Not your ordinary Monday morning
Early Monday morning’s are usually very quiet when it comes to significant police activity. Things weren’t that way today with officers responding on three disturbances in less than an hour.
The first was reported to be several subjects being rowdy and possibly fighting at the Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa Street, around 1:10 a.m.. Lawrence Police Department’s call log show that a total of 12 units were eventually assigned to the call. Medics were also called to the scene to treat four people who had been exposed to OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray, otherwise known as pepper spray. A 19-year-old, Topeka man was arrested and faces a slew of charges including; battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of an others driver’s license, assault on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of the legal process, two municipal failure to appear warrants and a Shawnee County failure to appear warrant. Booking records show that he is being held without bond by the order of the Topeka Police Department.
The next two disturbances both involved the same subject causing problems at the same address. Officers were first called to Playerz, 1910 Haskell Avenue, at 1:29 a.m., for two subjects fighting inside the business. When officers arrived the two men had separated and one was waiting for officers outside. Officers arrested one man for disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. The police department’s website shows that seven units were assigned to the call. Medics also responded and treated one subject, at the scene, for a bloody nose.
Officers were called back to the Haskell Avenue address at 2:03 a.m. after an employee reported that the second man involved in the earlier disturbance had returned and was knocking on the door and windows. This time nine units show to be assigned to the call and the man is arrested but, only after he decided that it would be a good idea to batter one of the officers. The man now faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
At 2:08 a.m., Officers responded on a non-injury accident in the 1700 block of Tennessee Street. The male driver was arrested and now faces charges for OUI, no insurance and driving while suspended/revoked.
An officer on routine patrols also conducted a vehicle stop in the 1800 block of W 23rd Street. The driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested. She now faces an OUI charge.
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 using the link above.
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.