Archive for Monday, October 8, 2012

More home burglaries reported

October 8, 2012


The home burglaries in Lawrence continue.

Police responded to reports of several home burglaries over the weekend and Monday morning in Lawrence. Not all of the reports of the crimes are yet available, but Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley was able to provide details on the following cases:

• A resident in the 900 block of Alabama reported someone broke a rear sliding glass door and burglarized the home between Saturday night and Sunday morning while no one was home. A rock was used to break the glass door, and damage was estimated at $2,500. A laptop and numerous other items were reported stolen.

• A resident of an apartment in the 500 block of Eldridge Street reported that someone burglarized the apartment sometime between Thursday and Sunday morning when the resident was not home. Musical instruments, a plasma television and a computer were among the items reported taken. McKinley said he was not yet able to specify how the suspect entered the home.

The incidents are just the latest in a string of home burglaries in Lawrence since May. Despite the arrests of several people, the crimes have continued. While many of the earlier crimes involved suspects entering through unlocked doors, McKinley said police are beginning to see more cases where someone breaks a glass door to gain entrance.

Google Map

Burglary map

A map of 88 burglaries reported to Lawrence police between May 1 and Aug. 31. Locations are block specific and do not pertain to a particular address in an attempt to protect victim privacy. The crimes listed include those defined as aggravated burglary, meaning someone was home at the time of the crime.


Flap Doodle 1 year, 6 months ago

Before I leave the house, I give straight razors to the lemurs and tell them to defend their territory from interlopers.


CWGOKU 1 year, 6 months ago

This is why I never keep anything in my house but a few fig newtons, a cheap AM transistor radio, a lava lamp, and Fresca.


alcoholbliss 1 year, 6 months ago

FIXED!!!! " North Lawrence is a good place for the old to retire....

Hello? 2004 news link? Wth?

1 Detroit, Mich still tops most dangerous .... Hardcore Pawn? lol funny show, no wonder stereotypes still exist.

EDIT: opps I don't know how I got the bold caps, I didn't go to KU . Sorry LJW mods.


atiopatioo 1 year, 6 months ago

Lawrence is a good place for the old to retire.... But be careful. Danger is lurking. This is how is started in Camden.

“We must give our people jobs, training and opportunity,” Operative word: Give.


alcoholbliss 1 year, 6 months ago

Post legal disclaimers on all points of entry.

"Access to the Site, and use of its contents, is at the user's sole discretion and risk." "Unauthorized use of this site is prohibited and may violate other applicable laws." "Site owner shall not be liable for any loss, damage or death which may occur as a result of breach of site security. "By using this site users agree to the terms of use."

Should be more than enough?


Topple 1 year, 6 months ago

If only I could electric the outside of my house during the night, I would sleep easy.


Flap Doodle 1 year, 6 months ago

The miscreants seem to feel entitled to the possessions of others.


toe 1 year, 6 months ago

These "headlines" will continue until the paper and police get what they want. More money.


Food_for_Thought 1 year, 6 months ago

You bring up an interesting point. North Lawrence is separated from the rest of Lawrence by a river. It is well known that vampires cannot cross bodies of running water like rivers. These burglaries are happening at night, and North Lawrence has not been affected by them. Clearly, these burglaries are being committed by vampires. This is what happens when we embrace and romanticize vampires in things like Twilight.


Ace Cleaning 1 year, 6 months ago

It’s Interesting to see than none of the 88 burglaries happened in North Lawrence. The map shows a direct correlation with home ownership and crime rates. If you know the names of most of the people on the block, you’re much less likely to have something like this happen. Lawrence has one of the lowest home owner rates in the state and with 1000+ apartment under construction it going to stay that way.


alcoholbliss 1 year, 6 months ago

A cheap webcam, PC, with or Mac with Vitamin d, uploading motion detected pics to Skydrive, Google Drive or DropBox or even Email as they are taken = cheap surveillance.

They can steal the PC, but the evidence on Skydrive,Google Drive, DropBox or Email should remain in the cloud so long as the PC stolen is locked with a PW or ClearLock . These stored crime photos in the cloud may offer police more insight to the crimes than nothing at all.


Aimee Polson 1 year, 6 months ago

One more reason to move to North Lawrence.


nondescript 1 year, 6 months ago

Major Burglar Bait: Guns and Cash


grammaddy 1 year, 6 months ago

Looks like Topeka is having the same problem.


David Albertson 1 year, 6 months ago

How many of these houses had a large breed dog inside raising hell?


lunacydetector 1 year, 6 months ago

why do i have the feeling all these burglaries are common place that weren't being made public knowledge until the police wanted a $40 million police station?

it reminds me of the late 1980's early 1990's....back then the public didn't know there was gang related crime in lawrence because gang related crime was being sugar coated to protect lawrence's image.


Mike Gerhardt 1 year, 6 months ago

People, isn't it time you invested in alarm systems?


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