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January 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Shortly after 2 a.m., Lawrence Police were called by the Fire Department to check on an intoxicated subject who the Fire Department witnessed fall to the ground. When the firefighters asked the man if he needed assistance, he responded by making threats. Police responded and sent the man on his way.
Lawrence Police responded on a non injury accident in the 2200 block of Haskell Avenue at 2:14 a.m.. One person was reported to have walked away from the accident scene. It was unclear if that was a driver involved in the accident or a vehicle's passenger.
Shortly after 2:30 a.m., LDCFM transported a man to LMH who had reportedly been involved in a car accident about two hours prior. The man reportedly fell down an embankment several times after the accident. He was reported to be intoxicated and his injuries were said to be serious.
At 2:40 a.m. a Lawrence Officer on patrols attempted to make contact with a male who was walking in near the intersection of W 20th Street and Mitchell Road. The man ran westbound across Naismith Drive and through several yards. He was taken into custody in the 1900 block of Emerald Drive.
Disturbances and battery calls were frequent, as they are every morning when there has been a lot of drinking occurring. Officers responded on just shy of 15 such calls, after 2 a.m. alone. Most were at the usual locations, late night drinking establishments. A few were at private addresses.
One of these incidents occurred in a parking lot near 6th and New Hampshire. A passer-by reported seeing two men who were "bloodied" following a disturbance. One of the men then reportedly put his fist through a window of a parked vehicle. The two men had left the area by the time Lawrence Police arrived. The men were later located by a Sheriff's Deputy, just outside of Lawrence where they were waiting for a taxi.
Another Battery occurred in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Iowa. A Police Officer requested emergency backup to the scene. At least 10 Officers responded to assist. Just as that fight was taken under control another one broke out just across the same parking lot from where the Officers were. It too was broken up quickly.
Most of this mornings activity did not involve the use of any weapons. One disturbance did involve a subject reportedly being struck in the head with a bottle.
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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