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Lawrence crime

Prosecutor: No criminal charges warranted in case of woman who died in jail
November 29, 2014
Correctional officers overseeing a Kansas City, Mo., woman who died in a western Kansas jail last January did not commit a crime, a review by Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson has concluded.
Robbery suspects, one a minor league baseball player, extradited from California
November 28, 2014
The two Lawrence Free State High School graduates — one of them a minor league baseball player — arrested in connection to a robbery have arrived at the Douglas County Jail after being extradited from California.
Lawrence man shot by police in June posts third bond in four months
November 28, 2014
A 24-year-old Lawrence man shot in June during a confrontation with police who was earlier this month after leading police on a car chase in West Lawrence was released from the Douglas County Jail Friday after posting $130,000 in bonds.
Man arrested on suspicion of traffic offenses was husband of Cedarwood homicide victim, family said
12:19 p.m., November 28, 2014 Updated 03:12 p.m.
A 26-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Thursday night after leaving the scene of an accident was the husband of Cedarwood Apartments homicide victim Justina Altamirano Mosso and lives in the apartment where she was found slain Nov. 9, Altamirano Mosso’s cousin said by email from Mexico.
Bicyclist, 6, struck by car still in serious condition
November 26, 2014
The condition of a 6-year-old bicyclist who was flown to a hospital Monday after he was hit by a car has not changed since improving from critical to serious Tuesday, said Jessica Salazar, a spokeswoman for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
6-year-old bicyclist struck by car now in serious condition
November 25, 2014
The condition of a 6-year-old bicyclist who was flown to a hospital Monday after he was hit by a car has improved from critical to serious, said Jessica Salazar, a spokeswoman for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Cedarwood homicide victim buried in Mexico
November 25, 2014
Fifteen days after she was found slain in a residence at Cedarwood Apartments, 1727 W. 24th St., 19-year-old Justina “Tina” Altamirano Mosso was buried Monday in Guerrero, Mexico, Mosso’s cousin Elizabeth Castro said Tuesday.
Kyle Flack’s attorney argues statements made to acquaintances are ‘hearsay;’ more DNA testing to be performed
November 25, 2014
At a hearing Tuesday, attorneys asked Franklin County District Court Judge Eric Godderz to decide whether statements a man accused of a quadruple homicide here last year made to nonlaw enforcement individuals should be admissible in court.
Former Lawrence credit union manager ordered to pay more than $173,000 in restitution for embezzlement
November 25, 2014
Former Jayhawk Federal Credit Union manager Karolyn J. Stattelman, 43, of Topeka, was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $173,600 in restitution after pleading guilty in June to one count of theft of a credit union.
29-year-old Lawrence man charged with aggravated indecent solicitation of two 9-year-olds
November 24, 2014
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.
7-foot bank robber sentenced for Franklin County holdup
November 24, 2014
The bank robber hid his face under a black ninja mask. But when you’re 7 feet tall and living in a small Kansas town, a mask only goes so far. Caleb Jeffcoat, 26, of Quenemo, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for robbing a bank in nearby Pomona.
Woman who tried to pimp teen pleads guilty
November 24, 2014
A woman who arranged for a 17-year-old girl to meet undercover law enforcement officers at a hotel near Eudora has pleaded guilty for failing to report the girl was working as a prostitute.
Lawrence apartments infested with bedbugs, roaches in residents’ ears, social workers say
November 23, 2014
After learning of a bedbug infestation at the Cedarwood Apartments in September and issuing multiple notices, owner Nasser Khaleghi has hired an exterminator to treat eight apartments, at the city’s command. But social work intern Stevanovic said the problem is much more widespread than just those eight “lucky” apartments. Kaeghi said that often times, his tenants “make up” issues to barter down their rent price. “A number of tenants behind on rent would come out and say this and that,” Kaleghi said. “Then they ask for no late fees or a discount.”
Woman who was raped, burned in Wichita dies
November 22, 2014
A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.
Lawrence man, 29, arrested on suspicion of indecent liberties with a child
November 22, 2014
A 29-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.