Public Safety

Lawrence police blotter for April 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 237 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Murder trial in 2017 Lawrence doorway shooting delayed again

The murder trial for a Lawrence man who shot and killed another man on his doorstep has been delayed again, at least until this summer. In September of this year, it will be two years since the homicide occurred. Steven A. Drake III, 22, was scheduled to face a jury starting Monday in ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 250 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man charged in teen’s apparent overdose

A Lawrence man is facing multiple felony charges in connection with a teen suffering potentially life-threatening injuries from an apparent overdose. Dana S. Wingert, 56, was arrested Sunday at his home in eastern Lawrence, where police responded to what was initially an unknown emergency ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 219 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police report 4 DUI, drug citations from recent special enforcement effort

Lawrence police arrested two drivers on suspicion of DUI and reported two other drug possession arrests or citations from the department’s most recent special enforcement effort. Saturday’s DUI saturation patrol put four extra officers on the streets, three in patrol vehicles and one in ...

Life in prison ordered for Topeka man in murder of Lawrence man at Perry Lake

A Topeka man found guilty of murdering a Lawrence man at Perry Lake has been ordered to life in prison, with no chance at parole for 50 years. Jonathan D. Blevins was sentenced to the “Hard 50” Thursday in Jefferson County District Court, County Attorney Joshua Ney said. On March 13 in ...

Lawrence rapist, imprisoned for brutal crimes in 1980s, again denied parole

A man who attacked and raped two women on foot after dark in Lawrence in 1981 has, again, been denied parole. After serving nearly 40 years in prison, Sherman L. Galloway, 59, will serve at least seven more. Galloway’s next chance to be considered for parole will come in spring 2026, ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 210 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Ottawa man gets 14 years for attempting to buy 10-year-old to be sex slave

TOPEKA – An Ottawa man was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison for driving to Missouri to meet what he believed was a mother who was willing to sell her 10-year-old daughter for sex, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release. The man, Michael David Mitchell, 64, ...

Lawrence man sentenced to more than 12 years in prison in child pornography case

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Lawrence man was sentenced Monday to more than 12 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release. The man, Brian Fuchs, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. He admitted ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 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. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 306 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 20

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

Colorado trucker charged in deaths of 5 on Kansas Turnpike

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs. The Kansas City Star reports that 58-year-old Kenny B. Ford appeared without an attorney ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 19

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

Missing woman, young child located ‘safe and unharmed,’ police say

Story updated 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019. A missing woman and her young son were found "safe and unharmed" Friday evening, police said about eight hours after asking the public for help locating them. At about 11:45 a.m. Friday, police asked the public for help in finding Felicia Miner, ...