WRITER: Sara Shepherd

2 arrested on suspicion of kidnapping; victim allegedly threatened with hammer, torch

Two Lawrence men were arrested this week on suspicion of kidnapping and other crimes, including allegedly assaulting a man with a hammer and a torch last fall. Jason V. Spaniol, 41, and Sean P. McCawley, 42, were booked Thursday into the Douglas County Jail, where both were held on $75,000 bond, according to jail records. They were scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court Friday afternoon, according ...

Boy who took gun to LHS this week stole it from parent, charges allege

Criminal charges have been filed against a boy who reportedly was carrying a gun on his person at Lawrence High School this week. He’s charged as a juvenile with theft, a felony, for allegedly stealing the gun from his mother, and also with criminal use of weapons, a misdemeanor, for allegedly possessing a gun with a barrel shorter than 12 inches while under the age of 18, according to the complaint filed in ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 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 163 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 ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 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 187 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 ...

Lawrence man arrested after allegedly threatening person with knife, riding off on bicycle

A man reportedly threatened to kill someone with a knife then drove off on a bicycle before being caught and arrested early Tuesday morning in Lawrence. Just after 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Lawrence police headed to a disturbance with weapons reported in the 100 block of North Michigan Street, Officer Shawn Gross said in an email to media. He said witnesses told officers that the suspect brandished a knife and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 12

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 165 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 ...