Archive for Friday, April 8, 2005

21-year-old faces mulitple charges

April 8, 2005

A 21-year-old Lansing man faces multiple charges in Municipal Court for allegedly trying to break into a car and running from police.

Lansing Police Chief Steve Wayman said a neighbor in the 100 block of Lois Street reported seeing suspicious activity, including someone looking under the hood of a parked car, in the neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. Apil 6. The caller gave provided a description of the car the men used when they left the area. Wayman said that minutes later, police found the car behind a business in the 600 block of North Main Street. As they approached, police saw a man get out of the car and jump over a nearby fence. Though the man escaped the initial pursuit, another officer captured him.

The man was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail on charges of attempted theft, obstruction of the legal process, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.

Wayman said that during the course of the arrest, the suspect attempted to escape police custody. During what Wayman called a short struggle that ensued, police tackled the suspect as he tried to run. He was treated for a nose injury at St. John Hospital before being taken to jail.

Wayman said that since the charges were misdemeanors, the case would be heard in Municipal Court.

Police continue to look for others involved in the incident.

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