Burglary suspect escapes police custody, still on the loose

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A burglary suspect who was in handcuffs escaped from police custody Thursday.

Police were called to the 8100 block of East 34th Street just before 3 p.m. They saw the suspect’s vehicle on a nearby street and a short pursuit ensued.

Police were able to take 17-year-old Larry Williams and a passenger into custody. Police were processing paperwork, they said, when Williams was able to unlock the officer’s car and escape despite being handcuffed.

Officers set up a large perimeter in an attempt to catch Williams but were unsuccessful.

Williams is described as 5’6″ tall and 160 lbs. He has a thin mustache and may have gold teeth. He was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and Addidas tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts is asked to call CrimesStoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

31 comments

  • Steven

    How? I mean HOW did he escape while in custody? I guess the bushes weren’t watching… I imagine our qualified IMPD cops were busy eating donuts. Amazing

  • Clint

    yeah lets not post a mug shot or anything so people can help the police since they obviously cant do it themselves…

  • Winny

    Escape from custody,considering that Ballard has cut the police force by 200 officers, its no surprise. These officers are under manned.

  • Dawn

    I usually don't comment on things. But here ya go…. This is for those of you that want to continue to bash IMPD and other officers. The next time you need their help, remember… do NOT cal 911. But, in the case you do, be sure the cops come from say Ohio, or Ill. or somewhere else okay? Ugh, really?

    • Guisseppe

      Hey Dawn, when's the last time you called 911 here in Indy?

      And for anyone that doesn't know, the way to call 911 is to call, let it ring once, and hang the **** up. They'll come a lot faster for an incomplete call.

      The alternative is to give the idiot operator information they already have in front of their face: your name and address, which takes a long time for said idot to process because they probably can't type anyway.

      THEN you may get to tell them what's actually wrong, now that ten minutes has gone by waiting on hold, then trying to deal with the scholarly dispatcher.

      BEEN THERE.

      • DRT52

        You have no idea what you are talking about. Until the call is connected, they don't have your information. If you hang up after one ring, it's not considered an incomplete call. An incomplete call is when the dispatcher answers the phone and no one is on the other end or the caller hangs up. And how are they to know if the name on the caller ID is the same person who is making the call? They have to get all information before sending officers out into a situation.

  • patti

    RUN LARRY RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    U HAVE ALREADY SHOWN US WHAT OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE USED FOR! DONUTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • LOVELYLADY170

      ITS HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE THAT LARRY ESCAPED WITHOUT ANYONE SEEING HIM ESCAPE THIS MIGHT BE AND COVER UP! DID LARRY REALLY ESCAPE ARE DID THEY DUMP LARRY OFF IN SOME DITCH WITH A COUPLE OF BULLETS IN HIS HEAD? MAKES ME WONDER…. SOUNDS KINDA FISHY TO ME!

  • INDYFINEST

    HOW DID HE GET AWAY WITH HIS PANTS SAGGING ??????????????? MAYBE IMPD IS OUT OF SHAPE OR ALL OF THEM WAS AT WALMART

  • brian

    dumb impd they surround peoples houses with gun out over a little bit of weed and take every 1 2 jail but when it come 2 stuff like this they stand around with their fingers in their butts can say the words i want on here but that will work!!! LOL I HOPE LARRY RUNS FROM THEM AGAIN WHEN THEY FIND HIM WERE PEOPLE WILL REALLY SEE HOW IMPD IS BUT HE PROBABLY WONT GET THE CHANCE BECAUSE THEIR GONNA BEAT HIM AND LIKE THE COMMENT ^ THERE SAYS. IF HE NOT IN A DITCH SOME WERE AND HE REALLY DID ESCAPE IMPD WILL PROBABLY DO IT WHEN THEY FIND HIM IMPD R DIRTY EVERY 1 OF THEM! AND 2 DAWN'S COMMENT WHO DOES THAT ANY MORE IN LESS U NEED A AMBULANCE OR FIRE TRUCK!!

  • Josh

    well maybe they will fianlly look into replacing people and to Dawn why would anyone call 911 anyway it's a joke. Your on a automated system for 5 mins before you talk to a live operator and when you finally do they dont care whats wrong if your house is being robbed forget it by the time the cops get there the guy is long gone and they usally arrest the one who called them anyway if you got shot you better start driving cuz you'll be dead before a ambulance shows up and if you house is on fire better grab some marshmellows cuz your only gona have kindling left by the time the fire dept gets there

    • JJJ

      Unfortunately they are all a necessary evil.

      You must ask yourself how long can you survive sleeping with one eye open, and when they don't come to clean up the mess YOU will be the one burying the bodies, your house catches fire it very well IS going to burn to the ground with whoever in there unless YOU get them out, your whole neighborhood will burn unless you all put it out yourself, then your neighbors will be upset with you because all their possessions and family members/pets are dead. Then they will hang you.

  • MisC

    thats funny.. so now they are just letting ppl escape huh–

    yea– when u call 911 easiest way for them to get to you sooner is call and hang up— if not you are going to be put on HOLD for 10 minutes!

  • Ms.lady

    IMA CALL IT LIKE I C IT… ESCAPE!!…RITE N HANDCUFFS!!NOT!!THEY ON BS…RUN Larry.(LL) RUN…cops lie n cover up a Whole lot..How do they sleep @ nite putting people away for things they don’t DO?Just to say a Case is closed…FIRST 48 RITE… Yeah!! stupid to me…They can spend that 1st 48 to do they job.not blaming people for ish they don’t Do..just think 50% of jails r filled with innocent people n Who Really cares…FYI THE NEWS ANT ALWAYS THEY NEWS..IT’S ONLY A STORY N JUST LIKE A BOOK…MADE UP!! Hope he str8…

  • safety guy

    Everybody forget he broke into someones house? I'm sure the victims are cheering him on and saying cops are lazy too.

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