Archive for Friday, January 8, 2010

Police identify suspect in Orchards Drug robbery, seek public’s help in locating

Lawrence police have identified a 30-year-old Lawrence man as the suspect in a robbery on Tuesday of Orchards Drug, 1410 Kasold Drive.

January 8, 2010


Trampas W. Hutchinson is a suspect in a robbery of Orchards Drug Store on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2010.

Trampas W. Hutchinson is a suspect in a robbery of Orchards Drug Store on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2010.

Lawrence police have identified a 30-year-old Lawrence man as the suspect in a robbery on Tuesday of Orchards Drug, 1410 Kasold Drive.

According to a news release, a warrant is out for the arrest of Trampas W. Hutchinson, identified as a transient, who is known to stay overnight in apartment building laundry rooms. The charges listed are robbery, possession of Fentanyl and felony theft.

Hutchinson is 6 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Police said a white female may be accompanying him.

On Tuesday morning, witnesses and officers said the suspect ran behind the counter at Orchards Drug and took several packages of Fentanyl patches, valued at $750. The drug is a narcotic pain reliever.

The suspect ran from the business into a neighborhood east of the shopping center. He eventually flagged down a passing motorist and later took control of the man’s pickup truck when the driver got out as police approached.

The suspect then started driving and briefly dragged the vehicle owner, who was not seriously injured. Minutes later, the vehicle was involved in a minor accident and Iowa Street and Bob Billings Parkway.

Police found the vehicle abandoned on the Kansas University campus. Officers say the investigation led them to suspect Hutchinson.

Anyone with information about the suspect or related to the case can call Lawrence police at 832-7501 or Crime Stoppers, 843-TIPS.


Christine Anderson 8 years, 3 months ago

OMG, I've seen this man, but I cannot remember where. No joke.

Christine Anderson 8 years, 3 months ago

Has he ever been known to hang out in front of grocery stores panhandling?

Liberty275 8 years, 3 months ago

Just look for the guy wearing all the patches, and chewing on a few for added effect.

angel4dennis 8 years, 3 months ago

I think we saw this guy and his female friend crossing the bridge toward North Lawrence around 9pm tonight. He was wearing like a black raincoat and was kind of hunched over like he was carrying a back pack under the coat. She was a woman about later 30s - 40s had glasses and shoulder length hair. Didn't notice color of hair. Hope LPD catches this guy before someone gets hurt.

53girl 8 years, 3 months ago

The girl is around his age and they have a toddler together. I am shocked that they are running thru town like that without the baby! He has a mom and a little sister in town too. He is plainly a career criminal, but always seems to get away with all of it.

PebblesFlintstone 8 years, 3 months ago

The current incident as well as the priors are frightening but I also found it frightening that he "is known to stay overnight in apartment building laundry rooms." Um...what? Is he allowed to do so or has he been caught a bunch of times or does someone sneak him in and also, what apartments?

I no longer live in an apartment and have to mess with laundry rooms, but has there ever been a warning out about this guy? And where do the woman and baby stay?

kewlb 8 years, 3 months ago

hey people i know this guy,we grew up together since we were about 16 yrs old, the incident with him taking another persons life has had an effect o0n himever since and he has stressed to me thats why he is so messed up.its not easy taking another persons life,but under his circumstances thats what he had to do,if u knew the whole story u would understand,like the perpetraitors threatening to rape ur girlfreind in front of him etc, and they were armed.also he was injured and the dr put him on severe pain pills which he became addicted to,he has had freinds commit suicide and other things, but none of u people know this crap, u dont look at the things somebody may have gone through, u just wanna judge,he couldnt find work and did the best he could to help with his family the best he could,and he fell between the cracks, and all u people do is crack jokes and judge,he is a good person and underneath and would do anything for people who are willing to help him out,its just too bad he chose to do what he did,somebody with life trauma and an addiction is capable of alotta things when it goes too far, and thats what happened to him,he goes by the name will,and i wish him the best of luck, because i know he is a good guy and doesnt mean any harm to anyone,but he will protect the ones he cares about also....

igby 8 years, 3 months ago

...and to add insult to injury. After his guy shot Rayton, twice, Rayton's two buddies turned and ran. They drove around the block not knowing what to do and as they drove by the house they heard two more shots; as this guy murdered Rayton to finish him off. First shot hit him in the sholder and the second shot in the leg. The last two shots killed him.

Since this was all considered gang related and the DA at the time did the felony murder attack on going after the gang violence; the judge bungled the case and opened up a can of worms so that this case set major problem for law enforcement, and on appeal, this case limited law enforcement in going after gangs that do gang violence.

That entire case was botched from the beginning.

Moderateguy 8 years, 3 months ago

Hopefully this worthless POS overdosed and we'll find him after the spring thaw. It's obvious our justice system and worthless DA aren't going to do anything about it.

angel227 8 years, 3 months ago

FYI if you are going to rob a drug dealer you will probably get shot! No one feels sorry for someone who chooses to rob someone and then gets shot. On another note, just because you killed someone who was robbing your friend doesn't give you a right to become a drug addict and rob people yourself. He deserves prison just like anyone else who would do this. They'll find him eventually!

acg 8 years, 3 months ago

Hey, kewl, it's called a period. You use it at the end of sentences to indicate the end of one thought and the beginning of another. Try to familiarize yourself with it, please, so the rest of us aren't subjected to that debacle above. This guy is a loser. I can't imagine letting drugs ruin your whole life. But then his name is Trampas, which means his idiot parents doomed him from the start.

kewlb 8 years, 3 months ago

hey acg,im sure you have done some stupid things in your life before, so i guess we can call ur parents idiots too and look no periods acg what are u gonna do cry, or how about just not read my comment one with idiot parents,how dooes that feel

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