The Lawrence Crime Blotter

Offices, restaurant burglarized

Eric Weslander

Burglaries happened earlier this week at three different Lawrence establishments, but despite the common time frame, police say there's no immediate sign that they're connected.¢ Between midnight and 6:55 a.m. Monday, someone entered an office at University Christian Fellowship, 1204 Oread Ave., and stole credit cards, $40 cash, a $700 ...

CLO worker found not guilty

Eric Weslander

A jury today cleared a former group-home worker of most of the abuse charges against him and failed to reach a verdict on the remaining counts. Jurors deliberated for four hours in District Court before finding Dustin D. Taylor, 21, not guilty of six counts and failing to reach a ...

Jefferson County reports child's abduction

Eric Weslander

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help finding a 2-year-old boy believed to have been abducted by his father.Here is the announcement sent out this morning by the sheriff's office:ON JUNE 19, 2006 A PARENTAL ABDUCTION OCCURRED FROM JEFFERSON COUNTYCHILD: JOSEPH DEAN LONG 2 YEARS OLD WHITE ...

13-year-old reports rape

Eric Weslander

A 13-year-old girl told police she was taking out the trash at her apartment in north central Lawrence when a 43-year-old male acquaintance pushed her back into her apartment and raped her. The incident happened between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. June 11 but wasn't reported to police until Friday. ...

Air gun nips woman near South Park

Eric Weslander

News from this morning's police briefing:¢ A 24-year-old woman told Lawrence police she may have been hit by a BB gun or similar air gun Wednesday night while walking near South Park. The woman said she and a friend were walking along the west side of Mass. Street about 9:50 ...

Rape may be connected to two unsolved assaults

Janet Reid

Lawrence police believe the rape of a 21-year-old woman early Monday morning inside her home may be connected to two other unsolved rapes in the city. According to police, the latest victim was sexually assaulted by an armed intruder just before 3 a.m. The suspect -- as in two previous ...

County leader foils would-be scam artist

Eric Weslander

Just about anyone can get caught up in an Internet scam. It happened in recent weeks to Assistant Douglas County administrator Pam Madl, who was trying to sell her car through the Internet. According to a Douglas County sheriff's report, in May a prospective buyer contacted Madl through the Internet ...

Pitbull stolen; teen beaten outside East Lawrence Rec Center

Janet Reid

¢ A 24-year-old Lawrence man is looking for his dog, but he says it's not lost. The man reported the one-year-old brindle pitbull was stolen out of his fenced-in backyard in the 1300 block of Summit, either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The victim said the 45-pound pitbull ...

Police investigating rape

Janet Reid

Police were called to a home in central Lawrence just before 3 am Tuesday, after a 21-year-old woman reported she was raped. The Lawrence Police Department is releasing few details about the incident other than the victim reported an unidentified man sexually assaulted her.According to Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman Kim ...

Wakarusa arrestees came from 28 states

Eric Weslander

More than 80 people from 28 states were arrested in the past four days, as 15,000 people came to Lawrence for the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival at Clinton State Park.By the numbers:¢ At least 25 of those arrested had a marijuana-related charge.¢ 12 had an LSD-related charge.¢ Six had ...

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