Entries from blogs tagged with “Lawrence”

September 1st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 10:38 p.m. last night Lecompton Fire along with LDCFM and KTA Troopers were called to WB I-70 at mile marker 199.7 on reports of a single vehicle accident. Troopers arrived and found a vehicle had traveled through a bridge guardrail and there were five people with injuries. LDCFM arrived and found that one person had suffered critical injuries, two others suffered serious injuries and two more suffered minor injuries. LifeStar was dispatched to respond to the KTA parking lot near the K-10 interchange with I-70 to transport the critical patient to Stormont Vail in Topeka. The other victims were transported between LMH and Stormont Vail by ground ambulance. The initial accident report from the Turnpike Authority Troopers states that the vehicle is believed to have swerved to miss a deer, the vehicle left the roadway and struck the guardrail. None of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts according to the report.

Lawrence Police received several calls from motorists reporting possibly intoxicated or just plain reckless drivers around town. The first call was received by Emergency Dispatchers about 11:15 p.m. That call regarded a truck that was towing a boat and having difficulty maintaining a lane while traveling southbound on the river bridge near 6th and Vermont. The vehicle turned west onto 6th street. The truck continued to move around part of Lawrence and eventually ended up parked in a business parking lot before Police were able to catch up with the driver.

LPD also spent a pretty good amount of time dealing with a subject who was repeatedly dialing 911 from a cell phone and then being uncooperative with Emergency Dispatchers or claiming that they had called him first and he was returning the missed call. Police were able to locate the man, after those officers cleared from the address, the man dialed 911 again a short time later and wanted to speak with another officer. The man was again warned about the proper and improper uses for dialing 911.

Police also handled a number of disturbances, noise complaints and vehicle stops.

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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August 31st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just after 10 p.m. in Lawrence, LPD was called to the 300 block of Missouri Street to investigate a narcotics complaint. About 20 minutes later there was another narcotics investigation in the 500 block of Congressional Drive. Case numbers were pulled for both, beyond that there was nothing else available to report.

Most of the overnight activity was initiated by Officers. Vehicle stops and parking violations were the majority of the activity. Police were called to respond on a few disturbances.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. a LPD Officer spotted a vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the river bridge north of 6th and Vermont. The driver was stopped once the vehicle reached the north end of the bridge. From the sound of it, the driver was unfamiliar with the road and turned onto the wrong bridge to cross over the river.

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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August 30th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A very quiet night in Douglas County. Not much activity of any kind.

Police in Lawrence conducted the usual vehicle stops and responded on a few disturbances.

Lawrence Fire was called to the 1800 block of Naismith on a dumpster fire. No structures or vehicles were in any danger and no injuries were reported.

LDCFM and LPD responded on a number of non life threatening medical calls throughout the night.

All in all that was about it.

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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August 29th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a busy weekend, things quieted back down this morning in Lawrence.

Most of the nights activity consisted of fairly frequent activity for Police. Noise complaints, vehicle stops and a few parking violations.

At 2:30 a.m. LDCFM was called out to the 1000 block of Emery Road on reports of a dumpster fire. Crews arrived to find a dumpster on fire, no vehicles or structures were in danger.

Just before 5:30 a.m. Police in Lawrence were called to the 1200 block of New Jersey on reports of a prowler. The calling party stated that there was an unknown person on the front porch of the address. Police arrived and found that there was no one in the area or on the front porch.

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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August 28th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another night full of what seemed like an increased Police presence in Lawrence. Officers handled more than 20 alcohol violations after 10 p.m. with the last one just before 2 a.m.

Police handled a number of noise complaints, disturbances and conducted many vehicle stops throughout the night. A few of the vehicle stops earlier in the night involved callers who were following erratic drivers, with the suspicion that the driver was intoxicated. At least one DUI arrest was made early in the night as a result of one of those 911 calls in Lawrence.

