Public Safety

Lawrence police: Loud noises in central Lawrence are from KHP training

Loud booms that residents of central Lawrence heard Friday afternoon were likely part of law enforcement training in the area, Lawrence police said. Lt. David Ernst of the Lawrence Police Department said the Kansas Highway Patrol was conducting training in the area of Ninth Street near the ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 23, 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 man accused of soliciting nude photos from teen convicted after plea deal

A Lawrence man accused of using social media to solicit nude photos from an underage girl was convicted Friday after agreeing to a plea deal with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. Jared C. Spears, 28, pleaded no contest to one count of sexual exploitation of a child, which is a ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 22, 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 ...