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A very quiet overnight in Douglas County this morning.
Police and Fire/Medical responded to an injury accident in the 400 block of Louisiana. No serious injuries were reported. The accident occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m.
Police made several suspicious vehicle and pedestrian checks. They also handled a few parking violations and responded to check on a 911 Hang up.
Just a few minutes before 6 a.m. Lawrence Fire responded to the 2200 block of Harper on a reported structure fire. The caller advised emergency dispatchers of a strong electrical odor inside the mobile home. Fire crews responded and quickly advised that there was not a fire. One unit remains on scene currently investigating the source of the odor.
I have to start off this morning wishing all of the Mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day. Hope all of you have a great day.
In other news, the night started off with a serious accident near Baldwin City. The accident was reported just before midnight and was located in the 400 block of County Road 1055, just north of Baldwin City. LDCFM responded along with the Baldwin City Fire Department and Palmyra Township Fire. LifeStar Medical Helicopter responded to the airport in Vinland and transported the patient who was said to have serious injuries.
Meanwhile back in Lawrence, Police conducted a number of bar checks and wrote up several alcohol violations and made a couple DUI related arrests.
There was a report fireworks in the 300 block of Lyon Street, at about 12:15 a.m. Nothing unusual for a weekend in Lawrence.
One thing that I have not heard for a few weeks returned to the scanner at 5:15 a.m. this morning. Police were called to check the area of 1600 Haskell Avenue for a report of "Things in the air". This type of call in that area are not unusual. Officers respond and whatever the caller believed he or she was seeing is gone. There are a couple different stories about what this whole thing is about. Even thought it is a recurring call, LPD still responds on it every time.
Another pretty normal night in Lawrence overnight, at least it seemed that way until about 3:20 a.m. Police were called to 2000 Heatherwood Drive after receiving multiple calls about a large disturbance in the parking lot. While police were responding several callers advised that they heard several gunshots fired and then witnessed several vehicles leaving the area. Police arrived to find several vehicles matching the descriptions given by the callers. The vehicles were stopped and the occupants temporarily detained for the investigation. LPD officers advised that most of the subjects in the vehicles were being extremely uncooperative in providing any details. One caller advised dispatchers that she believed the shots were fired at a fleeing vehicle just prior to LPD's arrival. A total of nine officers worked this incident. Several subjects were detained on scene, no arrests were made and no weapons were recovered.
Just a few minutes after the few details about the Heatherwood Drive incident started to come together, a Douglas County Sheriff Deputy spotted a vehicle driving in the 3000 block of Iowa that had a shattered rear windshield. The Deputy stopped the vehicle believing that it was involved in the Heatherwood Drive incident and was possibly shot out during the disturbance. After further investigation and assistance from LPD, it was determined that the damage to this vehicle was a result of a different disturbance. This disturbance was in the 2300 block of W 26th Street in Lawrence. Police responded to that address and dispersed the lingering parties. The vehicle's owner did not know who damaged the vehicle.
After those two incidents wrapped up, it was back to the usual every Friday night into Saturday morning calls of mostly noise complaints.
It seems a few of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations got a little bit out of hand late last night and early this morning. Lawrence Police responded on numerous fights and battery calls throughout the city.
The night started with a couple noise complaints and suspicious vehicle checks. The first battery call came in just before midnight in the 700 block of Massachusetts. Four officers responded to get the situation under control.
Officers on routine patrol came across several people that chose to urinate in public, which in case you are wondering, can be charged as indecent exposure.
Just after 1 a.m. Police were called to the 1200 block of Oread on battery call. A total of five officers responded to get this situation under control. All parties involved declined medical treatment at the scene.
A few more noise complaints and a domestic disturbance.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Police responded on another battery call. This one was in the 900 block of Massachusetts and a total of seven officers responded to contain this situation. Again an ambulance was initially requested and then turned away when the subjects involved refused treatment.
After that, things were back to a normal early morning in Lawrence. From all of the early morning disturbances and battery calls, only minor injuries were reported.
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Well this 'Cinco de Mayo' Thursday was another normal quiet morning. I am sure tonight will be a much different story. Heres hoping everyone stays safe out there tonight.
As for this morning, Lawrence Police responded on the routine, every night calls, nothing out of the ordinary or of any major significance.
More animal complaints this morning. Seems to be a growing trend to call in your neighbor's barking dog or the wild animal that is exploring the trash cans and dumpsters. Not really anything LPD can do about most of these things and takes officers off of the street.
Police also responded on a few disturbances, all only involving 2-3 people, no big bar brawls or anything like that.
All in all, no serious injuries from any activity throughout the city and another calm night for Police and Fire/Medical.
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Another very quiet overnight this morning.
Lawrence Police responded on the routine, every night calls, nothing out of the ordinary or of any major significance.
Animal complaints seem to be a growing call overnight, whether it is a barking dog, wild animal in a backyard and the occasional wild animal inside a house.
