Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 133 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 222 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Firefighters extinguish 2 minor structure fires in Lawrence

Firefighters responded to two minor residential fires in Lawrence on Friday evening and Saturday morning. At about 9:15 p.m. Friday, fire crews and paramedics were called to a reported structure fire at 2700 Stratford Road, according to a news release from city spokesman Porter Arneill. ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 16

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 179 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 15

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 189 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Taser confiscated from Lawrence High student at school, district says

Story last updated at 8:43 p.m. Friday Administrators at Lawrence High School confiscated a Taser from a student after it discharged on school property Thursday morning, district spokeswoman Julie Boyle said in an email to media Friday afternoon. In a news release sent at 12:21 p.m. Friday, ...

Lawrence man arrested in sex crime case stemming from 2017

A Lawrence man was arrested this week after being charged with a sex crime he allegedly committed in 2017. Matthew Charles Hart, 40, was arrested Thursday in connection with the case, jail records indicate. A charge of aggravated criminal sodomy, a felony, was filed against him in November in ...

Lawrence middle school student allegedly threatens shooting during bus ride

Story updated at 4:59 p.m. Thursday A Southwest Middle School student allegedly threatened to shoot another student during the bus ride home from school on Monday, the Lawrence school district announced Thursday afternoon. The Lawrence police department is helping the school investigate after ...

Boy who took gun to LHS this week stole it from parent, charges allege

Criminal charges have been filed against a boy who reportedly was carrying a gun on his person at Lawrence High School this week. He’s charged as a juvenile with theft, a felony, for allegedly stealing the gun from his mother, and also with criminal use of weapons, a misdemeanor, for ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 14

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 163 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 13

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 187 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...