Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 176 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 190 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Suspects flee on foot after car chase from Lawrence to Johnson County; 1 arrested

A man and a woman who fled Lawrence police overnight crashed on Kansas Highway 10 but were able to get out of their vehicle and escape on foot. The chase began about 2:55 a.m., when a Lawrence police officer tried to pull over a black passenger vehicle for a stop sign violation at 13th Street ...

Affidavit: Woman shot in face, man paralyzed in double shooting on 25th Street

First, Tommy J. May pistol-whipped Marzetta Yarbrough on the head twice, she told police. Next he told her, “Now I’m going to finish you.” Then May allegedly shot her in the face. May, 58, is charged with attempted murder in the July 2 double shooting that injured Yarbrough and a man ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 173 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Trial underway for woman accused of murdering baby at Eudora day care

Story updated at 5:35 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018. The murder trial of a woman accused of killing a baby she cared for at a Eudora home day care opened Monday with jury selection. The trial for Carrody M. Buchhorn, 44, of Eudora, is scheduled to last a week and a half, running through July 25 ...

Home security video captures man setting Lawrence house on fire, leads to arrest

Some Lawrence residents’ home surveillance video captured footage of a man setting fire to the outside of their house this weekend. After the residents shared that video with authorities, a suspect was arrested the following day on suspicion of aggravated arson, jail records show. The ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 196 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 199 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Criminal trial set for Free State High student accused of bringing gun to school

A teen who reportedly was arrested with a gun in his backpack at Free State High School is scheduled for a trial soon. The teen is charged as a juvenile with criminal use of weapons for allegedly possessing a firearm with a barrel less than 12 inches long, a misdemeanor, according to the ...

Lawrence man convicted of soliciting nude photos from teen girls online

A Lawrence man whose social media accounts included dozens of photos of nude or partially dressed girls, police said, has been convicted of sexually exploiting multiple children. Jonathan D. Micco, 28, pleaded no contest to three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, all felonies, on ...

Fire damages Lawrence trailer home

Firefighters put out a fire inside a trailer home Friday in Lawrence. Smoke coming from the mobile home was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the trailer community at 100 Arkansas Street, said Division Chief and Fire Marshal James King of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. When ...

Survey: Most black and Hispanic residents think local police are biased

Story updated at 7:30 p.m. July 13, 2018. The results of a community survey indicate that most Lawrence residents of color think Lawrence police are biased against their community. The City of Lawrence commissioned Allegro Training & Consulting to conduct the survey and related analysis ...