Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for October 1

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

Head-on crash on U.S. 24/40 results in ‘serious injuries’

Updated at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday Douglas County law enforcement and emergency personnel responded Tuesday morning to a two-vehicle injury accident on U.S. Highway 24/40 north of Lawrence. The head-on crash occurred shortly before 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 24/40 and East 1500 Road, ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 30

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

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 188 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison in Lawrence cable box battery theft case

A Topeka man who pleaded guilty to charges of felony theft and criminal damage in a case involving stolen cable box batteries was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County District Court to two years and eight months in prison. The judge sentenced Quentin Raymond Sowers, 50, to 14 months in prison ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 286 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Iola man pleads no contest in hit-and-run crash on 23rd Street

A 25-year-old Iola man has pleaded no contest in connection with a hit-and-run accident that occurred in Lawrence more than two years ago. Andrew A. Walden admitted to police that he rear-ended a broken-down Dodge Neon that several people were trying to push in the lanes of the 900 block of ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 205 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Expert: Partial DNA on Lawrence murder victim’s nail could link to 1 in 2,000 men

Jurors in a Lawrence murder trial on Thursday heard about the partial DNA evidence that prosecutors say links 23-year-old Rontarus Washington Jr. to the crime. However, they also heard that this particular bit of partial DNA could be found in a frequency of roughly 1 in 2,000 men in the ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 193 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Baldwin City man charged with promoting sale of sex

Story updated at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26: A Baldwin City man was charged Wednesday with convincing someone to sell sexual relations, according to court documents. James Ryan Reynolds, 43, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at an address in the 2300 block of West 31st Street, ...

Lawrence police blotter for September 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 192 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...