Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 13, 2020

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 Aug. 12, 2020

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 ...

Man seriously injured in reported stabbing in Lawrence, police say

A man suffered serious injuries as the result of a reported stabbing Wednesday morning, Lawrence police say. Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, the Lawrence Police Department received a call about a possible stabbing in the intersection of 25th Street and Ridge Court, department spokesperson ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 11, 2020

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 Aug. 10, 2020

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 ...

Man sentenced to 3 years of probation in 2015 child solicitation case

A now-teenage girl can still remember the smell of a man’s breath when he asked her to go with him into a men’s restroom more than five years ago, according to a statement that her mother read for the court on Monday. Jonathan S. Nelson, 47, was arrested May 10, 2015, after asking the ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 9, 2020

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 Aug. 8, 2020

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 ...

Woman hit by car still in serious condition, Lawrence police say

A woman who was hit by a vehicle last week remains in serious condition at an area hospital, according to Lawrence police. The woman, whose name and age have not been provided to the Journal-World, was struck by a vehicle as she attempted to cross the intersection of Clinton Parkway and ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 7, 2020

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 ...

Child shot in Lawrence is in critical but stable condition, police say

A boy who suffered serious injuries from an apparent gunshot wound Wednesday night was in critical but stable condition as of 2 p.m. Thursday, according to Lawrence police. Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of West 25th Street ...

Video calls, visitation in the works for Douglas County Jail

Video visitation is planned for the Douglas County Jail, according to a spokesperson for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. In-person visits have been suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Journal-World has reported; in lieu of that, inmates have been allowed two free 15-minute phone ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 6, 2020

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 ...

Woman injured after motorcycle strikes car on K-32

One person was taken to an area hospital after a motorcycle-vehicle accident early Wednesday evening near the Leavenworth-Douglas county line. The accident occurred about 5:50 p.m. at 238th Street and Kansas Highway 32, which is roughly a mile south of the Lawrence Service Area on the Kansas ...