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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 2

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:42 a.m. Thursday to 4:16 a.m. Friday and includes 315 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Short list of late-November restaurant inspections shows sushi restaurant, fast-food outlets

The last half of November may have yielded the shortest list ever for restaurant inspection results.

There is, however, one familiar name on the short list.

In May we reported that Yokohama Sushi Downtown had temporarily closed its doors after finding a number of live roaches. And while it's back on the restaurant inspection list, I feel it's important to say the restaurant's newest inspection report does not show that more live roaches were found.

Rather, the majority of the restaurant's violations were related to storage issues and signage for employees.

Twice each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code violations. Full reports are available online at agriculture.ks.gov.

There you can find details about specific violations, which can vary greatly. Noncritical citations include unlabeled products, improperly stored cleaning materials, minor plumbing issues and more. Critical violations include cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods, insect and rodent issues, unclean food preparation areas and more.

Some violations may be corrected during the inspection, while others take longer to fix and require follow-up inspections.

All businesses, even those listed out of compliance, met the basic requirements to safely remain open, unless otherwise noted.

With this regular report I try to provide basic information about food inspections in Douglas County. But due to the sheer volume of inspections, it's difficult to offer detailed information about each establishment.

Here are Douglas County restaurant inspection results for the second half of November:

• Yokohama Sushi Downtown, 811 New Hampshire St., last has a complaint inspection on Nov. 29 and 16 violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Chipotle Mexican Grill, 911 Massachusetts St., last had a complaint inspection on Nov. 17 and five violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Quick Stop, 1000 W. 23rd St., last had a licensing inspection on Nov. 15 and one violation was found. The establishment is currently listed as out of compliance.

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Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 1

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:28 a.m. Wednesday to 5:42 a.m. Thursday and includes 298 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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No kidnapping charge filed against Lawrence man arrested after police chase; misdemeanor criminal restraint charge filed

A Lawrence man accused of leading police on a chase Monday afternoon that resulted in an hourlong manhunt involving dozens of heavily armed officers will not face a kidnapping charge.

Anthony Deshaune Edwards, 22, was arrested Monday afternoon and booked into the Douglas County Jail. He faces one felony charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and misdemeanor charges of interference with law enforcement and criminal restraint.

Anthony Deshaune Edwards

Anthony Deshaune Edwards

Edwards led police on a brief car and foot chase after fleeing a traffic stop near the intersection of 31st Street and Haskell Avenue. The traffic stop began because an officer recognized Edwards, who had warrants out for his arrest, and noted a female in his car who appeared to be yelling for help, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads.

Edwards' warrants were related to probation violations. His criminal history in Douglas County includes felony convictions for forgery and unlawful voluntary sexual relations with a child over the age of 14 but under the age of 16.

Once he fled the traffic stop, Edwards abandoned his car — and the female inside — on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus and ran west on foot. Officers reached the female, who was not injured.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Douglas County District Court, Edwards is accused of unlawfully restraining the female "so as to interfere substantially with her liberty."

Edwards then ran to his home at 609 W. 25th St., where he remained as dozens of officers from a number of area law enforcement agencies set up a perimeter around the block searching for him.

Many of the officers were armed with rifles and at least one police dog was brought to the scene.

Officers armed with rifles and aided by police dogs arrested 22-year-old Anthony Deshaune Edwards after an hourlong search Monday afternoon in the area of West 25th and Louisiana streets.

Officers armed with rifles and aided by police dogs arrested 22-year-old Anthony Deshaune Edwards after an hourlong search Monday afternoon in the area of West 25th and Louisiana streets.

After 4 p.m. officers arrested Edwards, Rhoads said. Nobody was injured in the process.

Edwards is currently being held in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of a $7,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 6, when a date will be set for a preliminary hearing.

If he is convicted of the felony fleeing charge, Edwards may face up to 17 months in prison.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 30

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:04 a.m. Tuesday to 5:44 a.m. Wednesday and includes 326 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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More details on K-10 crash that injured Olathe woman, 9-month-old daughter at intersection of 27th Street

A mother and her 9-month-old daughter were sent to the hospital Monday morning after their Mazda SUV was rear-ended by another SUV along the South Lawrence Trafficway, state troopers said.

Around 9:40 a.m., a Toyota 4Runner, eastbound on Kansas Highway 10 rear-ended the woman's Mazda CX5 near the highway's intersection with West 27th Street, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. The Mazda had slowed to stop at the intersection's traffic light.

After the initial crash the Mazda was forced forward, hitting an eastbound Pontiac G6, which had also stopped at the light, the report says. In addition to hitting the Mazda, the Toyota entered the westbound lane and hit a Dodge Dakota.

Jennifer Price, 26, of Olathe, and her infant daughter were driven by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the report says.

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Wills said Monday that Price and her daughter were injured, but their conditions did not appear to be life threatening.

A man driving the Toyota, a woman driving the Pontiac and a man driving the Dodge were not injured in the crash, the report says. The three vehicles did not have any passengers inside.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 29

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:07 a.m. Monday to 5:15 a.m. Tuesday and includes 277 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 24 to Nov. 28

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:07 a.m. Wednesday to 5:05 a.m. Monday and includes 1371 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 23

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:03 a.m. Tuesday to 5:56 a.m. Wednesday and includes 390 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 22

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:28 a.m. Monday to 5:53 a.m. Tuesday and includes 369 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 18 to Nov. 21

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:16 a.m. Friday to 5:04 a.m. Monday and includes 993 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:25 a.m. Thursday to 5:55 a.m. Friday and includes 355 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Police say they have no suspect vehicles for apparent hit-and-run at Douglas County’s CASA

Police say they have no leads on any vehicles suspected of hitting a car owned by Douglas County's Court Appointed Special Advocates and fleeing the scene.

