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August 5th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 2 a.m., Police received a report of two teenage males "14-17 years old" who were dressed in all black and acting suspicious behind a strip mall in the 1500 block of Wakarusa Drive. Officers arrived in the area and quickly spotted the two subjects not far away. Both subjects ran from the Officers, southbound on Carmel Drive. The officer reported losing sight of the subjects near the intersection of Carmel Drive and Carmel Court. As officers set up a perimeter to search for the subjects, one was approached by an employee of Brandon Woods, who informed officers that several residents reported people knocking on their windows around the same time. After a little more than an hour of searching, officers broke down the perimeter and returned to normal patrols.

While the search was underway in Lawrence, officers in Baldwin City were on the lookout for a male who was seen breaking into at least one vehicle and using a flashlight to look into other vehicles, in a neighborhood on the east side of town. Officers were quickly able to locate the man and he was taken into custody. He has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on four counts of Burglary to a Vehicle, and is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.

Lawrence Fire responded on a small grass fire in the 2000 block of Bluffs Drive at 3:45 a.m.. That fire was quickly extinguished.

Douglas County Deputies recorded an arrest for Driving While Suspended on eastbound K-10 between Lawrence and Eudora.

Lawrence Police conducted five vehicle stops and responded on at least four noise complaints.

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 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly ordinary Saturday morning in Douglas County.

Lawrence Police responded on about five disturbances, several reported to be domestic related. One of the disturbances resulted in an arrest for Domestic Battery.

Officers also conducted six vehicle stops, two resulting in OUI related arrests. Only one fireworks complaint and that didn't come until 6:50 a.m., in the 600 block of Seabrook Place.

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 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A Lawrence Police Officer who had responded on a report of "noisy subjects" in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street found himself witnessing a man urinating in public. The officer contacted the man and after some further checking found that the man was wanted for misdemeanor failure to appear in municipal court. The man was taken into custody for both offenses and has been booked into the Douglas County Jail.

Officers conducted numerous building checks and at least four vehicle stops throughout town.

The Kansas Highway Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff's Office each reported making a DWI related arrest as well. KHP's arrest was in the 800 block of N. Iowa, while the Sheriff's Office arrest was on K-10 near mile marker 13.

At 6:10 a Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy reported a possible water main break just to the west of 19th and Haskell. The deputy reported that it was not causing any issue with traffic and he did not think that it would until crews arrived to check and repair the break.

None of this morning's activity was 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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August 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on a few disturbances this morning, one reportedly involving a male with a "metal rod." No serious injuries were reported.

Officers also checked on a report of a possible burglary in the area of 14th and Massachusetts Street. The caller reported a backdoor of the house was found open. The residents did not report seeing anyone but, they did say they believed they heard footsteps in the house. There was no word on whether or not that had actually been someone in the house or if the door had been blown open by the wind during the storm.

Lawrence Fire responded to an address in the 600 block of Gateway court for a sparking transformer shortly before 5 a.m.. Firefighters requested Westar respond to the scene to check for hazards.

Around 5 a.m., power outages began piling up. The highest report was of 146 outages at 6 a.m.. As of this report, Westar's website shows 100 customers without electricity.

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 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 2:10 a.m., Lawrence police conducted a vehicle stop in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street. One subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and OUI. Officers conducted a total of four vehicle stops this morning.

Before 4 a.m., KUPD was called to check on a report of a water main break near the Spencer Art Museum, 1301 Mississippi Street. Officers reported the pavement was beginning to buckle in one spot. Mississippi Street was closed from near 11th Street south to near Dyche Hall. A representative from the Spence Art Museum responded to check for damage to the interior of the building. There was reported to be two inches of water on the floor of at least one room. It was not clear where in the building that room was or how severe any damage is. As of this report, part of Mississippi Street remains closed as crews work to repair the break. KUPD reports traffic is heavy near the Kansas Union.

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 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning started out pretty quiet. Police in Lawrence responded a couple disturbances, a theft, and a non-injury accident, all before 4:15 a.m..

Around 4:15 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of W 4th and McDonald Drive for a report of an Aggravated Burglary. The resident told Police that he awoke to find a thin black male, approximately 5'10" tall, was inside the house. The unknown man fled through a backdoor of the home and was last seen running westbound from the 300 block of McDonald Drive. He was said to be wearing all black clothing with a do-rag.

