The Lawrence Crime Blotter

Young girl caught in lawnmower


A 2-year-old girl visiting her great grandparents' home in Eudora Saturday morning was sent to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after her mother accidentally backed over her foot with a riding lawnmower.The girl's mother had been mowing the lawn, when her daughter ran up behind the lawn mower ...

Two hospitalized from Wakarusa campgrounds


Drugs and medical problems sent two Wakarusa festival-goers to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Saturday morning, Capt. Pat Talkington, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, said.Although one of the festival-goers suffered from what Talkington called "a medical condition," another person was transported being combative, suffering from an apparent drug overdose, Talkington said.Aside from ...

More Wakarusa festival-goers arrested

Janet Reid

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol and agents with the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control at this year's Wakarusa Music Festival have arrested 20 people on either drug or alcohol-related charges. This is the ABCs first year to participate in enforcement at the festival at Clinton State Park, ...

Nitrous tanks, LSD, mushrooms seized around festival

Eric Weslander

At least six people have been arrested since Wednesday morning on drug-related charges, as police deploy extra patrols and a check lane geared toward the start of the 15,000-person [Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival.][1]The Kansas Highway Patrol, which set up a three-day check lane on the exit of westbound Interstate ...

Police checkpoint near Wakarusa causing a stir

Eric Weslander

A police check lane that appeared yesterday near the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival is expected to continue throughout the day today and through Thursday afternoon, as an estimated 15,000 revelers pour into town for the four-day festival.It's an aggressive anti-drug effort that police say is to promote safety- but ...

KU students' cars burglarized

Eric Weslander

News from the Lawrence Police Department this morning:ยข There was a lot of broken glass but not much taken in a series of auto burglaries discovered Tuesday morning at an apartment complex at 1301 Louisiana St. Two Kansas University students had their vehicles' windows smashed, and a third had her ...

KHP checks for drunk drivers, faulty cars


The [Kansas Highway Patrol][1] set up a driver's license/sobriety checkpoint Tuesday night at the Kansas Highway 10 junction with Interstate 70. So far, the checkpoint in the westbound lane of the junction has led to two arrests - one after a driver sped away from the scene, leading troopers on ...

Fourth HIV victim testifies

Eric Weslander

![][1]A woman who just finished testifying this morning in District Court is the fourth to come forward in Douglas County to allege that a 29-year-old Lawrence man knowingly exposed her to HIV.In a hearing that began shortly after 10 a.m., the 31-year-old Lawrence woman testified she met [Robert W. Richardson ...


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