Public Safety

‘Possibly intentional’ head-on wreck injures 3 in Lawrence

Three people were injured in an apparent head-on collision Tuesday in southern Lawrence, according to police. The wreck may have been intentional, Patrick Compton, a spokesman for the department, said via email Wednesday. He said officers were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to the ...

Motorcyclist injured in 23rd Street accident still in critical condition

A man whose motorcycle collided with an SUV on Friday near 23rd Street and East Hills Drive is still hospitalized, police say. Patrick Compton, a spokesman for the department, said via email Wednesday that the 37-year-old motorcyclist, who was taken to a Kansas City-area trauma center with ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 336 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Authorities charge 54 people in Manhattan, Kan., drug network

Story updated at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday TOPEKA — Authorities said Wednesday that they've dismantled a major drug-trafficking operation in northeast Kansas responsible for a college student's fatal overdose in 2017, resulting in criminal charges against more than 50 people. Federal and local ...

Police identify Lawrence woman, 24, killed in accident; investigation continues

Police have released the name of the woman who died after an accident on the night of Aug. 20. Elizabeth Ann Allen, 24, of Lawrence, was riding her moped in the 2700 block of Haskell Avenue when a pickup truck hit her, police said. Officers were called to the scene around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Scam alert: Don’t pay the impostor Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will never ask you for money to deal with legal issues or to avoid being arrested. That’s a message that Jenn Hethcoat, a department spokeswoman, wants to ensure Lawrence and Douglas County residents know. In a phone scam that has made the rounds in ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 318 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Eudora teen pleads no contest, is convicted in gun shop burglary case

One of three teens involved in a burglary of a gun shop in Eudora has entered a plea deal that will resolve four cases in which he’s charged. 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 ...

Man suspected in Islamic Center of Lawrence burglary arrested in Overland Park

Story updated at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26: Overland Park police have arrested a man who Lawrence police believe is connected with a burglary at the Islamic Center of Lawrence, LPD spokesman Patrick Compton said Monday. Compton said via email that Lawrence police have identified the suspect ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 248 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man stole car, bike in days preceding gun threat at bar, affidavit alleges

A man’s threat to shoot up a Lawrence bar was preceded by a series of thefts over the span of a few days, according to allegations in court documents. Domanick James Hall, 21, of Lawrence, was arrested on suspicion of threatening a man with a gun in the early hours of June 26 at Jazzhaus, ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 296 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

1 injured after shooting reported outside North Lawrence; investigation ongoing

Story updated at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: One person was found shot early Sunday morning after local law enforcement agencies responded to a report of gunshots just outside North Lawrence. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called around 2 a.m. Sunday to the 1400 block of U.S. ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 322 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Phone mistaken for gun, fake ID roundup from KU move-in day and more news and notes

When someone reported that two individuals were standing on the roadside near the Baker Wetlands, one of them holding a gun to a kneeling person’s head, law enforcement hurried to the scene Thursday evening. On arrival, Lawrence police officers and Douglas County sheriff’s deputies found ...

Lawrence police blotter for August 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 370 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...