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13 arrests on 30 charges this morning in Douglas County
Here is a look at some of the calls that Lawrence Police responded on this morning.
- 10 Disturbance/Battery reports (4 of which were domestic)
- 7 Vehicle stops
- 5 Non-injury accidents
- 1 Minor injury accident
- 1 Trespassing complaint
- 1 Noise complaint
The first arrest came just after midnight at a hotel in the 700 block of Iowa Street for criminal trespassing. Apparently the man had been asked to leave several times after trying to start a disturbance, he refused and Police were called at 11:58 p.m.. He was eventually taken into custody about 20 minutes after midnight.
Around 12:15 a.m., Police responded on two non-injury accidents about the same time. The first was in the 900 block of Mississippi Street and the second was in the 1700 block of Kentucky Street.
Next was a disturbance in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street at 12:24 a.m.. An officer patrolling the area reported subjects arguing and stopped to check on them. One of the men was eventually arrested and now faces charges of interference with the duties of an officer and disorderly conduct.
Lawrence Police were called to investigate a non-injury hit and run accident in the 600 block of Mississippi Street at 12:32 a.m.. Officers located the suspect driver about 15 minutes later in the 1200 block of W. 6th Street, about four blocks from the scene of the accident. The driver now faces charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to a vehicle/property, no insurance, and OUI.
Douglas County Deputies were called to investigate a non-injury hit and run accident that occurred just north of Lawrence shortly after 12:30 a.m.. Deputies caught up with the suspect driver in the 1000 block of N. 3rd Street. She was arrested and faces a total of eight charges. Those charges are; DWI, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of a non-injury accident, failure to report an accident, no proof of liability insurance, and no driver's license.
Lawrence officers were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street at 12:50 a.m.. After investigation, a female was arrested. She now faces charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.
Around 1:30 a.m., Lawrence officers and Douglas County deputies were informed of a vehicle that was seen traveling northbound on the southbound bridge over the Kansas river. The person who called police reported that after crossing the river, the vehicle returned to the correct side of the road and then entered the turnpike, where the caller lost sight of the vehicle. Kansas Turnpike Authority Troopers were informed of the vehicle description and earlier offense. It did not sound like Troopers were able to locate that vehicle.
Just before 1:40 a.m., police were called to investigate a disturbance near 11th and Massachusetts Streets. The caller reported that he had been thrown on the ground and then kicked. Medics treated the victim for some minor injuries at the scene. He was not transported by medics. It was unclear if the man knew his attacker or not. No arrests were reported.
Police were called to an address in the 2100 block of Bob Billings Parkway for a domestic disturbance at 1:54 a.m.. One man was arrested on charges of criminal restraint and criminal trespassing. No injuries were reported.
At 2:00 a.m., officers were called to investigate a non-injury accident in the 2200 block of Louisiana Street.
Police investigated a disturbance at 8th and Massachusetts Streets at 2:03 a.m., And a disturbance in the 500 block of Wisconsin at 2:23 a.m. Medics were called to both of those scenes but, did not transport anyone from either the scene.
One of this morning's reported larger disturbances was reported near Fuzzy's Taco Shop at 1115 Massachusetts Street around 2:35 a.m.. The caller reported there were five subjects fighting and someone possibly injured. LPD arrived to find that the disturbance had broken up. Medics were also called to this scene but, were turned away by police who had learned that no one was reporting being injured.
At 2:41 a.m., officers wrapping up the investigation of the earlier non-injury accident in the 2200 block of Louisiana Street reported a new accident at 23rd and Louisiana Streets. Officers moved the vehicles into the Walgreen's parking lot and requested Medics respond to the scene. Again, medics did not transport anyone from the scene.
Police were called to investigate a disturbance in the 2400 block of Brookside Drive. Officers learned that the suspect had left the address and possibly had returned to his residence near W. 24th Street and Ousdahl Road. Officers checked the area of the suspects residence but did not locate him. He was found a short time later in the 2200 block of Iowa Street. He now faces a charge of aggravated battery.
No serious injuries were reported with any of this morning's activity.
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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.