Lawrence Police Department

  • Agency: Lawrence Police Department
  • Address: 111 E 11th St # 202, Lawrence, 66044 KS
  • Chief: W Ronald Olin (Chief of Police)
Phone: (785) 832-7509
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Lawrence Police Department is located at 111 E 11th St # 202, Lawrence, 66044 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is W Ronald Olin. The Lawrence Police Department phone number is (785) 832-7509.

Lawrence Police Department News

It's Halloween! Let's have a fun and safe night. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Attached are a few extra tips to enjoy the night safely. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Can you identify this person? We would like to talk to him! He has been stealing packages off of people's porches in the Belle Haven neighborhood. Message us or call and ask for Officer Wiltz at 785-832-7509.

Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence for coming out to see us today!

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to chat with the chief! We are still out at McDonald's for another twenty minutes.

Want to meet the new Chief? Today is your opportunity. There is a meet and greet with Chief Burns from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at McDonald's on 23rd Street.

Third Arrest Made in October 1st Shootings on Massachusetts Street A third person has been arrested in relation to the October 1st shooting of five people on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Anthony Laron Roberts Jr. (DOB 3/9/1997), of Topeka, was taken into custody in Kansas City, Missouri by the United States Marshals earlier today. Upon extradition to Douglas County, Mr. Roberts will be booked in on an arrest warrant from Douglas County District Court for one count of 1st Degree Murder, two counts of 2nd Degree Murder, and one count of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. It is not known at this time when Mr. Roberts will be extradited. We wish to thank the U.S. Marshal Service for their assistance in apprehending Mr. Roberts. This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Lawrence Police Department at (785)832-7509, or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS.

Press conference in reference to arrests made in October 1 shootings on Massachusetts Street

Armed Standoff on 27th Street On Monday, October 16, 2017, at 4:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1014 E. 27th Street in reference to a sound of gunshots call. While en route to the call, officers learned the person calling in the report was reporting he was the one firing rounds. The caller made threats to harm responding officers as well as residents in the area. Officers worked to quickly establish a perimeter on the residence and to evacuate area residents, primarily using the rescue vehicle. After more than 7 hours, at approximately 12:40 a.m., the suspect exited the residence armed with a firearm. Tactical officers deployed multiple different less-lethal weapons to gain compliance from the suspect, who was taken into custody at 12:46 a.m. The suspect was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained during the arrest and to receive a mental health evaluation. Possible charges are not known at this time. No other injuries were reported during the incident. We wish to thank the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical, as well as Douglas County Emergency Management for their assistance in bringing resolution to this incident. We also would like to thank area residents for their cooperation after being displaced during the incident.

Arrests Made in October 1st Massachusetts Street Shootings The Lawrence Police Department now has two individuals in custody for the October 1st shootings on Massachusetts Street. The suspects in custody are identified as Ahmad Malik Rayton (DOB: 08/05/1995) of Topeka, Kansas, and Dominique Jaquez McMillon (DOB: 09/17/1998), also of Topeka, Kansas. Rayton is charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. McMillon is charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery. There will be a joint press conference with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office to provide additional information Tuesday afternoon. More details on the press conference will be provided by 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. ###

You have an opportunity to come meet Chief Gregory Burns, Jr. next Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at McDonald's, 901 W. 23rd Street. Flyer attached.

Armed Robbery Reported at 1802 W. 23rd Street Lawrence Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Circle K, 1802 West 23rd Street early this morning. Around 2:54 a.m., officers responded to a reported armed robbery that just occurred. A male victim reported a male suspect, armed with a firearm, wearing a mask and dark clothing, entered the business and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and exited the business. As the suspect exited the business, two female victims entered the business. The suspect reentered the business and robbed the two female victims each of an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then fled the area southbound on foot. This investigation is ongoing. Lawrence Police request anyone who may have information related to this incident to please contact the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-709 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785) 843-TIPS. Tips to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymous.

We are pleased to welcome our new Chief of Police Gregory Burns, Jr. to the Lawrence Police Department!

There are conflicting reports on social media regarding the shooting at 11th and Massachusetts. Lawrence Police believe the shooting stemmed from a physical altercation that occurred near the northwest corner of 11th and Massachusetts Street. Investigators are requesting anyone who may have witnessed any fights in the area prior to the shooting or captured any video relating to the incident, which occurred around 1:39am, to contact the police department. We also are urging anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information relating to it to contact the Lawrence Police at (785) 832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips made to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous. This investigation is ongoing at this time. There will be no additional information released this evening.

