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Consecutive mornings with a vehicle pursuit in Lawrence

Monday into Tuesday pursuit

A 22-year-old, Baldwin City man led Lawrence Police on a high speed car chase that ended in a brief foot chase on the Haskell University campus.

The chase started around 11:50 p.m. Monday near 22nd Street and Louisiana when a Lawrence officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Impala. The driver sped away from the officer, eastbound on 21st Street at a high rate of speed. The officer gave chase and followed the vehicle for a short time before losing sight of the suspect vehicle near 21st Street and Vermont Street.

Other officers responded to the area to help look for the vehicle. One of those officers spotted the vehicle driving in excess of 100 MPH while southbound on Barker Avenue approaching 23rd Street. That officer reported skid marks on the pavement near 22nd and Barker.

Officers moved onto the Haskell University campus and began setting up a perimeter to box in the vehicle. The vehicle was found crashed and abandoned in a grassy common area just north of Oneida Avenue. Officers found that the vehicle had struck several objects, including a sign for one of the buildings and a light pole.

The man spotted a Lawrence Police patrol car spotlighting the area and took off on foot northbound towards the stadium. Officers apprehended him about 200 yards south of the stadium at about 12:05 a.m.. Tuesday. Officers backtracked through the area and located several locations where the vehicle left the roadway and caused damage to property.

Medics eventually transported the man to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be checked out after he became nauseous and vomited. No other injuries were reported.

He has since been booked into the Douglas County jail and faces a slew of charges including; flee/attempt to elude, reckless driving, driving while suspended, possession of a controlled substance and several counts of leaving the scene and failure to report an accident.

Wednesday morning pursuit

This morning's pursuit involved a 23-year-old, Lawrence man who attempted to flee from officers in a vehicle. Just after 12:40 a.m., an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near W. 7th and S. Michigan Streets. Instead of stopping, the driver turned off all of the vehicle's lights and quickly turned into the Hawks Pointe apartment complex in the 1400 block of W. 7th Street. Officers kept up and were able to apprehend the man before he had a chance to run from the vehicle. The driver has now been booked into the Douglas County jail and faces charges of flee/attempt to elude and driving while intoxicated. No injuries were reported.

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.

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Early morning car chase and Lawrence woman critically injured in overnight crash

Lawrence Police were involved in a very short car chase around 2:15 this morning. The chase began southbound on Harper Street near E. 21st Terrace. The officer in pursuit reported that the driver signaled before he turned eastbound onto E. 23rd Street. The chase ended quickly when the driver pulled into his own driveway in the 1900 block of E. 23rd Street, with Police right behind him. Officers conducted a felony car stop and the man was taken into custody without further incident.

Douglas County booking logs show the driver to be a 33-year-old, Lawrence man. He now faces charges for OUI, attempt to elude, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also new this morning, the Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate after a 28-year-old Lawrence woman was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 435 near Kansas Highway 10 in Lenexa. More on this accident, including her name can be found on the Operation 100 News website.

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.

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    Car chase begins in N. Lawrence, ends 35 minutes later near Topeka

    Authorities from at least five law enforcement agencies were involved in a lengthy pursuit early this morning.

    Around 2:10 a.m., police from Lawrence and Topeka attempted to stop a white 2001 GMC Jimmy that was northbound on N. 2nd Street near Lincoln Street. The driver chose to flee and the chase was on.

    Douglas County Deputies joined the pursuit as the vehicle sped passed TeePee Junction, intersection of U.S. Highways 24-59 and 24-40. The chase continued northbound on U.S. Highway 24-40 with speeds reaching 70 miles per hour.

    As the pursuit passed Midland Junction and entered Jefferson County, at least one of their deputies joined the pursuit. Speeds ranged from 45-70 miles per hour while continuing westbound on U.S. Highway 24.

    A Jefferson County Deputy was able to get in front of the pursuit and laid spike strips near Decatur Road, just east of Grantville. The vehicle hit the spike strips, shredding at least one tire.

    Shawnee County Deputies and more Topeka Police officers joined the pursuit as they entered Shawnee County and eastern Topeka. A Deputy spiked the vehicle a second time near Kansas Highway 4. The second set of spike strips damaged the remaining tires on the vehicle.

    After striking a bridge guardrail and making a U-turn into the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 24, the vehicle became stuck in the grassy median. The driver and a passenger were taken into custody just east of Kaw Valley Road in eastern Topeka at 2:46 a.m..

    No injuries were reported in the chase that spanned about 27 miles, across parts of three counties and lasted 35 minutes.

    The driver is reportedly the suspect that Topeka Police were in Lawrence looking for this morning. As of this report there is no official confirmation as to what that man was wanted for.

    Check back with this report and the Lawrence Journal-World for updates as new information becomes available.

    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.

    Operation 100 News' listening hours as well as contact information is located on our Facebook page. Don't forget to give us a "Like" while you are there.

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    November 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

    At 11:30 p.m., a Lawrence Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle which was traveling westbound on Clinton Parkway. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer, who then gave chase. Officers reported the suspect vehicle was westbound on Clinton Parkway at nearly 70 miles per hour. The chase then turned southbound on Wakarusa, and then westbound on Stoneback Drive, ending in a cul-de-sac. The male driver ran from the vehicle through a backyard in the 4900 block of Stoneback Drive and then into a wooded area between Clinton Parkway and the South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10 bypass). Officers set up a perimeter in the area to search for the man, who officers had already identified. The suspect was said to have a warrant for his arrest. Officers eventually caught up with the man, who now faces a number of additional charges. In addition to the outstanding Municipal Warrant, new charges include; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Criminal Carrying of a Weapon (concealed), and Criminal Disposal of Explosives. No injuries were reported and no other details were immediately available.

    Around 3 a.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol made an arrest, near milemarker 199 on westbound Interstate 70. That driver now faces charges including; Driving While Suspended, Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal of Test, and Open Container.

    At 3:59, Lawrence Police were called to the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue on a reported burglary. The caller reported that someone had entered the residence through a back window or door, stolen a computer, and then fled out of the same rear door or window. The resident reported the incident occurred approximately five minutes before Police were called. As no one saw the burglar, there was no description available.

    At 4:01, a resident in the 2300 block of Murphy Drive reported two juveniles who were "acting suspicious" in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers responded and eventually sent the two on their way.

    At 4:02, Officers were called to the 700 block of Michigan on a report of three gunshots heard in the area. The caller believed the shots had come from east of Michigan Street. Four officers responded and checked the area. It was unclear if officers located anyone in the area.

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

    Here is hoping everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Remember to be careful with your cooking today, already fire units on scene of an oven fire in Johnson County, specifically Leawood. Local Fire Departments promoting safe holiday cooking practices this Thanksgiving.

    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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