Archive for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dozens of citations issued in weekend enforcement action

September 11, 2012


Lawrence police conducted a special enforcement action in the Oread neighborhood Friday and Saturday nights. Lawrence police Sgt. Trent McKinley said that during the action, police wrote citations or made arrests for the following violations:

• 16 alcohol

• 14 parking

• Three traffic

• Three pedestrian offenses

• Two drunken driving

• Two urinating in public

McKinley recapped other criminal activities in Lawrence over the weekend:

• About 6 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a burglary in the 900 block of West 18th Street. The resident was asleep when someone forced entry through a back door. The resident woke, and the suspect fled. No suspect description was available.

• About 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a male Kansas University student, who was waiting in the downtown area for a KU SafeBus, accepted a ride from a heavyset black man in a dark-gray passenger car. During the ride, the driver began making unwanted sexual advances toward the passenger and grabbed him in a sexual manner. The passenger fled the vehicle when the driver stopped at a convenience store.

• About 1:40 a.m. Monday, police responded to a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted in east Lawrence. The woman was treated at the hospital, but further details on the case were not available.

• Shortly after 3 a.m. Monday, police responded to two reports of gunshots a couple of blocks apart: one in the 3100 block of West 28th Street and the other in the 2900 block of Pebble Lane. Police investigated but did not locate shell casings or suspects.


jaywalker 5 years, 2 months ago

Brilliant. Multiple crimes and violations, including a sexual assault, a break in, shots fired, and dui's......but you're pov is that police are merely revenue generating? Very sad.

been_there 5 years, 2 months ago

So now you have decided you speak for the neighborhood? Sorry, you don't speak for me, I can speak for myself. Are you speaking for the victim? LPD, take your time to investigate properly so no mistakes (that smitty would jump right on) are made. If you really want to know, check the call log that is available online. No conspiracy here smitty, look elsewhere.

been_there 5 years, 2 months ago

That's funny, you accusing me of having a personal vendetta. Like I said, the information probably can be found out if you really want to know but let's wait till all the facts are in before publishing incorrect information.

been_there 5 years, 2 months ago

Of course you're not being hostile at all. There is a difference between shots fired and a rape. If the victim thinks the adress should be known, they can post it themselves. Maybe they prefer it not be, let them decide. Rape is personal and their needs should come first. Smitty was accusing the LJW of deliberately keeping something a secret without knowing all the facts first, maybe it wasn't intentional at all.

been_there 5 years, 2 months ago

"You don't like Smitty's comments, don't read them! " You should follow your own advice.

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