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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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August 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police worked at least two burglaries in the early overnight hours. No information on suspects was available.

The rest of the night was fairly routine activity for Police and mostly medical calls for LDCFM. Lawrence Police conducted a number of vehicle stops, a few residence/area checks and noise complaints.

Police also responded on several disturbances. One of which was reported to be domestic in nature and involved the male subject attempting to kick in a door at his ex girlfriend's apartment. Police arrived before the man was able to get into the apartment. 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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August 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things picked up a little bit last night in Lawrence.

Police responded on a non injury accident in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street just before 10 p.m. Along with a second non injury accident in the 2200 block of Inverness Drive just after 11:30 p.m.

Just after 1 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 900 block of Massachusetts Street on reports of a man wearing a camouflage shirt who was overheard mentioning having a gun. The man was located by Police, it was unclear if the man did have a gun or not.

The rest of the overnight was filled with routine calls for Lawrence. Noise complaints, vehicle stops, burglary alarms and a few disturbances. None of the activity resulted in 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.

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August 10th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a few fairly active overnights, last night was very quiet throughout Douglas County. When all was said and done, not really much worth reporting this morning.

A few noise complaints, minor disturbances, vehicle stops and a some alarms.

Lawrence Police conducted at least two vehicle stops of suspected intoxicated drivers. To the best of my knowledge this morning, both of those drivers were not arrested.

Lawrence Police announced yesterday afternoon that they are seeking information on the whereabouts of three subjects. These subjects are believed to be connected with an aggravated robbery that occurred in the 2400 block of Winterbrook Drive back on July 23rd. READ 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 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 10:30 p.m. LDCFM and Law Enforcement responded to the East Hills Business Park for a rollover injury accident in the 3800 block of Greenway Drive. Fire/Medical arrived to find a vehicle off of the roadway on it's side. The driver needed assistance from crews to get out of the vehicle. Life Star was placed on a ground standby at the airport. Medical crews advised the patient had serious injuries and disregarded Life Star from their standby. The driver was transported to an area hospital by 10:45 p.m. There were initial reports to Police that this may have been related to a road rage incident. For the latest information and updates, check the LJW Story.

There was a large number of disturbances and battery reports taken overnight. Nothing that resulted in any serious injuries, that I heard.

Police also responded on a few noise complaints and conducted a number of vehicle stops.

LPD assisted KUPD in attempting to locate a subject who called 911 repeatedly from the 1800 block of Ellis Drive. Emergency dispatchers were having difficulty figuring out what the caller was calling in regards to. At one point it was believed that the caller may have been speaking a different language. Dispatchers told Officers that the call was extremely garbled, choppy and the caller was difficult to understand.

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 8th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Sunday nights are normally pretty quiet. Last night was no exception to that.

Just after 10:15 p.m. Police took a report of a vicious dog in the 5000 block of Clinton Parkway. Sounded like the Officer was able to get the dog under control. It was not clear if the dog was taken to the Humane Society or returned to an owner.

Police also responded on a non injury accident just after 11 p.m. in the 700 block of east 11th Street.

The rest of the night was fairly routine activity for any night in Lawrence. Noise complaints, vehicle stops, a few disturbances and burglary alarms.

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 7th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Saturday night got off to a quick start with an injury accident in the 1400 block of Iowa just after 10 p.m. One person was transported to an area hospital with serious but, non life threatening injuries.

Lawrence Police were kept busy all through the night with vehicle stops, bar checks and numerous noise complaints. Police received information on an alcohol complaint in the 1200 block of Ohio just after 1:30 a.m.

At 1:35 a.m. LPD responded to the 1200 block of Massachusetts Street on a disturbance. At least two subjects were taken into custody during this incident.

Just a few minutes after that incident on Massachusetts was dispatched, another fight was reported in the 800 block of west 24th Street. A subject called 911, advised emergency dispatchers of a fight and then disconnected. Officers arrived to find a large crowd that was dispersing. Police were then called to another business just down the street where several of the subjects from the 24th Street incident had gathered. Officers were able to get the subjects to leave the area without further incident.

Just before 3 a.m. Lawrence Police responded on a minor injury accident in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. The injured subject refused to be seen by Medics.

Officers in Lawrence checked for a report of fireworks in the 1200 block of Ohio, just before 3:15 a.m. No one was located during the area search.

Police were called to the 2000 block of west 6th Street on reports of a battery just before 4 a.m. One subject was taken into custody related to the incident. No serious injuries were reported.

At about 6:20 a.m. this morning, emergency dispatchers informed Douglas County Law Enforcement to be on the lookout for suspects involved in a home invasion robbery that occurred early this morning in Topeka. Three black males forced their way into an address. The men were armed with handguns and each wore a mask hiding his face. Suspects stole the resident's red Pontiac Grand Am and left in an unknown direction.

