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January 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap-up


Activity seems to have picked up a little bit this week, this morning was no different.

Police were dispatched to the area of W. 9th & Cardinal Drive at 12:26, following a report of arguing and screaming heard coming from one of the buildings. The caller believed the building would be in the 3300 block of W. 8th Street. Eventually, seven LPD units were assigned to the call and one person was arrested. Apparently one of the people involved in the disturbance had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and didn't want to be arrested. He apparently decided to stay inside the address and not let officers inside to investigate. Officers were talking back and forth about having a mug shot of the man, it sounded as though the man may have closed the door after seeing officers approaching. He was finally taken into custody about 1 a.m..

Based on scanner traffic, there was no immediate indication of a fight or struggle with officers but, this morning's county booking logs show the man now faces charges for interference with the duties of an officer and battery on a law enforcement officer in addition to the warrant. The warrant shows to be from 2011 in Shawnee County, for Possession of a Controlled Substance. No injuries were reported.

Eudora Police were called to the intersection of 10th & Ash shortly before 3 a.m., after a nearby resident reported a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot. The resident seemed to believe that the two occupants of the green SUV were going to burglarize a nearby business. Several deputies responded to the area and remained there for at least 25 minutes. It was unclear if there was an actual crime or nothing more than a suspicious vehicle. As of this report, no arrests have been recorded related to the activity.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed (link above), where the has been 80 tweets since midnight.

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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LadyJ 5 years, 3 months ago

What is an MS4. A slew of police cars and fire engines on 18th and Tenn after 3 p.m.

Zach_Davis 5 years, 3 months ago

MS4 otherwise known as a municipal separate storm sewer system
Is the separate sewer designed for storm run off. There is a police report attached to the incident and it does show 7 units dispatched. So I think it may have been enforcing this ordnance. http://www.cityoflawrence.org/Pages/DPW_OrdinanceNo5.aspx And oddly these are the types of calls some people can get very volatile over so who knows there may be a history of these types of calls with some sort of issue connected that they felt they needed to play it safe? I don't know but just a guess.

Mike Frizzell 5 years, 3 months ago

Zach, just so you are aware, the city of Lawrence's website is http://www.lawrenceks.org/

The link that you shared seems to be Lawrence, Indiana.

LadyJ, as for the MS4 I am not familiar with that other than that it relates to the sewer system. I will pass that information along to my Journal-World partners for them to follow up on it.

Zach_Davis 5 years, 3 months ago

Thanks Mike at 7am I might as well been intoxicated as I was just waking up. I seen 2 MS4 codes in the police calls for the 48hr period I looked at. Does the units dispatched on those include fire also?

Mike Frizzell 5 years, 3 months ago

The 48 hour calls log only accounts for Lawrence Police units attached to the call, does not include LDCFM.

LadyJ 5 years, 3 months ago

I counted 14 emergency vehicles with all the fire trucks and ambulances.

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