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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.

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    13 arrests on 30 charges this morning in Douglas County

    Here is a look at some of the calls that Lawrence Police responded on this morning.

    • 10 Disturbance/Battery reports (4 of which were domestic)
    • 7 Vehicle stops
    • 5 Non-injury accidents
    • 1 Minor injury accident
    • 1 Trespassing complaint
    • 1 Noise complaint

    The first arrest came just after midnight at a hotel in the 700 block of Iowa Street for criminal trespassing. Apparently the man had been asked to leave several times after trying to start a disturbance, he refused and Police were called at 11:58 p.m.. He was eventually taken into custody about 20 minutes after midnight.

    Around 12:15 a.m., Police responded on two non-injury accidents about the same time. The first was in the 900 block of Mississippi Street and the second was in the 1700 block of Kentucky Street.

    Next was a disturbance in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street at 12:24 a.m.. An officer patrolling the area reported subjects arguing and stopped to check on them. One of the men was eventually arrested and now faces charges of interference with the duties of an officer and disorderly conduct.

    Lawrence Police were called to investigate a non-injury hit and run accident in the 600 block of Mississippi Street at 12:32 a.m.. Officers located the suspect driver about 15 minutes later in the 1200 block of W. 6th Street, about four blocks from the scene of the accident. The driver now faces charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to a vehicle/property, no insurance, and OUI.

    Douglas County Deputies were called to investigate a non-injury hit and run accident that occurred just north of Lawrence shortly after 12:30 a.m.. Deputies caught up with the suspect driver in the 1000 block of N. 3rd Street. She was arrested and faces a total of eight charges. Those charges are; DWI, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of a non-injury accident, failure to report an accident, no proof of liability insurance, and no driver's license.

    Lawrence officers were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street at 12:50 a.m.. After investigation, a female was arrested. She now faces charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.

    Around 1:30 a.m., Lawrence officers and Douglas County deputies were informed of a vehicle that was seen traveling northbound on the southbound bridge over the Kansas river. The person who called police reported that after crossing the river, the vehicle returned to the correct side of the road and then entered the turnpike, where the caller lost sight of the vehicle. Kansas Turnpike Authority Troopers were informed of the vehicle description and earlier offense. It did not sound like Troopers were able to locate that vehicle.

    Just before 1:40 a.m., police were called to investigate a disturbance near 11th and Massachusetts Streets. The caller reported that he had been thrown on the ground and then kicked. Medics treated the victim for some minor injuries at the scene. He was not transported by medics. It was unclear if the man knew his attacker or not. No arrests were reported.

    Police were called to an address in the 2100 block of Bob Billings Parkway for a domestic disturbance at 1:54 a.m.. One man was arrested on charges of criminal restraint and criminal trespassing. No injuries were reported.

    At 2:00 a.m., officers were called to investigate a non-injury accident in the 2200 block of Louisiana Street.

    Police investigated a disturbance at 8th and Massachusetts Streets at 2:03 a.m., And a disturbance in the 500 block of Wisconsin at 2:23 a.m. Medics were called to both of those scenes but, did not transport anyone from either the scene.

    One of this morning's reported larger disturbances was reported near Fuzzy's Taco Shop at 1115 Massachusetts Street around 2:35 a.m.. The caller reported there were five subjects fighting and someone possibly injured. LPD arrived to find that the disturbance had broken up. Medics were also called to this scene but, were turned away by police who had learned that no one was reporting being injured.

    At 2:41 a.m., officers wrapping up the investigation of the earlier non-injury accident in the 2200 block of Louisiana Street reported a new accident at 23rd and Louisiana Streets. Officers moved the vehicles into the Walgreen's parking lot and requested Medics respond to the scene. Again, medics did not transport anyone from the scene.

    Police were called to investigate a disturbance in the 2400 block of Brookside Drive. Officers learned that the suspect had left the address and possibly had returned to his residence near W. 24th Street and Ousdahl Road. Officers checked the area of the suspects residence but did not locate him. He was found a short time later in the 2200 block of Iowa Street. He now faces a charge of aggravated battery.

    No serious injuries were reported with any of this morning's 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. 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.

    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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    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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    November 12th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

    Police responded on one disturbance, at 2:41 this morning, in the 100 block of Indian Avenue. Security had already separated the involved subjects before Police were called. No serious injuries or arrests were reported.

