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October 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Law Enforcement throughout the county recorded five OUI/DWI related arrests this morning. Eudora Police also recorded an arrest including several counts of Possession.
Lawrence Police were called to report of a domestic disturbance at an address in the 1200 block of Louisiana Street at 2:16. Initially two officers were dispatched to handle the call however, after one of the subjects decided to batter an officer, two additional officers were added. One male was arrested and faces charges of Domestic Battery and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.
Lawrence Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Tennessee Street for a dumpster fire at 2:22. No buildings were reported to be in any immediate danger, and no injuries were reported.
Shortly after 6 a.m., Officers were called to an address in the 1800 block of W 28th Street on a report of a disturbance with weapons. A caller reported a subject armed with a crossbow was arguing with another subject. No injuries or arrests were reported.
Just before 7:30, Police became involved in a vehicle pursuit on 6th Street in Lawrence. It was unclear exactly why the officers chose to pursue the vehicle. Officers pursued a dark colored Chevrolet Impala westbound from near 6th and Iowa Streets to 6th and Stoneridge Drive where the vehicle turned south. The vehicle then turned around and went back to 6th Street, this time going eastbound. Officers reported speeds throughout the chase of 40 miles per hour or less. The vehicle reportedly ran a number of traffic signals. Officers were able to get in front of the vehicle and throw spike strips. The spike strips deflated three of the vehicles tires. Officers attempted to box the vehicle in at one point, which only led the driver to drive off of the roadway and across a sidewalk. The driver was eventually taken into custody at 7:47. It was unclear where the final stop actually occurred. One officer reported near the McDonalds at 6th and Wakarusa, while another Officer reported near 6th and Kasold. One of those locations was likely the site of where the driver was seen tossing what was believed to be beer bottles from the vehicle. No injuries were reported and as of this post, the suspect has not been booked into the Douglas County Jail.
If you follow Operation 100 News on Twitter, you surely noticed it was also a very busy morning for firefighters throughout Johnson County. Seven departments worked a fire on the roof of an 11 story office building shortly after 1 o'clock, link. One person was killed and another critically injured in a rollover accident, link. And Shawnee Firefighters responded on an apartment building fire, link.
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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