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Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2012

Suspicious cooler contains rotten fish bait

August 16, 2012, 9:06 a.m. Updated August 16, 2012, 3:22 p.m.

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Lawrence police and firefighters Thursday morning began investigating a suspicious cooler found in Burcham Park to see if it contained any hazardous material, but officers discovered it only had rotten fish bait inside.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said a parks and recreation worker found the cooler along the west bank of the Kansas River after 8:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Indiana Street. The cooler was secured by duct tape shut, he said. Police and firefighters took precautions before opening the cooler.

A parks and recreation worker suffered exposure due to inhalation in July in east Lawrence after discovering a cooler full of remnants of a meth lab.

Also Thursday morning, in a separate incident officers were searching for a man near Eighth Street and Kasold Drive who had an outstanding municipal court warrant, McKinley said. The man had fled from municipal court earlier Thursday when an officer came to arrest the man, Roger Lamar Coleman, 32. The suspect eventually called dispatchers and came out of a residence about 9:20 a.m. near Ninth Street and Holiday Drive where he surrendered to officers, McKinley said. He was taken to the Douglas County Jail on a municipal court warrant and a new charge of interference with duties of an officer.

Comments

Topple 1 year, 8 months ago

That ole Bee-Jay musta been smellin' quite ripe by the time the bomb squad secured the container!

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justme2 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank god it was only fish bait.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 8 months ago

We've really gone off the deep end in this country.

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autie 1 year, 8 months ago

Oh ye-yaw baby.....chicken liver gone south....we be chumin tonight in the riffels....Hey, where did my bait go?

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

Stink bait, stink bait, lousy rotten stink bait. (sung to the tune of fishheads)

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blindrabbit 1 year, 8 months ago

CWGOKU Just in, the police determined that the cooler did in fact contain your Schlitz beer. This was done without opening the cooler when the police K-9 dog walked up to the cooler lifted it's leg and autographed it. It turns out the dog has better taste than anybody claiming to drink Schlitz.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 8 months ago

If Olin is still on retainer, send him over to investigate, no need to over-react.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 8 months ago

If there is Schlitz in the cooler... it is mine

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consumer1 1 year, 8 months ago

I saw Dennis walking on Mass a couple of days ago with a head underhis arm.

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somedude20 1 year, 8 months ago

"investigating a suspicious cooler found in Burcham Park to see if it contained any hazardous material."

You mean like worse than The Beast or Hamms? Has Denis found his mannequin yet? I hope some sick son of a gun didn't pull a Seven and put the mannequin's head in it

May the Brownback be with you!

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