Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for March 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 186 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Teen convicted for stealing gun, providing it to fellow student at LHS

A teen has been convicted of stealing a handgun, which he then reportedly sold to another student at Lawrence High School. The teen pleaded guilty as charged to felony theft on Thursday in Douglas County District Court, according to online court records. Thursday's hearing was closed to the ...

Affidavit: Meth users terrorized accused ‘snitch’ with switchblade, hot hammer

The victim in a Lawrence kidnapping case told police that three fellow meth users accused him of “snitching” and held him in a basement for hours while they threatened him with a switchblade and a smoking-hot hammer. The man’s allegations are summarized in a police affidavit filed in ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 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 182 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 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 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Douglas County Judge Paula Martin retiring; nominees sought for successor

Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin will retire this summer, and the state is now taking nominations for her successor. Martin’s retirement date is June 15, according to a Tuesday news release from the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration. Martin was appointed to the bench ...

Trial date set for co-defendant in Perry Lake murder case

A trial date has now been set for a Baldwin City woman charged with murder in the death of a Lawrence man last year at Perry Lake. Thursday in Jefferson County District Court, Ashlyn N. Hemmerling entered a plea of not guilty to the charges and a weeklong trial was scheduled to begin June 10, ...

Lawrence felon charged with possessing sword, knife collection

A Lawrence resident and convicted felon has been charged with possessing weapons, specifically a collection of swords and knives. Louis G. Galloway Jr., 28, was arrested last week on suspicion of nine counts of being a felon in possession of weapons. Charges filed earlier this month in ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 179 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

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

Lawrence police release video of officer shooting man after traffic stop

Updated at 7:44 p.m. Monday The Lawrence Police Department has released dashcam video of an officer shooting a motorist who attacked a fellow officer during a traffic stop that turned violent. The officer who fired now faces a felony charge, though she maintains she meant to draw her Taser ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Three injured in Massachusetts Street rollover crash

Three women were injured when the vehicle they were riding in crashed and rolled onto its top late Saturday night in Downtown Lawrence. Lawrence Police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called to the intersection of 13th Street and Massachusetts Street, just before midnight, ...