Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 8

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

Armed home-invasion robbery reported in Lawrence’s Oread Neighborhood

Gun-wielding suspects reportedly invaded a home and robbed two people inside Wednesday night in Lawrence’s Oread Neighborhood. Police were dispatched about 9:40 p.m. to a robbery in the 1500 block of Kentucky Street, Officer Shawn Gross of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email to ...

Sheriff’s office seeking wanted man known to frequent Eudora area

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man with outstanding warrants and has asked for the public’s help to find him. The sheriff’s office is trying to locate Michael “Mike” Oleson, who has Douglas County warrants for failing to comply with court orders in battery, ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 7

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 ...

3 KC men arrested after armed home-invasion robbery in Baldwin City

Law enforcement arrested three Kansas City, Mo., men on Interstate 35 Tuesday night after they allegedly committed a violent crime in Baldwin City. An armed home-invasion robbery was reported about 7:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Santa Fe Drive, Baldwin City interim police chief Mike Pattrick ...

Lawrence man charged with rape

A Lawrence man has been arrested on rape charges in connection with an incident that occurred last year. Erick W. Ogwangi, 33, was booked into the Douglas County Jail and released after posting $30,000 bond on Wednesday, jail records indicate. He is charged with one count of rape, a felony, ...

Vehicle sprayed with bullets in North Lawrence

Someone shot up a vehicle in North Lawrence early Wednesday morning, hitting the nearby garage, too, police say. Initial gunshot reports came from the 700 blocks of Lake and Hickory streets about 1:40 a.m., according to an email from Officer Shawn Gross of the Lawrence Police Department. ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 6

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

Missouri woman sentenced to prison for role in downtown Lawrence jeans heist

One of four women who tried to steal thousands of dollars worth of blue jeans from a downtown Lawrence shop will do prison time for the crime. However — in part because the woman is the mother of three small children, including an infant — a judge granted her special request for a shorter ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 157 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Police investigating shots fired, casings found in parking lot on Sixth Street

Multiple people reported hearing yelling and gunshots Sunday night in the 2500 block of West Sixth Street. Police checked it out and found spent shell casings and rounds of ammunition in the parking lot of the Country Club on 6th apartments, but no one reported being injured or having ...