Activity seems to have picked up a little bit this week, this morning was no different.
Police were dispatched to the area of W. 9th & Cardinal Drive at 12:26, following a report of arguing and screaming heard coming from one of the buildings. The caller believed the building would be in the 3300 block of W. 8th Street. Eventually, seven LPD units were assigned to the call and one person was arrested. Apparently one of the people involved in the disturbance had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and didn't want to be arrested. He apparently decided to stay inside the address and not let officers inside to investigate. Officers were talking back and forth about having a mug shot of the man, it sounded as though the man may have closed the door after seeing officers approaching. He was finally taken into custody about 1 a.m..
Based on scanner traffic, there was no immediate indication of a fight or struggle with officers but, this morning's county booking logs show the man now faces charges for interference with the duties of an officer and battery on a law enforcement officer in addition to the warrant. The warrant shows to be from 2011 in Shawnee County, for Possession of a Controlled Substance. No injuries were reported.
Eudora Police were called to the intersection of 10th & Ash shortly before 3 a.m., after a nearby resident reported a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot. The resident seemed to believe that the two occupants of the green SUV were going to burglarize a nearby business. Several deputies responded to the area and remained there for at least 25 minutes. It was unclear if there was an actual crime or nothing more than a suspicious vehicle. As of this report, no arrests have been recorded related to the activity.
None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.
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 (link above), where the has been 80 tweets since midnight.
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.