Update: Fatal Shooting at the Intersection of 11th and Massachusetts On October 1, 2017, at approximately 1:39 a.m., Lawrence Police were near the area of 11th and Massachusetts Street when they heard multiple gunshots. At the scene, officers encounter a large crowd and several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. In total five victims have been identified from the shooting. Three of the victims have sustained fatal injuries: Leah Elizabeth Brown, a 22-year-old female Shawnee, Kansas resident, Colwin Lynn Henderson, a 20-year-old male Topeka resident, and Tremel Dupree Dean, a 24-year-old male Topeka resident. Two victims are being treated at area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. Officers are seeking assistance in identifying the suspect(s) involved. The investigation is still ongoing, and we do not have further information to release at this time. Officers are requesting anyone who may have information on this incident to contact the Lawrence Police at (785) 832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips made to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous ###

Fatal Shooting at the Intersection of 11th and Massachusetts On October 1, 2017, at approximately 1:39 a.m., Lawrence Police were near the area of 11th and Massachusetts Street when they heard multiple gunshots. At the scene, officers encounter a large crowd and several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. In total five victims have been identified from the shooting. Three of the victims have sustained fatal injuries. Two victims are being treated at area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. Officers are seeking assistance in identifying the suspect(s) involved. The investigation is still ongoing, and we do not have further information to release at this time. Officers are requesting anyone who may have information on this incident to contact the Lawrence Police at (785) 832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips made to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous ###

Third Arrest Made in September 2nd Homicide Ramone Singleton, 22, of Kansas City, KS, was taken into custody last night on charges related to the September 2nd homicide at Motel 6, 1130 North 3rd Street. Singleton was arrested in Kansas City, MO on probable cause warrant issued for his arrest and will be brought to Douglas County to face charges of 1st Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Battery, and Aggravated Assault. Singleton is the third arrest made related to this incident. The investigation is still ongoing, and we do not have further information to release at this time. Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips made to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous. ###

Do you know these two people? We need to talk to them about scamming elderly people out of thousands of dollars! If you know them please contact us at (785)830-7441 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS.

Police Respond to Shots Fired at 1910 Haskell, Playerz Lawrence Police responded to 1910 Haskell Avenue, Players, on Friday evening at approximately 11:37 p.m. for reports of gunshots being fired. When officers arrived to the scene, there was evidence of a shooting, however little cooperation was obtained at the scene. Later, officers responded to a local hospital regarding a 33 year old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound obtained from the shooting. The victim’s injuries are believed to be non-life threatening at this time. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to contact the Lawrence Police Department at (785)832-7509, or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips to Crime Stoppers can be anonymous. ###

Shooting on North Michigan Leaves 1 year old Deceased UPDATE: Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, this incident is being investigated as an accidental shooting of a 1 year old female. Once the investigation is completed, the reports will be forwarded to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review. This investigation has been incredibly difficult for everyone involved, but most importantly the family of the child. We ask for everyone to please respect the privacy of the family as they grieve their horrific loss. In accordance with maintaining the family’s privacy, we will not be releasing the identity of the child at this time. ORIGINAL RELEASE: Lawrence Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of North Michigan Street Friday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting involving a 1 year old child. Despite life saving measures attempted by first responders, the child was declared deceased from the injuries sustained a short time later. At this time, investigators are working to determine the circumstances leading up to the incident. We are not currently looking for any other persons involved in the incident. Due to the ongoing investigation there will not be any further information released at this time. ###

Shooting on North Michigan Leaves 1 year old Deceased Lawrence Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of North Michigan Street this morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting involving a 1 year old child. Despite life saving measures attempted by first responders, the child was declared deceased from the injuries sustained a short time later. At this time, investigators are working to determine the circumstances leading up to the incident. We are not currently looking for any other persons involved in the incident. Due to the ongoing investigation there will not be any further information released at this time. ###

Shooting On Michigan Street Leaves One Wounded

Second Arrest Made in September 2nd Homicide

Police Respond to Fatal Shooting on W. 27th Terrace Lawrence Police responded to the 2000 block of W. 27th Terrace Tuesday evening at approximately 9:50 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Responding officers located 26 year old Lawrence resident Bryce Holladay with fatal injuries. 20 year old Steven Austin Drake III was questioned in relation to this incident and subsequently taken into custody. He has been booked in to the Douglas County Jail on one count of Voluntary Manslaughter. The investigation into this incident is still ongoing. At this time, we do not have further information to release. Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to contact the Lawrence Police Department at (785)832-7509, or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips to Crime Stoppers can be anonymous. ###

UPDATE: This subject has been identified. On September 10, 2017 the white male wearing a blue KU polo allegedly committed an aggravated battery. We are asking for your help identifying this individual. If you know this person, please contact the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at 785-843-TIPS.