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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 186 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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Man arrested after reported road rage incident in Lawrence

A man went to jail Sunday evening following a reported road rage incident in south Lawrence.

About 5:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 31st and Iowa streets on a road rage call, Lawrence police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said, in an email. She did not share more details about the incident, but said police made an arrest in the incident and have forwarded the case to the district attorney's office for review.

A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested about 6:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 28th Street in connection with the incident, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office booking log. Kyle P. McLaugh Carpenter was charged Monday with one count of aggravated assault, a felony, for allegedly placing two people in "apprehension of immediate bodily harm" with a deadly weapon, specifically a truck, according to charges filed in Douglas County District Court.

— 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 Sept. 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 232 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 Sept. 25 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released.

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 275 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 Sept. 25 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released.

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 245 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 Sept. 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 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 184 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 Sept. 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 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 229 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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Brief police foot chase skirts elementary school; suspect initially tried to flee on bike

Lawrence police said they notified an elementary school Tuesday afternoon that they were chasing a wanted suspect nearby, but that the man was captured within minutes.

When officers initially tried to stop the suspect, a 37-year-old man wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court, he was riding a bicycle, Officer Drew Fennelly said. At first he tried to flee on the bike, but then ditched it and kept going on foot.

The suspect took off from police at 1:42 p.m. near Clinton Park on Fifth Street, Fennelly said. Pinckney Elementary School, about a block south, was notified at 1:45 p.m. The suspect was caught at 1:49 p.m. in the 400 block of Louisiana Street. The suspect was not armed, Fennelly said.

Lawrence school district spokeswoman Julie Boyle said that when police notified Pinckney, students who were at recess were brought indoors. "All of our schools have secure entries, so the building was secure," Boyle said. "Police notified the school about five minutes later that officers had someone in custody, so there was very little disruption."

— 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 Sept. 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 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 233 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 Sept. 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 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 155 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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Motorcycle takes off from police in downtown Lawrence, crashes in Warehouse Arts District

A motorcycle crashed near Lawrence’s Warehouse Arts District and the driver ran, after police first tried to stop the speeding vehicle downtown Sunday evening.

An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle, which was driving at a high rate of speed, about 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Ninth and Massachusetts streets, Officer Derrick Smith said, in an email to media outlets.

The motorcycle did not stop and proceeded to hit a vehicle near the intersection of Eighth and Vermont streets, Smith said. After that, Smith said, the motorcycle still didn’t stop, and proceeded to wreck near the intersection of Eighth and Pennsylvania streets, where the suspect ran and was caught by police after a short foot pursuit. Eighth and Pennsylvania, about six blocks east of downtown, is in Lawrence's Warehouse Arts District.

Smith said the police department’s investigation into the incident is ongoing and that alcohol is suspected of “being a contributing factor” in the incident.

The motorcycle driver declined medical treatment, and no one else was hurt in the incident, Officer Drew Fennelly said.

The man arrested in connection with the incident is a 22-year-old rural Lawrence resident, according to jail records.

— 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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Local first responders had a hand in mega-size American flag at Chiefs home-opener

On Sunday, local first responders were spotted on the field at Arrowhead Stadium for the Kansas City Chiefs home-opener.

Okay, so you may have needed binoculars to actually spot them from the stands — unfurling a pro-football field-sized American flag by hand requires a lot of hands, and Lawrence area first responders made up just a few of those doing the honors.

The Lawrence Police Department and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical representatives donned their dress uniforms to participate and posted a few photos on their social media accounts with more close-up views.

None by Lawrence Police

According to the Chiefs, the day’s official American flag holders were first responders from “throughout Chiefs Kingdom.” The Chiefs went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20.

— 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 Sept. 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 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 213 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 Sept. 18 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released.

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 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 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 249 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 Sept. 18 and has been backdated to match the time and date when it was originally released.

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Police: Man steals neighbors’ electricity, then attacks them with pocketknife

An argument between neighbors — one of whom was allegedly caught stealing electricity from someone else’s apartment — led to a man’s arrest Thursday evening in Lawrence.

About 7:15 p.m., Lawrence police officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane, Officer Derrick Smith said. Smith said one apartment resident had his electricity turned off, so he ran an extension cord to the neighbors’ to steal theirs. After finding out, four neighbors confronted the alleged electricity thief, who pulled out a pocket knife and attacked them, Smith said.

The suspect reportedly stabbed two people with the knife, but they left the area before police arrived, while the other two stayed, Smith said. He said the suspect was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and theft.

The person arrested was a 29-year-old Lawrence man, according to police and jail records.

— 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 Sept. 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 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 241 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 Sept. 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 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 217 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 arrest man who reportedly attacked an Uber driver with his two middle fingers

Police arrested a man Wednesday night who reportedly, after first trying to take someone else’s Uber, took flipping off to another level — a criminal level.

Lawrence police responded to the area of 14th and Ohio streets (home to a couple of popular student bars, just off the University of Kansas campus) about 11:30 p.m., regarding a reported battery.

According to Officer Derrick Smith:

A man got into an Uber vehicle that was waiting to pick up someone else, and refused to get out. The suspect started cursing at the Uber driver, flipped him off with both middle fingers, then proceeded to use both those middle fingers to poke the driver in the face.

The Uber driver said he was going to call police, and the suspect got out of the vehicle. When officers arrived and found the suspect nearby, he started running but was caught after a short foot pursuit. Officers arrested him at the scene, on charges of battery and interference with law enforcement.

The man arrested in connection with the incident was an 18-year-old with a KU campus address, according to police and jail records.

— 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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Law enforcement chases stolen mattress truck from Lawrence to Topeka

A large delivery truck was reported stolen Wednesday afternoon in Lawrence, and it was apparently chased by police to the outskirts of Topeka.

The truck was reported stolen just after 12:30 p.m. while it was being used to deliver mattresses in the 800 block of Michigan Street, Officer Drew Fennelly of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email. Fennelly said right as police put out an “attempt to locate” message to law enforcement, dispatch received a call about a reckless driver with a description matching that of the stolen mattress truck.

Fennelly said the Kansas Highway Patrol located the truck west of town on U.S. Highway 40, and Lawrence police assisted that agency in a pursuit. Fennelly said he didn’t immediately have details on how the pursuit ended, or what speeds the chase reached.

It appears, however, that the truck made it to Topeka — almost.

After authorities deployed stop-sticks that shredded at least one of the truck’s tires, it crashed and came to a stop on the north shoulder of U.S. 40 near Southeast Tecumseh Road, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. According to the Capital-Journal, the truck remained upright and the suspect driving it was taken by ambulance to a Topeka hospital with injuries that were not considered serious.

— 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 Sept. 13

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 191 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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