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Archive for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Police seeking southwest Lawrence burglary suspect

June 5, 2012

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Lawrence police are asking for help in finding a burglary suspect who was chased away from a southwest Lawrence home by waking residents about 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said the victim reported a suspect entered the home in the 3400 block of Aldrich Street through an unlocked rear door. One of the occupants awoke to see the suspect entering a bedroom, and a second resident then chased the man away.

McKinley said the suspect was described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s with a skinny build and average height. The suspect was carrying a dark-colored backpack. He was not located in the area, and it appears nothing was taken.

McKinley said the general description was similar to other recent aggravated burglary reports in the city in which a suspect entered someone’s home overnight through an unsecured door.

Police asked anyone with information on this crime to call detectives at 785-832-7430 or the Douglas County Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

“Rewards of up to $1,000 are being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect,” McKinley said.

Comments

Peaty 1 year, 10 months ago

Yet another reason to have a dog. Even a small one will make enough noise to either scare them away or wake you up. My dogs freak out when the UPS guy comes. I realize not everyone wants or can have dogs though.

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Floyd Craig 1 year, 10 months ago

HEY ALL YOU STUPID PEOPLE LOCK THE DAM DOORS AND WINDOWS HAVE A GUN SO U CAN KEEP HIM OR UH WELL YOU KNOW THE REST

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DillonBarnes 1 year, 10 months ago

I said it last time this happens, but I'll say it again. 1) Lock your doors, 2) if you have a sliding door you like open at night, you can still secure it. Cut a 2x4" or broomstick to fit into the channel the door slides in. I have one that allow the door to open 6-8", enough to let the air in, but not allow someone to easily squeeze through.

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FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 10 months ago

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kristyj 1 year, 10 months ago

Hide yer kids, hide yer wife...

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somedude20 1 year, 10 months ago

Why cant people who look like the cartoon girl on the right side of this page be the one breaking into my room at night. Are there no hot looking female burglars anymore? This is my rifle this is my gun.....

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rockchalker52 1 year, 10 months ago

Two morons do not make a right.

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Rick Aldrich 1 year, 10 months ago

Here thiefy thiefy thiefy. You moron. Some of us would enjoy live target practice.

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twobigones 1 year, 10 months ago

Locking your windows and doors should be common sense. It's 2012 and there are 7 billion people on the planet, not to mention that Topeka and KC.K. are only a crack heads drive away..

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 1 year, 10 months ago

Those who steal for a living must not realize how early the working class gets up in the morning.

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engagedecoy 1 year, 10 months ago

Locking your windows and doors should be common sense. It's 2012 and there are 7 billion people on the planet, not to mention the economy is still is poor shape.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 10 months ago

this scumbag tries this at my house and he's leaving in a body bag.

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