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August 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Around 1:27 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical were called to an address in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street on reports of a person struck by a vehicle. Police arrived on scene quickly and reported a male with critical injuries. Medics arrived on scene and almost immediately requested that dispatchers check on the availability of a LifeStar Helicopter and of the University of Kansas Medical Center to accept a critical trauma. LifeStar was unable to fly due to weather in the area, and KUMC reported they were able to accept the patient. The man was transported by ambulance to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

A driver involved in the accident was reported to be detained by Police and transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. As of this report, it is unclear if that driver has received any citations or faces any charges. There is also no update on the victim's status available. A report on the accident can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

At 2:07 a.m., Police were called to the area of the East Hills Business Park on a report of a subject firing a gun from a vehicle. As officers were responding on the call, dispatchers learned that the incident occurred approximately 30 minutes before anyone had call 911 to report it. The caller only provided dispatchers with a very vague description of the vehicle involved. No injuries or damage were reported.

Fire/Medical was dispatched on a fire alarm at Ellsworth Hall on the University of Kansas campus shortly before 4:30 a.m.. Dispatchers reported receiving alarms from two separate rooms. KUPD located burnt macaroni and cheese in one of the rooms and firefighters confirmed that was the source of the alarm. Many residents were evacuated from the building while firefighters were on scene. Everyone was allowed back into the building a short time later.

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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July 28th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence firefighters were kept pretty active this morning.

Around 1:45 a.m., crews were called to an address in the 2300 block of Ridge Court on a report of a fire alarm sounding and reports of smoke. After making access to the building's basement firefighters determined the alarm was set off after someone used a fire extinguisher. The structure fire response was cancelled with only one fire unit remaining on scene to reset the alarm.

Around 2 a.m., one fire crew was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm sounding at an address in the 2300 block of Packer Road, north of the Turnpike. Shortly after arriving on that scene the crew requested the incident be upgraded to a structure fire response. Several of the units were already out of the station due to the earlier structure fire call and were able to quickly go responding. Initial reports from employees was of a fire in the warehouse. By 2:26 a.m., firefighters reported the structure to be "all clear" and that all employees were accounted for. The fire was reported to be under control at 2:34 a.m.. There were no reports of any injuries and no reports of anything even being visible from outside of the building.

Lawrence Police responded on several disturbances this morning. One of which was reported to have involved up to 20 people fighting. None of the disturbances were reported to have resulted in 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 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 1:50 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to a business in the 2500 block of west 31st Street for a report of a suspicious subject possibly attempting to steal items from in front of the business. Officers caught up with the subject just as he was attempting to leave the scene. Police attempted a vehicle stop, the male suspect failed to yield and led officers on a brief vehicle pursuit which ended in the 3300 block of Iowa Street. The suspect was arrested and has been booked into the Douglas County Jail facing charges of Fleeing/Elude a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, No Driver's License and Theft of Property/Services.

A few minutes after the brief pursuit came to an end, Police were called to the 900 block of Massachusetts Street for a report of a hit and run accident. Police caught up with a vehicle matching the descriptions given by witnesses in the 900 block of Louisiana Street. The female driver of that vehicle was arrested on charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident and OUI.

Around 2:30 a.m., Police were called to investigate a possible car vs pedestrian accident near 10th and Illinois Streets. Fire/Medical was also dispatched but then disregarded after the involved pedestrian said they did not want an ambulance response. Officers determined the incident to be a disturbance between the two subjects. As of this report, no arrests or other information was available.

Police in Lawrence conducted six vehicle stops, responded on seven disturbances and three medical emergencies.

None of this morning's activity was said to have resulted in 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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June 28th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Eudora Police were called to an address in the 500 block of E 10th Street shortly before 2 a.m., after a report of underage drinking. Officers arrived and eventually arrested one adult. He has been booked into the Douglas County Jail and faces charges of Furnishing Alcohol/Cereal Malt Beverage to a Minor, Hosting Minor with Alcohol/Cereal Malt Beverages and Endangering a Child.

Officers in Lawrence received information on criminal damage to property in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street, no arrests were reported. Police also responded on two disturbances this morning.

LDCFM was kept busy as well, responding on four medical emergencies. None of this morning's activity was reported to have resulted in any serious injuries.

The Extreme Heat Warning remains in effect until 8 p.m., Friday. More on this Warning can be found here from the National Weather Service office in Topeka.

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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