Archive for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Woman arrested in connection with stabbing

June 23, 2010, 12:32 p.m. Updated June 23, 2010, 4:47 p.m.


20th and Heatherwood

Lawrence police arrested a woman Wednesday afternoon after a domestic dispute turned violent.

Officers were called to the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive around 12:15 p.m. to investigate reports of a stabbing.

Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Cory said the male victim, who was stabbed in the left arm, was taken to the hospital with what he described as “non life-threatening” injuries.

Officers wearing latex gloves could be seen outside the Heatherwood Valley apartment complex interviewing several women, one of whom had blood on her shirt. At least two children were also present.

Police were still investigating the incident late Wednesday afternoon. Police said they did not know the relationship between the victim and the suspect, who was arrested on charges of aggravated battery.


Randall Barnes 7 years, 11 months ago

i'm gonna make a prediction here the story will say (was transported to a local hospitol) if i am stabbed beaten or shot you better post which hospitol i am at so my friends family and co workers will know where i am at.i know your thoughts on this jk but it's stupid. so for the real story read cjonline later

somebodynew 7 years, 11 months ago

Well rando1965, sometimes the police do not release that information to the media. Some of it is HIPPA related and some of it is to keep the suspect and his/her friends from finding out where the victim is and trying to "finish the job". It is kind of SOP in a lot of cases.

Randall Barnes 7 years, 11 months ago

only ljworld's policy the info is released topeka and kansas city both post the info the whole story so it's not hush hush like ljworld tries to make it.but that will never change and thw world company wonders why their print paper sales are down and topekas is up here in lawrence.

Cai 7 years, 11 months ago

To be fair, the police responded at 12:15, and the article was posted at 12:32.

The very very last paragraph was added later, around 4:30. so when you read the 'real story' (or at least, the rest of it), remember that there's been a lot more time involved, so more information was released.

Shame on the LJworld for not posting a proper follow-up to compete with cj and KCStar, but neither of them have this story up at all yet. (19:04 PM 6/23)

tomatogrower 7 years, 11 months ago

No lie. At least they are using knifes and not guns. It's going to be a long hot summer.

Kontum1972 7 years, 11 months ago


plenty of wyandotte county tags

whats_going_on 7 years, 11 months ago

so I take it we can expect you to drop of the face of LJW threads soon........?

1983Hawk 7 years, 11 months ago

Yes, lg40, you have nailed it. Clearly someone stabbed someone else out of "frustration" because your candidates of choice did not prevail in the last election and the nation is now adrift.

puddleglum 7 years, 11 months ago

yeah, i see palin & i git excited, i see obama-i gotta stab somebody

somedude20 7 years, 11 months ago

maybe these people are taking the line from AC/DC's song "Let Me Put My Love Into You" to literally "let me cut your cake with my knife" Food for thought

yankeevet 7 years, 11 months ago

how about that ole country trucking song?? Bend Over I'm Drivin!! lol

c_doc77 7 years, 11 months ago

I don't know about you guys, but every time I get frustrated I look for somebody to cut. Not really.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years, 11 months ago

No joke intended: I heard the price of ammo was going up.

inatux 7 years, 11 months ago

If you've ever been to Heatherwood drive, you would know this isn't that much of a surprise. There are a lot of college-aged rentals over there and the place is ran down. Such a shame; it wasn't always like that.

errita 7 years, 11 months ago

It is very run down. It's actually the first street I lived on when moving to Lawrence in 85 and it really wasn't to nice then.

Christine Anderson 7 years, 11 months ago

Folks, not everyone who lives there is "vermin". The perp in this case is a woman. Spent a bit of time comforting a 10 yr. old little girl who was a witness to this. Found her huddled in the stairwell crying and shaking. It was her brother who got stabbed. There were a baby and toddler girl who saw their daddy get stabbed. Just weeping for the children. These kinds of memories never leave you.

