Public Safety

Walmart in west Lawrence temporarily evacuated as police investigate threat

The Walmart in west Lawrence was evacuated Thursday afternoon following a reported bomb threat, Lawrence police said. The building, 550 Congressional Drive, was being evacuated shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, according to emergency radio traffic. Officers helped search the building and, as of ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 26

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

Woman guilty of 2nd degree murder in baby’s death at Eudora home day care

Following an emotional trial and 16 hours of deliberation, a jury on Thursday convicted a Eudora woman of murdering a baby she cared for at a home day care. Jurors found Carrody M. Buchhorn, 44, guilty of second-degree murder for unintentionally but recklessly killing 9-month-old Oliver ...

Woman convicted in Lawrence apartment invasion, shooting

The alleged trigger-woman has been convicted in a December home-invasion robbery and shooting. Kayshunna C. Poindexter, 26, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest and was convicted of aggravated battery, a felony, on July 18 in Douglas County District Court, according to Jill Spurling, trial ...

Lawrence man, 20, charged with sex crimes against 15-year-old

A 20-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with multiple sex crimes against a teenager. Kaspar A. Engelberg was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent liberties with a child, according to a complaint filed July 19 in Douglas County ...

Jury deliberations still underway in Eudora day care murder trial

Updated story - July 26 — Woman guilty of 2nd degree murder in baby’s death at Eudora home day care Story updated: 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Ten hours into deliberations, jurors still had not reached a verdict Wednesday afternoon in the case of a woman charged with murdering ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 25

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

Lawrence man charged with raping 14-year-old

A Lawrence man has been charged with multiple counts of raping a teen. Steven L. Capps, 39, was arrested Saturday, according to jail records. He was charged Monday with two counts of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, all felonies, according to a complaint filed in Douglas ...

Defendant to claim self-defense in 2017 deadly shooting at Eudora bar

Story updated 7:07 p.m. July 24, 2018: Prosecutors and defense attorneys offered vastly different explanations Tuesday of what happened in the early-morning hours of June 24, 2017, when an argument at a Eudora bar turned into a melee and, eventually, a fatal shooting. During opening ...

Jury deliberating case of day care worker charged with murdering baby

On Tuesday in Douglas County District Court, prosecutor Mark Simpson wove a week of testimony into a dark summary of the state’s murder case against former day care worker Carrody M. Buchhorn, 44, of Eudora. “On Sept. 29, 2016, Oliver Ortiz went to day care, and he was a happy, healthy ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 24

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

Potential jurors in Eudora shooting case asked about views on guns, alcohol

Jury selection will continue for a second day Tuesday in the trial of a man charged in a June 2017 shooting death outside D-Dubs Bar and Grill in Eudora. Danny W. Queen, 37, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 32-year-old Bo Hopson. Queen also faces two counts of ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 23

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 July 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 210 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Man arrested after reportedly fleeing the scene of Lake View Lake accident

A 39-year-old man was arrested after reportedly fleeing on foot from the scene of a Sunday morning accident at Lake View Lake. Sgt. Kristen Channel, spokeswoman for the Douglas Sheriff’s Office, said Leland White, 39, was southbound in the 1800 block of East 1125 Road when he allegedly ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 245 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...