Public Safety

Man pulls gun on Massachusetts Street after fight inside music venue

Police say a man threatened other downtown bargoers with a gun in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street Thursday night. The gun came out after a fight in a music venue spilled outside. Police were dispatched to a disturbance with weapons at about 11:15 p.m. at the Granada, 1020 Massachusetts ...

Confrontation with machete follows road rage incident in Lawrence

A road rage incident devolved into a face-to-face confrontation with a machete Thursday in Lawrence, police say. The altercation began with a “road rage incident” shortly before 5 p.m., Officer Derrick Smith of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email to media on Friday. Smith said ...

3 vehicles hit same deer in turnpike crash near Lawrence

Three vehicles hit the same deer Thursday night on the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence. The initial collision happened about 8:35 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike near mile marker 200, between the Lecompton and Iowa Street exits. According to a preliminary report from the Kansas ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 254 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 31

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

Weapons brandished in separate disturbances in Lawrence

Suspects allegedly brandished weapons in a couple of disturbances reported Monday in Lawrence. In one case, a suspect and victim were arguing about 7:45 p.m. in the parking lot of Hobby Lobby, at 3311 Iowa St., when the suspect threatened the victim with a “blunt object,” according to ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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 216 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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 188 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Early-morning armed robbery reported at Lawrence convenience store

A gunman reportedly held up a Lawrence convenience store early Monday morning. The robbery happened about 5:50 a.m. at Kwik Shop, 845 Mississippi St., where a man entered the business, brandished a gun and presented a note demanding cash, according to a Lawrence Police Department news ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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 245 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Gunshots cause damage but no injuries at Lawrence apartment complex, police say

Property damage but no apparent injuries resulted from gunshots fired Sunday morning into a south-central Lawrence apartment complex, Lawrence police said. Police officers first responded to calls about 2:50 a.m. regarding gunfire from the 900 block of West 28th Terrace and 2300 block of Ridge ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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 313 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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 189 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...