Just before 10 p.m. Baldwin City Fire along with Douglas County Deputies were called to the 466 E 1700 Road on reports of a single vehicle accident. Deputies arrived and found a truck had crashed into a ditch just off the side of the road. The truck was on its side and the occupant had exited the vehicle. The Fire Department arrived and advised that the subject had suffered serious injuries. LDCFM was requested to respond to establish a landing zone for a helicopter to transport the patient. A landing zone was established at Vinland Airport. LifeFlight Eagle, from Harrisonville, Missouri, landed at Vinland and transported the patient to KU Medical Center in Kansas City.

LPD was called to the 500 block of Pioneer Road, just after 11:30 p.m. to investigate a report of five gunshots heard in the area. Police arrived in the area and were not able to locate anything related to the report.

Just after 2:30 a.m. Police responded on a non injury accident in the 1200 block of W 6th Street.

A report of shots fired by the occupant of a vehicle after a disturbance was reported to Lawrence Police shortly before 3 a.m. Police responded to where the disturbance occurred, 1000 block of E 23rd Street, the suspect vehicle was reportedly last seen eastbound on K-10 at a high rate of speed. LPD along with County Deputies checked east to the Johnson County line with no vehicle matching the given description located. The suspect vehicle was reported to be a white Pontiac. Needless to say, LPD had a huge Police presence investigating this incident. I counted at least 12 units involved in some form.

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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August 27th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An active Friday night in Lawrence. Back to school and back to action.

Police in Lawrence started off with two non injury accidents around 10:15 p.m. The first was reported in the 2300 block of W 26th Street and the second just a few minutes later in the 800 block of Iowa Street.

Just before 11 p.m. KUPD received a report of a group of subjects who were "climbing" on the south side of Anschutz Library and others on the Military Sciences building. Officers caught up with the group and warned them not to climb on the buildings. One report indicated that the a few of the people had climbed up to near the second floor level.

LPD wrote several alcohol violations, including one in the 1200 block of Oread.

Last nights DUI check lane in Lawrence gave Police plenty of activity, at least three DUI arrests, quite possibly were more that I did not hear as I was not sitting on that one frequency. Police also conducted a number of vehicle stops in that same area of vehicles that attempted to avoid the check lane by making illegal U-Turns. Numerous citations were also written at the check lane.

At 1:30 a.m. this morning, Lawrence Police responded with LDCFM on what was reported as a traumatic injury after a fall in the 1900 block of Haskell Avenue. Police investigated the incident as a domestic disturbance. No serious injuries were reported.

Police made at least two DUI arrests away from the area of the check lane overnight.

Later this morning, just after 4:30 a.m. LDCFM and LPD were called to the 300 block of Elm Street on a reported structure fire. The caller was unable to answer the questions that emergency dispatchers were asking. She was only able to tell dispatchers that "her chair is on fire." Fire crews arrived and at first did not find anything, after locating the caller and removing her from the apartment, crews did find a chair that was smoking. The resident of that apartment was checked out by a medic unit on the scene, it did not sound as though anyone was transported away from the scene.

Around 6:30 a.m. this morning a 911 caller reported a vehicle found overturned in Riverfront Park, near the boat ramp. LPD and LDCFM responded to the scene with Police arriving first. Police advised that the vehicle was on its top with one occupant. LPD requested that only one LDCFM personnel enter the scene and the that the occupant appeared to be deceased. LDCFM arrived and confirmed that the occupant was deceased. No other information has been released at this time. Crime Scene Investigators and LPD Detectives are on scene investigating.

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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August 26th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Right at 10 p.m. Lawrence Police received information about a possible intoxicated driver that was last seen in the 3100 block of Iowa. The caller advised that he was nearly ran off of the road by the believed intoxicated driver. Two officers responded to check the area, they were not able to located the vehicle.

Another odd call, shortly after 10:30 p.m. a man returning home called Police after he says he saw at least five women running in the 1000 block of Kentucky Street. The man told emergency dispatchers that the women were naked. Three officers were sent to check the area, again no one was located.

Police conducted a number of Bar Checks throughout the city overnight. As a result several alcohol violations were cited, no arrests were made.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Learnard Avenue just before midnight on a minor injury accident. One of the subjects involved stated that he was injured, that subject refused to be seen by a medic crew, Fire/Medical was not called to the scene.

