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July 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Just before 2:30 a.m., Lawrence Police responded to both of the Wal-Mart stores in town after both reported receiving threats. There were not many details aired over the radios, other than to say that the caller was a male in both phone calls. Dispatchers also indicated that one of the callers was reported to possibly be "mental". There was no indication as to whether or not it was the same caller to both stores, The first call to the Wal-Mart store at 550 Convressional Drive was dispatched to officers at 2:27 a.m.. The second call was dispatched at 2:29 a.m., to the Wal-Mart store at 3300 Iowa Street. It did not sound as though any special precautions were taken at either location. As of this report, no other details were available. Check back with the Lawrence Journal-World later this morning for additional information, should there be anything to report.
Elsewhere this morning, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the Wal-Mart at 5000 10th Avenue also received a telephone threat just before 4 a.m.. Officers quickly responded and were able to report the scene "clear" as of 4:30 a.m.. Again, no further details were immediately available.
More information on all three of the Walmart threat incidents can be found here from Operation 100 News.
Back in Lawrence, Police also responded on three reported disturbances, and two fireworks complaints. No serious injuries were reported.
At 5:20 a.m., Officers were called to the area of W 28th Street and Kasold Drive on reports of a Prowler. The caller only reported that it was believe a subject was possibly in the backyard, "looking into windows." There were no reports of any damage or of anything taken from the property.
None of this morning's activity was said to have resulted in any serious injuries.
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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