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Police catch bowling-alley theft in progress

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Police arrested three people early this morning for trying to steal a kids' bowling ramp from Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa. An officer was on routine patrol shortly after midnight when he saw three people carrying the kids' bowling ramp out the west door of the bowling alley, according to a report. The officer reported seeing two people load the ramp into the trunk of a vehicle while the third got in the drivers' seat. He made contact with them and an employee of the business and learned they didn't have permission to take it. All three -- Donald Tre Overstake, 30, Reesa Raeann Allee, 23, and Ryan Martin Weekley, 29, all of Lawrence -- went to the Douglas County Jail and given notices to appear in court for a theft charge.Other crimes:¢ 500 block of Fireside Drive: A 53-year-old taxi driver told police a man and woman robbed her of money bag shortly after she picked them up between 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. Tuesday.¢ 1400 block of West Third Street: a 25-year-old wopman reported $2,786 worth of property, including 170 compact discs and a portable DVD player, stolen from her vehicle between 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

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prospector 7 years, 7 months ago

bearded-gnome

They are a little old for fraternities. I hazard to guess these folk never finished highschool much less college. If it had been "drunken frats" , the report would have been "kids' bowling ramp" found in the Chi Omega fountain.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years, 7 months ago

"It was probably some silly scavenger hunt item."

What kind of scavenger hunt would specify "ramp used by the disabled"?

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Azure_Attitude 7 years, 7 months ago

What idiot dummies these guys were to not even have a look out. Yay and good going for the LPD, but c'mon, let's not get carried away. This was not a cold case nor an intense investigation - they happened to be driving by. I bet they live for stuff like that, to just fall in their lap. If I were them I'd be laughing for days. "Hey, Bob, 'member the time those idiots were carrying that thing outta the bowling alley . . . "

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swbsow 7 years, 7 months ago

Wonder if they ever found the 1000.00 that was taken in broad daylight?

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november_sky 7 years, 7 months ago

It was probably some silly scavenger hunt item.

Oh, and nice job nailing them bowling alley thieves, LPD!!

You made us all proud! Citations and medals for all police officers involved!

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holygrailale 7 years, 7 months ago

Esq2eB:

Very good point.

Police work doesn't get any better than catching thieves in the act.

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Esq2eB 7 years, 7 months ago

Where are the people constantly ripping on the LPD?? Why are they not in here commending them on an excellent job?

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ForThePeople 7 years, 7 months ago

Of all the things that get stolen...this is just unbelievable! What in the world were these people thinking????

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holygrailale 7 years, 7 months ago

Sigmund:

Damn straight!!!!

The Dude abides.

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swbsow 7 years, 7 months ago

WTH? Stealing a bowling ramp that children & disabled people use? Why on earth would you do something like that?

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Sigmund 7 years, 7 months ago

This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.

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