Archive for Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lawrence man arrested after gun incident, vehicle accident

A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday morning after waving a gun at people and drunk driving. The man was charged with a DUI and aggravated assault.

January 24, 2010


Man arrested after incident outside Phoggy Dog

A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested after pointing a gun at someone outside the Phoggy Dog bar. The man tried to flee the scene and crashed the truck he was driving. Enlarge video

A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday morning after an incident involving a shotgun and a vehicle accident.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman, about 2:11 a.m. officers were driving through the parking lot at the Phoggy Dog, 2228 Iowa St., when they were flagged down in reference to an incident with a weapon. Bordman said three men, a 23-year-old Lawrence man, a 23-year-old KU student and a Eudora man, told officers they had witnessed the occupants of a Chevy pickup truck point a shotgun at them.

Officers began searching the parking lot for the vehicle immediately and located it as it began to leave the area. Police turned to head south on Iowa Street in the direction of the vehicle when the truck fishtailed and struck a utility pole beyond the curb on the west side of the street. Bordman said the accident rendered the vehicle immobile.

Due to the initial report that weapons were in the vehicle, officers initiated a felony car stop, which involves approaching with guns drawn. All three of the vehicles occupants were secured without incident. Bordman said a weapon was recovered from the vehicle.

The driver of the truck was treated at the scene for a laceration to his hand. He was then arrested for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and aggravated assault stemming from the parking lot incident. The other two occupants were questioned an released.


SirReal 7 years, 10 months ago

what is wrong with Lawrence these days? I grew up in KC and know the bar scene downtown and in Westport well. And it is sad to say that you can get in more serious (deadly) fights much easier in this town than in KC. Why are people here so angry and violent and so easily 'disturbed'? Seriously Lawrence, you need to take a look at what your town is turning into. As a fairly new resident here, I am amazed.

Doug Fisher 7 years, 10 months ago

What is wrong with Lawrence you ask? I'd say the town has outgrown its britches and has big city problems like any town of 100,000 people would. It's not the quaint little college town of 20 years ago when I first moved there. Don't live there anymore but I follow the news at least once a week and all the negativity posters put on here would make me think twice before ever moving back.

Janis Pool 7 years, 10 months ago

Normansland- Lawrence is still a good place to live, but it is changing, You are right when you say we are too big for our britches. Our police staff is too small for our population. North Lawrence is still without a fire/medical staion. And the list goes on. But PLEASE don't judge Lawrence by the regular posters on the JW blog. We do not all sit on our computers and write our personal politics on blog sites because we have bothing better to do..

kansasmutt 7 years, 10 months ago

And all the leaders want to do is ban smoking. They have a great grip on the problems. Ban smoking and we all will get along great and roses will bloom on every corner. Men will carry flowers instead of guns if smoking is banned. Yee Hawwww

Sunny Parker 7 years, 10 months ago

People are angry the messiah is not producing what he promised a year ago.

SirReal 7 years, 10 months ago

hey Red_Devil ---- You're crazy - “Plenty of inner-city trash from Topeka and KC have moved to or regularly visit Lawrence because they know we don't have enough police. The Granada, Last Call and other mass gathering spots for trash laid the groundwork and once they came and learned what a pushover this city is for any crime you want to do, they've never left.

In KC, for example, the police pay special attention to gang banger age males - in Lawrence 90% of the males here are gang banger age and the KC/Topeka trash mixes right in with the college kids. Its the perfect storm for massive amounts of drunk driving and street crime, and there is no way its going to be stopped with only 25 cops to cover 3 shifts.”... KC cops don't put up with BS, have you even been to the bar scene in KC, dont talk out of your butt... okay Red_Devil...

geekin_topekan 7 years, 10 months ago

Quit cutting educational funding and enact zero tolerance gun laws and see what happens. No, not for ourselves dumarse, for the future of our country.

tomatogrower 7 years, 10 months ago

Busy night for the Lawrence police. Did we have a full moon?

greenworld 7 years, 10 months ago

Looks like there is going to have to have some street light pole repair along with the other article.

gphawk89 7 years, 10 months ago

"the town has outgrown its britches and has big city problems"

Big city problems... How many murders have there been in Lawrence over the weekend? If the answer is more than four or five, then we can start talking about "big city problems".

slowplay 7 years, 10 months ago

  1. If you are in a bar parking lot at 2 in the morning, well, you are just plain stupid.
  2. Lawrence is still the best place to live in a 5 state area.
  3. Larger population areas are going to see crime. All in all, considering the influence from KC and Topeka, crime in Lawrence is below the norm.

Stuart Evans 7 years, 10 months ago

cheeseburger (Anonymous) says… The common thread in most all bad things that occur in the area is the use and abuse of alcohol. Those who can't see that have their head buried in the sand.

so true

jafs 7 years, 10 months ago


Actually, if you look up Lawrence on, you will find that crime in Lawrence is above the national average.

1029 7 years, 10 months ago

SirReal writes: “And it is sad to say that you can get in more serious (deadly) fights much easier in this town than in KC.”

red_devil writes: "You're crazy."

I'll second that....maybe not so much "crazy" as "idiotic", though. You can see a fight or a hit-and-run almost every night in Westport. I don't know how many people I've seen get tackled by groups of cops and/or slammed down and cuffed on the hoods of patrol cars over the last few years. The place is crawling with cops for a reason. There have been several robberies at gunpoint in the last two or three months--one even ending in a homicide. There was also that girl that was killed at that QT on Main last year. I can go on-and-on. Point is, SirReal is full of BS with his/her claim.

So, yeah, that was a pretty dumb, baseless claim made by SirReal.

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