Archive for Saturday, July 17, 2010

Police searching for suspect in hit-and-run incident

July 17, 2010

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A 28-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Saturday morning in connection with a hit-and-run incident that occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Pine Haven Court.

A 26-year-old female driver and two passengers told police that another driver had intentionally ran into their vehicle a number of times, causing heavy damage to the passenger side.

Two of the occupants in the car complained of minor injuries.

The other driver, who was in a tan Honda Civic, had left the scene, but was known to the victims.

At around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, police arrested the 28-year-old woman in the 100 bock of Pinecone Drive on suspicion of aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. She was booked into the Douglas County Jail.

Comments

kernal 4 years, 9 months ago

Nah, they were already crazy to begin with.

kernal 4 years, 9 months ago

Hot town, summer in the city Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty Been down, isn't it a pity Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head ...

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

so if I read this article right: police were called to investigate car with three people in it; police arrive and find that three people in suspicious car report being rammed three times or so.
The suspect was known to the victims and was driving what they described as a tan Honda Civic. The driver left the scene following the incident.

very suspicious because the Honda Civic had not disintegrated on the spot!

anybody see the ramming besides the three in the suspicious car?

John Spencer 4 years, 9 months ago

BG, you jump to a conclusion not based in facts from the article. You are assuming that the 'Suspicious car" is the same vehicle the 26 year old and two other occupants were in. The caller could have been talking about the Honda. Also I think you must have owned a Honda lemon, because the ones I have owned have all been sturdy as can be. They remained road worthy well beyond the norm. Also the answer to your last question is yes.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

Monkeys, see this excerpt from the article: Police had been called to investigate a vehicle that had pulled into a parking lot in the area. The driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old woman, and two passengers told officers another driver had intentionally ran into their vehicle a number of times, causing heavy damage to the passenger side.

---"the driver of the vehicle" use of the article "the" means that that was the vehicle PD was called to investigate.
I freely admit that I am basing this on the content of an ljworld report, and the ljworld's use of grammar. thus, the actual facts may not support that inference, but based on the text we have that's the suspicious car, the one with the 28-YO driver and two passengers.

use of "ran" is wrong, too, lol.

pfunk81 4 years, 9 months ago

Please give the grammar/spelling police a rest. Calling the staff monkeys and nit picking every word in an article really makes you look less intelligent, not more.

monheim 4 years, 9 months ago

I assumed the "monkeys" thing was in reference to "WereAllMonkeys", the person he was responding to.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

Monkeys, I have reread the article. there is nothing that implies or indicates that there was an additional person who saw/reported the ramming. yes, some good citizen called and turned in 28-YO's suspicious car, but that's it.

matthewjherbert 4 years, 9 months ago

my cause for confusion is that- if the driver of the hit and run vehicle was "known" to the victims.....why are we trying to figure out who this person is? Why don't the three victims just tell us....

monheim 4 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, I was just wondering the same thing.

rocketmom67 4 years, 9 months ago

I live nxt to Pinehaven and at about 7 this morning there was a woman being arrested and three women standing outside a car thanking the officers...wonder if it's any connection???

rousseau108 4 years, 9 months ago

So why does the article say police are searching for the hit-and-run driver when she was already arrested? There's nothing indicating that there was an earlier story that was since updated. Strange headline.

mr_right_wing 4 years, 9 months ago

Let's hold off on this search for now....

We still need to find who hit that dog ("Cherished life" July 9th) before we find this person (hey, and maybe it was even the same person-punish them for the dead dog first.)

That dog had just as much right to live as any of us hit by a car. Didn't "Planet of the Apes" (the good original version!!) teach us anything!?

Am I right PETA or am I RIGHT!?

jafs 4 years, 9 months ago

Actually, even though you're sarcastic, you're right!

Nobody was hurt in this incident - in the other one, a living being was killed.

GardenMomma 4 years, 9 months ago

Women = plural Woman = singular

Please, read the first sentence. And the same error occurs later on in the article.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

Plural of Womyn doesn't change "ran" that py and I are noting.

it's verb tense.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

Big ooooooooooooooooooooooooooops! twice the article now says "women" when seems should say "woman."
headline says police searching but says the 28-YO "women" was arrested in the 7 o'clock hour.

hey, can I get paid as a copy editor?

looks like you have an opening.

now that we have a little more detail, I bet this crime has a wonderful story behind it all!
28-YO dates BF. BF isn't faithful to her and is also doing something with 26-YO or one of her passengers, or both!
28-YO decides to take matters into her own hands.

so, if this is the case, where's casanova when all this happened?
maybe he was out chasing another womyn?

maybe the 28-YO scared the bejesus outa him and he split the scene man?

yeah, I'll just bet there's a good story behind all of this!

bearded_gnome 4 years, 9 months ago

wow, Funkydog, I might call him "dog" has reading comprehension issues.

reason for criticizing the grammar: article is confusing when poorly written. newspapers should, used to, stick to better english standards.

still seems that pd was called to investigate the car that had passengers/driver claiming to have been rammed.

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