Archive for Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pair arrested after call to Walmart

January 1, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated January 1, 2011, 8:16 a.m.

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A 25-year-old Hutchinson woman and 30-year-old Hutchinson man were arrested Friday evening after an altercation that started at Walmart, 3300 Iowa. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Randy Roberts, police were dispatched to the store for a shoplifting call about 4:50 p.m. The suspects had taken electronics from the store, and when store security confronted them, an altercation occurred in the parking lot.

Roberts said the man was arrested at the scene on charges of assault, battery, obstructing the legal process, theft and possession of stolen property.

The woman fled the scene in a truck stolen from Colorado and drove to the parking lot of the BP gas station, 3020 Iowa. There she crashed into two vehicles, then fled on foot. She was later arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, theft, possession of stolen property and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Her bond was set at $35,000.

According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections' website, an arrest warrant had been issued for the man on Oct. 6 for absconding from parole. The man had spent several years in Kansas prisons on convictions of burglary, forgery, assault, and drug possession. He was released in 2008.

His bond was set at $25,000.

Comments

Flap Doodle 4 years, 3 months ago

Somewhere, the shades of Bonny and Clyde are shaking their their heads over the total stupidity of modern criminals.

Matthew Herbert 4 years, 3 months ago

given his previous drug possession charges, I'd wager good money they were stealing electronics to buy meth. Meth is a horrible drug that causes previously sane individuals to do monumentally stupid things.

Brent Fry 4 years, 3 months ago

Watched the whole thing go down. The woman was clearly on something, and given her behavior, the signs pointed towards meth abuse

Louis White 4 years, 3 months ago

I think this broad was in Walgreens on 23rd about midnight Christmas morning. The manager was running her off for stealing while I was checking out. I looked out and she had gotten back into a big new truck. She was slender and tall, blue-eyed and about thirtyish looking but had that vacuous drugged look about her. She would have been kind of hot if she weren't such as dumb-looking hillbillie. Does that sound like the one you saw?

KSManimal 4 years, 3 months ago

...and when their kids won't pass a state assessment, we'll blame their teachers.

Mary Ellen Hall 4 years, 3 months ago

How is it that his bond is $10,000 LESS than hers when, in addition to yesterday's charges, he had a warrant for absconding from parole? Seems bass-ackwards to me.

somebodynew 4 years, 3 months ago

I agree with you about the bonds, but keep in mind that the KDOC warrant is non-bondable. He will sit there until DOC takes care of him (now they may let him go, but they wil deal with him after the weekend). Plus, I don't think too many bond agents will be jumping to help these two out.

Al Deathe 4 years, 3 months ago

The KDOC warrant is most likely "no bond" the 10K is most likely for the new charges.

ksriver2010 4 years, 3 months ago

It's $10K less because she ran away from the police.

wdl 4 years, 3 months ago

No you should not have added the above. The headline sums up the situation rather well. Maybe it is the context that threw you, or you need to wait a little longer for the spirits of New Years to purge from your system completely.

Brad Maestas 4 years, 3 months ago

I agree. The headline could have been more clearly expressed.

LogicMan 4 years, 3 months ago

After the police were called to Walmart is what the headline meant, but yes, I read it the other way at first too.

I happened to be driving by at the time, and saw the end of the commotion at the BP, and more officers going to WM. Traffic was heavy -- the bad couple must have intentionally targeted WM during a very busy time.

somebodynew 4 years, 3 months ago

And the frustrated ex-journalism major(s) strike early for the new year. Good to see things aren't going to change around here.

Kris_H 4 years, 3 months ago

Shouldn't that be "frustrated ex-journalism major(s) strike(s)?" :D :D :D

Christine Anderson 4 years, 3 months ago

People, people, stop biting each other's heads off, and laugh at the stupidty of these two. And be glad no one was injured when this fine lady was eluding the police!

Brandy Harris 4 years, 3 months ago

i seen this happen and it was crazy my question is why is she not charged with stealing the truck????????????

kernal 4 years, 3 months ago

Ooo. Hutch news also gives a fashionista bent on their stories! Teal scarf, very nice with basic black.

Kris_H 4 years, 3 months ago

For whatever it's worth, I also thought the headline was a bit too ambiguous. In fact, the headline caused me to click on and read the article to see what the heck they meant.

I'm sincerely glad this pair is off the streets at least for a while.

somebodynew 4 years, 3 months ago

So what you are saying is the headline got you to do EXACTLY what the editors wanted - read the article.???

somebodynew 4 years, 3 months ago

Good, you caught the lighthearted tone I was trying for. I agree with you, but couldn't pass up being a smart*** for a minute. Have a good day.

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

Wal-mart is a hot-spot for crime. Usually I hear at least 1 call daily to the Iowa facility for shoplifting. I can't believe people even try it. There are cameras everywhere, and security devices at the doors. Just doesn't make sense to me.

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

That is a good point....they just CATCH more.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 3 months ago

The woman fled the scene in a truck stolen from Colorado and drove to the parking lot of the BP gas station, 3020 Iowa. There she crashed into two vehicles, then fled on foot. She was later arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, theft, possession of stolen property and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Her bond was set at $35,000.

  1. leaving the scene of an injury accident? who was injured? her?
  2. probably can't charge yet about who did steel that truck.
  3. heard this go down on the scanner. good job officers!!! you guys definitely helped prevent a much more serious problem!

Woody4u 4 years, 3 months ago

Anyone ever seen a shoplifter caught at that store? Don't fight the security there; they'll win.

xr650rsource 4 years, 3 months ago

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