    Also in the 100 block of Indian Avenue, at 4:20, Police were called to receive information on a sex crime. The victim reported that the male suspect was still in the building. Officers responded and after interviewing the victim, took the suspect into custody. He has been booked into the County Jail and faces one charge of rape.

    Police received information on two reported burglaries this morning. One was reported in the 4300 block of Quail Pointe Road. A resident reported what they believed to be someone attempting to enter the residence through a window. No report of any arrest or description of the possible suspect(s).

    Just after 5 a.m., Police were called to the 1000 block of N 3rd Street to check on a report of a pickup truck parked blocking one lane of the street. After administering Field Sobriety Tests with the truck's driver, the male was taken into Police custody. He has been booked into the County Jail on his third DWI offense.

    County Deputies and Lawrence Police both responded on a few accidents this morning. Only one serious injury was reported in an accident near 29th and Haskell in Lawrence. Initially the accident was reported as non-injury or minor injury. After talking with the driver, Police learned that the man had hit his head on the steering wheel after sliding down a 10 foot embankment. Medics responded to the scene and transported the man to the hospital to be checked out for head and neck pains.

    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 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

    From 1:50-5 a.m., Lawrence Police responded on a total of six disturbances. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

    In the same time span, Law Enforcement in the county recorded four OUI/DWI arrests. One arrest each for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence Police, while the Kansas Highway Patrol recorded two DWI related arrests on Interstate 70.

    At 3:46, Police in Lawrence along with Fire Medical crews responded on another suspicious fire inside an occupied apartment building. This time the address was 1703 W. 24th Street. Dispatchers reported receiving several 911 calls, one of them reporting a "bag of chips" on fire outside of the door of her third floor apartment. More than five patrol officers responded on the call and quickly reported that the fire was extinguished prior to their arrival. Police and firefighters secured the scene of the fire until fire investigators could arrive. The fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

    This morning's fire would appear to be the latest in a recent string of suspicious fires, all in the same general area of Lawrence apartment complexes. As of this report, there is no official confirmation as to the cause of the fire. A Lawrence Journal-World report on the earlier fires can be found here.

    Police also responded on a report of a rock thrown through an apartment window in the 2100 block of Bob Billings Parkway. There was no description a suspect available.

    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 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

    Nothing too out of the ordinary this morning being the morning after Halloween.

    Lawrence Police conducted three vehicle stops, each one resulting in arrests.

    The first was reported in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:20. A man was arrested after officers administered field sobriety tests.

    Next was a stop in the 1800 block of E 23rd Street at 2:51. A 19-year-old man was arrested after being found in possession of alcohol and OUI.

    Third was a vehicle stop in the 500 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:55. The male driver was arrested after officers administered field sobriety tests.

    Police also investigated at least three disturbances and one non-injury accident. No serious injuries were reported in any of this morning's activity.

    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 21st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

    Lawrence Police responded on seven disturbances this morning. Only one resulting in an arrest for Battery.

    The Kansas Highway Patrol reported spotting a suspected intoxicated driver southbound on Highway 40 entering Lawrence around 2:15. The Trooper stopped that driver a short distance from his home where he was arrested for arrested for DWI.

    At 2:25, Douglas County Deputies responded on one disturbance this morning in the 1800 block of N 1500 Road. Dispatchers received reports of a large fight, someone possibly someone firing a gun, and one report claiming that someone had been shot. At least four Deputies and one Eudora Officer arrived and confirmed there was no one shot. Deputies were able to breakup the remaining fighting people without making any arrests. One person was treated at the scene for facial lacerations. No other injuries were reported.

    There were also three reported burglaries this morning. Eudora Police responded to an address in the 1200 block of Elm Street at 2:56 after a resident reported an "intruder" in the house. Police in Lawrence responded to the 2900 block of Topeka Lane at 4:22 after a resident reported a white man wearing a dark sweatshirt attempted to make entry. That man was last seen running westbound on foot. At 4:36, Officers responded to an address in the 1700 block of Vermont after a resident reported a man had kicked in a door. The suspect was described as a man wearing a dark hoodie and dark colored jeans, and was last seen running towards the alleyway. As of this report, no arrests have been made in any of these cases.