About 12:30 a.m. LDCFM along with Police were called to the 2700 block of Rawhide Lane on a report of a possible house fire. The caller stated that they were cooking inside the house and the entire house had become filled with smoke. The residents were not sure of the source of all of the smoke and stated that they did not see any flames. The fire department arrived and quickly discovered that the smoke was all related to the cooking. One fire crew remained on scene for a short time to assist with venting the smoke out of the structure. All other units were cancelled.

Just before 2 a.m. LPD was called to an establishment on E 6th Street on reports of subjects physically fighting out front and a man walking around displaying a gun to the crowd. The man with the gun was said to have been walking around the crowd that had gathered near the fight and was not threatening anyone with the weapon. Emergency Dispatchers told Police that the man was "showing" the gun to the crowd but not pointing it at anyone. Police arrived to find two fights at the address and were told that the man with the gun had walked away. It was not clear if Police were able to locate the armed man or if any arrests were made related to the fighting subjects.

At the same time as LPD was busy on 6th Street, KUPD responded on two subjects prowling around parked cars near McCollum Hall on campus. Those subjects were believed to have been damaging vehicles and attempting to steal belongings from inside one of the vehicles. Two subjects were taken into custody by KUPD.

Lawrence Police made it known yesterday that they will be conducting a DUI check lane in Lawrence Friday night. MORE

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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August 25th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

No, the addresses in today's blog are not mistakes, there really was this much activity in one rather small area.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was called to the 1600 block of Tennessee Street shortly after midnight on reports of a woman injured after a fall. It sounded like the woman was found near the pool area, it did not sound like the person that called 911 was a witness to the fall or knew anything about the woman. One medic unit was dispatched to respond with the LPD. Upon arrival that medic unit requested a fire unit to respond to assist with patient care. Initial reports indicated that the woman had multiple broken bones including at least one broken leg and possibly one arm. The woman was transported to Lawrence High School where medics transferred her to KU Medical Center by LifeStar Helicopter. Police continued to investigate the fall.

At 2:30 a.m. Lawrence Police were again called to the 1600 block of Tennessee Street on reports of a subject breaking out a window and possibly attempting to make entry into a residence. The description of the suspect was vague, at best. It was unclear if any arrests were made.

Just about 3:30 a.m. Police were in the area of the criminal damage call, involving the broken windows in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street, when they made contact with a subject who was in possession of drug paraphernalia. It sounded as though that person was taken into custody

Police also handled a number of vehicle stops, burglary alarms and disturbances. I do not recall hearing a single noise complaint, which is extremely rare.

In case you have not already seen the article, The Journal World's Shaun Hittle recently interviewed me about my work monitoring my scanners. The article can be seen here. Also, I would like to add that Operation 100 News and myself are NOT affiliated, in any way, with any of the other people interviewed or the Twitter username's mentioned in the article.

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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August 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was quiet again last night in Lawrence and the rest of Douglas County.

Lawrence Police conducted a significant number of vehicle stops, at least one resulted in an arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

LPD responded on a battery in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street just before 2 a.m. Police also responded on a few disturbances throughout the city. No serious injuries were reported.

In case you have not already seen the article, The Journal World's Shaun Hittle recently interviewed me about my work monitoring my scanners. The article can be seen here. Also, I would like to add that Operation 100 News and myself are NOT affiliated, in any way, with any of the other people interviewed or the Twitter username's mentioned in the article.

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.

Introduction to Operation 100 News

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August 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another fairly quiet night in Douglas County.

Lawrence Police responded on a few noise complaints and disturbances, pretty routine stuff that happens on most nights.

Shortly after midnight, Lawrence Police were called to the 3300 block of Iowa on a non injury accident.

The only truly odd or out of the ordinary call from overnight involved a man on the railroad tracks just east of E 8th and Pennsylvania Street. The man climbed onto a stopped train and then refused to get off of the train, after being spotted by a member of the train's crew. The crew called for Lawrence Police to respond and remove the man for trespassing. Four LPD officers arrived and the man was removed from the train. It was unclear if he was arrested or simply cited for trespassing.

