October 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to an address in the 2400 block of Redbud Lane on a report of a structure fire at 3:58 this morning. Dispatchers reported two callers, one reporting smoke visible with smoke alarms sounding and the second reported a “piece of paper on fire”. The caller who reported the burning piece of paper told dispatchers that the paper had been “thrown out of a window”. Fire units continued to an emergency response to the scene. Crews reported nothing visible upon arrival and declared “all clear and under control” at 4:07 a.m.. According to scanner traffic, the incident is being investigated as an arson. There were no immediate reports of damage.

At 4:40 a.m. two officers responded on a burglary alarm on a business in the 1500 block of W 6th Street. Those officers located an exterior door standing open and requested additional units to the area to assist in clearing the building’s interior. Officers cleared the building and it did not sound as though anyone was located inside. It is unclear, to me at least, if there was a burglary or simply an unlocked door blown open by the wind.

None of this morning’s activity was reported to have involved 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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