November 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up
At 11:30 p.m., a Lawrence Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle which was traveling westbound on Clinton Parkway. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer, who then gave chase. Officers reported the suspect vehicle was westbound on Clinton Parkway at nearly 70 miles per hour. The chase then turned southbound on Wakarusa, and then westbound on Stoneback Drive, ending in a cul-de-sac. The male driver ran from the vehicle through a backyard in the 4900 block of Stoneback Drive and then into a wooded area between Clinton Parkway and the South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10 bypass). Officers set up a perimeter in the area to search for the man, who officers had already identified. The suspect was said to have a warrant for his arrest. Officers eventually caught up with the man, who now faces a number of additional charges. In addition to the outstanding Municipal Warrant, new charges include; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Criminal Carrying of a Weapon (concealed), and Criminal Disposal of Explosives. No injuries were reported and no other details were immediately available.
Around 3 a.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol made an arrest, near milemarker 199 on westbound Interstate 70. That driver now faces charges including; Driving While Suspended, Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal of Test, and Open Container.
At 3:59, Lawrence Police were called to the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue on a reported burglary. The caller reported that someone had entered the residence through a back window or door, stolen a computer, and then fled out of the same rear door or window. The resident reported the incident occurred approximately five minutes before Police were called. As no one saw the burglar, there was no description available.
At 4:01, a resident in the 2300 block of Murphy Drive reported two juveniles who were “acting suspicious” in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers responded and eventually sent the two on their way.
At 4:02, Officers were called to the 700 block of Michigan on a report of three gunshots heard in the area. The caller believed the shots had come from east of Michigan Street. Four officers responded and checked the area. It was unclear if officers located anyone in the area.
None of this morning’s activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.
Here is hoping everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Remember to be careful with your cooking today, already fire units on scene of an oven fire in Johnson County, specifically Leawood. Local Fire Departments promoting safe holiday cooking practices this Thanksgiving.
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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