Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for December 5

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 163 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 4

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 176 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Judge sets ‘hard deadline’ for Lawrence man’s long-delayed murder trial

A Lawrence man accused of murder now has a “hard deadline” to find a new attorney before he faces trial in the long-delayed case. Steven A. Drake III, 22, is close to hiring a private attorney to take over the case in which he is charged with first-degree premeditated murder, said Carol ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 3

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 162 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Fourth man convicted in connection with Lawrence ‘Purge’ mask robberies

Story updated at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday: A fourth man charged in connection with a series of armed robberies around Lawrence in early 2018 was convicted Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. Justice L. Dent, 21, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest to two counts of robbery, midlevel-severity ...

Jury trial delayed for second time in Parnell Park shooting case

A jury trial for a Lawrence man accused in a shooting case has been continued again, and what comes next is at the discretion of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Michael A. Hormell, 20, is charged in connection with a Jan. 26, 2018, shooting that injured a teen at Lawrence’s Parnell Park, 901 ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 2

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 115 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

November health code inspections: 1 found out of compliance in Douglas County

One organization in Douglas County failed state health code inspections in November, and several others moved back into compliance after failing inspections in October. Each month, I take a look at inspection results and list every place either listed out of compliance or with 10 or more code ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 1

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 195 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 30

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 158 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 29

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 97 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 28

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 181 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged with allegedly soliciting 13-year-old, attempted rape

A Lawrence man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court with two child sex crimes. Stephen Bruce Green, 35, faces two high-severity felony charges: electronic solicitation of a child and attempted rape. The latter is an off-grid felony, meaning a conviction would have a presumed ...

Last teen sentenced to time served in Eudora gun shop burglary case

The last of three teens involved in a burglary at a gun shop in Eudora was sentenced Wednesday to time served. The boy was 15 at the time that he, another 15-year-old and Stevan Rios, then 18, were arrested on suspicion of breaking into Free State Guns and Tactical Weapons, 218 E. 20th St. in ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 27

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 198 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Fort Riley man charged with aggravated sexual battery in Lawrence

A Fort Riley man was arrested late Saturday on suspicion of attempted rape at a downtown venue, jail records indicate. However, the man, Luis Enrique Ramires, 22, was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with aggravated sexual battery, a midlevel-severity felony. The charging ...