Douglas County Deputies and Lawrence Police were all kept pretty busy this morning.
Lawrence Police conducted around 30 vehicle stops, three bar checks and responded on four disturbances.
The only noteworthy disturbance in Lawrence reportedly involved 30 subjects pushing and shoving near 10th & Mass Streets. The incident was reported around 12:45 a.m., no injuries or arrests were reported. Most of the subjects had separated before LPD arrived.
Douglas County Deputies were called out on a rather odd domestic disturbance in southwestern Douglas County around 1:30 a.m.. Dispatchers received calls from a man that said his brother was trying to harm him. Dispatchers also received a call from the men's sister, who lives nearly 1,000 miles away, and wanted Deputies to check on her brothers who she said live together. Deputies arrived at the address just as one of the brothers drove his truck onto the roadway and immediately crashed in front of the patrol vehicles. It was unclear what the man hit with the truck, he did not report any injuries and was detained by Deputies. The second brother was located a short distance away and claimed to be the victim of a battery. The man that was apparently trying to flee from the address and wrecked his truck was arrested and now faces a domestic battery charge. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Deputies were called to the area of The Outhouse, 1800 block of N. 1500 Road, on a reports of a possible shooting. The caller reported three gunshots outside of the building. There was also mention of a bus being somehow involved in the incident. Deputies arrived to find a vehicle in the ditch in front of the address and a party bus driving away. Lawrence officers responded to help locate and stop the party bus, which was stopped a short time later. The bus reportedly had 30 people on board. It was unclear how the bus was involved or what caused the vehicle to end up in the ditch. No injuries or arrests were reported in the incident.
Lawrence Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol each recorded one arrest for DWI/OUI related offenses. The highway patrol also made an arrest for an outstanding warrant and another arrest for driving on a suspended license.
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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.