Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 181 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged with allegedly soliciting 13-year-old, attempted rape

A Lawrence man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court with two child sex crimes. Stephen Bruce Green, 35, faces two high-severity felony charges: electronic solicitation of a child and attempted rape. The latter is an off-grid felony, meaning a conviction would have a presumed ...

Last teen sentenced to time served in Eudora gun shop burglary case

The last of three teens involved in a burglary at a gun shop in Eudora was sentenced Wednesday to time served. The boy was 15 at the time that he, another 15-year-old and Stevan Rios, then 18, were arrested on suspicion of breaking into Free State Guns and Tactical Weapons, 218 E. 20th St. in ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 198 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Fort Riley man charged with aggravated sexual battery in Lawrence

A Fort Riley man was arrested late Saturday on suspicion of attempted rape at a downtown venue, jail records indicate. However, the man, Luis Enrique Ramires, 22, was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with aggravated sexual battery, a midlevel-severity felony. The charging ...

Ohio murder suspect arrested in Lawrence, booked into Douglas County Jail

A man suspected of murder in Ohio was arrested on Interstate 70 in Lawrence Monday evening, according to law enforcement. The Kansas Highway Patrol arrested Justin Lewis William Eastman, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, around 5:30 p.m. Monday at I-70 mile marker 202, or the U.S. 59 Highway ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 207 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

3 teens charged in connection with reported armed robbery in Baldwin City

Three teens have been charged in connection with the same alleged armed robbery in which a Kansas City, Mo., man was charged last week. A 16-year-old Wellsville boy, a 16-year-old Baldwin City boy and a 17-year-old Lawrence boy have been charged in Douglas County District Court in connection ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 127 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Missing 90-year-old last seen in Lawrence found dead in Arizona

A missing man who was the subject of a silver alert last week was found dead Sunday just north of Yuma, Ariz., Lawrence police said in a news release Monday. James Lewis Larson, 90, of Iowa, was on his way to Yuma, and he had stopped in Lawrence to visit family, according to the release. He ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 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 177 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 23

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

Lawrence man, likely KU fraternity member, arrested on suspicion of rape

A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Friday evening on suspicion of rape, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. The man is accused in connection with a rape that was reported to Lawrence police just after noon on Saturday, Nov. 9. A person by the same name is listed as a ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 22

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

McCabria appointed next chief judge of Douglas County District Court

The Kansas Supreme Court has selected Judge James McCabria as Douglas County District Court’s next chief judge, effective Jan. 1. McCabria will fill the role that current Chief Judge Peggy Carr Kittel will vacate with her retirement Dec. 31, according to a news release from the state Office ...

Committee selects 3 nominees for Douglas County District Court judgeship

A committee tasked with nominating the next Douglas County District Court judge has narrowed its list to three, and the choice is now in the governor’s hands. The new judge will replace Chief Judge Peggy Carr Kittel after her retirement Dec. 31. Gov. Laura Kelly has 60 days — roughly ...

Lawrence police blotter for November 21

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