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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Suspect accused of trying to break into parents' home

  • A Leavenworth man was apprehended in a thrift store after he allegedly tried to break into his parents' home before fleeing from the scene, a police spokesman said.
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  • A Leavenworth man was apprehended in a thrift store after he allegedly tried to break into his parents' home before fleeing from the scene, a police spokesman said.
    Police were called at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday with a report that the 27-year-old suspect was trying to kick in the back door of the residence of his mother and stepfather, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    At least one person was said to have been in the house at the time.
    "The suspect fled as officers arrived," Nicodemus said.
    The deputy chief said police saw the suspect leaving the scene.
    "They lost sight of him for a short while," Nicodemus said.
    Police had a description of the suspect. The man later was seen going into the Leavenworth Mission Community Store, 1140 Spruce St. Nicodemus believes the suspect went into the store to hide from the police.
    The suspect was taken into custody inside the store. Nicodemus said the man allegedly displayed what police call "passive resistance." The deputy chief said the suspect allegedly wasn't cooperating, but he wasn't fighting with officers.
    The suspect was arrested for allegations of attempted burglary and criminal damage to property.
    The man apparently had been free on bond awaiting sentencing for a misdemeanor charge at the time of his arrest.

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