Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for May 14, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 13, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 12, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Some racial disparities can be seen in bond amounts locally, but causes are unclear

Data from Douglas County’s district and municipal courts shows some racial disparities in the setting of bond amounts, but what causes them is not yet clear, a county official said Tuesday. During a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meeting, Data Analyst Matt Cravens showed several data ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 11, 2021

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

McLouth man convicted of aggravated assault in Lawrence shooting case

One of two McLouth men facing charges in a Lawrence shooting case was convicted in Douglas County District Court on Wednesday after agreeing to a plea deal. Jaren B. Collins, 19, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of aggravated assault, based upon the plea agreement, the Douglas County ...

10 people displaced after early-morning apartment fire in Lawrence

Ten occupants of an apartment building on Colorado Street were displaced after a fire early Wednesday morning, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. Firefighters responded to the fire at 507 Colorado St., where flames were showing from the exterior and roof of ...

SUV with 14-month-old boy inside stolen, then found three hours later

GARDEN CITY — A 14-month-old boy who was inside a sport utility vehicle when it was stolen from a western Kansas driveway early Wednesday morning has been found safe, law enforcement officials said. An Amber Alert was issued for the toddler after his mother reported that she had strapped ...

Silvio De Sousa ordered to stand trial in aggravated battery case

Story updated at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday: A Douglas County District Court judge on Tuesday ordered former University of Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa to stand trial in an aggravated battery case that stems from a 2020 incident outside a bar in downtown Lawrence in which he is accused of ...

Judge nixes plea deal for 2 accused of Super Bowl field run

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida judge rejected a proposed plea deal Tuesday for two men accused of running onto the field during the final quarter of Super Bowl LV in February. Luis Cartaya, an attorney for Yuri Andrade and Douglas Schaffer, told a Hillsborough County circuit judge during a video ...

Lawrence police identify pedestrian who was killed crossing the street

The Lawrence Police Department on Monday identified a pedestrian who was killed Friday evening as Lawrence resident Emily Lepley, 60. Around 8:40 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the 1400 block of West 19th St. in response to reports that a pedestrian had been struck while crossing the ...

Reporter, 24, dies after being struck by bullet in her Kansas City apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A young public radio journalist has died after being struck by a stray bullet inside her Kansas City apartment. Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 24, was struck by a bullet Friday afternoon while she was in her first-floor apartment, according to KCUR, where she ...

Man taken to KU medical center after early Sunday morning vehicle accident

UPDATED: 10:50 A.M MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021 A man was taken by helicopter to the University of Kansas Hospital after a single-car accident early Sunday morning. The Lawrence Police Department confirmed that a vehicle traveling northbound on Kasold Drive veered off the road and struck a light ...