Public Safety

Lawrence police plan DUI patrol Saturday, 4/20

The Lawrence Police Department is planning extra DUI enforcement throughout the city on Saturday — which is April 20, celebrated among marijuana smokers as the 4/20 holiday. The DUI saturation patrol will involve placing extra officers on the road specifically to look for motorists ...

Police: Lawrence stabbing victim remains in critical condition; no arrests made

A woman who was found stabbed multiple times in her West Lawrence home remained in critical but stable condition Thursday, police said. Police had not made an arrest in the case but were “working diligently” to follow leads, Sgt. Amy Rhoads said. Rhoads encouraged anyone with information ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 18

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

Retrial for Lawrence Motel 6 murder defendant pushed back another 6 months

It will be nearly six more months before a murder defendant from the 2017 homicide at Motel 6 in Lawrence faces a jury for his second trial. The case involved a lot of bullets — three men were shot a total of 17 times, and stray bullets traveled as far as a neighboring business, evidence at ...

Police investigate shots fired in Lawrence residential neighborhood

Police want to know who apparently fired a gun multiple times in a residential neighborhood near 23rd Street Tuesday night. About 10:45 p.m., police responded to the area of West 24th and Arkansas streets after multiple people called and reported hearing three or four gunshots, Sgt. Amy Rhoads ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 17

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

Woman stabbed in west Lawrence; injuries possibly life-threatening

A woman has been hospitalized with possibly life-threatening injuries after being stabbed early Wednesday morning in west Lawrence, police say. The stabbing was reported about 6:15 a.m. in the 900 block of Essex Court, according to a Lawrence police news release. Arriving officers found a ...

KCK man convicted in Lawrence shooting, robbery

A man was convicted Tuesday for shooting another man with his own gun at a Lawrence apartment last year. Rodney L. McNeal, 22, of Kansas City, Kan., pleaded no contest to robbery and aggravated battery in the afternoon shooting on March 8, 2018, at 449 Graystone Drive in the Country Club on ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 16

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

Lawrence police blotter for April 15

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

Man faces 30 counts for allegedly stealing batteries from cable boxes in Lawrence

Over a recent five-day span, Quentin R. Sowers allegedly went on a burglary spree. But he wasn’t breaking into homes or businesses. Authorities allege that he was prying open Midco cable boxes all over Lawrence and stealing the batteries from inside. Sowers, 50, of Topeka, now stands ...

Eudora city, school district agree to add 2nd police officer to school beat

The Eudora City Commission and school district have agreed to address the top safety concern of parents of Eudora students. Eudora Mayor Tim Reazin said that district parents identified the need for a greater police presence in Eudora schools as their top safety concern in meetings the ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 14

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

Lawrence police blotter for April 13

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

Douglas County CASA volunteer honored with statewide award

A woman who’s been volunteering to help children through the court system for the past eight years got a statewide honor for her efforts this week. Karen Warner, a Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, was presented with the Outstanding Community-Based Victim Advocate ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 12

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