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3 arrested after car chase, crash

March 2, 2012

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Lawrence police briefly chased a stolen vehicle near the 900 block of Iowa Street on Thursday afternoon. Three suspects were eventually arrested after they fled the scene of a single-car, noninjury accident on private property in the 1200 block of Iowa.

Sgt. Trent McKinley said police were called to the area just after 5 p.m. when employees of a bank reported suspicious activity near the car. Officers found the car to be stolen out of Jefferson County with a license plate stolen from Lawrence. The three occupants led officers on a chase through the residential area between Ninth and 15th streets. McKinley said he quickly decided to stop the chase because of the amount of traffic and potential risk for uninvolved people in the area.

A few minutes after the decision to stop the chase, a resident in the 1200 block of Iowa called police to report that a car had hit a tree on his property. After hitting the tree, the three occupants of the stolen car fled on foot. They were not injured in the crash.

Police tracked down and arrested all three of the suspects after finding one near the car and two in a nearby house.

Comments

ljwhirled 2 years, 1 month ago

Good work. Caught the responsible parties. No one got hurt.

Great restraint on the part of the officer involved. Good policy from our police department.

Hope they get a stiff penalty and straighten up and fly rite.

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Matthew Herbert 2 years, 1 month ago

simple solution that, if I'm reading the paper properly, apparently one officer has already tried: Once you catch someone who has fled either on foot or by car, taze their frank and beans. I promise, do that once or twice and word will get out. NO ONE will ever flee again.....

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Matthew Herbert 2 years, 1 month ago

simple solution that, if I'm reading the paper properly, apparently one officer has already tried: Once you catch someone who has fled either on foot or by car, taze their frank and beans. I promise, do that once or twice and word will get out. NO ONE will ever flee again.....

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classclown 2 years, 1 month ago

I have a feeling the trio will turn out to be kids.

Unfortunately, I fear this article will unleash a plethora of idiotic comments about cuzins and biscuits and gravy as well as all the other moronic stuff that always shows up in these car chase articles.

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FiremanChris 2 years, 1 month ago

LPD does a great job of risk vs. benefit in assesing the viability of car chases. The people that are saying they should continue pursuits in busy areas of town are the same people that are going to get worked up when someone gets killed during a pursuit. They managed to keep everyone safe and still track down the suspects; a better job couln't have been done than that.

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Ricky_Vaughn 2 years, 1 month ago

Too bad they didn't have any basketball tickets to buy their freedom.

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JackMcKee 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure they were from Topeka.

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consumer1 2 years, 1 month ago

Sierra ! AMEN!! NO consequences for thugery in Lawrence.

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sierraclub 2 years, 1 month ago

After the police catch the thefts, they just get probabtion anyway. Why even try to pull them over? Liberal Lawrence will just do the Lawrence thing and not hold them accountable for their actions.

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otto 2 years, 1 month ago

I understand the reasons for suspending a car chase to prevent injury. The other night a sheriffs deputy chased a stolen pick up in N Lawrence for about 10 seconds before calling off the chase. This will just create more people taking off during traffic stops - I dont know what the answer is but I can tell you what they are currently doing is not working for ^&*(.

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