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K-9 Officer Rico retires from the Lansing Police Department

By Ajia Harris LANSING, Ill. (January 17, 2022) – Officer Rico, the accomplished K-9 police dog that the Lansing Police Department grew to love, has...

Photos of Walmart arson suspects released

Lansing Police and Fire seek public's help in Walmart arson investigation by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 13, 2021) – The Lansing Fire Department on Thursday...

Friday night fire at Walmart determined to be intentional, investigation ongoing

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 8, 2022) – Officials say at least one individual started a fire at the Lansing Walmart Friday night, forcing...

Lansing Citizen’s Police Academy postponed due to COVID concerns

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 6, 2022) – Scheduled to start in two weeks on January 19, the Lansing Citizen's Police Academy has been...

Offender in November Torrence Tap shooting apprehended, charged

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 5, 2022) – The shooter in a November 13 incident that left three wounded near a bar on Torrence...

Lansing Neighborhood Watch meeting schedule consolidated in 2022

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 4, 2022) – The Lansing Police Department has released the schedule for Lansing Neighborhood Watch beat meetings in 2022,...

Slots still available for Lansing Citizen’s Police Academy

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 30, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department is planning to give interested residents a weekly taste of what being...

State police and agencies to increase safety enforcements for holiday travel

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 21, 2021) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police, and more...

‘This bullet was found in our roof’ — Residents and Village respond to violence near Torrence bar

Lan-Oak Liquors — known as "Torrence Tap" and "Buke's Place" — under curfew after multiple disturbances By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 17, 2021) – Residents...

Confirmed: Lansing manhunt not connected to CPD officer shooting; two sought-after individuals not found

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 2, 2021) – The massive manhunt that brought an estimated 150 police vehicles to Lansing Wednesday night ended with...

Massive manhunt in Lansing follows shooting of Chicago cop

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 2, 2021) – Police vehicles and helicopters descended on Lansing last night as officers from as far north as...

Fatal motorcycle collision on Wentworth results in citations

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 16, 2021) – A November 8 collision between a sedan and a motorcycle that resulted in the death of...

Lansing Police seize 14 pounds of methamphetamines, 12 pounds of marijuana in arrest of local man

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 13, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department arrested a Lansing man on Friday, November 5 for drug possession and...

Lansing Police investigating fatal shooting on Walter Street

Information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (October 31, 2021) – On October 30th, 2021, at approximately 9 p.m., Lansing Officers were dispatched...

Lansing Police hopes to draw experienced officers with new lateral hiring policy

New policy expected to help LPD address staffing shortages By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 21, 2021) — Since he became Lansing's police chief in June,...