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Pretty Routine Tuesday
Lawrence Police had a fairly routine Tuesday morning on their hands this morning. LPD responded with Lawrence Fire on a dumpster fire at the Applecroft Apartments in the 1900 Block of Stuart Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and then to a car fire in the 900 Block of Mississippi Street just after 11:30 p.m.
Traffic stops and suspicious vehicle checks were in full force as Tuesday morning began. Police made a DUI arrest in the 600 Block of Kentucky just after 12:30 a.m. Officers performed numerous traffic stops and issued citations to some drivers for traffic offenses. A number of suspicious vehicles were also stopped by LPD throughout the city this morning.
The strange call of the night goes to the one that occurred just after 12:40 a.m. in the 2100 Block of Rhode Island Street. Officers were called to take information about a theft of property. Police responded and contacted the caller who then focused the officer's attention to a complaint on a neighbor's barking dog. The caller did not want to sign a complaint about the dog, only wanted officers to be aware of the issue with the neighbor's dog. The caller then finally got around to discussing the theft that they had originally called Police to report. It was unclear to me what if anything was actually taken. The call went from a reported theft, to an animal complaint, to a request to speak with officers and then back to a theft. The officer on scene did take a report number in relation to the reported theft.
Just before 4:30 a.m. KU Police were called to McCollum hall after receiving a report of a subject on the outside ledge on the south side of the west wing. Police responded and found a subject standing on the 9th floor ledge outside of an open window. Officers made contact with the subject who became extremely agitated with the questioning of officers. KU Police advised their dispatcher that the subject was making suicidal comments and a Lawrence Medical unit was dispatched to standby in the area. After nearly 15 minutes of talking with the subject a KUPD officer was able to get the subject to come back inside the building safely. The subject was willingly transported by Police to LMH.