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Car chase begins in N. Lawrence, ends 35 minutes later near Topeka

Authorities from at least five law enforcement agencies were involved in a lengthy pursuit early this morning.

Around 2:10 a.m., police from Lawrence and Topeka attempted to stop a white 2001 GMC Jimmy that was northbound on N. 2nd Street near Lincoln Street. The driver chose to flee and the chase was on.

Douglas County Deputies joined the pursuit as the vehicle sped passed TeePee Junction, intersection of U.S. Highways 24-59 and 24-40. The chase continued northbound on U.S. Highway 24-40 with speeds reaching 70 miles per hour.

As the pursuit passed Midland Junction and entered Jefferson County, at least one of their deputies joined the pursuit. Speeds ranged from 45-70 miles per hour while continuing westbound on U.S. Highway 24.

A Jefferson County Deputy was able to get in front of the pursuit and laid spike strips near Decatur Road, just east of Grantville. The vehicle hit the spike strips, shredding at least one tire.

Shawnee County Deputies and more Topeka Police officers joined the pursuit as they entered Shawnee County and eastern Topeka. A Deputy spiked the vehicle a second time near Kansas Highway 4. The second set of spike strips damaged the remaining tires on the vehicle.

After striking a bridge guardrail and making a U-turn into the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 24, the vehicle became stuck in the grassy median. The driver and a passenger were taken into custody just east of Kaw Valley Road in eastern Topeka at 2:46 a.m..

No injuries were reported in the chase that spanned about 27 miles, across parts of three counties and lasted 35 minutes.

The driver is reportedly the suspect that Topeka Police were in Lawrence looking for this morning. As of this report there is no official confirmation as to what that man was wanted for.

Check back with this report and the Lawrence Journal-World for updates as new information becomes available.

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.

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11 disturbances and the second morning in a row with a strong-arm robbery

This morning's numbers are just a little bit different from yesterday morning. Lawrence police conducted 10 vehicle stops between midnight and 5 a.m.. Only two DWI related arrests this morning, one from KUPD and one from LPD, and both of those also include charges for the driver refusing to be tested.

Here is a look at some of the numbers from Lawrence Police this morning;

  • 11 Disturbances
  • 2 Noise complaints
  • 2 Non-injury accidents
  • 1 Trespassing complaint
  • 1 Strong-arm robbery

At 12:20 this morning, Eudora Police and a Douglas County deputy were called to check for an erratic driver eastbound on K-10 approaching Eudora. A 911 caller was following the vehicle and reported the driver was all over the roadway and possibly left the roadway entirely at one point. The caller followed the vehicle to the Church Street exit and then north. Eudora Police caught up with the driver at the Kwik Shop. No arrests were recorded related to the incident.

Just after 12:40 a.m., Lawrence police were called to an address in the 600 block of Michigan Street on a domestic disturbance. A man was eventually arrested and faces charges of criminal damage to property and escape from custody. While he was being transported to the County Jail apparently he was trying to open the door of the patrol car that was transporting him. It was not clear if he slipped his cuffs completely, was able to get his hand in front of him or what exactly prompted the escape charge. The officer driving the car did call for assistance at K-10 and Franklin, about a block from the jail for help detaining the subject again.

At 1:15 a.m., Police were called to an address in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road for a possible burglary in progress. The resident reported an unknown male in his 20's opened the front screen door of the home and then tried to open the main door. After finding the front door was locked, the man then made his way to the resident's vehicle parked nearby and tried to open the doors. Police arrived and the man was arrested for criminal trespassing and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in municipal court.

Officers were called to the intersection of 9th and Massachusetts Street at 2:45 a.m. following reports of a fight in progress, and one subject with a bloody nose. Medics were also dispatched to stage in the area. After breaking up the fight, medics treated one person for what were described as minor injuries.

