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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.

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Weekend Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

On Saturday around 1:48, Lawrence Fire Medical crews responded on a possible structure fire in the 1700 block of W 24th Street. Similar to a fire call on Redbud Lane, on Wednesday morning, the caller reported a "piece of paper had caught fire". Fire crews arrived to report that the fire was out. Crews gave the all clear at 1:57.

Also Saturday morning, at 1:59 a.m. Police reported a blue 1990's Ford Mustang 5.0 failing to yield for an officer. Officers gave chase and at one point reported speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour while westbound on 6th Street near Rockledge. A supervisor called for the officer to discontinue the pursuit at 2:02. About 20 minutes later in Johnson County, Lenexa Police dispatchers advised officers of a blue 1990's Ford Mustang eastbound on K-10. The caller reported the vehicle at a high rate of speed and driving erratically on K-10 passing De Soto. Lenexa officers were not able to locate that vehicle. It is unknown if the two incidents were related.

At 2:38 a.m. KUPD received a report of three motorcycles on Mississippi Street near the Memorial Stadium parking lots that were "revving loudly". One caller to 911 also reported that he believed one of the riders was "waiving a handgun in the air." KUPD caught up with the motorcycles in one of the parking lots and conducted a vehicle stop with the bikes. No arrests were reported.

Lawrence Police responded on five disturbances and conducted four vehicle stops early Saturday morning.

As for Sunday, Police responded on eight disturbances, conducted three vehicle stops, and responded on five noise complaints.

At 3:05, Baldwin City Police responded on a report of a residential burglary in the 300 block of Baker Street. The resident returned home to find the address had been burglarized, sometime within the past three hours.

None of this weekend's early morning 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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October 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Law Enforcement throughout the county recorded five OUI/DWI related arrests this morning. Eudora Police also recorded an arrest including several counts of Possession.

Lawrence Police were called to report of a domestic disturbance at an address in the 1200 block of Louisiana Street at 2:16. Initially two officers were dispatched to handle the call however, after one of the subjects decided to batter an officer, two additional officers were added. One male was arrested and faces charges of Domestic Battery and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Lawrence Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Tennessee Street for a dumpster fire at 2:22. No buildings were reported to be in any immediate danger, and no injuries were reported.

Shortly after 6 a.m., Officers were called to an address in the 1800 block of W 28th Street on a report of a disturbance with weapons. A caller reported a subject armed with a crossbow was arguing with another subject. No injuries or arrests were reported.

Just before 7:30, Police became involved in a vehicle pursuit on 6th Street in Lawrence. It was unclear exactly why the officers chose to pursue the vehicle. Officers pursued a dark colored Chevrolet Impala westbound from near 6th and Iowa Streets to 6th and Stoneridge Drive where the vehicle turned south. The vehicle then turned around and went back to 6th Street, this time going eastbound. Officers reported speeds throughout the chase of 40 miles per hour or less. The vehicle reportedly ran a number of traffic signals. Officers were able to get in front of the vehicle and throw spike strips. The spike strips deflated three of the vehicles tires. Officers attempted to box the vehicle in at one point, which only led the driver to drive off of the roadway and across a sidewalk. The driver was eventually taken into custody at 7:47. It was unclear where the final stop actually occurred. One officer reported near the McDonalds at 6th and Wakarusa, while another Officer reported near 6th and Kasold. One of those locations was likely the site of where the driver was seen tossing what was believed to be beer bottles from the vehicle. No injuries were reported and as of this post, the suspect has not been booked into the Douglas County Jail.

If you follow Operation 100 News on Twitter, you surely noticed it was also a very busy morning for firefighters throughout Johnson County. Seven departments worked a fire on the roof of an 11 story office building shortly after 1 o'clock, link. One person was killed and another critically injured in a rollover accident, link. And Shawnee Firefighters responded on an apartment building fire, link.

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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