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January 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on five disturbances this morning.

The first incident was a battery at a business in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street at 12:50 a.m. One person was reported to be unconscious and bleeding from the back of the head following the incident. Medics transported one person to LMH. That person's injuries were not believed to be life threatening. Police received 911 call from a witness to the battery who was following the suspect away from the business. That witness lost sight of the alleged suspect before Lawrence Police were able to catch up. As of this report, no arrests have been recorded.

At 1:55 a.m., Police were dispatched on a report of another battery, this time in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street. Officers requested Medics to the scene for two people injured. The suspect, described as a black male, approximately 6' 2" tall and 200lbs. He was last seen wearing a red, white and black flannel shirt and was running northbound from the area. Medics checked out both people who were reported injured. Injuries were described as minor. No one was transported from that scene by Medics. As of this report, no arrests have been recorded.

At 2:54 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire were called to an address in the 1400 block of Vermont Street for a car fire. Police arrived to report that the vehicle was nearly fully involved and a tree above the car was beginning to catch fire. A witness told Police that a white male was seen banging on the vehicle and then setting fire to it. The witness described the suspect as approximately 5' 8" - 5' 10" tall, and wearing a red plaid shirt. He was last seen running southbound on Vermont Street. Fire officials reported the fire to be "all-clear and under control" at 3:13 a.m.. Officers detained one subject a few blocks from the scene however, as of this report no arrests have been recorded. A fire investigator arrived at the scene shortly after 4 a.m..

Around 4:45 a.m., there was a report of a possibly fatal accident in western Leavenworth County. The accident scene was in the 25000 block of Ragtown Road, approximately three miles northeast of McLouth or six miles northwest of Tonganoxie. One person was reported to be pinned under an overturned vehicle. Very few other details were immediately available. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News.

None of this morning's activity in Douglas County 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.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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December 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

At 12:19 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire were called to the area of W. 26th Street and Redbud Lane after a 911 caller reported a trash can or dumpster on fire near an apartment building. The caller didn't seem to be exactly sure of their location or exactly what was on fire. They were able to tell dispatchers that either a trash can or dumpster was on fire "below" a laundry room. Several police officers and one fire unit descended on the area to look for any signs of fire in the area. The caller gave an address of 1821 W. 26th Street, at that address officers located nothing. Further checking led officers to 2522 Redbud Lane where they reported finding a trash can that had been on fire, it was only smoldering upon their arrival. Firefighters confirmed that the fire was out and appeared to be contained to the one trash can. The police department's call log shows nine units were assigned to the fire call.

The caller on the Redbud Lane incident was said to have disconnected the call when officers began to arrive in the area. Dispatchers attempted to call the subject back but, the subject was not answering any incoming calls. Patrol units and Investigators remained at the scene and in the area until just after 3:30 a.m.. There were no reports of serious damage or injuries.

Just after 2 a.m., Eudora Police responded on a reported residential burglary in the 900 block of Ash Street. The resident reported hearing a rattling from a door, followed by a window being broken. Police did not broadcast any suspect or vehicle descriptions. No injuries were reported. No other details were immediately available.

Back in Lawrence, Police responded on three disturbances, two of which were said to be domestic related. Fire Medical crews responded on two medical emergencies.

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

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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December 22nd and 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Saturday, December 22, 2012:

Shortly after 1 a.m., Police were called to the 1200 block of Oread Avenue to receive information on the theft of a vehicle. The caller reported that the vehicle was left running unattended in front of a business when two unknown males drove away in the car. An officer checking the area found the vehicle abandoned in an alley near 14th and Ohio Streets. Police did not have a description of the alleged suspects and no other information was available.

At 1:35 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 2400 Alabama Street for a reported structure fire. Police arrived on scene just under three minutes later and reported that the fire appeared to be out. Fire Medical crews continued into the scene and confirmed that the fire had been extinguished. Officers did request a Report Number and established a small perimeter for a brief period. There was no information regarding what was on fire, where the fire was in the building or if it was suspicious in nature. No injuries were reported. This address is just under one-quarter of a mile from the area where there have been numerous suspicious fires in occupied apartment buildings. More on the previous fires and the investigation of them, can be found here from Lawrence Journal-World reporter Shaun Hittle.

Sunday, December 23, 2012:

At 1:22 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 2600 block of Belle Haven Drive on reports of what two callers believed to be gunshots in the area. Three officers checked that area and did not report locating or hearing anything suspicious.

About an hour later, at 2:19 a.m., Police were called to investigate a disturbance involving a man said to be armed with a crowbar at an address in the 1600 block of Lindenwood Lane. Police quickly reported that the scene was stable. No injuries or arrests were reported.

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

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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December 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

First responders were kept very busy this morning in Lawrence.

At 1:51 Police were called to the 1200 block of Indiana Street following reports of a large disturbance. At least two callers reported as many as 10 subjects fighting in the area. Lawrence and KU Police arrived in the area and broke up several people who were fighting. No injuries or arrests were reported. There were at least 10 units assigned to this call.