A Mil-Spec security officer called Lawrence Police at 2:50 a.m., to the 1000 block of W 23rd Street after witnessing a non-injury accident. Apparently Mil-Spec told dispatchers that they were detaining the driver after she attempted to flee from the scene of a collision with a parked vehicle. LPD arrived and eventually arrested the driver. She now faces charges her second DWI, in addition to refusing a test and no proof of liability insurance.

At 4:55 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the Dillon's at 1015 W. 23rd Street following the strong-arm theft of nine cartons of cigarettes. The suspect, described as a heavy set black female, reportedly shoved an employee to get to the cigarettes and then fled in a red Buick passenger car. According to scanner traffic, it appeared that officers have had similar incidents with a suspect vehicle matching this description. It was unclear if the actual suspect description matched or just the vehicle.

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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October 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police investigated an early morning accident involving a vehicle which reportedly "rolled over" a person who was lying in the street. The incident occurred shortly after 1:20 this morning near the intersection of N 7th and Ash Streets in north Lawrence. The victim was transported to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, with critical injuries. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News.

Officers also investigated non-injury accidents in the 1300 block of W 6th Street, and another in the 900 block of W 23rd Street, both just before 2 a.m.. The W 23rd Street accident resulted in an OUI related arrest.

Police responded on two disturbances and one reported burglary after 2 a.m.. No serious injuries or arrests were reported in any of that 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 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Law Enforcement throughout the county recorded five OUI/DWI related arrests this morning. Eudora Police also recorded an arrest including several counts of Possession.

Lawrence Police were called to report of a domestic disturbance at an address in the 1200 block of Louisiana Street at 2:16. Initially two officers were dispatched to handle the call however, after one of the subjects decided to batter an officer, two additional officers were added. One male was arrested and faces charges of Domestic Battery and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Lawrence Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Tennessee Street for a dumpster fire at 2:22. No buildings were reported to be in any immediate danger, and no injuries were reported.

Shortly after 6 a.m., Officers were called to an address in the 1800 block of W 28th Street on a report of a disturbance with weapons. A caller reported a subject armed with a crossbow was arguing with another subject. No injuries or arrests were reported.

Just before 7:30, Police became involved in a vehicle pursuit on 6th Street in Lawrence. It was unclear exactly why the officers chose to pursue the vehicle. Officers pursued a dark colored Chevrolet Impala westbound from near 6th and Iowa Streets to 6th and Stoneridge Drive where the vehicle turned south. The vehicle then turned around and went back to 6th Street, this time going eastbound. Officers reported speeds throughout the chase of 40 miles per hour or less. The vehicle reportedly ran a number of traffic signals. Officers were able to get in front of the vehicle and throw spike strips. The spike strips deflated three of the vehicles tires. Officers attempted to box the vehicle in at one point, which only led the driver to drive off of the roadway and across a sidewalk. The driver was eventually taken into custody at 7:47. It was unclear where the final stop actually occurred. One officer reported near the McDonalds at 6th and Wakarusa, while another Officer reported near 6th and Kasold. One of those locations was likely the site of where the driver was seen tossing what was believed to be beer bottles from the vehicle. No injuries were reported and as of this post, the suspect has not been booked into the Douglas County Jail.

If you follow Operation 100 News on Twitter, you surely noticed it was also a very busy morning for firefighters throughout Johnson County. Seven departments worked a fire on the roof of an 11 story office building shortly after 1 o'clock, link. One person was killed and another critically injured in a rollover accident, link. And Shawnee Firefighters responded on an apartment building fire, link.

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

Lawrence Police conducted four vehicle stops this morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff's Office each recorded DWI arrests. The Highway Patrol arrested a female in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street around 2:30. That woman faces charges of DWI and Refusing a Test. The Sheriff's Office arrested a male at 31st Street and Haskell Avenue, shortly before 3 o'clock. He faces a DWI charge.

Officers responded on one Domestic Disturbance at 2:51 in the 500 block of Florida Street. One person was arrested and faces a charge of Criminal Damage to Property. No injuries were reported.

