At 12:19 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire were called to the area of W. 26th Street and Redbud Lane after a 911 caller reported a trash can or dumpster on fire near an apartment building. The caller didn't seem to be exactly sure of their location or exactly what was on fire. They were able to tell dispatchers that either a trash can or dumpster was on fire "below" a laundry room. Several police officers and one fire unit descended on the area to look for any signs of fire in the area. The caller gave an address of 1821 W. 26th Street, at that address officers located nothing. Further checking led officers to 2522 Redbud Lane where they reported finding a trash can that had been on fire, it was only smoldering upon their arrival. Firefighters confirmed that the fire was out and appeared to be contained to the one trash can. The police department's call log shows nine units were assigned to the fire call.
The caller on the Redbud Lane incident was said to have disconnected the call when officers began to arrive in the area. Dispatchers attempted to call the subject back but, the subject was not answering any incoming calls. Patrol units and Investigators remained at the scene and in the area until just after 3:30 a.m.. There were no reports of serious damage or injuries.
Just after 2 a.m., Eudora Police responded on a reported residential burglary in the 900 block of Ash Street. The resident reported hearing a rattling from a door, followed by a window being broken. Police did not broadcast any suspect or vehicle descriptions. No injuries were reported. No other details were immediately available.
Back in Lawrence, Police responded on three disturbances, two of which were said to be domestic related. Fire Medical crews responded on two medical emergencies.
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.
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