Then, at 5:57 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence about a block away from Deerfield Elementary School on a report of another Aggravated Burglary. The second address is just under a mile away from the first Aggravated Burglary report. Officers quickly responded to the area and began searching for the man. This time the description of the man was a little more vague, a "smaller build," unknown race male standing approximately 5'9". Again the subject was said to have fled through a backdoor. An officer patrolling that area reported making contact with a male on foot in front of Deerfield Elementary School.

After further investigation, Officers determined that the male was involved in the most recent Aggravated Burglary. The man was arrested and has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Obstruction of the Legal Process. Currently there only appears to be one count of Aggravated Burglary and Police continue to investigate whether or not the same suspect was involved in the earlier burglary of the address near W 4th Street and McDonald Drive.

Kanwaka Township Fire responded on a small grass fire this morning near the 400 block of US Highway 40. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. No damage was reported to any structures.

Lawrence Fire crews responded to investigate the odor of what the caller believed to be natural gas, in the area of 31st Street and Ousdahl Road just after 7:40 a.m.. The Fire Department also reported an odor in the area of the Walmart, 3300 Iowa Street. Shortly after the call was dispatched, Emergency Dispatchers received a call from Southern Star who reported they were "venting mercaptan" in the 1900 block of W 31st Street on H Street. Lawrence Fire responded to that area to make contact with the utility workers, who reported that the venting would continue for approximately 30 minutes. Firefighters cleared from that scene before 8 a.m..

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 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning started out pretty quiet. Police in Lawrence responded a couple disturbances, a theft, and a non-injury accident, all before 4:15 a.m..

Around 4:15 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of W 4th and McDonald Drive for a report of an Aggravated Burglary. The resident told Police that he awoke to find a thin black male, approximately 5'10" tall, was inside the house. The unknown man fled through a backdoor of the home and was last seen running westbound from the 300 block of McDonald Drive. He was said to be wearing all black clothing with a do-rag.

Then, at 5:57 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence about a block away from Deerfield Elementary School on a report of another Aggravated Burglary. The second address is just under a mile away from the first Aggravated Burglary report. Officers quickly responded to the area and began searching for the man. This time the description of the man was a little more vague, a "smaller build," unknown race male standing approximately 5'9". Again the subject was said to have fled through a backdoor. An officer patrolling that area reported making contact with a male on foot in front of Deerfield Elementary School.

After further investigation, Officers determined that the male was involved in the most recent Aggravated Burglary. The man was arrested and has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Obstruction of the Legal Process. Currently there only appears to be one count of Aggravated Burglary and Police continue to investigate whether or not the same suspect was involved in the earlier burglary of the address near W 4th Street and McDonald Drive.

Kanwaka Township Fire responded on a small grass fire this morning near the 400 block of US Highway 40. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. No damage was reported to any structures.

Lawrence Fire crews responded to investigate the odor of what the caller believed to be natural gas, in the area of 31st Street and Ousdahl Road just after 7:40 a.m.. The Fire Department also reported an odor in the area of the Walmart, 3300 Iowa Street. Shortly after the call was dispatched, Emergency Dispatchers received a call from Southern Star who reported they were "venting mercaptan" in the 1900 block of W 31st Street on H Street. Lawrence Fire responded to that area to make contact with the utility workers, who reported that the venting would continue for approximately 30 minutes. Firefighters cleared from that scene before 8 a.m..

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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July 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 2:30 a.m., Lawrence Police responded to both of the Wal-Mart stores in town after both reported receiving threats. There were not many details aired over the radios, other than to say that the caller was a male in both phone calls. Dispatchers also indicated that one of the callers was reported to possibly be "mental". There was no indication as to whether or not it was the same caller to both stores, The first call to the Wal-Mart store at 550 Convressional Drive was dispatched to officers at 2:27 a.m.. The second call was dispatched at 2:29 a.m., to the Wal-Mart store at 3300 Iowa Street. It did not sound as though any special precautions were taken at either location. As of this report, no other details were available. Check back with the Lawrence Journal-World later this morning for additional information, should there be anything to report.

Elsewhere this morning, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the Wal-Mart at 5000 10th Avenue also received a telephone threat just before 4 a.m.. Officers quickly responded and were able to report the scene "clear" as of 4:30 a.m.. Again, no further details were immediately available.

More information on all three of the Walmart threat incidents can be found here from Operation 100 News.

Back in Lawrence, Police also responded on three reported disturbances, and two fireworks complaints. No serious injuries were reported.

At 5:20 a.m., Officers were called to the area of W 28th Street and Kasold Drive on reports of a Prowler. The caller only reported that it was believe a subject was possibly in the backyard, "looking into windows." There were no reports of any damage or of anything taken from the property.

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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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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