Public Safety

Rollover accident causes traffic delay on Sixth Street

A rollover accident Thursday afternoon slowed traffic on West Sixth Street to a crawl.It was not immediately clear whether anybody involved in the accident was injured.Around 3:30 p.m. a crash in the 3000 block of West Sixth Street flipped one white SUV onto its roof. The vehicle came to a rest ...

Topeka man accused of robbery, faces multiple felony charges in Douglas County

A Topeka man has been arrested in connection with a Wednesday morning robbery at a Lawrence hotel. Exzabra Terrell Boldrid Smith, 28, was arrested about 5 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal possession of a weapon by a felon, ...

Rural Lawrence man accused of soliciting a minor electronically

A rural Lawrence man has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting a minor.The 36-year-old man, who has not yet been charged in Douglas County District Court, was arrested Wednesday morning at Lawrence's Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St., on suspicion of electronic ...

KU student arrested in residence hall on suspicion of rape and sexual battery

A University of Kansas student accused of sexual assault was arrested Thursday at a KU residence hall.KU Public Safety officers arrested an 18-year-old man at Oliver Hall, 1815 Naismith Drive, early Thursday morning on suspicion of rape and sexual battery, according to Douglas County Jail ...

Armed robbery reported at Iowa Street motel, Lawrence’s third in a week

One man was robbed of his shoes and jacket Wednesday morning at a Lawrence hotel, police documents say.At 2:22 a.m., a robbery was reported at Days Inn, 730 Iowa St., according to a Lawrence Police Department incident report.Department activity logs classified the incident as an armed robbery ...

Lawrence woman accused of robbing a man, injuring him

A Lawrence woman is accused of robbing and injuring a man.Dawn Janeen Keyes, 30, was arrested Monday afternoon at 2424 Melrose Lane, according to Douglas County Jail booking logs.Keyes is listed as a transient in the logs. A single felony charge of aggravated robbery was filed against her in ...

Wichita man accused of Lawrence robbery faces multiple felony charges

A Wichita man accused of a Lawrence robbery faces multiple felony charges.Tyler James Koch, 21, was arrested Monday at 2511 W. 31st St., according to Douglas County Jail booking logs.Two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one felony count of aggravated burglary and one ...

Victim of alleged Haskell University dorm rapes sues school under Title IX

The Haskell Indian Nations University student fighting to criminally convict two male students she said raped her in a dorm is now suing the university and federal officials under Title IX.As she struggled to stay in school through lengthy criminal court cases against the men — which remain ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Oct. 24, 2016

MarriagesCorban Enrique Verdugo, 25, Shawnee, and Alyssa Denea Storhaug, 25, Lawrence.Rachel Ybarra, 32, Lawrence, and Jhami Guffey, 25, Lawrence. Joshua Michael Campbell, 24, Shawnee, and Erin Deborah Fletcher, 27, Shawnee. Zachary Vincent McCarter, 23, Lawrence, and Lisa Kracht, 24, ...

Two of three people suspected of North Lawrence armed robbery arrested

Two of three people suspected of invading a North Lawrence home on Wednesday and robbing the residents at gunpoint have been arrested, police say.Both Antonio Esparza, 20, and Joshua Fairbanks, 21, are currently in the custody of the Douglas County Jail, the Lawrence Police Department said in a ...

Traffic restricted on Bob Billings Parkway after crews hit gas line

Traffic was blocked off for a portion of Bob Billings Parkway late Thursday morning after construction crews hit a gas line, city officials say.Around 10 a.m., crews hit a gas line within the 3300 block of Bob Billings Parkway, said Steve Lashley of Lawrence's Public Works Department.A short ...

Rumors of threat against Lawrence High School found to be untrue

Rumors of a threat against Lawrence High School turned out to be just that, Lawrence Police Department officers have concluded. Julie Boyle, the Lawrence school district’s director of communications, sent out an alert Wednesday morning to notify LHS parents of a police investigation into a ...

Armed robbery reported overnight in North Lawrence

Lawrence police are investigating a report of an armed robbery overnight in North Lawrence.About 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a home in the 700 block of Ash Street in response to a reported armed robbery, according to Sgt. Amy Rhoads, Lawrence police department spokeswoman.Three ...

Lawrence man accused of harassing New Zealand blogger files for diversion

The man accused of sexually harassing a New Zealand blogger online has filed for a diversion for the single charge he faces.Kalim Akeba Lloyd Dowdell, 19, was arrested in August and faces one misdemeanor charge of harassment by telecommunications device.Tuesday afternoon Dowdell appeared in ...

Reported shooting on Iowa Street under investigation

A man was shot in the foot Saturday and police say they are investigating the incident. However, additional details were sparse Monday.Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said a 36-year-old man was shot in the foot around 11:06 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Iowa Street.According to Lawrence ...