Law enforcement report
• Lawrence police early Friday issued a disorderly conduct citation to a man accused of waving a machete around during a dispute with another man downtown.
Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said the men were apparently arguing while they were both walking their dogs. The incident occurred just after midnight in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street.
“The suspect allegedly waved a machete around, but no threats were made,” Murphree said. “The man did not assault anyone.”
• Police arrested a 35-year-old Lawrence man about 1:45 a.m. Friday on disorderly conduct and interference charges after a fight at Saints Pub and Patio Bar, 2329 Iowa.
Murphree said an employee identified the suspect and said staff members had broken up the initial altercation. Officers began interviewing people because 10-15 people were still in the parking lot, Murphree said. Police took Lonnie James Bennett to jail on the new charges and an outstanding municipal court warrant.
He posted $200 bond and was given notice to appear on the charges in municipal court on Aug. 7.