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Man hits five cars, flees scene


Today's crime briefing:¢Five vehicles hit: A driver struck five vehicles near the Kansas University campus early this morning and nearly collided with a sixth before being arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. According to a report, witnesses called police about 1:05 a.m. after seeing a Jeep strike five other vehicles in the 1600 block of Edgehill Road and leave the scene. As officers were trying to find the driver, someone called KU Police to report that a vehicle nearly hit someone head-on in the 1600 block of West 15th Street. The person who was nearly hit followed the suspect's vehicle to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house, 1602 W. 15th St., where officers found the vehicle and identified its owner as Jared Lee Hodgson, 19, Lawrence, a resident of the house. He was booked into jail and released on $1,000 bond to appear in court Sept. 20.¢Social-Security scam: A woman told Lawrence Police her 75-year-old mother received a suspicious phone call Wednesday evening in which a man said he was authorized by the Social Security Administration to increase her monthly payment by $25. He asked for the woman's bank, date of birth, and Social Security Number, but she refused to give it to him. Police said the case is a reminder not to divulge personal information to strangers. ¢Sex crime:The parents of an 11-year-old Oskaloosa girl reported that 24-year-old Lawrence man inappropriately touched their daughter between June 1 and Aug. 31 at a home in south Lawrence. It was reported Tuesday. Police have interviewed the man and sent a report to Dist. Atty. Charles Branson's office for review.¢ Drug arrest: 34-year-old Chester W. Brockman Jr. of Lawrence was booked into jail Wednesday night after being arrested by Lawrence Police for possession with intent to sell narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction, and failure to have a drug-tax stamp.¢Restraining-order violation: A 27-year-old Lawrence woman told police her boyfriend violated a restraining order by getting into the passenger seat of her van Tuesday. The woman flagged down officer Anthony Brixius about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of West Sixth Street and told him about the passenger, who then fled on foot and was caught in the 600 block of Missouri Street. The man, 22-year-old William Donovan Mitchell, previously had been arrested Aug. 20 for breaking into an apartment in the 600 block of Michigan Street, threatening the same woman and battering her. ¢Chinese-food robbery: A driver for Peking Taste restaurant, 2210 Iowa St., told police he was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night after being called to deliver food to a vacant duplex in the 2500 block of Ousdahl Rd. The man said that when he drove to the duplex and saw it was vacant, he got back in his car, then heard a voice, turned and saw a man pointing what appeared to be a handgun at him. Another person-- he thinks it was a male -- opened a rear door and took $85.47 worth of Chinese food from the vehicle. The driver drove back to the store and reported the theft.¢Pit bull kills cat: A pit bull chased a cat into a home Saturday morning in the 1500 block of Delaware Street and attacked it, according to a police report. A woman at the home tried to break up the chase but couldn't, and the cat, Zelda, didn't survive. Police took the dog into custody without incident and brought it to the Lawrence Humane Society. As of today, police still are trying to determine who owns the dog.-contributed by [Eric Weslander.][1] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander


Confrontation 11 years, 6 months ago

Check out Chester on the KDOC website. He's got quite the history, including "improper use of food" while in prison.

compmd 11 years, 6 months ago

Proud day for Phi Psi and its brothers.

Gabe Hoffman 11 years, 6 months ago

"Police took the dog into custody without incident"

Ah, that is awesome.

doc1 11 years, 6 months ago

Brockman is a loser and always will be. Just put him down with the pit bull

Tychoman 11 years, 6 months ago

Stupid frat boys thinking they can get away with crap.

Stupid dog for brutally killing that cat. Poor Zelda I feel for her owner.

Harry_Manback 11 years, 6 months ago

"We're not alcoholics, we're drunkaholics" "Im the best!" (shouted by someone tight while drunk "driving" on 435 with no hands on the the steering wheel) "Sick"...skigs

Quoted from the phi psi guy's facebook. Sounds like a real winner...

trinity 11 years, 6 months ago

Pywacket, your post was so right on. i totally agree.

marion's in a snit over it because he likely didn't understand it.

Tony Kisner 11 years, 6 months ago

anthropomorphise? - Marion you are in rare form today!

Kelly Powell 11 years, 6 months ago

if cats were big enough , theyed drag home dogs....and most likely children to play with until they were dead....nothing against cats, but they love to kill more than dogs.

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