Lawrence Police responded on four trespassing complaints this morning. Officers also handled three disturbances. None of the activity was said to involve weapons however, one of the disturbances involved several subject "throwing produce" at each other inside a Hy-Vee store. No arrests were reported following any of this activity.
At 4:46 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to the 2300 block of W. 26th Street after a caller reported seeing a "flickering" in the hallway of her apartment building. Police arrived quickly and reported there was nothing visible from the exterior of the building. After making contact with the caller, Police determined that the "flickering" was nothing more than a light fixture in the hallway. Fire crews confirmed there was not a fire in the building.
Around 6 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 1345 Vermont Street on reports of a structure fire. The caller reported smoke coming from a vacant apartment on the second floor of the building. Police arrived and reported seeing flames visible on the north side of the building. Officers attempted to make access to the apartment where the smoke was coming from but, were prevented from doing so due to the smoke conditions. Those officers were able to evacuate everyone from neighboring apartments. Firefighters arrived to report heavy smoke from a second floor window. A second alarm response was ordered for extra manpower at the scene. Crews reported the fire to be knocked down within about 10 minutes. The incident was declared to be under control at 6:20. No injuries were reported.
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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