Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 10, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Issues surrounding bail bonds a major focus of Kansas task force on pretrial justice

Story updated at 3:17 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10: On the one hand, defendants in criminal cases — who are presumed innocent — shouldn’t be detained in jail just because they can’t pay to get out; on the other, those who are dangerous but wealthy can be held without bond only if they’re ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 9, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence man arrested after allegedly attacking Casey’s employee with knife

Lawrence police arrested a 19-year-old man after he allegedly cut an employee of Casey’s General Store with a knife Tuesday evening, according to a department spokesperson. Officers were dispatched to the store, 1703 W. Sixth St., around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Patrick Compton, LPD spokesperson, ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 8, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 7, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 6, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 5, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 4, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 3, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 2, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 1, 2020

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 up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Prosecutor withdraws from Rontarus Washington Jr. murder case

The former chief assistant district attorney who has been prosecuting a high-profile Lawrence murder case for several years has withdrawn from the case, court documents show. CJ Rieg left the Douglas County district attorney’s office in March and is now an assistant attorney general at the ...

Man bound over for trial in alleged sexual abuse of Lawrence girl

A man was bound over for trial Monday in connection with a woman’s allegations of repeated sexual abuse that she said began about six years ago, when she was a teenager. Joseph Christopher Hess, 36, was charged in June 2019 with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, ...