Public Safety

Perry woman seriously injured in car accident, Kansas Highway Patrol reports

A 73-year-old woman suffered suspected serious injuries as a result of a car accident Thursday evening, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Patricia M. Alexander, of Perry, was reportedly eastbound on U.S. Highway 24 in her Chevrolet Impala at 6:23 p.m. Thursday. She made a left turn ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 16

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

Teen girls allegedly steal van, flee Lawrence police before arrest

Two girls, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Wednesday night after allegedly stealing a van. Lawrence police officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Lindenwood Lane around 8:52 p.m. Wednesday for a report of two juveniles stealing a white transit van, Sgt. Amy Rhoads, public ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 15

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

Student arrested at Lawrence High School, accused of battery on law enforcement

A student was arrested Tuesday morning at Lawrence High School on suspicion of battery on a law enforcement officer, police say. Just before 9 a.m., school resource officers responded to a disturbance reported by school staff, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Patrick Compton said via ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 14

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

Man sentenced to probation after threatening driver, kids on K-10

A judge on Monday sentenced a Johnson County man to 24 months of probation for reportedly pointing a gun at a fellow driver on Kansas Highway 10 and asking him if he wanted to die. Seth A. Kenney, 20, of Gardner, was initially charged with four felonies: three counts of aggravated assault and ...

Lawrence man pleads no contest to 17 counts, is convicted in string of burglaries

A Lawrence man was convicted Monday in a string of home burglaries, auto burglaries and auto thefts reported between Nov. 20 and Nov. 25. Dandre M. Cordray, 19, pleaded no contest and was convicted in Douglas County District Court of 14 felonies: five counts of aggravated burglary, five counts ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 125 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 162 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 125 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence High School student charged after allegedly bringing gun to school

A teen boy who attends Lawrence High School was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court after district administrators reportedly found a gun in his possession earlier this week. The charging document alleges that the 14-year-old stole a Glock 19, a 9 mm handgun, from his parent on ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 163 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Candle caused Lawrence apartment fire that affected 12 units

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical investigators have determined that a candle caused a fire that displaced 11 residents of Village 1 Apartments. Tom Fagan, LDCFM division chief of administration, told the Journal-World via email Thursday that an unattended open-flame candle started the ...