Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 150 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Missouri man accused of stealing grease in 2 Lawrence cases back in court

A man who stands accused in two grease theft incidents is back in Douglas County District Court this week after recently missing hearings in his case. Byron P. Aston, 29, of Springfield, Mo., was first charged Feb. 27 with low-level felony theft for allegedly stealing more than a ton of used ...

Lawrence police: K-10, 6th Street 3-vehicle accident report not yet complete

Lawrence police provided little new information Tuesday on an accident that injured three people the previous evening at Kansas Highway 10 and West Sixth Street. First responders were dispatched to the three-vehicle crash around 6:10 p.m. Monday, the Journal-World reported. One person was ...

Man sentenced to almost 5 years in Lawrence ‘Purge’ mask robbery case

A man convicted in connection with a robbery in a series that took place in Lawrence in early 2018 was sentenced to just short of five years in prison Monday in Douglas County District Court. Corey Tremain Allen, 31, of McDonough, Ga., pleaded no contest Sept. 10, and Judge Kay Huff found him ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 165 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 201 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 216 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Police investigate armed robbery in northwestern Lawrence

Lawrence police are investigating after a report of an armed robbery in northwestern Lawrence Thursday night. At about 10:43 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 5400 block of Rock Chalk Drive. Victims told officers that a man entered the residence with a handgun and demanded personal ...

Woman convicted in Eudora baby’s murder requests probation or shortened sentence

Carrody M. Buchhorn is facing nearly 10 years in prison for the murder of an infant in her care. She’s asking the judge to grant probation. Jurors found Buchhorn, now 45, guilty of second-degree murder in the Sept. 29, 2016, death of 9-month-old Oliver “Ollie” L. Ortiz. She has been in ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 200 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Drug charges dropped against Lawrence CBD store owner

The owners of a Lawrence CBD store no longer face felony drug charges for selling hemp flower, which looks and smells like marijuana but is chemically different. The Kansas City Star reports that Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office offered no explanation for ...

76-year-old man dies at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center; natural cause suspected

Story updated at 1:29 p.m. Friday: A 76-year-old man died of apparent natural causes Friday morning at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, according to Lawrence police. First responders were dispatched around 8:22 a.m. to 4706 Overland Drive “regarding a medical emergency involving a ...

Lawrence woman facing felony charges after alleged fight while cooking

A Lawrence woman has been charged with multiple felonies after an alleged altercation while cooking. Roslyn Michelle Colum, 37, was arrested the evening of Friday, Nov. 8, at Lawrence’s Graystone Apartments, in the 500 block of Graystone Drive. A group of people were cooking “when a ...