Archive for Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Suspect in several crimes arrested after foot chase near Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway

August 21, 2012, 3:47 p.m. Updated August 21, 2012, 5:42 p.m.


A Lawrence police officer conducting a burglary investigation Tuesday afternoon arrested a Lawrence man after a foot chase near Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said the suspect also had an outstanding municipal court warrant for his arrest, a warrant from the Kansas Department of Corrections, a pending domestic battery charge and two pending misdemeanor theft charges.

The officer at 1:20 p.m. was seeking to talk to the man as part of the burglary investigation when the suspect, Geoffry Scott Beers, 37, ran from him.

Officers set up a perimeter and eventually found the suspect hiding under a deck a few blocks south of Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway, McKinley said.

Officers also recovered other items the suspect had discarded during the incident, and believed they were stolen property. Beers was taken to the Douglas County Jail.


Dan Edwards 5 years, 10 months ago

Wonder if this is one of the home invasion burglars who has been so prolific lately. Hope so. In any case, great job LPD.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 10 months ago

Was he charged? I thought LJW didn't release names of suspects until they were formally charged.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 10 months ago

Hiding under a deck! That's something to put on your resume.

somebodynew 5 years, 10 months ago

Don't know if he has been charged in THIS deal, but his name has been in the papers many, many times before. I wish they would keep him (again).

riverdrifter 5 years, 10 months ago

Multiple loser/oxygen thief. Gray bar hotel yet again. This time make it ten years.

north420 5 years, 10 months ago

GOOD JOB LPD, and may I add about D time. This guy being taken off the streets is the best news I have heard in a long time. He has been taken off the streets several several times since being released from DOC but somehow ALWAYS been able to get out just to do the same thing again and again. Like I said in a previous statement, cutting off his hands will not stop him, he'd still find a way.

jhawkinsf 5 years, 10 months ago

And again, we taxpayers will provide advocates for him who will do their best to absolve him from responsibility and shift blame to the mean society that he had no choice being born into. I'd rather we spent that money on another teacher for the public schools. Or an upgrade of a park. Or plant some trees somewhere. Or just about anything else.

parrothead8 5 years, 10 months ago

You really want to do away with the Sixth Amendment? I, too, wish we could spend more on teachers, parks, and trees, but I kind of like the protections afforded to me under the Bill of Rights.

north420 5 years, 10 months ago

QUESTION: How long will Douglas county keep him this time?????????? ANSWER; That depends on how much info he has on someone else. Maybe if DOC had kept him 3 months ago when he did dirt he wouldn't of racked up more charges. Now, is that a good thing or bad? Him going away no matter how long it took them is a good thing. They just allowed him more rope for a better hang.

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