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December 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Around 12:10 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to respond on two automatic fire alarms in an area from near 14th and Alumni Place, north to the 1200 block of Oread Avenue.

As firefighters were responding on those alarms, Lawrence Police were called to the 1500 block of Tennessee Street for a vehicle versus utility pole accident. Firefighters were also called to this scene after receiving a report that the vehicle was catching fire. Police reported that the vehicle was not on fire, only steam but, requested that firefighters continue to check the utility pole. Firefighters arrived to report one vehicle with heavy damage. The driver was not injured. Firefighters reported a fuse on the utility pole had tripped, likely causing the automatic fire alarms to trip in the area. Police arrested the driver, who now faces charges of OUI, No Insurance and Driving without a valid driver's license.

Westar Energy's website only showed one customer without electricity in the area. That service was restored about an hour later.

Just before 2:20 a.m., Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of N 900 Road, south of Clinton Lake, after dispatchers received a report of eight or nine gunshots heard. The caller believed the shots came from the area to the west. Deputies did not report locating anything in that 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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October 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Firefighters were kept busy this morning in Lawrence.

Just after 3, Fire Medical crews were called to investigate a fire alarm sounding at McCollum Hall, 1800 Engel Road on Daisy Hill. KUPD reported "heavy smoke" on the 9th floor with alarms sounding. Fire crews reported nothing visible from the exterior of the 10-story building upon their arrival. After firefighters reported a "light haze" on the top five floors of the building, sixth and above. Incident command requested a second alarm response ordered at 3:17 a.m., for additional crews. A Medic crew making access to the upper floors of the building reported locating a "burned heater" in the center stairwell on the 6th floor at 3:31 a.m.. By 3:40 a.m., crews were confirming that the source of the haze was the "overheated heater unit" in the 6th floor stairwell. Fire crews began monitoring Carbon Monoxide levels in the building and ventilating the haze before allowing residents to return to their rooms. All residents were allowed to return to their rooms around 4:30 a.m.. There were no reports of injuries and no serious damage to the building.

At 6:19, One fire unit was dispatched to the 1600 block of Tennessee Street to investigating a smoke odor in the area. That unit reported a "visible haze" in the area and after searching the area, located a small campfire in a backyard.

At 6:20, Lawrence Fire crews were dispatched on a possible structure fire in the 2300 block of Ridge Court. Two people had called 911 reporting smoke detectors sounding with no visible smoke or fire. Initially only one fire unit was dispatched but, at the request of a responding Division Chief, the response was upgraded to a full structure fire alarm. One unit continued to the scene with an emergency response, while all others responded non-emergency. The first unit to arrive reported nothing visible from the three story apartment building. After about three minutes that crew reported an obvious "burnt food odor". All other units were allowed to clear from the call at 6:31 after the fire alarm was reset.

Lawrence Police conducted several vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in a DWI arrest.

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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July 30th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A busy morning for Lawrence Firefighters and Police.

At 2:27 a.m., firefighters were dispatched on a dumpster fire in an alleyway near 13th and Vermont Streets. At 3:35 a.m., an additional fire crew was dispatched to a dumpster fire in an alley near 12th and Tennessee Streets, about three blocks from the first fire. Lawrence Police and at least one KUPD officer saturated the area looking for anyone on foot, suspecting arson was involved with the fires. Officers conducted two pedestrian checks, no arrests related to the fires were reported.

Firefighters were called on a third dumpster fire just before 6 a.m. at a business in the 3000 block of Iowa Street. Dispatchers reported receiving two calls about the fire. One of those callers reported that the dumpster was about four feet from the side of the building. The second caller reported that the building was evacuated and flames were reaching higher than the building's roof. A full alarm structure fire assignment was dispatched and arriving crews reported a "large dumpster fully involved." Those crews were able to very quickly determine that the fire had not extended to the building itself. The fire was knocked down and reported to be under control within 15 minutes. There were no reports of damage to the nearby building and no injuries were reported.

Police also responded on two non-injury accidents. The first was reported in the 2200 block of Yale Road at 2:50 a.m.. The second was reported in the 3000 block of Kasold Drive at 4:30 a.m.

Officers responded on a residential burglary in the neighborhood west of Monterey Way and Harvard Road. The caller reported that no one was home when the burglary occurred.

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

In case you missed it yesterday, both Lawrence Walmarts, as well as one in Leavenworth, received threats early Sunday morning. More on these threats can be found here from Operation 100 News.

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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