At 1:56 Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 916 Indian Street for a report of a possible structure fire. A caller reported a heater was on fire next to the building. Fire crews arrived and reported a small fire near the side of the building. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were sent to an address in the 1200 block of Ohio Street at 2:07 a.m.. The incident was dispatched as a "Medical Emergency" however, after units arrived on scene a LifeStar helicopter was requested to respond to Memorial Stadium to transport a trauma patient. At 2:58 a.m., LifeStar went in route from Memorial Stadium to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Radio traffic indicated that the injured person is a college aged male with critical injuries. He was reportedly intoxicated and said to have fallen from a third floor balcony. No other information was immediately available regarding the circumstances surrounding this incident. Operation 100 News notified the Lawrence Journal-World of this incident. Stay tuned for updated details, if there is anything further to be reported.

Fire Medical crews were dispatched on a possible structure fire at 1809 W. 25th Street at 2:26 a.m.. A caller reported something on fire in the stairwell of the building. Police responded to the area of the call and quickly established a perimeter in the area. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before any significant damage was done. No injuries were reported. Radio traffic indicated that Police believed the fire to be related to the other suspicious fires in the same area. Investigators from both the Fire Medical Department and Police Department remained on that scene until approximately 4 a.m.. More on this latest fire and the previous fires can be found here from Operation 100 News' reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

At 3:44 a.m., Police were dispatched on a report of a possible prowler in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road. Thinking this might possibly be related to the suspicious fires, Police quickly responded to the area. It did not sound as though Police were able to locate anyone suspicious in that area.

Police were called to an address in the 1800 block of Almira Avenue for a reported domestic disturbance just after 4:30. Officers eventually arrested two people, a man and a woman, involved in the incident. Both now face a charges of Criminal Damage to Property. The female also faces a charge of Domestic Battery. No injuries were reported.

At 7:20, a Kansas Turnpike Authority Trooper requested a Medic unit respond on an injury accident in the roundabout at the west gate entrance to the turnpike. This is the toll booth on McDonald Drive. Medics reported one vehicle involved with minor damage and treated one person for some minor injuries. No one was transported by Medics from the scene.

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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November 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

A busy morning for Lawrence Firefighters.

Crews were called to the 2100 block of Heatherwood Drive at 3:21 a.m. for a reported car fire. Police arrived on the scene to report the vehicle was nearly fully engulfed. As firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, officers learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Police setup a perimeter in the area, in an attempt to locate the driver. There was no description available. Firefighters worked for about 15 minutes to fully extinguish the fire. Crews used CAFS (Compressed Air and Foam System) to extinguish the fire. No arrests were reported.

Firefighters were dispatched on a reported structure fire at 2345 Ridge Court at 4:01 a.m.. A caller reported that the building was filling with smoke. On arrival, Police reported visible smoke inside the building, began evacuating residents and quickly established a perimeter in the immediate area, thinking the fire was possibly another arson in the area. Firefighters quickly determined that the source of the smoke was an oven fire in one apartment. Police and Fire Investigators interviewed the resident. No injuries were reported.

Before Police could clear their perimeter on the Ridge Court call, another fire call was being dispatched. This time crews were called to the 2700 block of Harrison Place, at 4:19 a.m.. A caller reported seeing "someone lighting something on fire." Again, suspecting a possible arson, Police responded and began establishing a perimeter in the area. Two officers approached the address to investigate the fire. On approach, one of those officers reported "flames visibly reflecting off windows." Those officers located a campfire in the back yard of an address and cleared all other units from their perimeter positions. Fire crews arrived and confirmed that the fire was nothing more than a campfire.

Police also investigated the sound of fireworks in the 800 block of Michigan Street. It was an officer on patrol who reported hearing one loud pop in the nearby area. That officer did not report locating anyone with fireworks in the area.

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

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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November 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were called to the intersection of 23rd Street and Massachusetts Street at 3:49 for a single vehicle accident. The vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole in the area. Police confirmed no one was injured and there was no need for Fire Medical crews to respond to the scene. Officers did report that there appeared to be a power outage in the area.

At 3:52 a.m., Police were called to an address in the 2200 block of Harper on a possible aggravated burglary. A caller reported that he believed someone had entered his home through a backdoor. The subject didn't stick around and left through the same door. The caller told Dispatchers that he, the resident, had armed himself with a knife and was in a bedroom with one of his two children. Four officers checked the area and did not report locating anyone in the area. It sounded as though Officers believe the resident heard the car accident and thought it was someone inside his home.

The power outage knocked power out for 1,270 customers at its peak, at 5:30 this morning. Service was restored to all customers shortly after 6 a.m.. A map of the outages and a few other details regarding the outage can be found here from a report filed this morning by Operation 100 News.

At 4:57 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 1018 W 24th Street on a report of a fire in the laundry room. Eight officers responded to the area of the call. The first arriving officer reported heavy smoke from the building, which was keeping him from being able to safely enter. Fire crews quickly located and extinguished a fire in the basement of the building. The area of the fire was secured with fire line tape until an investigator could arrive. There was no immediate word whether or not this fire was accidental or possibly another suspected arson. No injuries were reported.

In case you missed it from earlier this week, Lawrence Fire Medical is seeking information from the public regarding several suspicious fires in occupied apartment buildings. That report can be found here.

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

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.

Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.

My listening hours as well as contact information is located on my Facebook page. Don't forget to give me a "Like" while you are there.

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