A few minutes before 1:30 a.m. LDCFM along with LPD were called to the 1800 block of Carmel Drive. The caller advised that he awoke to his smoke detectors in his home sounding. He went to investigate and found that his house had become filled with smoke. Further investigation, by the resident, led him to the garage where he found a small fire, which he extinguished with his garden hose. LDCFM arrived and confirmed that the fire was contained to the garage and was extinguished. Fire crews also assisted the man in ventilating the smoke from his residence.

In case you have not already seen the article, The Journal World's Shaun Hittle recently interviewed me about my work monitoring my scanners. The article can be seen here. Also, I would like to add that Operation 100 News and myself are NOT affiliated, in any way, with any of the other people interviewed or the Twitter username's mentioned in the article.

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.

Introduction to Operation 100 News

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August 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After several active overnights, last night was pretty quiet for this time of year.

The majority of Police activity was fairly routine for Douglas County. Vehicle stops, a few noise complaints and disturbances. Police did respond multiple units on several domestic disturbances, two of which involved weapons being nearby. However, the use of weapons was never threatened, more of a thing where the weapon was out where the calling party could see it, never threatened or even handled by the suspect from the sound of it.

Not really much worth reporting today.

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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August 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

In case you were not already aware of it, there is a large number of college age kids back in Lawrence now. Police were kept busy all night. There were an extremely large number of; disturbances, vehicle stops and noise complaints as compared to the rest of the summer months. Most of the police activity seemed to revolve around intoxication.

Just before 11 p.m. LDCFM along with Eudora Fire and County Sheriff Deputies were called to mile marker 12.5 on the eastbound side of K-10. The caller was driving by and spotted what she believed to be a vehicle off of the roadway and near the treeline. Deputies arrived in the are and confirmed that there was a vehicle off of the roadway. Fire/Medical was requested to respond to check on the driver. Eudora Fire arrived and reported the driver had minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Around 1 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 1300 block of Massachusetts Street on reports of a large disturbance. At least one caller advised dispatchers that nearly 100 subjects were involved. Police arrived and found that there was a large disturbance, mostly spectators around a few smaller fights. No injuries were reported.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. a LPD officer initiated a vehicle stop in the 2000 block of Massachusetts Street. Officers on scene there did call for additional units to respond emergency after a male involved attempted to fight with an officer. That man was quickly taken into custody and transported to the county jail. No injuries were reported.

Officers responded to check the area of 5200 Eisenhower Terrace for reports of Fireworks around 3 a.m. No one was located in the area.

4:11 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to respond on reports of a shooting in the 2500 block of Cedarwood Avenue. LDCFM was also dispatched to respond to the area. A female caller advised dispatchers that her boyfriend had was in a car and he had been shot by the occupants of a dark colored extended cab truck. Police in the area located the woman, who was hysterically walking through the area. Officers were also able to quickly locate the reported suspect truck. What officers were not able to find was the man that was reported to have been shot. After Fire/Medical was staged nearby for approximately 10 minutes, Police disregarded them since a patient had not been located.

The last that I heard of the incident, Police seemed to believe the woman and her boyfriend were involved in a verbal disturbance with at least one occupant of the truck. The man dropped his girlfriend off during the argument and allegedly, one occupant of the truck mentioned a gun. The woman overheard that and for some reason believed that her boyfriend had been shot. Police believe the boyfriend left the area after the argument and was driving back to his home in Topeka and completely unaware of his girlfriend calling Police saying he had been shot.

Emergency dispatchers also advised the Police investigating the report of a shooting that the same subjects they were now speaking to had been in contact with Law Enforcement a few hours earlier during a disturbance outside of The Outhouse just east of Lawrence. It did not sound as though there were any injuries or arrests.

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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August 20th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another storm filled, hectic night for emergency crews and Westar throughout Douglas County.