Just this morning, a woman called Police to help her with a Raccoon in her attic.
Police also responded on a few domestic disturbances.
All in all, no serious injuries from any activity throughout the city and another calm night for Police and Fire/Medical.
A very quiet overnight this morning.
Lawrence Police responded on the routine, every night calls, nothing out of the ordinary or of any major significance. A few noise complaints, a resident signed a complaint about a neighbor's barking dog and the even more common suspicious vehicle/pedestrian checks and disturbance calls.
All in all, no serious injuries from any activity throughout the city and a calm night for Police and Fire/Medical.
Another fairly quiet overnight in Lawrence last night. In case you live under a rock and have not already heard, Osama bin Laden was killed by a Navy SEAL team around 2:30 p.m. Lawrence time on Sunday. This was officially announced by President Obama last night and afterwards throughout Douglas County there were numerous reports of sounds of gunfire and fireworks called into Police.
There was also a spontaneous gathering on Mass Street celebrating the news of bin Laden's death.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Lawrence Police received a report of a possible intoxicated driver. About 20 minutes after Police received the information, a vehicle matching the description was involved in a non-injury accident in the 600 block of New Hampshire. Officers did make one arrest at the scene.
The rest of the night mostly consisted of the normal every morning calls; a few pedestrian checks, a burglar alarm and disturbances.
On another note related to the Osama bin Laden news, from the Lawrence Journal World's Twitter page last night. "If you're going to be flying an American flag in NE Kansas tomorrow, snap a picture and @ it to us. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
A fairly normal weekend overnight this morning. Police did not respond on anything that was very out of the ordinary for Lawrence.
LPD responded on a battery in the 300 block of Maine Street just before 2 a.m. Officers arrived to find two people with injuries are immediately requested Fire/Medical respond. Medic crews arrived on scene and treated both subjects, one of the subjects did suffer serious injuries and was transported to the hospital for further treatment. The injury was not considered life threatening.
Police also responding on what seems like a large number of noise complaints, disturbances, suspicious pedestrian checks and suspicious vehicle checks.
Several Police chases occurred overnight, one for nearly 5 miles and another for just a couple blocks.
The first began just after midnight and involved Kansas Transit Authority Troopers on eastbound Interstate 70. Troopers spotted a vehicle that was unable to maintain a single lane on the turnpike. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, which then picked up speed and continued driving recklessly. Speeds at one time reached 110 miles per hour with the driver still unable to keep the car in a single lane. The vehicle came to a stop at the 201.9 milepost, which is near the N McDonald Drive interchange. Three subject ran from the car and were all apprehended within just a few short minutes. One subject was on the receiving end of a Trooper's Taser. That subject was treated by Lawrence Medical for the Taser deployment and drug/alcohol use and was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
Lawrence Police did respond when the subjects fled from the car but were not involved in the subjects being apprehended.
After that chase settled it was back to a normal Lawrence Saturday morning. A few bar checks, noise complaints and disturbances. Nothing very unusual and no serious injuries were reported with any of this activity.
Just after 4 a.m. a KU Police Officer on patrol near 13th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard reported having his vehicle nearly sideswiped. The Officer did call out that he was in pursuit of the vehicle eastbound on 13th Street and that he believed the driver to be intoxicated. Speeds were reported to have reached nearly 70 miles per hour and the officer was not able to get close enough to the vehicle to report a license plate number. The suspect vehicle was last seen eastbound on 13th Street approaching Tennessee.
Minutes later, Lawrence Police received a report of a single car accident at 6th Street and Kentucky. LPD responded to find a vehicle matching the description given by the KUPD Officer. KUPD responded and confirmed that it was the same vehicle that they were after. Lawrence Fire/Medical also responded and treated the driver for what were described serious but non life threatening injuries. The driver was transported to the hospital for further treatment.
Firefighters from at least three area departments were called to respond on a report of a structure fire in Eudora.
The call was dispatched around 11:40 p.m. at 2218 Quail Court. The address is on the south side of Kansas Highway 10, just east of Eudora High School.
Law Enforcement arrived on the scene to report the east side of the structure was heavily involved in fire. Fire crews arrived to report heavy flames visible from the south and east sides of the two story home.
The residents of the home told emergency crews that everyone was out of the home safely.
As of 12:10 a.m., firefighters report the roof of the home is nearly fully engulfed. Crews remain inside the home battling the flames from the second story.
Just before 1 a.m., a Fire Safety Officer reported a partial roof collapse. Incident command made radio contact with each firefighter team on the inside of the structure. All crews were clear of the collapse area and continue to put water on the fire.
The fire was reported to be "under control" at 1:07 a.m.. Dispatchers report that crews were on scene for one hour 20 minutes before the fire was brought under control.
Neighbors on one side of the home were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters from the City of Eudora, Eudora Township Fire and Wakarusa Township Fire are all on the scene.
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