Archive for Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of stealing phone from pedestrian

April 4, 2013


A 47-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Wednesday after a woman told police someone had taken her cell phone when when she was standing on the sidewalk in the 900 block of Vermont Street and using her phone about 5 p.m.

A man in a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki shorts grabbed her phone, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. The woman struggled with the man, who fled and dropped her phone on Massachusetts Street, according to the report.

John Kenneth Jenkins was arrested about 40 minutes after the theft, in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street. Douglas County prosecutors charged him Thursday with robbery and criminal damage.

Jenkins remained in Douglas County Jail Thursday, with bond set at $2,000. He is scheduled to appear in court April 10.


MarcoPogo 4 years, 9 months ago

Spring is here...the phone robbin's have returned...

Clark Coan 4 years, 9 months ago

Speaking of cell phone crimes, a friend was threatened in the library last night when a guy got into his face and said, "Do you want to take it outside?" My elderly friend asked the guy politely to go outside while he talked loudly on his cell phone. There is a policy requiring that cell phone conversations be held outside of the library.

meatheadwisdom 4 years, 9 months ago

"A 47-year-old Lawrence man "

"A man in a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki shorts "

I don't know what else to say...

ComeOnMannnnnnn 4 years, 9 months ago

kind of a new thing called "apple pickin". thieves are snatching Iphones out of peoples hands so they have immediate access because the screen is unlocked. Scarey

Tyson Travis 4 years, 9 months ago

If they're fast, they can go to the nearest mall buyback kiosk, drop the stolen phone in a hopper, and get instant cash for the phone. Many of these wind up overseas. Looks like this one didn't get that far...

bad_dog 4 years, 9 months ago

Was there a shortage of articles addressing auto/pedestrian accidents for you to comment on today?

bad_dog 4 years, 9 months ago

Sure, why not? The Hawks are just about as relevant to this article as your fav topic...

kawrivercrow 4 years, 9 months ago

If you look closely at the statistics of auto vs. pedestrian accidents, it often is the pedestrian's fault. In most cities the pedestrians are heavily intoxicated about 50% of the time.

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