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May 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up


Lawrence Police were kept pretty busy this morning. Officers investigated several auto burglaries as well as what was believed to be a domestic issue which had escalated to a vehicle being damaged.

The domestic related issue was reported around 2:30 a.m. and was said to involve a male damaging a parked vehicle with a baseball bat or golf club. From the sounds of the scanner traffic, Police were receiving conflicting stories on what happened. One person was reported to have been arrested around 3:30 a.m.. That person faces charges of Criminal Damage to Property and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

While investigating at least two auto burglaries in the area of the 1300 block of Tennessee Street, a Police Officer reported being involved in an accident. No injuries were reported in the accident but, it sounded as though the Police vehicle sustained significant damage, as Officers requested a "rollback tow truck" to remove the vehicle.

One person was also arrested for trespassing in the 1400 block of Tennessee Street during all of the activity surrounding the auto burglaries. It was not immediately clear if the trespassing arrest had anything to do with the auto burglaries or was completely unrelated.

Another incident this morning in Lawrence involved a male, wearing nothing more than a pair of boxers, "kicking in" a door to a residence. It did not sound as though the victim was familiar with the suspect. The suspect was seen walking away from the scene. It was not clear whether or not Police were able to catch up with the man or not.

Officers also responded on two accidents this morning. The first was reported shortly after 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of 19th and Iowa, no injuries were reported. The second accident was reported in the 1800 block of W 2nd Street about 7:40 a.m.. Police on that scene requested a medic unit to respond non-emergency for minor injuries. Two people were treated on the scene for minor 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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