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September 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
A busy morning for Law Enforcement across the area.
Lawrence Police were called to investigate a strong armed robbery around 1:20 this morning in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street. This occurred shortly before I began monitoring this morning, so I do not have the full story or many details. Police established a perimeter and searched for more than an hour. As of this report, no arrests have been recorded.
Officers were called to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Ohio Street around 2:20. As Officers were arriving at the scene, one man decided to run from Police. Officers caught up with that man near the intersection of 11th and Ohio. He was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Interference with the Duties of an Officer.
At 2:30 Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical were called to the area of Bob Billings Parkway and Medinah Road for a single vehicle, rollover accident. Police arrived on scene quickly and confirmed that the driver was not injured but, would need to be extricated from the vehicle by the Fire Department. Lawrence Fire arrived at the scene to report one vehicle overturned off of the roadway. The driver was extricated after about five minutes of work. There was no immediate word whether or not alcohol was involved in the accident.
Around 5:30, Police were called to the HyVee near Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive for a subject who appeared intoxicated and was breaking things incident the store. Employees attempted to detain the man and he "became physical" according to scanner traffic. Officers caught up with the man, just east of the building a few minutes later. A medic unit was called to the scene and transported the intoxicated male to LMH for treatment. It seemed officers believed the man to be under the influence of narcotics. Officers also reported that they had the man "in custody." As of this report, the man has not been booked into the County Jail.
At 6:19, Lawrence Fire was dispatched to check on a possible blown transformer near the intersection of Michigan Street and Michigan Way in north Lawrence. The fire crew arrived on scene to report a small fire on the utility pole and requested Westar respond to the scene. After more than five minutes of trying, an emergency dispatcher informed the fire unit that dispatchers were not getting any answer from Westar on the emergency line. The fire crew cleared the scene around 6:40, still reporting a small fire on the utility pole near the transformer. At that time, Westar's website was showing only one customer without electricity.
As of 8:50, Westar's website shows approximately 90 customers without electricity in Lawrence.
Officers responded on at least five non-injury accidents throughout Lawrence during my listening hours of 2-5a.m..
Also this morning, Police in the city of Leavenworth are investigating after a residential burglary. An area wide "Attempt To Locate" broadcast was put out to surrounding agencies, including Douglas County for the incident. That broadcast reported that unknown suspect or suspects burglarized a residence in Leavenworth. During that burglary the suspect, or suspects, walked away with nine guns and five boxes of ammunition. There was no word on what types of guns were taken. Again, there was no information on the suspect or a possible suspect vehicle involved in the incident.
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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