Public Safety

Lawrence police plan DUI checkpoint

Lawrence police plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint next week, on Thursday, at an undisclosed location in the Lawrence city limits. The effort is meant to deter people impaired by alcohol or drugs from driving in the first place, as well as detect those who do drive under the influence, the ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 227 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Ex-university professor who tried to hire teen for sex in Kansas City had KU ties

A former Ohio professor convicted this week of trying to hire a teen prostitute in Missouri previously studied and worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Kansas and regularly returned to this area. Kevin C. Armitage, 53, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 164 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Report of unoccupied raft near Eudora prompts river search by several agencies

Updated at 4:24 p.m. Thursday, May 2 A report of an unoccupied raft in the Kansas River near Eudora led to several area agencies searching the river Thursday morning, but by Thursday afternoon the search was called off. At 10:10 a.m. a passerby told emergency personnel about the raft, ...

KU police investigating report of man being punched, threatened with gun on campus

University of Kansas police are investigating a report of a man hitting, pointing a gun at and threatening a person on the KU campus last week. KU police received a report of an aggravated assault and battery that occurred sometime Friday or Saturday, according to a KU crime alert issued ...

Douglas County DA moves to toss thousands of old arrest warrants

Thousands of old Douglas County arrest warrants are poised to be erased in a special sweep by the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Charles Branson announced Wednesday that he filed a motion for a court order to purge 2,433 warrants in old criminal and traffic cases. He said the ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 1

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

Lawrence police blotter for April 30

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

Man arrested in Lawrence aggravated robbery case

A man linked to a reported aggravated robbery and other crimes in 2018 in Lawrence has been arrested. Liberty J. Morgan, 23, was arrested Friday on a warrant and held on $35,000 bond, according to jail records, which list his address as Pine Ridge, S.D. Court records filed last year list a ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 29

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

Sheriff’s office names man killed in crash on North 1500 Road

Authorities have released the name of a man killed Friday in a one-vehicle accident east of Lawrence. Tyler Wise, 36, of Lawrence, was driving a 1994 Dodge Ram pickup that crashed just before 2 p.m. in the 1800 block of North 1500 Road, Sgt. Kristen Channel of the Douglas County Sheriff’s ...

Suspects wake, threaten residents during overnight burglary in Lawrence

Police say two masked suspects barged into a home overnight while the Lawrence residents were sleeping and threatened to harm them. The incident was reported about 3:10 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of West 22nd Street, Lawrence police said in an email to media. The suspects, both males, ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 28

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

Lawrence police blotter for April 27

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

One person killed in car accident east of Lawrence

Story updated at 5:53 p.m. Friday One person died in a one-vehicle crash east of Lawrence Friday afternoon. The wreck occurred just before 2 p.m. in the 1800 block of North 1500 Road, Sgt. Kristen Channel of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in an email. She said the vehicle was ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 26

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