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Archive for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Police officer injured while arresting burglary suspect at T-Mobile store

April 3, 2013

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A police officer was injured Tuesday night while arresting a suspect in a break-in at the T-Mobile store, 1700 W. 23rd Street.

The officer had responded to a burglary alarm at the store just before midnight Tuesday, and saw a person exit a broken window and run east, throwing several cell phones aside as he fled, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

As the man tried to jump a fence and escape, the officer pulled him down and a struggle ensued. The suspect kicked the officer in the knee and continued to resist, McKinley said, when pepper spray and a Taser failed to stop him.

Isaac Tirrell Clark, 36, of Topeka, was arrested after two more officers arrived at the scene.

On Wednesday, Clark remained in Douglas County Jail. Douglas County prosecutors have charged him with burglary, theft, criminal damage, obstruction, battery of a law enforcement officer, and possession of a controlled substance. Pro Tem Judge James George set Clark's bond at $7,500, and he is scheduled to appear in court again April 9.

The injured police officer was treated for a knee injury at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and released. McKinley said he will require follow-up treatment, and is the third officer in a week to be injured by a suspect while making an arrest.

Comments

meatheadwisdom 1 year, 5 months ago

Pretty tough, hang in there guys. Thanks for putting your lives on the line for our safety!

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bad_dog 1 year, 5 months ago

I really can't believe they deleted my post containing one word; a proper noun naming a certain state capital to our west, followed by a question mark. Even more surprising is the fact a more descriptive post naming the same upstanding community as the source of these problems remains.

How the heck was my post a violation of TOS? Someone got their feelings hurt by a one word question?

I'll probably have to ask FakeJeffWithey...

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ksjayhawk74 1 year, 5 months ago

The "free phones" are given to people who cannot afford phone service.

This guy was stealing phones to sell for money, he didn't need a new phone.

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otto 1 year, 5 months ago

Nothing is free - someone has to pay for it. My guess is that it's not you.

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repaste 1 year, 5 months ago

"Trying to match wits with a half-wit"

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irvan moore 1 year, 5 months ago

possibly related to the meth article

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ljwhirled 1 year, 5 months ago

I was stunned to see that that upstanding individual was from Topeka.

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ljwhirled 1 year, 5 months ago

How about some license plate cams on Hwy 40 and on all of the I-70 exits.

Run the plates against warrants and stolen vehicles real time, then pull them over and arrest them here in Lawrence.

if they have dope, impound and sell their vehicles.

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somebodynew 1 year, 5 months ago

g_rock -nobody ever said criminals were SMART.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

Tuesday, and saw a person exit a broken window and run east, throwing several cell phones aside as he fled,

---"can you uh hear me NOW?"

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

dear LPD officer, thanks! you just got some scum off the street and took harm to yourself. good job. in a way, it's too bad the article doesn't name the officer so as to honor him/her.


controled substance? and just what might that be?

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bevy 1 year, 5 months ago

Apparently some pretty powerful stuff if neither pepper spray nor a taser subdued the guy! Thanks to the officer, thank goodness the injury wasn't worse!

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dlkrm 1 year, 5 months ago

Three injured officers this week and the police are still using pepper spray and tasers? Not if I were police chief. They need to be able to actually protect themselves and the community, not play games.

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