Public Safety

Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of aggravated criminal sodomy

A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy Wednesday evening, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. Jail records indicate the man was arrested at the same address listed as his home on a probable cause warrant just after 8 p.m. ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 22

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 150 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time ...

Baldwin City man accused of offering money for sexual relations pleads not guilty

A Baldwin City man accused of offering a woman money for sexual relations pleaded not guilty in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. James Ryan Reynolds, 44, entered the plea after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. Judge Kay Huff, who is presiding over the case, scheduled ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 21

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

Man convicted in Baldwin City robbery; 3 teen boys’ cases still in progress

The sole adult suspect charged in connection with a reported Baldwin City robbery has been convicted and is set for sentencing next month. Kylan Raphael Newman, 21, of Kansas City, Mo., was initially charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 138 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 147 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 180 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Fire extensively damages Baldwin City home, displaces family

Three people were displaced on Friday after a fire started in the chimney of their Baldwin City home and spread through the attic. Julie Koerner said she called the Baldwin City Fire Department at 11:18 a.m. after discovering smoke billowing from the roof vents of her two-story wood-frame home ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 166 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Undersheriff files to run for Douglas County sheriff in 2020 election

The man who is currently second in command to the Douglas County sheriff filed Friday to run for the office, also ensuring a Democratic primary in the race. Gary Bunting, 44, has worked for the sheriff’s office since he and his wife, Theresa, moved to Lawrence in 1996, according to ...

Kansas governor appoints public defender Stacey Donovan as Douglas County judge

Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed Stacey Donovan, currently the chief public defender in Shawnee County, to fill the vacant judgeship in Douglas County District Court. Donovan, of Lawrence, will fill the position that former Chief Judge Peggy Carr Kittel vacated with her Dec. 31 retirement, ...

Perry woman seriously injured in car accident, Kansas Highway Patrol reports

A 73-year-old woman suffered suspected serious injuries as a result of a car accident Thursday evening, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Patricia M. Alexander, of Perry, was reportedly eastbound on U.S. Highway 24 in her Chevrolet Impala at 6:23 p.m. Thursday. She made a left turn ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 153 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Teen girls allegedly steal van, flee Lawrence police before arrest

Two girls, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Wednesday night after allegedly stealing a van. Lawrence police officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Lindenwood Lane around 8:52 p.m. Wednesday for a report of two juveniles stealing a white transit van, Sgt. Amy Rhoads, public ...