Lawrence Police were kept busy responding on the normal Friday night calls along with the added call load from the storms that passed through the area. Police handled several non injury accidents, disturbances, noise complaints, a child out of control call, several alcohol violations and numerous vehicle stops. The storms triggered a large number of burglary alarms on area businesses for Police to deal with as well.

Fire crews were kept plenty busy as well with alarms, downed power lines and several downed utility poles. Just after 2 a.m. crews responded to an address in the 1000 block of New Boston Court after the caller believed the house was struck by lightning. Crews investigated what they described as an electrical odor and confirmed that there was not an active fire and no injuries were reported.

Just after 5 a.m. Fire crews were called to the 200 block of McDonald Drive on reports of a smoke odor in the ballroom area of the Holidome. From the sound of the radio traffic, the issue seemed to be related to a HVAC unit on the roof. Again there was not an active fire and no injuries were reported.

Westar had a busy night on their hands as well. Crews were out in force working through the storm trying to restore power. The highest that I saw outage numbers reach overnight was right around 700 customers. As of 6 a.m. Westar is reporting approximately 650 customers currently without power.

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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August 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An extremely busy overnight with the storms that rolled through the area last night.

Around 10:45 p.m. Lawrence Police received a 911 call about two vehicles that were seen "ramming each other" in the 500 block of Louisiana Street as they traveled southbound. The vehicles were last seen by the caller traveling southbound through the intersection of W 6th Street and Louisiana Street. Police responded to the area and were unable to locate the vehicles.

Just after Police finished checking for those vehicles, dispatchers began receiving calls of tree limbs across the roadways and power lines down throughout the county. Law Enforcement Officers removed the tree limbs that they could safely move out of the roadway and were forced to leave the others until Public Works could be called out to clear the roads.

The Fire Department was kept busy as well responding on reports of down power lines. Firefighters stood by on several lines and other electrical equipment that was sparking or arcing if they felt it posed a potential fire risk.

At one point overnight, Westar's website showed nearly 7,000 customers without power in the county. As of 6 a.m. this morning, that number is down to just over 3,000 customers.

Lawrence Police performed a number of bar checks as well as responding on many of the normal overnight calls. Noise complaints, vehicle stops and a few disturbances.

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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August 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were busy from the start last night.

At 10:30 p.m. emergency dispatchers received at least four calls from people advising that they had heard between five and seven gunshots in the area of the 900 block of E 21st Terrace. Police responded to that area to check. Just as officers were arriving on E 21st Terrace, dispatchers were receiving calls from the 200 block of Pinecone Drive advising of fireworks in the area. Police searched both areas, as they are not very far apart. No one was located in relation to any of the complaints.

Just before 11 p.m. Lawrence Police responded to investigate a non injury accident in the 500 block of Arkansas Street. KU Public Safety also responded on at least two non injury accidents on campus.

Around 12:45 a.m. Lawrence Police along with Lawrence Fire/Medical were called to the 1600 block of Haskell on reports of a kitchen fire inside of an apartment. The subject that called 911 advised that the fire was believed to have been fully extinguished by using a fire extinguisher. Police arrived and confirmed that the fire appeared to be out but, there was significant smoke inside the apartment. Fire crews arrived and provided ventilation to the apartment. It sounded like one person was transported to LMH by Lawrence Police with a minor injury.

Lawrence Police also arrested at least two people for suspicion of driving under the influence. Several noise complaints, vehicle stops and disturbances were also handled by Lawrence Police overnight.

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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August 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

With more and more students moving back into the area everyday, that calls have not really changed to much for Lawrence Police.

Lawrence Police were kept busy in the immediate area of Lawrence Memorial Hospital overnight. There was a subject making suicidal statements after just being released from the facility. That subject was taken back to the hospital. Police also responded to the hospital on a disturbance and then a few hours later a subject in the emergency room being uncooperative with staff, after being admitted and taken to a room.

Police have received a few more alcohol complaints, nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year in Lawrence though.

KU Public Safety Officers started seeing an increase in activity this morning about 6:30 a.m. as more students were preparing to move into the dorms. Several of their calls involved drivers striking parked cars.

Most of the overnight hours consisted of the fairly normal calls, disturbances, vehicle stops and noise complaints.

