Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 7

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

3 KC men arrested after armed home-invasion robbery in Baldwin City

Law enforcement arrested three Kansas City, Mo., men on Interstate 35 Tuesday night after they allegedly committed a violent crime in Baldwin City. An armed home-invasion robbery was reported about 7:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Santa Fe Drive, Baldwin City interim police chief Mike Pattrick ...

Lawrence man charged with rape

A Lawrence man has been arrested on rape charges in connection with an incident that occurred last year. Erick W. Ogwangi, 33, was booked into the Douglas County Jail and released after posting $30,000 bond on Wednesday, jail records indicate. He is charged with one count of rape, a felony, ...

Vehicle sprayed with bullets in North Lawrence

Someone shot up a vehicle in North Lawrence early Wednesday morning, hitting the nearby garage, too, police say. Initial gunshot reports came from the 700 blocks of Lake and Hickory streets about 1:40 a.m., according to an email from Officer Shawn Gross of the Lawrence Police Department. ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 6

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

Missouri woman sentenced to prison for role in downtown Lawrence jeans heist

One of four women who tried to steal thousands of dollars worth of blue jeans from a downtown Lawrence shop will do prison time for the crime. However — in part because the woman is the mother of three small children, including an infant — a judge granted her special request for a shorter ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 5

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

Police investigating shots fired, casings found in parking lot on Sixth Street

Multiple people reported hearing yelling and gunshots Sunday night in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street. Police checked it out and found spent shell casings and rounds of ammunition in the parking lot of the Country Club on 6th apartments, but no one reported being injured or having ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 4

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

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 3

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

Man ordered to prison for molesting girl, 5

A man who falls on “the spectrum,” according to his attorney, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for molesting a 5-year-old girl. Philip J. Foster, 19, of Eudora, appeared before Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin, who sentenced him to 122 months in prison. Once ...

Kasold reopens after gas leak shut down traffic south of Sixth Street

Kasold Drive has reopened after a gas leak in the area forced its closure Friday afternoon south of Sixth Street. A construction crew struck a gas line at about 1:40 p.m. near Kasold and Ninth Court, Officer Derrick Smith of the Lawrence Police Department said. Kasold was shut down south of ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 2

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

Prosecutors: Lawrence man made 122 bogus 911 calls

A 38-year-old Lawrence man has admitted making more than 100 calls to 911 threatening to commit sexual assaults, which apparently never occurred. Justin Allen Roehrich pleaded no contest on Wednesday to three counts of making a false alarm. The Kansas City Star reports prosecutors said ...