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Lawrence Police responded on a little bit of everything overnight, from fireworks to a subject that attempted to flee from officers.
The fireworks complaint at 8 p.m. in the 2300 Block of W 26th Street. One officer responded and was unable to locate anyone in that area with fireworks. About an hour later Police responded to the 2000 Block of West 31st Street or a shoplifting call, no arrests were made.
Just before midnight, officers received a report of a burglary in the 500 Block of Minnesota Street. Two officers responded and found there was an active burglary. Three more units were dispatched to the area. When the original two officers made their way closer to the address a subject ran from inside and attempted to flee from officers. A perimeter was set in the area and the subject was arrested shortly after.
Police also responded on the usual calls for noise complaints, 911 hang ups, disturbances and animal complaints.
Another pretty quiet overnight this morning.
Police responded on several burglar alarms, all of which ended up being false alarms.
There were the normal amount of disturbances and noise complaints. Police also performed a bar check or two at different locations throughout the city.
Currently, as of 7 a.m., Lawrence Police are on scene of a burglary in the 1700 block of west 24th Street. Police reported 2 black male subjects entering an address. One of those suspects is in custody and officers are preparing to enter the address to check for the second suspect. There is a perimeter set in the area in case the suspect is not inside the address and is on foot in the area.
Apparently there was a little anger and aggression in the air this morning. Police responded on numerous complaints of disturbances, threats, criminal damage, trespassing and even a road rage call. Thankfully nothing anger related seemed to result in any injuries.
Police also responded to several accidents. Non injury in the 500 block of Massachusetts Street just after 10:15 p.m. Another non injury in the 100 block of Indian Avenue just before 2 a.m. An injury accident in the 1800 block of Iowa shortly after 2 a.m. no injuries were life threatening. The last of which was another Injury accident in the 2200 Block of Massachusetts, before 5 a.m. Again no one with life threatening injuries.
There were the usual noise complaints and barking dog complaints. Police even made a stop by the 1600 Block of Haskell again checking for "things in the air".
All in all nothing very out of the ordinary.
This morning was pretty slow, considering it was a Saturday. There were the usual disturbances and noise complaints.
Lawrence Police performed extensive bar checks in the early morning hours and responded on several alcohol complaints throughout the city. Several citations were issued however, no arrests were made.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Lawrence Police and Fire were sent to a report of an injury accident at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive. While responding, dispatchers were advised that one of the vehicles involved had left the scene. Police arrived in the area to find the vehicle that had been reported as leaving the scene and the other involved vehicle were both parked in the 2200 block of Kasold Drive, just north of Clinton Parkway. One person was treated by Medics for a laceration to the head. The laceration was considered serious and the patient was transported to the hospital by Medics.
Police again responded to the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue on a report of "things in the air." As usual, nothing was found when the officer arrived just before 5 a.m.
KU Police responded on a report of a male subject with a crowbar who had broken out a window on the north side of Haworth Hall at 1200 Sunnyside Drive. Police received the call at 5:30 a.m. The caller also advised that the subject was sitting leaned against the building, right next to the now broken window and was possibly sleeping. KUPD arrived to find the subject sitting just as reported with a crowbar laying nearby. The subject was taken into custody by Police. Lawrence Medics also responded to check some minor cuts and scrapes to the subjects hand and forearm. He was not transported to the hospital and remains in Police custody as of 6 a.m. this morning.
Another pretty quiet overnight for Lawrence Police this morning. The rain seems to have cooled most everyone down last night as there seemed to be fewer than usual disturbances around the city. All in a a pretty good thing to hear less of.
Officers were called to investigate several burglar alarms. Most sounded to have been caused by the windy weather overnight.
LPD did make the normal suspicious vehicle stops, traffic stops and responded on a couple noise complaints throughout the city.
Just before 3 a.m. KU Police received a report of 2 men walking near the 1300 Block of Crescent Drive carrying crowbars and dressed in dark clothing. Officers responded and caught up with the 2 just off of campus. LPD responded as well and both men were found that have done nothing wrong, only handled as a suspicious person report.
Another quiet night in Lawrence. Police again did not respond to anything very out of the ordinary.
LPD was called, twice, to the 1600 Block of Haskell to "investigate things in the air". This is an almost nightly occurrence for Police. They get the call, an officer responds and whatever it may be that the caller thinks he/she is seeing has disappeared before officers arrive.
Police did respond on the normal disturbance calls and made a few suspicious vehicle stops. Again, nothing that seemed out of the ordinary to me.
Pretty good chance for some thunderstorms in the Douglas County area after about 4 p.m. into the evening and overnight hours. The better threat seems to have moved into the southeast Kansas Area as of this mornings National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center's 6 a.m. update.
Quiet is best way to describe Lawrence overnight. LPD did not have any out of the ordinary calls for service.
Officers did respond on a reported disturbance in the 600 Block of Massachusetts Street just before 2 a.m. Four units responded to the call and it ended up sounding extremely minor. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.