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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August 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another very quiet night in Douglas County.

Shortly before 11 p.m. a woman called 911 to report that someone had "abandoned" a Pit Bull in her backyard. The woman stated that she was afraid of the dog and would not be able to let her dogs out until Police removed the Pit Bull.

Lawrence Police responded on a few noise complaints throughout the night. Vehicle stops, several battery/disturbance calls were also handled by LPD. One of the disturbances reportedly involved a male armed with a knife. That male subject left the area in a vehicle prior to the Police being called. Police were not able to locate that vehicle and the other subjects involved and witnesses to the disturbance were less then cooperative with Police.

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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August 15th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A very quiet Sunday night in Douglas county. Lawrence Police received two complaints of reckless and/or possibly intoxicated drivers around 10:30 p.m. Police located one of the vehicles, which ended up being a college student who was lost and simply needed directions. The other vehicle was not able to be located.

LPD conducted a number of vehicle stops and responded on mainly the every night calls. Noise complaints, burglary alarms, and a few battery calls.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Police were called to the 700 block of Vermont after a caller advised of subjects spraying graffiti on a building. The caller followed the subjects involved for a short time and ended up losing sight of them just before Police were able to catch up. Police checked the area and it did not sound like they found damage to any buildings in the area.

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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August 14th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police had an early start to activity last night with a fireworks complaint just after 10 p.m. followed shortly after by a noise complaint and then a battery.

There were surprisingly only four noise complaints overnight, a pretty low number for a Saturday night. Police responded on a number of disturbance and battery calls, nothing that resulted in any serious injuries.

Police conducted about the normal number of a vehicle stops for a weekend night. At least two drivers were tested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Shortly before 4 a.m. emergency dispatchers received a 911 hand up call. LPD officers were sent to the address to investigate. When the first officer arrived she spotted a dumpster that was on fire and requested the Fire Department to respond. While the officer was standing by for the fire to be extinguished, a subject approached her and advised that he was the one responsible for the 911 hang up. That person also said that the 911 call was about the dumpster fire. Arson investigators responded to the scene. No information has been released as to any possible suspects.

Just after 5 a.m. Lawrence Police along with LDCFM were called to respond to the 1100 block of Massachusetts Street on a report of an injury accident. Just as the Fire/Medical was being dispatched the caller changed his mind about being injured and Medics were told to disregard. The Fire Department continued their response to check on a vehicle that was possibly on fire. Police arrived and found an "extremely intoxicated subject" in the street next to one of the vehicles. Fire arrived and advised that there were two vehicles involved with one striking a building, both vehicles were reported to have sustained "moderate" damage. As of 6:15 a.m. Police are still on scene administering a field sobriety test for one of the drivers. The list of charges sounds to be fairly extensive, even before a possible DUI charge.

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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August 13th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 11 p.m. County Deputies and LDCFM crews were called to the area of mile marker 147 on US Highway 59 south of Lawrence on an injury accident. Deputies arrived and found a motorcycle had crashed. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and Deputies quickly assessed the victim's injuries to be critical. The responding LDCFM crews were advised and they quickly requested for emergency dispatchers to contact LifeStar to check on their availability. LifeStar was available and was requested to respond to the scene shortly after LDCFM crews began to arrive. Highway 59 was closed to traffic in both directions for a time while LifeStar landed on the highway. The victim was only described as a male in his middle to late 30's. He was transported to a Kansas City area Trauma Center. Check the LJWorld story for the latest updates and more information as it becomes available.

Back in Lawrence, it was a fairly normal Friday night for Police when students are beginning to move back into town. Quite a few noise complaints, vehicle stops and disturbances. Police also conducted a few bar checks and at least one alcohol violation was reported.

As always seems to be the case this time of year, there are quite a few people having trouble with the concept of the one way streets throughout Lawrence. There was a non injury accident that involved a wrong way driver sideswiping a parked car when another vehicle, traveling in the correct direction approached. At least two other vehicles were stopped after Police witnessed them driving the wrong way on a one way street.

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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