Paula Kissinger 7 years, 11 months ago

It is unfortunate that circumstances cause some basically decent people who have had/are having financial difficulties to, as an only option, live in unfavorable conditions...but...ghetto neighborhood = ghetto behavior always being present. Period.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 11 months ago

Time to get the plate armor off the wall & get it ready to wear.

puddleglum 7 years, 11 months ago

man East lawrence moved out west! what the heck?

dadsbadnews 7 years, 11 months ago

Added to my list of crazy crap that's happened since I've been here: Fire, break in, drug bust, domestic disturbance(s), shankin.

In all honesty, the property and quality of tenants has greatly improved since it was taken from Gage. This guy is new to property management and is still working the kinks out, but has done a pretty good job considering what he was given to work with. No, it's definitely not premier property, but I've seen more change in the past 4 months than in the past 4 years. Trashy tenants = #1 problem.

boothillbilly 7 years, 11 months ago

I agree, this place has really shaped up for the better with new management.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 11 months ago

About 16 million people out of work.

Sooner or later some will get angry.

Christine Anderson 7 years, 11 months ago

Dadsbadnews, you are correct. New management is better, two-hundred times better!

Christine Anderson 7 years, 11 months ago

Well, good. At least she won't be back in the bldg tonight. Me thinks, though, that police are opting to not release the "relationship" between suspect and victim. Everyone loses it at times. The thing is, there are better ways to handle anger than to stab someone in front of a 1, 2, and 10 yr. old. To the woman who did the stabbing, do you realize this incident is now forever etched into these childrens minds?? if you are that angry, walk away. Shame on you, woman, I will not refer to you as a lady.

acg 7 years, 11 months ago

People do seem to be getting stab-happy these days. What's with that? It takes some serious rage to put a knife into someone's flesh. I have no doubt in my head that the current state of affairs adds to the stress of everyone's lives. It has certainly added to mine. However, I find it ridiculous that anyone would blame the current situation in our nation on Obama, alone. He has made mistakes, sure, but he's also just trying to clean up problems that started shortly after the industrial revolution and have been snowballing for the past 30 to 40 years. Everyone, in their own way, is to blame for our problems. When everyone comes to an agreement that we all own the blame, we can start fixing it all. Until then, it's not going to happen.

kernal 7 years, 11 months ago

Would not be surprised if drug related incident. There have been known gang bangers and drug dealers living and hanging out there the past few years. Glad to hear there is new management -good luck to him!

eotw33 7 years, 11 months ago

That is 11 stabbings/attempted stabbings this month!

bearded_gnome 7 years, 11 months ago

Cheesehead, we get up in each morning, not knowing what will land in our lives each day.
kudos to you for helping that child who saw what she should never have seen! good job babe!

also Cheesehead, didn't that serial cat/puppy torturer from Turkey live there too? wth was his name ... can't dredge it outa the mud in my head right now. was it like: Ceth Bascovalas?

and I must note: according to many feminists and even past posters on here, it is only men who are potential perps. some claim that all men are potential perps.

so I guess this womyn who did the stabbing is a closet man, eh?

Christine Anderson 7 years, 11 months ago

Gnome: The animal torturer lived in Peppertree, just down the sidewalk. Name is Cem Basoflas.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 11 months ago

thanks Cheesehead.

I was moved by your description of the little girl you comforted.

I hope that from here her life improves.

thanks for the name, hope Cem is getting what he really deserved.

boothillbilly 7 years, 11 months ago

Seriously Merrill, Obama and Bush, Democrats and Republicans have nothing to do with this. Please develop a nuanced understanding of the world. The new management of Heatherwood have done a great job in shaping Heatherwood up. Renovations have been undertaken, and a pro-active stance in terms of making sure that rules and regulations are in place. However, no matter how great your apartment management is, it boils down to the tenant and personal responsibility. Hopefully these tenants will leave The 2000 building has always been problematic. Yet, calling people cockroaches, or engaging in rampant class-ism displays petty thinking and hypocrisy.
While this incident is sad and unfortunate, it really has nothing to do with the apartment complex, per se. It merely boils down to the people involved. Of that, we really know nothing, and all else is speculation.

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