Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 13

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

Charges upgraded for Lawrence man accused of long-running sexual abuse of girl

A Lawrence man already facing multiple counts of sex crimes against a child — each carrying the possibility of life in prison — is now facing an additional count of equal severity. After listening to the victim testify at a preliminary hearing earlier this month, Douglas County District ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 12

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

Lawrence massage parlor owner pleads guilty to running prostitution business

A woman who owned two Lawrence massage parlors has admitted that she ran a prostitution business at the locations, federal officials have announced. Weiling Nielsen, 54, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release. Nielsen ...

Lawrence man convicted in violent stabbing of roommate on Oak Hill Avenue

A Lawrence man has been convicted in the repeated stabbing of his roommate at their home on Oak Hill Avenue in 2016. Wynn S. A. Anderson, 39, pleaded no contest to attempted aggravated battery, a felony, according to Dorothy Kliem, trial assistant with the Douglas County District Attorney’s ...

Man arrested after bike chase that began in downtown Lawrence

Lawrence police arrested a man over the weekend after a bicycle chase that lasted several blocks. Officers spotted the bicyclist — a man they knew had multiple active arrest warrants — shortly after 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Vermont Street, Officer Shawn Gross said in an email. ...

Man taken to hospital after street fight in bar district off KU campus

A man was taken to the hospital after being injured in a fight around bar-closing time early Sunday morning near 14th and Ohio streets in Lawrence. At 1:40 a.m., University of Kansas police responded to a fight in the 1400 block of Ohio Street and encountered a group of about 15 to 20 people ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 11

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

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 10

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

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 9

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

Criminal charges filed against student who reportedly brought gun to LHS

A student who reportedly had a gun in his backpack at Lawrence High School this week is now facing criminal charges. The student is charged as a juvenile with criminal use of weapons, for allegedly being under 18 and possessing a gun with a barrel less than 12 inches long, and with property ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 155 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...