    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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    August 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

    A busy couple of hours this morning for Law Enforcement in Douglas County.

    At 2:04 a.m., Lawrence Police received a report of a possible stabbing, related to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of W 24th Street. Officers arrived and quickly determined that no one had been stabbed. At least 10 officers were involved on the call at one point. One person was arrested at the scene on Battery charges. Several others reportedly fled from the scene in a vehicle, prior to Police arriving. Law Enforcement caught up with those individuals a short time later on eastbound K-10 near mile marker 13. All three were taken into custody and later booked into the Douglas County Jail. One of them faces a charge of Domestic Battery, while the other two face a single count each of Battery.

    Just as Police were getting a handle on the disturbance call, a call of an injury accident was dispatched in the 700 block of Locust Street at 2:24 a.m.. The caller reported that a car had struck a pedestrian. Police, along with Fire/Medical responded to the scene. Officers arrived at the scene to learn that the person who had been struck by the vehicle had left the scene and entered a nearby residence. Officers made contact with people at that residence, who initially said to have been uncooperative. Medics did not report transporting anyone away from that scene.

    At 2:44 a.m., Police were called to investigate a possible attempted burglary at an address in the 100 block of Hanover Place. The caller reported that, approximately 20 minutes before calling Police, an unknown subject attempted to "break down the door." The unknown subject was unsuccessful in their attempt but, did cause damage to the door. There was no description of the suspect available.

    Seconds after the burglary call was dispatched, two officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Ohio Street on reports of fireworks in the area. Officers did not report locating any fireworks in the area.

    At 2:46 a.m., Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Massachusetts Street for a non-injury hit and run accident. The victim reported an orange truck fled southbound after the accident. No other information was immediately available.

    For the most part, activity calmed down after that. Police continued investigating several of the earlier mentioned incidents as well as responding on a few noise complaints and disturbances.

    Lawrence Police, KUPD, and Kansas Highway Patrol all recorded one arrest each on DUI, OUI, DWI related charges.

    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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    August 10th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

    An active morning for Lawrence Police conducting vehicle stops. A total of 12 stops conducted this morning, two resulting in OUI related arrests. The first of the arrests came after the driver was involved in a hit and run accident in the 1400 block of Crestline Drive. Officers caught up with the fleeing driver in the 1900 block of 23rd Street. That driver has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges including Failure to Report an Accident, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and No Insurance.

    Officers also investigated a second non-injury accident in the 2500 block of Morningside Drive at 4:40 a.m..

    Shortly before 8 a.m., Police were called to an area construction site, after a report of an overnight burglary to a construction trailer. The caller reported someone had forced entry and stolen copper wiring from the work site.

    Officers and Animal Control are investigating an incident of possible animal cruelty in the 2600 block of Moundview Drive. A caller reported a subject yelling at a dog and then striking the dog three times. When the caller told the man to stop, he turned and cursed at the witness. Police and Animal Control are currently on scene as of this report.

    Douglas County Deputies are also currently investigating an auto burglary that occurred sometime overnight. The caller reported finding their vehicle burglarized and a firearm stolen from inside. No other information is available as of this report.

    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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    August 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

    Police in Lawrence responded on two disturbances this morning, both of which were reported to be domestic related. The first was reported just after 2:15 a.m., near the intersection of 6th and Arkansas Streets and resulted in an arrest for Domestic Battery.

    The second disturbance was reported just after 2:45 a.m., in the area of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. Initially the incident was only a 911 hangup call, when dispatchers called the number back they heard what they believed to possibly be a domestic disturbance. One of the involved people made comments regarding gunshots being fired and then mentioned a possible negative reaction to medication. After about 20 minutes, Officers, with the help of dispatchers, were able to talk both of the involved individuals out of the house. Officers did report recovering a firearm at the scene. One person was transported by Medics to LMH for evaluation. No one was reported to have been shot and there was no information regarding whether or not Police found damage from shots being fired inside the address. More than 10 officers were involved on the incident.

    Around 3:30 a.m., Police responded to the 1100 block of New Jersey on reports of a possible prowler. The caller reported an unknown male in the alley looking into residences and vehicles using a flashlight. Officers responded and searched the area. No arrests and no damages were reported.

    Officers and Deputies also conducted several vehicle stops, two of which resulted in DWI/OUI related arrests.

    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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