Shortly before 4 a.m., LPD responded to contact a subject that had been assaulted in the 4500 Block of Wimbledon Drive. LDCFM also responded and treated the subject for his injuries at the scene. No information on a suspect was broadcast.
All in all it has been very quiet lately.
And for those who may find the information useful. The intersection of 7th Street and Indiana Street will be closed until 5:30 p.m. today for water line replacement. This is according to information provided over the radio to LDCFM and LPD Units
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Lawrence Police had a fairly routine Tuesday morning on their hands this morning. LPD responded with Lawrence Fire on a dumpster fire at the Applecroft Apartments in the 1900 Block of Stuart Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and then to a car fire in the 900 Block of Mississippi Street just after 11:30 p.m.
Traffic stops and suspicious vehicle checks were in full force as Tuesday morning began. Police made a DUI arrest in the 600 Block of Kentucky just after 12:30 a.m. Officers performed numerous traffic stops and issued citations to some drivers for traffic offenses. A number of suspicious vehicles were also stopped by LPD throughout the city this morning.
The strange call of the night goes to the one that occurred just after 12:40 a.m. in the 2100 Block of Rhode Island Street. Officers were called to take information about a theft of property. Police responded and contacted the caller who then focused the officer's attention to a complaint on a neighbor's barking dog. The caller did not want to sign a complaint about the dog, only wanted officers to be aware of the issue with the neighbor's dog. The caller then finally got around to discussing the theft that they had originally called Police to report. It was unclear to me what if anything was actually taken. The call went from a reported theft, to an animal complaint, to a request to speak with officers and then back to a theft. The officer on scene did take a report number in relation to the reported theft.
Just before 4:30 a.m. KU Police were called to McCollum hall after receiving a report of a subject on the outside ledge on the south side of the west wing. Police responded and found a subject standing on the 9th floor ledge outside of an open window. Officers made contact with the subject who became extremely agitated with the questioning of officers. KU Police advised their dispatcher that the subject was making suicidal comments and a Lawrence Medical unit was dispatched to standby in the area. After nearly 15 minutes of talking with the subject a KUPD officer was able to get the subject to come back inside the building safely. The subject was willingly transported by Police to LMH.
Sunday night into Monday morning started as a fairly normal overnight before completely coming to a stand still in the morning hours.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Lawrence Police responded to a reported non injury accident in the 500 Block of N 7th Street. Police arrived to find that there was a subject requesting an ambulance for neck pain. Lawrence Fire and Medical responded for patient care and LPD cleaned up the scene after patient care was complete. Injuries were non life threatening.
Just after 9 p.m. LPD was called to the 1900 Block of Heatherwood Drive on a noise complaint. Officers found a party at the address and took information on an alcohol violation.
Again last night, about 9:30 p.m. LPD was called again to "Investigate things in the air" in the 1600 Block of Haskell Avenue. Again an Officer responded and was unable to locate anything in the air.
The fairly routine calls were the majority of the calls overnight along with quite a bit of report writing time for Officers. Only one call stood out as unusual for Lawrence last night and that call was received at 10 p.m. in the 300 Block of W 14th Street. A caller reported a female ran into the path of a passing vehicle on 14th Street, forcing that vehicle to stop. The female proceeded to "flash" the occupants of the vehicle, then that same female started throwing beer cans at the stopped vehicle. LPD responded and was unable to locate the female subject.
If you missed it, Lawrence Police were kept busy late Friday night into the early hours of Saturday Morning. Click here to check out the blog entry from Saturday morning for what you missed.
It was a slow early Sunday morning in Lawrence. The nightly noise complaints, disturbances and barking dog complaints were among a few of the calls LPD responded on.
Just before 2 a.m. Lawrence Officers were called to the 1200 Block of Oread Avenue on a report of a large physical disturbance. The caller reported at least 30 subject fighting with staff. Police arrived and while interviewing several of the subjects involved, one witness noticed the subject that is believed to have started the disturbance leaving in a vehicle. Lawrence Police and KU Police caught up with that vehicle in the 1300 Block of Jayhawk Boulevard. That subject was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of another Kansas county and he was taken into custody.
LPD also was called to the same address twice for a loud party in the 1100 Block of west 11th Street. It was unclear if both calls originated from the same calling party or different callers. Police did respond twice and apparently the second time was the charm.
Lawrence Fire responded to an automatic fire alarm on the KU Campus at Jayhawker Towers, Tower D. Did not hear what they were cooking this morning but it is the exact same room number that was trying to cook a pizza last weekend which also set off the fire alarm and resulted in the entire building being evacuated because of smoke. No injuries were reported and it was unclear if crews evacuated the entire building or not.
Another warm and windy day ahead for Douglas County. The National Weather Service in Topeka has placed much of Kansas under a Red Flag Warning. All burning should be avoided as conditions are right for rapidly spreading and difficult to control fires.
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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