Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 221 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Man arrested in connection with reported armed robbery in southwestern Lawrence

Lawrence police have arrested a man in connection with a reported armed robbery, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday evening at an apartment in the 4300 block of West 24th Street on suspicion of armed robbery, jail records show. ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 202 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Investigator gives jury photo walkthrough of crime scene in Lawrence murder case

Bright yellow photo tents labeled with black numbers lay next to footwear impressions in blood, butter knives and little jewels in crime scene photos shown to a jury for a Lawrence murder trial Wednesday. The tiny yellow jewels, which dotted a corner of an apartment’s bedroom and bathroom ...

KU tennis player arrested, suspended from team

A tennis player at the University of Kansas has been arrested and suspended from the team. Sofia Smagina, 22, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to property at 9:21 p.m. Monday at KU’s Stouffer Place Apartments, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. She was released on ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 189 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Lawrence man has been charged with a child sex crime in connection with alleged activity in 2016. Charles Ray Tingler Jr., 46, was charged Tuesday with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child — level 5 felonies — according to online court records. The charges allege that on June 7, ...

KU football player charged after arrest with teen girls in bar

A University of Kansas football player was charged Tuesday following an incident at a popular student bar in Lawrence. Thomas Patrick Barrett, now 21, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Jayhawk Cafe, commonly known as the Hawk. Two 17-year-old girls were also inside the ...

Lawrence teen charged with child sex crime

A Lawrence teen was charged Tuesday with a sex crime against a child. Cristopher Z. Moland, 18, was charged in Douglas County District Court with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child younger than 14, according to court documents. The document alleges that on June 4, ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 176 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged with attempted murder, attempted rape

A Lawrence man was charged Monday with first-degree attempted murder and attempted rape, according to Douglas County District Court records. The circumstances surrounding the arrest were unclear, but 30-year-old Raju Tamang allegedly tried to kill a victim by strangling her with a phone cord ...

2 Lawrence men arrested separately on suspicion of child sex crimes

A 46-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of child sex crimes Monday in Lawrence, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. The 46-year-old man was arrested at 4:20 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Haskell Avenue, but his address is in the Jayhawk Mobile Home ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 149 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police investigating 2 reported armed robberies Sunday night

Police responded to two reports of armed robberies Sunday night in Lawrence, a department spokesman said Monday morning. Officers were called to a residence in the 1700 block of Sycamore Circle, behind the Walmart on south Iowa Street, just before 11 p.m. Sunday, Lawrence Police Department ...

Domestic battery suspect apprehended on I-70 after Sunday morning chase

A Lawrence man allegedly fleeing the scene of a domestic incident led Lawrence Police Department and Kansas Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase Sunday before being apprehended on Interstate 70. Patrick Compton, spokesman for the Lawrence Police Department, wrote in an email that the ...