Public Safety

Teen who took handgun to Lawrence High School convicted

Story updated at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019: A teen who took a handgun to Lawrence High School in February has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime in connection with the incident. The teen pleaded no contest to criminal use of weapons on Wednesday in Douglas County District Court, ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 22

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 219 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man, 1 other Kansas resident killed in Colorado crash

A Lawrence man was one of two Kansas residents killed in a wreck Sunday in Colorado. The fatal wreck happened about 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of West Alameda Avenue and South Kipling Street in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, the Lakewood Police Department said Tuesday in a news release ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 21

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 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for shooting in Lawrence apartment

For shooting a Lawrence man with his own gun in his own apartment last year, a Kansas City, Kan., man has been ordered to nearly three years in prison. Rodney L. McNeal, 22, was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. Judge Kay Huff sentenced him to 34 months in prison plus two ...

Panel interviewing Douglas County judge candidates this week

Ten nominees to replace retiring Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin are scheduled to be interviewed this week. The 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission will interview candidates throughout the day Thursday, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, ...

Lawrence man charged with sex crimes against 8-year-old

Updated at 5 p.m. Monday A Lawrence man has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old child for the past several years. Johnie L. Saluto, 30, was arrested Friday and held on $500,000 bond, according to jail records. The alleged abuse dates back to 2015, when the child was 4, according ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 20

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 193 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 19

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 195 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 262 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 259 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Charges allege that KU student threatened woman with shotgun in on-campus apartments

The former University of Kansas football player arrested on assault and battery charges this week threatened a woman on campus with a shotgun, formal charges allege. Kenny E. Bastida, 19, made his first appearance Thursday in Douglas County District Court, where his bond was set at $10,000, ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 193 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged with rape in fall 2018 incident

A Lawrence man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident last year. Gregory E. Esquivel, 22, of Lawrence, was arrested on the charges Tuesday and scheduled to make his first appearance in court Wednesday, according to jail and court records. He is charged with one count of ...

One arrested after suspects wielding knife, bat reportedly attack man on front porch

A Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly attacking another man on his front porch, then returning to the same area again in a matter of hours and causing more problems. The incidents happened in the 1500 block of West 22nd Terrace. Lawrence police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said in an ...