Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for April 4

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

Man sentenced to more than 12 years for raping teen he met at Lawrence college bar

Story updated at 10:17 a.m. Thursday A former University of Kansas student was sentenced to prison Wednesday for raping a teen he met at a bar near the campus. Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ordered Albert N. Wilson, 23, of Wichita, to 147 months, or just over 12 years, in ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 3

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

Lawrence crowd breaks attendance record for Kansas Supreme Court road trips

An unusual opportunity to see the Kansas Supreme Court in action proved popular among Lawrence area residents. Just over 800 people attended the court’s special session Monday night at the Lied Center, according to Lisa Taylor, the court’s public information director. She said the ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 2

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

Armed robbery reported at North Lawrence gas station; police looking for suspect

Lawrence police are looking for a suspect after a reported armed robbery Tuesday morning at a North Lawrence gas station. Officers responded to Wood Oil, 920 N. Second St., around 6:20 a.m., police said in a news release. A man reported that he had been robbed by a masked man who was armed ...

DA considering charges in suspected robbery, shooting of LHS students

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office was reviewing Friday’s double shooting case in which two teens were injured, though charges had not been filed late Monday afternoon. The two suspects — also both juveniles — would be scheduled to appear before a judge for detention ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 167 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Douglas County traffic stop case heading to U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a Douglas County traffic stop case, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. Oral arguments in the appeal, Kansas v. Charles Glover, will be set for the fall. “I am encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to ...

Woman killed when SUV rolls down embankment off turnpike near Lawrence

A one-vehicle crash on the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence killed a Topeka woman, according to a preliminary report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday near milepost 206, just east of the North Lawrence exit, according to the report. Telisa Sheree ...

Armed man surrenders after lengthy standoff near Johnson County line

Story updated: 7:42 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019. An armed man has surrendered to Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies after engaging in more than a 12-hour standoff in a field south of Eudora. Sgt. Kristen Channel, sheriff's office spokeswoman, said the man surrendered to deputies unharmed ...

Lawrence police blotter for March 31

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

Lawrence police blotter for March 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 180 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police arrest 2 Topeka boys in shooting of teens at Holcom Park

Lawrence police have arrested two 17-year-old Topeka boys in connection with a double shooting Friday at Lawrence's Holcom Park. Police booked Benson J. Edwards Jr. and Sahavione K. Caraway into the Juvenile Detention Center on aggravated robbery charges, according to a press release Saturday ...