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The Lawrence Crime Blotter

Man nailed for attempted burglary

Eric Weslander

News from the Lawrence Police department's morning briefing:¢ **Man's alibi fails: **Officers arrested a 22-year-old man for attempted burglary and attempted theft Monday morning after a woman in the 4800 block of McCormick Street reported that he had tried to enter her home as she was inside getting dressed. She ...

298 fireworks calls in city

Eric Weslander

In all, Lawrence police say they responded to 298 fireworks-related complaints during the holiday weekend. Police say they don't have any statistics showing how many of those calls led to citations-- but that the numbers will be available in coming days through municipal court.The calls started coming on Friday, but ...

Man stabbed downtown; pizza place trashed

Eric Weslander

¢ **Gang-related stabbing?:** Police on Friday arrested a 20-year-old Lawrence man suspected of stabbing a 19-year-old man in the neck during a fight downtown that a police report said was related to a "juvenile gang."The fight happened shortly after 11 p.m. in the 900 block of Massachusetts after a group ...

A car down in the river

Joel Mathis

A car reported stolen shortly after midnight this morning was found abandoned in the Kansas River about 8:45 a.m. at Riverfront Park.The car, a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, was seen in the water by Lawrence Parks and Recreation workers about 70 feet from the east bank, a Douglas County Sheriff's Office ...

Vandals strike

Joel Mathis

Vandals have been at work in downtown Lawrence and nearby neighborhoods over the past few days.Graffiti, some of it described as unreadable and some as "readable and objectionable" by a Lawrence police spokeswoman, have been found at the following locations this week:An air conditioning unit and utility box outside Vermont ...

Pit bull at large

Laura Berger

Police have charged the owner of an pit bull with having a dangerous animal at large. A man walking his friend's dog on June **24** reported a pit bull lunged at him as he was walking on the 1400 block of Summit Alley. According to police reports a large brown ...

Woman charged with cruelty to animals

Laura Berger

A woman was charged with cruelty to animals after leaving a puppy without water or air in a vehicle. On Sunday afternoon, a shopper in the Wal-Mart parking lot saw a puppy in a green Ford Taurus who appeared to be overheated. According to police she had a Wal-Mart employee ...

Assault rifle seized by police

Joel Mathis

Lawrence Police early Sunday confiscated three guns - including an assault rifle - found in a pickup truck parked in the 700 block of New Hampshire.Three Kansas City-area men were given notices to appear in Municipal Court for having firearms near a drinking establishment.Shortly before 3 a.m. officers saw a ...

Suspects wanted for buying meth-making drugs

Janet Reid

An alert pharmacist calls police after recognizing two people trying to buy an ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine, as the same couple who'd been in the store weeks earlier. Lawrence police were called to the Dillons Pharmacy, 1015 W. 23rd St. around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.Police said a 32-year-old Lawrence man ...

Man reports bathroom-stall peeping

Eric Weslander

For Lawrence, it's been an unusual day in the world of crime and punishment, with reports of blackmail, bathroom-stall peeping, disappearing bleachers, and a stolen church donation box.The details: ¢ **Stall peeping:** Lawrence Police are investigating a 20-year-old Lawrence man's report that he may have been photographed or videotaped while ...

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