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December 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Lawrence Police were called out to investigate a disturbance in the 2400 block of Brookside Drive just before 3 a.m. this morning. Police requested Medics respond to the scene for an "assault victim with multiple lacerations to the face." Medics treated one person on the scene, no one was transported by Medics to the hospital.
Officers investigated a non injury accident in the 200 block of N 2nd Street at 3:30 a.m..
At 3:40 a.m., Police were called to the 6300 block of Candy Lane for a report of Criminal Damage. There was not much information, over the scanner, regarding what was damaged or a possible suspect(s).
Possibly related to the Criminal Damage, at 3:55 a.m., a Lawrence Police Officer called for additional units to respond to the 6300 block of Candy Lane. The Officer reported an armed subject inside a residence. Dispatchers relayed the "Officer needs assistance" and at least 9 units answered the call for help. The subject was quickly detained and several Police units were allowed to clear from the call. It was not clear what type of weapon the subject was armed with. No injuries were reported related to the incident.
Minutes after 4 a.m., KU Public Safety and LDCFM responded to Ellsworth Hall to investigate a fire alarm sounding on the 10th floor of the building. KUPD determined the alarm to be related to the "discharge of a fire extinguisher in the 10th floor stairwell." LDCFM arrived on scene and also determined the same cause. There were no reports of any damage or fire and the alarm was reset prior to KUPD and LDCFM leaving the scene.
None of this mornings activity resulted in any serious injuries.
Sadly, over the past few weeks there has been a spike in suicide attempts throughout my listening area. As this is one of the scanner calls that is never easy to hear. I urge anyone struggling with depression to talk to someone. Here is a message from Kansas City's Fox 4, WDAF, on the loss of their friend, morning Meteorologist Don Harman and Don's struggle with depression. LINK to story and video. As always, let's remember to keep any comments appropriate.
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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