Archive for Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Police respond to burglary early Wednesday; man runs from police after traffic stop

May 30, 2012


Here's a look at police reports from early Wednesday:

• Lawrence police are investigating a burglary early Wednesday morning at an east Lawrence home. A suspect broke out the rear glass door, entered the house and stole a 24-inch flat-screen TV, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman. McKinley said police were called at 4:52 a.m. to the 1200 block of New York Street. No suspects had been identified as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, he said.

• Police arrested a 23-year-old Lawrence man Wednesday morning after he ran from officers during a traffic stop about 1:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman. McKinley said the suspect parked his vehicle during the stop and then fled. After a short foot chase, the suspect was taken into custody near 10th and New Hampshire streets. McKinley said the officer and suspect, identified in jail records as Spencer Morgan Torres, were treated at the scene by medics for scrapes. The officer tackled the suspect concluding the chase. Torres later posted $600 bond at the jail and was given notice to appear June 2 in Lawrence Municipal Court on charges of DUI and interference with duties of an officer.


0day 6 years ago

im sure the police did a whole lot more then just tackle him. last summer i witnessed a security guard and several cops kicking and hitting a guy who was really really drunk and not even a danger to any of them. it was unreal how much these public service workers get off on violence.

jhawkinsf 6 years ago

If you filed a complaint with the police dept., I applaud your fine civic attitude. If, however, you did nothing, then you're complicit in the beating. Which did you do?

Matthew Herbert 6 years ago

Do LJW moderators allow people, without ANY knowledge of the event to throw out accusations of police brutality? Amazing what this site does and does not deem appropriate.

commonsenselawrence 6 years ago

I am sure you were not at the traffic stop and have no clue what happened. It is unreal how much these bloggers get off on twisting the facts.

parrothead8 6 years ago

For "scrapes." Big deal. If you run from the cops, you can expect to get tackled, which sometimes results in scrapes.

Matthew Herbert 6 years ago

The cop required medical attention too. Have you ever tackled someone on pavement while running full speed? It doesn't end well for EITHER party. I applaud the officers restraint in not just hitting him in the back with a taser. My uncle serves as a cop and in the last 12 months has separated a shoulder and broken a foot (separate occasions) while protecting YOU from the scum of the earth. And yes, you're welcome.

Shane Powers 6 years ago

Is this guy serious? You decide to run from the cops, who theoretically don't know you're about to run from them, and you only made it a block? sheesh...

MarcoPogo 6 years ago

This post is the equivalent of watching the little mountain climber guy on "The Price is Right" tumble over the edge. I was rooting so hard for you at first.

somedude20 6 years ago

nice +13.2. Would have also accepted "Press Your Luck's" Whammy

camillia 6 years ago

He ran from police and they granted him bail?!?! Yea hes going to run and no show to court.

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