Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2012

Two home burglaries reported

September 6, 2012


Two home burglaries were reported in Lawrence Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

At about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call at the Legends Apartment complex, 4101 W. 24th Place. A male resident of an apartment reported that he returned home to find a person inside his apartment. The suspect fled, and nothing was taken, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. The resident was not able to describe the a suspect.

At about 2:40 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a call at The Reserve apartment complex in the 2500 block of West 31st Street, McKinley said. The apartment was occupied by three female Kansas University students at the time. The suspect — described as a white male wearing dark clothing — fled and police were not able to locate him. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was stolen, McKinley said.

Several suspects have recently been arrested after a rise in home burglaries since May. Police have warned Lawrence residents to take extra precautions, such as keeping lights on and locking screen doors. In late August, McKinley said police were investigating about 50 home burglaries that occurred during a three-month span.

For a recap of the recent home burglaries and arrests, visit


Matthew Herbert 5 years, 8 months ago

Glad to hear all has settled down after they caught "the guy" who was doing all of these. Dear Lawrence, thank you for leaving your doors unlocked so that these would-be burglaries happen in your houses and not mine.

John Hamm 5 years, 8 months ago

It sometimes, it seems, takes students some time to learn - all people in a College town do not respect others rights or property.

lawdog 5 years, 8 months ago

Students are not going to be 'packin' but a lot of homeowners are well armed these days. Never know when these break ins could turn violent, nobody can predict how each individual will react when confronting by such crime.

50YearResident 5 years, 8 months ago

You need to go to the Kansas Attorney Generals web site and re-read the laws before posting any more false information.

repaste 5 years, 8 months ago

Every painter, repairman, anyone who worked at those apartments one day or more has a key to get in. Anyone remember Richard Grissom?

big_john 5 years, 8 months ago

All apartments i know of changes locks after each person leaves. Of course doesn't do much good if a master key is available. Thats why alot of the apartment communites have dropped the master key.

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