishing stories before the proofread and edit them. They have also since added the map and the last paragraph.

Glen Moore 8 years, 2 months ago

No "RAVE" involved on New Years arrests? Is that project dead in the water?

Dateable_Shelter_Dude 8 years, 2 months ago

Time involved per arrest,number of cops on duty,time on shift.things like that.I read something the other night that it takes something like 3 hours to process a DUI? So if an officer does a 8 hour shift.think of when those 8 hours might fall. you've only got a certain number of officers out there, and if they get tied up picking up someone. I know at some point they get taken to the jail and others take over. they really can't arrest that many people.Not enough cops.

mr_right_wing 8 years, 2 months ago

Nothing new here... Just a sad commentary on our society...

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