At 3:41, an officer on patrol reported "interrupting" an auto burglary in the 1700 block of Ohio Street. The suspect, only described as a male in dark clothing, was last seen running eastbound from the area. Four officers searched the area and at last check, had not located the suspect.

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 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted just almost 10 vehicle stops this morning.

Officers responded on what was reported to be a possible prowler. The caller reported an unknown subject looking into a window of their home. The subject was last seen running away from the address. Police only seemed to have a vague description of the man.

Eudora Police conducted a vehicle stop on K-10 near mile marker 13 before 3 a.m.. Police found that the license plate on the vehicle had been altered and the driver was also driving while suspended. The driver was arrested on charges for both offenses.

Shortly before 4 a.m., Officers received information on a non-injury accident in the 1500 block of Kentucky.

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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Nearly 3,500 in Douglas County lose power overnight; service restored

6:30am - Electricity to the remaining 10 customers has been restored. Currently no outages reported in Douglas County.

5:15am - Westar Energy's website now shows only 10 customers without power.

5:07am - Westar Energy's latest update has dropped the number of customers without power to 1,835. Also added a rainfall total map from the National Weather Service. These are radar indicated totals, so they may not be exact. Map is accurate as of 5 a.m..

4:45am - Lawrence Fire has arrived on scene after a report of arcing power lines near the intersection of W 23rd and Ousdahl Road. Westar Energy arrived a short time later and the fire crew cleared from the scene. Outage numbers have dropped by one in the past hour. Now sitting at 3,457.

Kansas City Power & Light has also now updated their website to show one outage in south Douglas County, zip code 66006.

4:06am - This morning's storms are believed to be responsible for knocking out power to just under 3,500 Westar Energy customers this morning in Lawrence.

Earlier this morning, around 2 a.m., Westar was only showing one customer without power in eastern Lawrence. After 3:30 a.m., that number jumped to 95. As of 4 a.m., that number has jumped to 3,458. According to Westar Energy's website the majority of those outages are in central Lawrence.

The National Weather Service office in Topeka has not issued any watches or warnings for any of the passing storms. Everything is well below severe limits currently. Should something develop and there is a watch or warning issued, check back here for the latest.

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Screenshot of preliminary rainfall totals in the past 12 hours in Douglas County from the National Weather Service. These numbers are radar indicated and are approximate. As of 5 a.m., July 26, 2012.

Screenshot of preliminary rainfall totals in the past 12 hours in Douglas County from the National Weather Service. These numbers are radar indicated and are approximate. As of 5 a.m., July 26, 2012. by Mike Frizzell

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July 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of this morning was fairly quiet in Lawrence. Officers responded on a fireworks complaint in the 900 block of Rhode Island Street at 2:15 a.m.. Police also received information on a drug complaint and responded on one disturbance reported to involve weapons. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

Just outside of Douglas County, Tonganoxie firefighters battled a fully involved residential fire just after 5:30 a.m.. Police reported the rear of the home was fully involved with fire. Firefighters from Tonganoxie and several surrounding Township Fire Departments were able to report the fire to be under control as of about 6:15 a.m.. Both residents of the home escaped without injury. More on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or from our partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

Back in Douglas County, Lawrence Fire/Medical are currently (as of 8:10 a.m.) on scene at McCollum Laboratories, 2095 Constant Avenue, on what began as a fire alarm. One fire crew responded and reported light smoke inside the one-story building. A full alarm assignment was added to the call shortly before 8 a.m.. Crews inside the building believe the smoke to be coming from a HVAC related issue. There has not been any confirmation of a working fire at this time. A Haz-Mat crew is also standing by at the scene as a precaution. KUPD has blocked several streets in the area, which are blocked by LDCFM vehicles and apparatus. It did not sound like anyone was inside the building at the time of the initial fire alarm.

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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