Archive for Sunday, November 24, 2013

25 years ago: Police begin releasing composite pictures to media

November 24, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 24, 1988:

  • Local police spoke today about the new practice of making composite pictures of suspects more accessible to the public. Previously, only local officers and investigators from other jurisdictions saw the drawings made by Lawrence police, but now they were beginning to appear in newspapers and television programs along with requests for the public's assistance in tracking down the suspects. "It's vitally important for a police department to depend on the community just as it is for the community to depend on the police department," said Chris Mulvenon, administrative assistant to Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin. "In cases where our manpower is taxed, we need to release these (composites) to see whether anybody has seen anything."
  • A former manager of the Lawrence Holidome was scheduled to make his first appearance in Douglas County District Court in connection with the alleged embezzlement of more than $9,000 from the hotel during the previous four months. The 37-year-old man, a Lawrence resident who had worked at the Holidome for about a year, had been booked into the Douglas County Jail earlier this week on a count of theft by deception and was released an hour later after posting $1,000 bail.


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