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August 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up


In case you were not already aware of it, there is a large number of college age kids back in Lawrence now. Police were kept busy all night. There were an extremely large number of; disturbances, vehicle stops and noise complaints as compared to the rest of the summer months. Most of the police activity seemed to revolve around intoxication.

Just before 11 p.m. LDCFM along with Eudora Fire and County Sheriff Deputies were called to mile marker 12.5 on the eastbound side of K-10. The caller was driving by and spotted what she believed to be a vehicle off of the roadway and near the treeline. Deputies arrived in the are and confirmed that there was a vehicle off of the roadway. Fire/Medical was requested to respond to check on the driver. Eudora Fire arrived and reported the driver had minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Around 1 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 1300 block of Massachusetts Street on reports of a large disturbance. At least one caller advised dispatchers that nearly 100 subjects were involved. Police arrived and found that there was a large disturbance, mostly spectators around a few smaller fights. No injuries were reported.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. a LPD officer initiated a vehicle stop in the 2000 block of Massachusetts Street. Officers on scene there did call for additional units to respond emergency after a male involved attempted to fight with an officer. That man was quickly taken into custody and transported to the county jail. No injuries were reported.

Officers responded to check the area of 5200 Eisenhower Terrace for reports of Fireworks around 3 a.m. No one was located in the area.

4:11 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to respond on reports of a shooting in the 2500 block of Cedarwood Avenue. LDCFM was also dispatched to respond to the area. A female caller advised dispatchers that her boyfriend had was in a car and he had been shot by the occupants of a dark colored extended cab truck. Police in the area located the woman, who was hysterically walking through the area. Officers were also able to quickly locate the reported suspect truck. What officers were not able to find was the man that was reported to have been shot. After Fire/Medical was staged nearby for approximately 10 minutes, Police disregarded them since a patient had not been located.

The last that I heard of the incident, Police seemed to believe the woman and her boyfriend were involved in a verbal disturbance with at least one occupant of the truck. The man dropped his girlfriend off during the argument and allegedly, one occupant of the truck mentioned a gun. The woman overheard that and for some reason believed that her boyfriend had been shot. Police believe the boyfriend left the area after the argument and was driving back to his home in Topeka and completely unaware of his girlfriend calling Police saying he had been shot.

Emergency dispatchers also advised the Police investigating the report of a shooting that the same subjects they were now speaking to had been in contact with Law Enforcement a few hours earlier during a disturbance outside of The Outhouse just east of Lawrence. It did not sound as though there were any injuries or arrests.

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.

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