On Monday, Diana Frederick, CASA's executive director, said she and several other employees arrived at work to find their Scion iQ — which was donated to the organization — seriously damaged.

The smart car's front bumper was all but torn off from the damage.

And while the car does start up, the employees were too nervous to move the car for fear of worsening the damage, Frederick said.

Thanks to a helpful neighbor, Frederick said, they were able to narrow down the time of the accident to between Saturday evening and Sunday.

Once the damage was discovered without a note or any type of admission from the culprit, Frederick said they called the police immediately.

Lawrence Police Department activity logs show an officer arrived on the scene at 1009 New Hampshire St. around 9:21 a.m.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said the department has not identified any suspect vehicles.

CASA Development Director Cinnamon Ramer said precisely what happened is unclear; however, she has a guess.

Perhaps a driver was trying to leave the parking lot that CASA shares with a few other businesses in the area and hit the Scion on the way out, Ramer guessed.

The car might be easy to hit because it's small and hard to see, Ramer said. In addition, the parking lot can be difficult to navigate.

While CASA does have insurance to cover the damage it'll still have to pay a $500 deductible, Frederick said. And because 2016 was a difficult year financially, the additional cost represents a significant hardship.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:02 a.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Thursday and includes 343 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 16

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:20 a.m. Tuesday to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and includes 283 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Restaurant inspections note violations in shops, stores and cafes in both Lawrence and Baldwin City

There's a solid mix of shops, stores and cafes on this month's first list of restaurant inspection results.

It also looks like the inspectors even took a trip south of Lawrence and hit up some of Baldwin City's eateries, including one Baker University fraternity.

Twice each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code violations. Full reports are available online at agriculture.ks.gov.

There you can find details about specific violations, which can vary greatly. Noncritical citations include unlabeled products, improperly stored cleaning materials, minor plumbing issues and more. Critical violations include cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods, insect and rodent issues, unclean food preparation areas and more.

Some violations may be corrected during the inspection, while others take longer to fix and require follow-up inspections.

All businesses, even those listed out of compliance, met the basic requirements to safely remain open, unless otherwise noted.

With this regular report I try to provide basic information about food inspections in Douglas County. But due to the sheer volume of inspections, it's difficult to offer detailed information about each establishment.

Here are Douglas County restaurant inspection results for the first half of November:

• Z's Divine Espresso & Coffee Roaster, 10 E. 9th St., last had a regular inspection on Nov. 14 and eight violations were found. The establishment is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Kappa Sigma Beta Tau Fraternity, 1215 8th St., Baldwin City, last had a regular inspection on Nov. 10 and 13 violations were found. The establishment is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Subway, 810 Ames St., Baldwin City, last had a regular inspection on Nov. 10 and five violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts St., last had a regular inspection on Nov. 8 and 10 violations were found. The store is currently listed as in compliance.

• Crimson & Brews, 925 Iowa St., last had a regular inspection on Nov. 7 and 11 violations were found. The establishment is currently listed as out of compliance.

• Scooter's Coffeehouse, 2005 W. 9th St., last had a regular inspection on Nov. 7 and 11 violations were found. The establishment is currently listed as out of compliance.

• KCG & Dago's, 454 N. Iowa St., last had a licensing inspection on Nov. 2 and 14 violations were found. The establishment is currently listed as in compliance.

• Jason's Deli, 3140 Iowa St., last had a licensing inspection on Nov. 1 and two violations were found. The restaurant is currently listed as out of compliance.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 15

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:02 a.m. Monday to 5:46 a.m. Tuesday and includes 293 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 11 to Nov. 14

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:11 a.m. Friday to 4:22 a.m. Monday and includes 981 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 11

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours.

Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 7:09 a.m. Thursday to 5:41 a.m. Friday and includes 333 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and general address followed by a short description of the call's nature.

It's important to remember that each incident only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests and the information is subject to change as police continue their investigations.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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Jury notifications will now be sent out electronically, Douglas County District Court says

Now that the election is over it's time to talk about another important civic obligation: jury duty.

Whenever I sit through the jury selection process it's always a mixed bag. Some people are excited to be a part of the court system while others are, well, less than enthusiastic about the prospect of sitting on a jury.

However you might feel about jury duty, the process just became a bit more streamlined in Douglas County.

Beginning Thursday the Douglas County District Court will begin sending jury notifications electronically, said Jury Coordinator Rachel Peterson in a news release.

The court will send jurors notice of upcoming jury trials through both text and an email, Peterson said. Though, prospective jurors will receive emails only if they provided an email address to the courts online.

Just so you don't think the messages are a scam, Peterson said text messages will be from 785-832-5213 and emails will bear the subject line "Douglas County District Court Jury Notice."

Anyone with questions about the new process can call 785-832-5213, Peterson said.


I report on crime and courts for the Journal-World. I can be reached by email at cswanson@ljworld.com, by phone at (785) 832-7284 or on Twitter @Conrad_Swanson.

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