New information about the fatality accident on K-10 in Lenexa that occurred Saturday morning. READ 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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Insider Trading

On Thursday the talking heads made up a lot of reasons why the DOW and S&P 500 were down 5%. The biggest loss since 2008, they said. Then they made up a bunch of reasons "why".

Was it stagnant growth numbers? Bad retail sales numbers? Maybe sun spots?

Then yesterday, S&P downgraded the US debt rating from AAA to AA+.

This is ridiculous for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that if the US is AA+, how can EXXON or Microsoft (US Based C-Corporations) be AAA? You don't think a US default and the resulting chaos in the markets would cause these companies to be a higher risk? Who would default first. Microsoft under an anti-trust ruling or the United States, a nation that defeated Germany (twice), fought the cold war and invented cheese in a can.

It is also ridiculous that the full faith and credit of the United States is being called into question by an organization that was rating the bottom tranche of sub-prime mortgage derivatives "AAA" during 2004, 2005 and 2006. These morons are the same morons that got us into the debt crisis in the first place. They still don't have a clue about how to evaluate risk. The Black Swan is still coming and these guys are downgrading US Treasury bills.

Oh, and they are all still making millions in salary and bonuses. No jail time or civil penalties for them.

Anyway, I would like to propose an alternative theory to Thursday's market sell-off. Insider Trading. It is possible that insiders at S&P who knew of the impending downgrade leaked the information to Wall St. types who are "in the know".

The resulting sell-off was a reaction, not to any real market forces, but to insider rumors floating around about S&P's impending action.

This week the FBI, Justice Department and SEC should raid the S&P offices and get to the bottom of this. Insider trading has long been tolerated. Traders who are plugged into the rumor mill make millions trading on information that is not publicly available. I think that once the SEC and others look into it, the cockroaches at S&P will flee the light. Maybe we can squish a few.

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August 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An active Friday night into Saturday morning. Activity has really picked up in just the past few days as the number of students coming back to Lawrence has increased.

Police were kept busy conducting vehicle stops and bar checks throughout the night. Police also received information on an alcohol complaint in the 1300 block of Ohio.

An injury accident was reported in the 400 block of Michigan just before 1 a.m. The extent of the injuries involved was unclear however, it did not sound to be to serious.

Lawrence Police responded on a few batteries and disturbances. Just about a block away from the scene of the battery that left one man seriously injured early Friday morning, another battery was reported. This morning's battery was in the 900 block of Massachusetts. The injuries associated were not considered serious.

Something else that occurred last night, while not directly related to Douglas County, it is an ongoing hot topic in the area. Another accident along K-10 has left one person dead and another in a KC area hospital with critical injuries. This time in Lenexa, between I-435 and Renner Road. Initial reports from the Kansas Highway Patrol indicate that one driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when the accident occurred. More info

The National Weather Service has issued another Heat Advisory for Douglas County. This one will be in effect starting at 11 a.m. this morning and last until Sunday evening at 8 p.m.

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 5th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another fairly active overnight in Douglas County.

The night got off to an early start with Police and Lawrence Fire crews responding to the 1000 block of Mississippi on reports of a structure fire just after 10:30 p.m.. Police arrived first and reported light smoke showing from a three story apartment building with fire alarms sounding. Fire crews arrived shortly after and located the apartment where the smoke and odor were originating from. The source of the smoke was burnt food on the stove. The fire was contained to the food and no injuries were reported.

Just before 1:45 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to check on reports of a man that was attacked on the sidewalk in the 800 block of Massachusetts. Police arrived to find a man laying on the sidewalk and immediately requested that Medics respond to the scene. Officers advised emergency dispatchers that the man's injuries were "Code Red" or critical. Medics arrived and confirmed the severity of the man's injuries. Medics requested for emergency dispatchers to check on the availability of a medical helicopter for transport of the victim. After making contact with a Kansas City area Trauma Center, medics decided to transport the victim by ground.

The suspect in the battery was only described as a black man of average height, who had a "short Afro haircut" according to scanner traffic. The man was last seen leaving the scene heading northbound, in a silver crossover vehicle, possibly a Dodge Journey, according to witnesses. There were also reports of at least two other occupants inside the suspect vehicle. For more details on this story and the latest updates, LJWorld Story.

Lawrence Police and County Deputies made several DUI arrests throughout the overnight hours. At least two of which involved non injury accidents.

Police also responded on numerous disturbances and noise complaints. Other than the above mentioned battery on Massachusetts Street, no other serious injuries were reported in any overnight activity, that I heard.

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August 4th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

As the number of students moving back into Lawrence increases so does the Police activity level through the overnight hours.

