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Consecutive mornings with a vehicle pursuit in Lawrence

Monday into Tuesday pursuit

A 22-year-old, Baldwin City man led Lawrence Police on a high speed car chase that ended in a brief foot chase on the Haskell University campus.

The chase started around 11:50 p.m. Monday near 22nd Street and Louisiana when a Lawrence officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Impala. The driver sped away from the officer, eastbound on 21st Street at a high rate of speed. The officer gave chase and followed the vehicle for a short time before losing sight of the suspect vehicle near 21st Street and Vermont Street.

Other officers responded to the area to help look for the vehicle. One of those officers spotted the vehicle driving in excess of 100 MPH while southbound on Barker Avenue approaching 23rd Street. That officer reported skid marks on the pavement near 22nd and Barker.

Officers moved onto the Haskell University campus and began setting up a perimeter to box in the vehicle. The vehicle was found crashed and abandoned in a grassy common area just north of Oneida Avenue. Officers found that the vehicle had struck several objects, including a sign for one of the buildings and a light pole.

The man spotted a Lawrence Police patrol car spotlighting the area and took off on foot northbound towards the stadium. Officers apprehended him about 200 yards south of the stadium at about 12:05 a.m.. Tuesday. Officers backtracked through the area and located several locations where the vehicle left the roadway and caused damage to property.

Medics eventually transported the man to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to be checked out after he became nauseous and vomited. No other injuries were reported.

He has since been booked into the Douglas County jail and faces a slew of charges including; flee/attempt to elude, reckless driving, driving while suspended, possession of a controlled substance and several counts of leaving the scene and failure to report an accident.

Wednesday morning pursuit

This morning's pursuit involved a 23-year-old, Lawrence man who attempted to flee from officers in a vehicle. Just after 12:40 a.m., an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near W. 7th and S. Michigan Streets. Instead of stopping, the driver turned off all of the vehicle's lights and quickly turned into the Hawks Pointe apartment complex in the 1400 block of W. 7th Street. Officers kept up and were able to apprehend the man before he had a chance to run from the vehicle. The driver has now been booked into the Douglas County jail and faces charges of flee/attempt to elude and driving while intoxicated. No injuries were reported.

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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Early morning car chase and Lawrence woman critically injured in overnight crash

Lawrence Police were involved in a very short car chase around 2:15 this morning. The chase began southbound on Harper Street near E. 21st Terrace. The officer in pursuit reported that the driver signaled before he turned eastbound onto E. 23rd Street. The chase ended quickly when the driver pulled into his own driveway in the 1900 block of E. 23rd Street, with Police right behind him. Officers conducted a felony car stop and the man was taken into custody without further incident.

Douglas County booking logs show the driver to be a 33-year-old, Lawrence man. He now faces charges for OUI, attempt to elude, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also new this morning, the Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate after a 28-year-old Lawrence woman was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 435 near Kansas Highway 10 in Lenexa. More on this accident, including her name can be found on the Operation 100 News website.

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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    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.

    Operation 100 News' listening hours as well as contact information is located on our Facebook page. Don't forget to give us a "Like" while you are there.

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    December 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

    For those who follow Operation 100 News on Twitter, you are probably already aware of this but, for everyone else. I recently changed my coverage hours to begin at midnight and end at 5 a.m.. More information on this change can be found here.

    Law Enforcement in Douglas County was on high alert following two Topeka Police Officers being shot and killed in the line of duty last night. The suspect was involved in a six hour standoff with local, state and federal law enforcement in Topeka. The standoff came to an end after tactical teams fired tear gas into the structure and shots were exchanged. Medics transported the suspect away from the scene in very critical condition. More on this story can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.

    Around 3 a.m., a Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy spotted a sport utility vehicle at a high rate of speed, driving into oncoming traffic on Kansas Highway 10. The SUV was first seen around De Soto, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. The Deputy tailed the vehicle from the correct side of the highway and reported speeds near 100 miles per hour. Douglas County Deputies attempted to throw spike strips in front of the suspects vehicle. The driver managed to avoid the spike strips and came to a stop on his own near milepost 10. Deputies from both agencies conducted a felony car stop and took the driver into custody. Eudora Township Fire and LDCFM medics were called to the scene for some minor lacerations that the subject had sustained in his arrest. Eudora Township canceled the medic unit after learning that the suspect was refusing treatment. The suspect was taken into custody by Johnson County Deputies.

    Lawrence Officers responded on a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block of W. 24th Street shortly after 4 a.m.. Officers contacted a woman in the area. That woman was eventually taken into custody for an outstanding warrant. She faces additional charges for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    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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