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November 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

From 1:50-5 a.m., Lawrence Police responded on a total of six disturbances. No arrests or serious injuries were reported.

In the same time span, Law Enforcement in the county recorded four OUI/DWI arrests. One arrest each for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence Police, while the Kansas Highway Patrol recorded two DWI related arrests on Interstate 70.

At 3:46, Police in Lawrence along with Fire Medical crews responded on another suspicious fire inside an occupied apartment building. This time the address was 1703 W. 24th Street. Dispatchers reported receiving several 911 calls, one of them reporting a "bag of chips" on fire outside of the door of her third floor apartment. More than five patrol officers responded on the call and quickly reported that the fire was extinguished prior to their arrival. Police and firefighters secured the scene of the fire until fire investigators could arrive. The fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

This morning's fire would appear to be the latest in a recent string of suspicious fires, all in the same general area of Lawrence apartment complexes. As of this report, there is no official confirmation as to the cause of the fire. A Lawrence Journal-World report on the earlier fires can be found here.

Police also responded on a report of a rock thrown through an apartment window in the 2100 block of Bob Billings Parkway. There was no description a suspect available.

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.

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November 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were called to the intersection of 23rd Street and Massachusetts Street at 3:49 for a single vehicle accident. The vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole in the area. Police confirmed no one was injured and there was no need for Fire Medical crews to respond to the scene. Officers did report that there appeared to be a power outage in the area.

At 3:52 a.m., Police were called to an address in the 2200 block of Harper on a possible aggravated burglary. A caller reported that he believed someone had entered his home through a backdoor. The subject didn't stick around and left through the same door. The caller told Dispatchers that he, the resident, had armed himself with a knife and was in a bedroom with one of his two children. Four officers checked the area and did not report locating anyone in the area. It sounded as though Officers believe the resident heard the car accident and thought it was someone inside his home.

The power outage knocked power out for 1,270 customers at its peak, at 5:30 this morning. Service was restored to all customers shortly after 6 a.m.. A map of the outages and a few other details regarding the outage can be found here from a report filed this morning by Operation 100 News.

At 4:57 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 1018 W 24th Street on a report of a fire in the laundry room. Eight officers responded to the area of the call. The first arriving officer reported heavy smoke from the building, which was keeping him from being able to safely enter. Fire crews quickly located and extinguished a fire in the basement of the building. The area of the fire was secured with fire line tape until an investigator could arrive. There was no immediate word whether or not this fire was accidental or possibly another suspected arson. No injuries were reported.

In case you missed it from earlier this week, Lawrence Fire Medical is seeking information from the public regarding several suspicious fires in occupied apartment buildings. That report can be found here.

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

Lawrence Police responded to the 500 block of Eldridge Street on reports of possible auto burglaries occurring in the area. A witness reported two subjects looking at parked vehicles in the area. Those subjects were said to have ran eastbound, towards HyVee, prior to Police arriving in the area. No damage was reported.

Just before 4 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 2350 Ridge Court on a possible structure fire. Dispatchers said they received multiple calls reporting fire on the third floor of the apartment building. One caller reported several books on fire in a hallway, while another reported it was toys on fire in the hallway. Police made access to the third floor and reported heavy smoke. Fire Medical crews arrived a short time later and quickly located and extinguished the fire. The fire was believed to have been intentionally set. No injuries were reported.

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 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Eudora Police reported locating an open window at Eudora United Methodist Church, 2084 N 1300 Road around 2:20 this morning. Several Douglas County Deputies assisted with surrounding the building and then clearing the interior. There were no reports of any arrests or damage. It is unclear whether or not anyone entered the building through the open window. Law Enforcement remained at that scene until nearly 3:30.

Lawrence Police were called to an address in the 1200 block of Summit Street at 4:09 for a reported physical disturbance between two females. Officers arrived and broke up the fight. One of the women was arrested and faces a Battery charge. The other woman was treated for some minor injuries at the scene, she was not transported by Medics.

Officers in Lawrence also responded on two incidents involving children this morning. The first was reported as officers were leaving the scene on of the Summit Street incident. The child was said to be "in need of care" according to radio traffic. Four officers were involved in the call which was in the 1300 block of Summit Street.

The second child related call was in the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive at 7:06 this morning for a child "out of control". From radio traffic it sounded like the juvenile was trying to avoid going to school this morning. No other details were available.