Many of the things that Police are handling in the overnight hours include increased presence on the streets. Conducting traffic and other vehicle stops seemed to be a big effort last night. There were a few periods where vehicle stops were one after another.

Disturbances have increased in frequency as well. Some are more along the lines of domestic issues while others seem to be between people that have simply had too much to drink.

Last night was very active. Not much that was beyond car stops and disturbances, with the occasional noise complaint thrown in.

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August 3rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

I was plagued with a few computer issues unexpectedly overnight so not a whole lot to report. On top of my computer issue, it was a fairly quiet overnight anyways.

Once I was able to monitor again, by about 1 a.m. Police were making multiple car stops throughout the city of Lawrence. Police also assisted a motorist that had ran out of gas in the 1500 block of Kasold.

Noise complaints are nothing new, any night of the week in Lawrence. However, last night there seemed to be a recurring theme. I heard three separate noise complaints that all involved a neighbor playing the drums. They were all after 2 a.m. and the latest this morning was around 4:15 a.m.

Lawrence Police responded on a fairly high number of disturbances overnight. Many of which sounded to have involved the consumption of alcohol. None of the disturbances, that I heard, involved the use of any weapons or resulted in any serious injuries.

Just before 6 a.m. this morning, Lawrence Police were called to the 1100 block of Vermont on a report of a subject laying in the grass with at least one laceration. Police responded and found a subject, as described in the grass. Fire/Medical were called immediately and the subjects injuries were triage 'code yellow' or serious. It was unclear how the man received his injuries, whether self inflicted or the result of someone else's actions.

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August 2nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Quiet Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Lawrence Police responded on many of the every night calls including; a few disturbances and noise complaints.

Just after 1:30 a.m. A Lawrence Police Officer on routine patrols spotted fireworks a few blocks away. The Officer responded closer into the 1000 block of west 24th Street. The Officer located the site where the fireworks were being shot from however, the subject(s) involved had fled from the area.

The rest of the morning hours were mostly vehicle stops and a few burglary/panic alarms on businesses. All of the alarms, that I heard, ended up being false alarms.

None of the overnight activity, that I heard, involved any weapons and nothing resulted in any serious injuries.

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

Another quiet Sunday night throughout Douglas County.

Lawrence Police responded on a report of the sound of gunshots heard in the 2900 block of Chisholm Drive just before 11:30 p.m. Two people called 911 about what they believed to have been the sound of gunfire, both callers reported three or four shots heard. Police responded and checked the area, they were unable to locate anyone in the area.

Again, just after midnight Lawrence Police were called back the the same neighborhood as the earlier sound of gunshots call. This time only one person called 911 to report the shots and this caller was in the 3000 block of Topeka Lane, about a block west of the Chisholm Drive reports. Police responded again and were unable to locate anyone in the area.

The rest of the night was a lot of the fairly normal calls, disturbances, alarms, noise complaints and quite a few car stops. None of the overnight activity, that I heard, involved any weapons and nothing resulted in any serious injuries.

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

Lawrence Fire was kept pretty active early this morning. First with a "large" dumpster fire in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street just before 1:30 a.m. LPD was also requested to the scene as Fire crews needed to run some hose line across Louisiana. No structures were in any danger and no injuries were reported. About two hours later and a half mile away, Lawrence Fire was called to another dumpster fire in the 900 block of Rhode Island. Again no structures were in any danger and no injuries were reported.

Just before 2 a.m. a Lawrence Police Officer on routine patrols came across several subjects who were shooting off fireworks in the 1000 block of Kentucky. The subjects scattered in different directions when they saw the patrol car approaching. It did not sound like the Officer was able to catch up with any of the involved subjects.

About 2:15 a.m. Douglas County Deputies along with Wakarusa Fire and a LDCFM Medic unit were called to the intersection of Highway 59 and North 1000 road on reports of a female standing in the middle of the highway. Just before Deputies arrived on scene emergency dispatchers advised the responding units that the caller was now saying the woman had laid down on the highway. Several vehicles stopped, it did not sound like any of the drivers approached the woman. Deputies arrived and quickly requested Fire/Medical to respond. The woman was transported, it was unclear if she was injured or was suffering from a medical condition.

As deputies were working the situation on Highway 59, Lawrence Police were responding to 11th and Massachusetts after a caller advised emergency dispatchers of a male subject walking around with a 2x4 and a crowd gathering around him. The caller believed that there was about to be a fight. As Lawrence Police arrived, several subjects ran. Police were able to gather a description of the man that was reportedly threatening others with the 2x4. It did not sound as though Police have yet caught up with him. At one point the Officers on scene did request an additional Officer to respond when the crowd that had gathered was refusing to leave the area. The crowd did disperse without further incident.

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