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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.

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biggunz 7 years, 2 months ago

What is the point of this? Traffic stops and dumpster fires happen all the time in cities this size. Who cares if someone complained about a dog and reported a theft? The only thing mildly interesting or newsworthy is the student wanting to jump off a building.

slowplay 7 years, 2 months ago

Apparently you care. Not only did you read the article(s) but you took the time to post and complain about it.

MarcoPogo 7 years, 2 months ago

I'm not sure that reading a four-paragraph article then asking about its purpose constitutes genuine caring.

But I don't understand why biggunz isn't fascinated by dumpster fires.

MyName 7 years, 2 months ago

I'm fascinated since someone set two dumpster fires in my apartment complex at almost this time last year, but I doubt they'll get caught.

amesn 7 years, 2 months ago

Its just a blog recapping the previous night's events...maybe you should be happy that there was very little crime reported or found to be occurring in our city last night! If ya don't like it...don't read it!

slowplay 7 years, 2 months ago

I was raised in a small town where this type of reporting was very common. i.e. "Mrs. Johnson was spotted getting her hair done at Maggies Clip & Go", while Mr. Jacob's dog chased the mailman, Ralph, for 2 blocks." I like it. It's a lot more entertaining than the usual gloom and doom.

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