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March 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Law Enforcement was kept plenty busy this morning throughout the county.
Shortly before 1 a.m., Douglas County Deputies stopped a vehicle just inside Johnson County at west 103rd Street and Evening Star Road. West 103rd Street is North 1400 Road in Douglas County. The driver of the vehicle stopped the vehicle at which point a male passenger ran on foot. Douglas County Deputies detained the driver and called for assistance from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in searching for the passenger. Douglas County Deputies said they were looking for the male passenger and they know who he is. He was last seen running towards the Sunflower Ammunition Plant, just southeast of the vehicle stop. Johnson County Deputies setup a perimeter in that area and using night vision and infrared technology they searched for the man until after 3 a.m.. As of that time the man had not been located.
Back in Lawrence, around 1:45 a.m., Police were called to investigate the sound of gunshots in the area of E 26th and Haskell Avenue. Multiple people called 911 reporting several gunshots. One caller believed that the shots were fired at her house. Officers responded and checked the area. I am not completely sure how this was related to the incident but, Police did report making an arrest in the same area. A man was arrested for interference with the duties of a Police Officer. No injuries or damage were reported.
At 3:23 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to an apartment in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane on reports of a stabbing, which sounded to be domestic related. A male called 911 and reported that he had been stabbed "in the head" and then disconnected the call. Emergency Dispatchers were able to call the man back, although that didn't seem to help very much as Dispatchers informed responding officers that the male sounded to be intoxicated and was being extremely uncooperative. Officers arrived and confirmed that medics would be needed at the scene. The man's injury was described as minor by LDCFM and he was not transported by medics from the scene. The suspect in the stabbing was said to be a female who had left the scene, possibly in a vehicle, prior to Police arriving. Officers gave the name of the suspect and a vague description. An attempt to locate was aired with officers being advised to "use caution" if they did come in contact with the female as she could possibly still be armed with the knife. As of this report, no arrests have been reported.
Just a few minutes later, around 3:40 a.m., Police were called to an possible armed disturbance in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road. A caller reported that a Hispanic male was possibly armed with a knife or a handgun. Officers contacted the female involved in the incident and searched the area for the male. Police reported taking the male into custody around 4:30 a.m., when he returned to the address. No injuries were reported.
At 4:16 a.m., Police were called to investigate the sound of a single gunshot in the area of E 31st Street and Haskell Avenue. One person reported a single gunshot from a ".22 caliber". Officers checked the area and did not report locating anyone in the area.
Throughout the morning hours, officers filed reports on criminal damage up and down Massachusetts Street. There were very few details broadcast on these reports using the radios. The reports began around 2:15 a.m., with the most recent being reported around 5:20 a.m.. Nearly 60 reports were taken, most were between the 600 and 1000 blocks of Massachusetts Street. These reports could possibly be related to some damage that was done during the Final Four celebrations on Sunday.
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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