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Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 251 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.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 260 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.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 25

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 253 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.

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Dunk a sheriff’s deputy, get up close with a fire truck tonight at the fair

Hitting, kicking, threatening or throwing things at a law enforcement officer are usually a sure-fire way to get arrested — and quick. Here's a legal, if more indirect, alternative: seeing one fall into a tank of cold water as a result of something you threw.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is planning a Dunk-a-Deputy event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday outside Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, according to information the office shared on social media. For a donation to Douglas County CASA, you can throw a few balls at the target to send a deputy or corrections staffer for a dip in the dunk tank.

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At the same time, same location is the Douglas County Fair’s annual Touch a Truck event. The annual event features emergency and other big vehicles open to the public to look at up close, climb inside and talk to some of the people who drive them.

Organizer and fair board member Becky Bentley said vehicles expected to participate include a fire truck, ambulance, National Guard vehicle, Westar Energy bucket truck, agricultural grain truck and other vehicles. Everybody loves fire trucks, of course, but Bentley said in the past Westar has given the others a run for their money in popularity.

“Kids love the bucket truck,” she said.

— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 24

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 178 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.

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Police respond to fight involving gun; in separate incident, person flees after getting stuck in roundabout

Lawrence police arrested a man with a gun outside a downtown bar early Saturday morning. In a separate incident just over an hour later, officers found themselves in a foot chase with a person who jumped out of a pickup that was high-centered in a roundabout.

Here’s some more information about those incidents, according to information emailed by Sgt. Amy Rhoads and a weekend overview from Officer Derrick Smith:

Police were called to a reported disturbance with weapons about 12:45 a.m. Saturday outside 1105 Massachusetts St., which is Brothers Bar and Grill. There was a large group of patrons outside the business, and one of them had a gun. Officers arrested the man on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Officers were not able to locate any alleged victims of the incident to which they initially dispatched.

In the second incident, police were dispatched to an accident about 2 a.m. near 18th and Indiana streets, where they found a Ford Ranger pickup high-centered and stuck in a construction area, an uncompleted roundabout. When officers arrived, a person got out of the vehicle and ran. After a short foot pursuit, police apprehended the person in the 1700 block of Indiana Street. The person from the truck was taken to a local hospital, treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and cited for interference with law enforcement. The accident remains under investigation.


Correction: A previous version of this post included the incorrect date for the two incidents. Both incidents occurred Saturday morning, July 22.



— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 23

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 6:45 a.m. Saturday to 5:34 a.m. Sunday and includes 180 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.


This post was published on July 24 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released

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Lawrence police blotter for July 22

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 6:47 a.m. Friday to 5:21 a.m. Saturday and includes 236 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.

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One arrested after alleged groping during downtown sidewalk sale

Discount hunters filled Massachusetts Street Thursday for the 58th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale.

But about 1:25 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a groping at a business in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street, according to Officer Drew Fennelly. Police located and arrested the suspect, Fennelly said.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office booking log shows a 24-year-old Lawrence man was booked on suspicion of sexual battery in connection with the incident.

Police responded to just a few other incidents on Massachusetts Street throughout the day, according to the department’s call log. Calls included a disturbance shortly after 8 a.m. in the 600 block, a disturbance shortly after 5 p.m. in the 800 block and a fight about 7:45 p.m. in the 1100 block, though none of those incidents resulted in police reports being filed, according to the log.

— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 21

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 7:11 a.m. Thursday to 5:40 a.m. Friday and includes 202 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.

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KU student swindled by Instagram scam

A University of Kansas student is out more than $2,000 after reportedly falling victim to a scammer on Instagram.

According to a KU police report and information from KU Deputy Chief James Anguiano, a student reported to police this week that someone hacked his aunt’s Instagram account and claimed to need money — which the victim sent, thinking it was to help his aunt when actually it was to someone posing as her online.

The loss was valued at $2,850, according to the report. The suspect is unknown, and the investigation remains open, Anguiano said.

Similar scams can happen through other forms of electronic communication and social media, too, Anguiano said. His suggestion for avoiding falling prey to them: Pick up the phone.

“Call to verify if they really need the money,” Anguiano said.

— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 20

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 6:17 a.m. Wednesday to 5:29 a.m. Thursday and includes 254 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.

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Three captured after early-morning police pursuit

There was a commotion this morning at the edge of town, just east of the East Hills Business Park.

A reader who contacted us wondering what was going on described the location — approximately the 1400 block of East 1750 Road — as a “cornfield.” I did not verify the type of crop with law enforcement. What I did find out from Lawrence police officer Drew Fennelly was this:

Around 9 a.m., a number of law enforcement vehicles were in the area searching for a person suspected of fleeing police earlier in the morning. Shortly before 5 a.m., an officer on patrol saw a vehicle possibly related to auto burglaries occurring in town. The officer attempted to initiate a car stop in the 1800 block of West 21st Street, but the driver fled. After a lengthy pursuit, police took two suspects into custody.

Later, about 10 a.m., Fennelly said the third suspect had been captured and that officers were preparing to leave the area near the East Hills Business Park.

— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 19

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 6:35 a.m. Tuesday to 5:15 a.m. Wednesday and includes 242 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.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 18

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 6:15 a.m. Monday to 4:26 a.m. Tuesday and includes 225 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.

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Weekend police calls include two downtown fights involving guns — one real, one fake

Lawrence police responded over the weekend to two downtown disturbances that reportedly involved guns — one real and one that looked real but turned out to be fake.

First, here’s the incident that reportedly involved a real gun being flashed inside LeRoy's Tavern at 729 New Hampshire St.

About 1 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a disturbance with weapons, Lawrence Police Department Sgt. Amy Rhoads said in an email. One man allegedly hugged another man’s girlfriend, which led to a physical altercation and “exchange of words.” The suspect reportedly pulled up his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband.

A 26-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in connection with the incident, according to Sheriff’s Office records.

Second, here’s a street fight where the gun that got pulled wasn’t what it initially seemed.

About 10 p.m. Saturday, police headed to the area of 10th and Massachusetts streets for a report of a fight involving five or six men, Rhoads said. One person allegedly pulled out a pellet pistol and pointed it at the victim — but the pellet pistol did not have an orange tip and appeared to be a real handgun. The suspect allegedly threw the pellet pistol in the bushes before police got there, but officers found both the weapon and the suspect when they arrived.

A 25-year-old Lawrence man, whose address is listed as transient, was arrested at the scene and jailed on suspicion of aggravated assault and battery, according to Sheriff’s Office records.

Finally, if you noticed a new name on a lot of our public safety articles as of late, you noticed correctly. This month I moved from covering the Journal-World’s KU beat — which I’ve been on for the past couple of years — to take over our crime, courts and fire beat, including the Lights & Sirens blog. Read a little more about me here. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 17

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 7:05 a.m. Sunday to 5:43 a.m. Monday and includes 157 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.

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Lawrence police blotter for July 16

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 6:14 a.m. Saturday to 5:27 a.m. Sunday and includes 209 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.


This post was published on July 17 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released

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Lawrence police blotter for July 15

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 6:20 a.m. Friday to 5:25 a.m. Saturday and includes 218 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.


This post was published on July 17 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released

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Lawrence police blotter for July 14

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 6:43 a.m. Thursday to 5:54 a.m. Friday and includes 193 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.


This post was published on July 17 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released

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