Public Safety

Lawrence man charged with sexually assaulting 2 people in January

A man has been charged in Douglas County District Court with sexually assaulting two people on the same day in January. Brett L. Logan was charged Monday with one count of aggravated sexual battery, a felony, and one count of sexual battery, a misdemeanor, for alleged crimes on or about Jan. 17 ...

Window smashed at downtown Lawrence’s Aladdin Cafe

A front window at a downtown Lawrence eatery was broken out, apparently overnight Tuesday. A passerby called police about 7 a.m. Wednesday to report the broken window at Aladdin Cafe, 1021 Massachusetts St., according to Officer Drew Fennelly of the Lawrence Police Department.Fennelly said ...

Many reports, few tickets for fireworks during July 4th celebrations in Lawrence

Lawrence police took almost 200 fireworks calls for July 4 celebrations, but issued just three citations, according to the police department. From midnight Friday through early Wednesday afternoon. Lawrence police had 188 calls for service categorized as fireworks calls, Officer Andrew Fennelly ...

Transient Lawrence man charged with aggravated sexual battery

A Lawrence man has been charged with aggravated sexual battery, after allegedly attacking a person last week.Eric T. Santos was charged Monday in Douglas County District Court with one count of aggravated sexual battery, a felony, according to court documents. Santos is accused of sexually ...

Body discovered in burning vehicle northeast of Lawrence

A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy found a body inside a burning vehicle Sunday night just northeast of Lawrence. While on patrol, the deputy discovered the vehicle on fire shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North 1650 Road, Sgt. Kristen Channel said. The vehicle apparently had ...

Four candidates for police chief share their plans for Lawrence

Following a visit to Lawrence, interviews with city staff and community panels, the field of candidates for Lawrence's next police chief is about to be narrowed down.Earlier this month, four candidates were announced as finalists for the position. In coming weeks, City Manager Tom Markus will ...

KU police handle crimes involving guns about once every 2 years, records show

Once every other year — that’s the rate at which University of Kansas police currently encounter crimes involving guns on campus.KU police deal with more weapons of other types, but not many more.With Kansas law and, consequently, KU’s weapons policy soon undergoing a major change, the ...

A look at when and where you can shoot fireworks in the Lawrence area

Shooting fireworks in Lawrence is illegal, but you don't have to travel too far to find places that allow them, although with limitations. Eudora, Baldwin City, and the unincorporated parts of Douglas County allow the use of fireworks within certain time periods and limits beginning on ...

Lawrence police conducting DUI saturation patrol Saturday

The Lawrence Police Department will have extra officers on the lookout for drunken drivers Saturday.The DUI saturation patrol, which will take place throughout the city limits, will stop and perform field sobriety tests on drivers who show signs of impaired driving, according to a press ...

Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for role in January robbery

One of two people implicated in an armed robbery near the University of Kansas campus earlier this year was sentenced Thursday to serve more than 10 years in prison. John Timothy Baker, 33, was found guilty of a single felony count of robbery last month. On the evening of Jan. 8, a man walking ...

Preliminary hearing scheduled for Eudora man accused of killing security guard at bar

A Eudora man charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder has been scheduled to appear in court next month for a preliminary hearing, at which a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to order a trial in the case.Danny William Queen, 36, of Eudora, is accused of killing one ...

Lawrence police investigating armed robbery at Taco Bell

Lawrence police are investigating an armed robbery that reportedly occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Monday at Taco Bell, 1220 W. Sixth St.According to witnesses, a male suspect entered the business around 7:50 a.m., threatened employees with a firearm and demanded money, police said in a news ...

Outgoing Lawrence police chief reflects on 25 years with the force

When Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib first became a police officer 25 years ago, he went into the job with a goal of helping people.As Khatib prepares to retire, effective Monday, he said he has maintained that goal, though some of his initial idealism wore off quickly after he started his ...

Police investigating after man reportedly shot at Eudora bar

Updated story:Eudora man dies following shooting at bar• • •Eudora Police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are investigating after a man was shot at a Eudora bar and grill early Saturday morning.Police and emergency crews were dispatched to D-dubs Bar and Grill, 10 W. Ninth St., ...