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August 26th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Right at 10 p.m. Lawrence Police received information about a possible intoxicated driver that was last seen in the 3100 block of Iowa. The caller advised that he was nearly ran off of the road by the believed intoxicated driver. Two officers responded to check the area, they were not able to located the vehicle.
Another odd call, shortly after 10:30 p.m. a man returning home called Police after he says he saw at least five women running in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street. The man told emergency dispatchers that the women were naked. Three officers were sent to check the area, again no one was located.
Police conducted a number of Bar Checks throughout the city overnight. As a result several alcohol violations were cited, no arrests were made.
Police were called to the 2200 block of Learnard Avenue just before midnight on a minor injury accident. One of the subjects involved stated that he was injured, that subject refused to be seen by a medic crew, Fire/Medical was not called to the scene.
About 12:30 a.m. LDCFM along with Police were called to the 2700 block of Rawhide Lane on a report of a possible house fire. The caller stated that they were cooking inside the house and the entire house had become filled with smoke. The residents were not sure of the source of all of the smoke and stated that they did not see any flames. The fire department arrived and quickly discovered that the smoke was all related to the cooking. One fire crew remained on scene for a short time to assist with venting the smoke out of the structure. All other units were cancelled.
Just before 2 a.m. LPD was called to an establishment on E 6th Street on reports of subjects physically fighting out front and a man walking around displaying a gun to the crowd. The man with the gun was said to have been walking around the crowd that had gathered near the fight and was not threatening anyone with the weapon. Emergency Dispatchers told Police that the man was "showing" the gun to the crowd but not pointing it at anyone. Police arrived to find two fights at the address and were told that the man with the gun had walked away. It was not clear if Police were able to locate the armed man or if any arrests were made related to the fighting subjects.
At the same time as LPD was busy on 6th Street, KUPD responded on two subjects prowling around parked cars near McCollum Hall on campus. Those subjects were believed to have been damaging vehicles and attempting to steal belongings from inside one of the vehicles. Two subjects were taken into custody by KUPD.
Lawrence Police made it known yesterday that they will be conducting a DUI check lane in Lawrence Friday night. MORE
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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