Around 7:50 this morning, fire crews were called to the 2200 block of W 26th Street for a report of a kitchen fire inside a second floor apartment. Arriving fire crews reported visible smoke and flames from the building. Firefighters initially attacked the fire from inside the building and then briefly were ordered outside and battled defensively. The fire was knocked down in about 30 minutes. One occupant was treated by medics at the scene, those injuries were not said to be serious and the person was not transported from the scene. Firefighters also reported rescuing a dog from one of the apartments. More on this fire can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

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 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 3:27, Lawrence Police were called to a sorority in the 1100 block of Indiana Street after one of the residents reported a man inside the building. Dispatchers reported that all of the residents had moved into the house mom's room and had locked the door. Officers arrived and reported locating an unsecured door on one side of the building. Police cleared all three floors of the building, while other Officers checked the surrounding area for anyone on foot. The search of the building did not locate anyone who was not supposed to be there. Officers checking the area reported checking on two pedestrians, neither was believed to have been related to the burglary. The suspect was only described as a white male. An officer at the scene was assigned to "process" the door that was found unsecured. No other details are currently available.

At 5:47, Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to 312 Bowstring Drive on a report of a fire alarm with visible smoke. Police arrived to report flames visible from one side of the second level. Firefighters located fire on the second floor of the two story home. The fire was quickly knocked down and while conducting searches of the residence, crews reported locating and rescuing two cats. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no injuries were reported. More information on this fire can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

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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September 20th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

For those looking that have not already seen the story, Police and Fire Medical were called to the Berkeley Flats apartments in the 1100 block of Mississippi Street at 10:14 p.m... The building that contains 1100 and 1104 Mississippi Street, was seriously damaged, with parts of the third floor said to be structurally compromised. A total of 14 residents were displaced and no injuries were reported. Investigators were back at the scene shortly after sunrise this morning working to determine the cause of the fire. More on this fire can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Once the fire was under control, things were pretty calm in the county.

Shortly before 2:30, Police conducted a vehicle stop in the 4400 block of Adam Avenue. After administering field sobriety tests, the driver was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested.

At 4:34, Eudora Police and Firefighters were dispatched to the area of E 12th Street and Tallgrass Drive for what the caller reported to be a "plume of smoke" in the area. Firefighters arrived to report only a haze in the area. After making contact with the caller, to make sure they were all looking at the same thing, all units were allowed to clear from the call with nothing found.

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 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were called to the 900 block of Louisiana at 2:43 after dispatchers received reports of fireworks or possibly gunshots in the area. One caller reported five "shots", a pause and then seven to eight more "shots". Another caller believed the sounds to be fireworks. Officers checked the area and reported the sounds to only be fireworks.

Just before 3 a.m., Lawrence Fire/Medical and Police responded on a reported structure fire at 3009 Sagebrush Drive. The caller reported a fire in the kitchen of the home. Fire crews arrived to find nothing visible from the two story residence. Firefighters reported a "working fire" in the kitchen. The four residents of the home were all out safely before Fire/Medical arrived. The fire was knocked down within about 10 minutes of firefighters arriving on scene. No injuries were reported.

At 6:48 a.m., Eudora Police, Kansas Highway Patrol, and LDCFM responded on an injury accident on westbound Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora. Medics reported it appeared that one of the involved vehicles had rolled before it crashed into the ditch. One person needed assistance getting out of their vehicle. Emergency responders reported one serious injury and another minor injury. More on this accident can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m., several non-injury accidents were reported on Interstate 70, in both directions, near mile marker 221 and near Exit 224. No injuries were reported but, traffic was backing up through the area according to KTA Troopers.

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 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 2 a.m., Eudora Police reported a vehicle westbound on K-10 in excess of 80 miles per hour. Officers were able to catch up with that vehicle near the East Lawrence Business Park , around milepost 6. The driver was arrested for OUI and two outstanding warrants for Failure to appear in Municipal Court.

Officers in Lawrence conducted more than 13 vehicle stops this morning between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.. One of those vehicle stops resulted in an OUI related arrest.

Shortly before 5 a.m., Firefighters from several area townships, just west of Lawrence, responded on a house fire at 1565 E 800 Road. The address is about a mile southwest of Highway 40 and the South Lawrence Trafficway. A responding Medic unit reported from that intersection they could see flames. Once units arrived on the scene they reported that the second floor and roof were fully involved with fire. The two occupants of the house, along with their dog, safely escaped from the house before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported. More on this story can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from our reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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

Today's blog entry will be the last post until Thursday, July 12th. More information on this coverage outage can be found here.

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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