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


big_john 1 year, 7 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.


repaste 1 year, 7 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?


MacHeath 1 year, 7 months ago

I was the victim of a couple "smash and grabs" in my younger days. Never saw the dude, but it was close. A year ago, I had my house burgled. THat freaked me out for a long time. I thought about getting a carry permit. If you want access to a gun, on your person is the best place to keep it. I doubt that folks that carp about carry permits realize this. But, I don't want to carry a gun in public. Even if you have a carry permit, you can't hide a gun in your has to be on your person. The carry permit thing is a lot more complicated than most folks realize, and carries a huge responsibility. I do have a few surprises around the house though.


lawdog 1 year, 7 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.


biggunz 1 year, 7 months ago

I'll say this, if I find some guy in my house he better be a bad mf, otherwise he ain't leaving or fleeing.


OonlyBonly 1 year, 7 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.


Matthew Herbert 1 year, 7 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.


g_rock 1 year, 7 months ago

They should really build those apartments with locks on the doors and stuff...


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