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Man nailed for attempted burglary

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News from the Lawrence Police department's morning briefing:¢ Man's alibi fails: Officers arrested a 22-year-old man for attempted burglary and attempted theft Monday morning after a woman in the 4800 block of McCormick Street reported that he had tried to enter her home as she was inside getting dressed. She said the man first rang the doorbell multiple times, then went around to the back of the home and tried to enter through a rear door after she didn't answer.When officers found the man walking nearby, they found he was carrying a metal hammer in the pocket of his shorts.His explanation for the hammer, LPD spokeswoman Kim Murphree said, was that a friend had borrowed his shorts and must have put the hammer in the pocket before giving them back. He also told officers he didn't know where he lived because he just had moved to town.Police talked to other residents in the neighborhood and found one other person who said a man matching the suspect's description had rung his doorbell that morning. The man told police that when he answered the door, the suspect told him he had the wrong home.The man was identified on jail records as Jeffrey L. Heathington.¢ Bouncer arrest:Lawrence Police arrested an employee of Last Call, 729 N.H., early Sunday morning on suspicion of battering a club patron. The alleged victim, a Wichita man, told police a security guard confronted him about setting a beer bottle near the dance floor and then asked him to leave. The man said other security guards grabbed him and that he was thrown to the ground outside the club, causing minor injuries.A bar employee, identified as Christopher D. Fulton, 21, Lawrence, was arrested for battery and ordered to appear Friday, in municipal court. Police said his version of events was that the patron tried to walk into the club after he was asked to leave and "moved toward him in an aggressive manner."¢ Animal crueltyPolice cited a 20-year-old man for cruelty to animals and having a fake ID after responding to a call on Monday afternoon that a dog had been left in a vehicle in 98-degree heat in the parking lot of Dillons, 1740 Mass. A witness at the scene told police the man's Australian shepherd had been in the vehicle for about 10 minutes prior to the officer's arrival, according to a report. When police contacted the man, he said he'd been gone no longer than five minutes. As the man was giving police his identification, the officer saw he had a homemade driver's license from another state that said he was 21. Other crimes reported:¢ Frank B. Reid, 55, was arrested for aggravated battery early Tuesday after a 47-year-old woman told the Douglas County Sheriff's Office he struck her with an unknown object during a fight in the 1500 section of north 1060 Road. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital.¢ Between June 16 and June 20, someone caused $3,000 in damage to two windows at a Perry-Lecompton school building at 626 Whitfield in Lecompton, according to a Douglas County Sheriff's report.¢ A 34-year-old Topeka woman had her 2004 Chrysler Sebring valued at $15,000 stolen at 9 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of New Hampshire Street.¢ A 45-year-old Lawrence woman's 2003 Land Rover valued at $27,500 disappeared between 5:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. Monday from the 2300 block of Iowa Street.¢ Between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, an unknown suspect stole a Specialized mountain bike valued at $1,399 from Sunflower Bike Shop, 804 Mass.¢ A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported his $2,140 Taylor acoustic guitar stolen between 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday from the 1100 block of Tennessee Street. Contributed by [Eric Weslander.][1] [1]: www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander

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OTSSweeper 7 years, 9 months ago

Maybe you need to spend more time in the real world and less time posting (10 times per day and up to 63 times per day). Perhaps your kid needs attention. Too high an IQ? Hardly, I've seen his mother's posts and IQ is not genetic from his maternal side. The kid needs a real parent, not a (gee, guess who I'm dating now all you strangers) detached nitwit. Get a clue.

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Multidisciplinary 7 years, 9 months ago

mccormick st? Are you sure this wasn't my 6 yr old? He did this on 26 th a couple of weeks ago at a neighbors, they didn't answer, so he just walked on in...he assumes since he knows them that well, he owns them.

We have a lot of work to do..too much IQ

To my knowledge, he's never been on McCormick other than Halloween...but there's always next week!

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moderator 7 years, 9 months ago

Lawrence bouncers attack first then possibly ask questions later. Usually the Lawrence police department looks the other way even when confronted with witnesses.

I was at The Ranch and witnessed a bouncer place a patron in a very agressive Carotid chokehold. This hold is outlawed for use by state and federal employees because it has a tendency to kill the person it is used on. The police were called and the officer (Tubbs) refused to take a written statement and even ordered a witness who asked to give a statement to leave the property.

If you witness bouncers acting illegally you should file a police report. The people do not have a license to batter. All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to stand by and do nothing.

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alm77 7 years, 9 months ago

Man nailed for attempted burglary - HA!! I just got it.

Off - ask to leave? yes. assault? no.

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offtotheright 7 years, 9 months ago

Arrested the bouncer? Paalease! I believe they have every right to ask a patron to leave a club...for any reason!

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mlemiller 7 years, 9 months ago

Does anyone happen to know which house this happened at on McCormick Street? I just moved from that block and I am wondering which of my neighbors this happened to or if it could have even happened at my old house.

If anyone knows, would you mind sending me a private message?

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classclown 7 years, 9 months ago

¢ Bouncer arrest:Lawrence Police arrested an employee of Last Call, 729 N.H., early Sunday morning on suspicion of battering a club patron. The alleged victim, a Wichita man, told police a security guard confronted him about setting a beer bottle near the dance floor and then asked him to leave. The man said other security guards grabbed him and that he was thrown to the ground outside the club, causing minor injuries.

Shoot up the place all you want, just don't be leaving beer bottles near the dance floor. Rules are rules.

¢ A 45-year-old Lawrence woman's 2003 Land Rover valued at $27,500 disappeared between 5:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. Monday from the 2300 block of Iowa Street.

David Copperfield questioned.

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acg 7 years, 9 months ago

Sigmund wins for comment o' the day on this thread.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years, 9 months ago

"I don't know where I live" never works. Make up an address, but don't say "I don't know".

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Sigmund 7 years, 9 months ago

Is that a hammer in your shorts or are you just happy to see me?

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spammer89 7 years, 9 months ago

That is as bad as "thats not my weed, I borrowed these pants"

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Christine Pennewell Davis 7 years, 9 months ago

so how do you not know if there is a hammer in your shorts when you put them on?? Kinda dumb there dude.

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conservative 7 years, 9 months ago

Darn, and I would have bet money that the old "my friend must have left the hammer in my pants" explanation would have gotten him out of any suspicion.

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