Entries from blogs tagged with “Lawrence”

August 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Not a whole lot activity this morning, other that routine activity for when students have returned to Lawrence. Officers responded on at least four noise complaints.

At 3:57 a.m., Police were called to the area of W 22nd and Ousdahl for a subject who had a cab drive him home but, bailed out before he payed the fare. The cab driver called 911 and followed the man until Police could arrive. Officers caught up with the man about two blocks away, where he was taken into custody for Theft of Services.

At 4:45 a.m., Police were called to a reported disturbance with weapons in the 1600 block of E 21st Terrace. The caller reported that her ex-husband was outside of her house with a baseball bat. Officers arrived quickly and no arrests or injuries were reported.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Not a whole lot activity this morning, other that routine activity for when students have returned to Lawrence. Officers responded on at least four noise complaints.

At 3:57 a.m., Police were called to the area of W 22nd and Ousdahl for a subject who had a cab drive him home but, bailed out before he payed the fare. The cab driver called 911 and followed the man until Police could arrive. Officers caught up with the man about two blocks away, where he was taken into custody for Theft of Services.

At 4:45 a.m., Police were called to a reported disturbance with weapons in the 1600 block of E 21st Terrace. The caller reported that her ex-husband was outside of her house with a baseball bat. Officers arrived quickly and no arrests or injuries were reported.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An Officer on patrols in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street reported witnessing a disturbance involving the use of weapons, shortly after 2:40 a.m.. The Officer did not say what the weapon was, as he requested a second unit to respond to his location. The incident seemed to be under control quickly, a total of four officers were added to the call. Two men were taken into police custody during the incident. One of the men faces a charge of Aggravated Assault and a one charge of Disorderly Conduct. The other man also faces a Disorderly Conduct charge, as well as a charge for Possession of a Suspected Fake ID. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Police in Lawrence also investigated two non-injury accidents this morning. The first was reported around 3:40 a.m., in the 1300 block of East 25th Street. The second was reported around 6:50 a.m., in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

The Lawrence Journal-World published a story yesterday which was first reported in last Thursday's (August 9th) blog post involving gunshots fired inside a residence owned by a former Lawrence police chief. That story can be found here. The original blog post regarding the incident can be found here.

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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August 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted five vehicle stops this morning, one of which resulted in an OUI related arrest. Officers also recorded one arrest related to a domestic disturbance, which occurred around 6:15 a.m..

Officers were called to an address in the 3600 block of Clinton Parkway around 2:50 a.m., on reports of a possible burglary. The caller believed that she was hearing someone inside the address. Officers did not report any signs of forced entry and did not contact anyone, other than the caller, related to the incident.

Police also checked on several noise complaints, mostly loud music complaints.

Lawrence Police also responded on what was initially reported as a non-injury accident near the intersection of 23rd and Harper Streets just after 7:40 a.m.. Once Police arrived on scene they requested Fire/Medical respond for two people with injuries. Officers reported one person with a head laceration and another with minor abdominal pains. Fire/Medical responded and reported a two vehicles with moderate damage. The subject with the head laceration was said to have serious injuries, the other person's injuries were said to be minor.

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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August 12th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on seven disturbances this morning, six of them were reported to be domestic related. Three arrests were made with charges of Assault, Battery, and Criminal Damage to Property.

Officers also conducted 10 vehicle stops, with four resulting in alcohol related arrests. One stop resulted in an arrest related to possession of marijuana.

Just after 3 a.m., a Douglas County Deputy reported that his vehicle had been struck by another motorist at Baldwin Junction. No injuries were reported.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A busy couple of hours this morning for Law Enforcement in Douglas County.

At 2:04 a.m., Lawrence Police received a report of a possible stabbing, related to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of W 24th Street. Officers arrived and quickly determined that no one had been stabbed. At least 10 officers were involved on the call at one point. One person was arrested at the scene on Battery charges. Several others reportedly fled from the scene in a vehicle, prior to Police arriving. Law Enforcement caught up with those individuals a short time later on eastbound K-10 near mile marker 13. All three were taken into custody and later booked into the Douglas County Jail. One of them faces a charge of Domestic Battery, while the other two face a single count each of Battery.

Just as Police were getting a handle on the disturbance call, a call of an injury accident was dispatched in the 700 block of Locust Street at 2:24 a.m.. The caller reported that a car had struck a pedestrian. Police, along with Fire/Medical responded to the scene. Officers arrived at the scene to learn that the person who had been struck by the vehicle had left the scene and entered a nearby residence. Officers made contact with people at that residence, who initially said to have been uncooperative. Medics did not report transporting anyone away from that scene.

At 2:44 a.m., Police were called to investigate a possible attempted burglary at an address in the 100 block of Hanover Place. The caller reported that, approximately 20 minutes before calling Police, an unknown subject attempted to "break down the door." The unknown subject was unsuccessful in their attempt but, did cause damage to the door. There was no description of the suspect available.

Seconds after the burglary call was dispatched, two officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Ohio Street on reports of fireworks in the area. Officers did not report locating any fireworks in the area.

At 2:46 a.m., Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Massachusetts Street for a non-injury hit and run accident. The victim reported an orange truck fled southbound after the accident. No other information was immediately available.

For the most part, activity calmed down after that. Police continued investigating several of the earlier mentioned incidents as well as responding on a few noise complaints and disturbances.

Lawrence Police, KUPD, and Kansas Highway Patrol all recorded one arrest each on DUI, OUI, DWI related charges.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 10th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An active morning for Lawrence Police conducting vehicle stops. A total of 12 stops conducted this morning, two resulting in OUI related arrests. The first of the arrests came after the driver was involved in a hit and run accident in the 1400 block of Crestline Drive. Officers caught up with the fleeing driver in the 1900 block of 23rd Street. That driver has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges including Failure to Report an Accident, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and No Insurance.

Officers also investigated a second non-injury accident in the 2500 block of Morningside Drive at 4:40 a.m..

Shortly before 8 a.m., Police were called to an area construction site, after a report of an overnight burglary to a construction trailer. The caller reported someone had forced entry and stolen copper wiring from the work site.

Officers and Animal Control are investigating an incident of possible animal cruelty in the 2600 block of Moundview Drive. A caller reported a subject yelling at a dog and then striking the dog three times. When the caller told the man to stop, he turned and cursed at the witness. Police and Animal Control are currently on scene as of this report.

Douglas County Deputies are also currently investigating an auto burglary that occurred sometime overnight. The caller reported finding their vehicle burglarized and a firearm stolen from inside. No other information is available as of this report.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on two disturbances this morning, both of which were reported to be domestic related. The first was reported just after 2:15 a.m., near the intersection of 6th and Arkansas Streets and resulted in an arrest for Domestic Battery.

The second disturbance was reported just after 2:45 a.m., in the area of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. Initially the incident was only a 911 hangup call, when dispatchers called the number back they heard what they believed to possibly be a domestic disturbance. One of the involved people made comments regarding gunshots being fired and then mentioned a possible negative reaction to medication. After about 20 minutes, Officers, with the help of dispatchers, were able to talk both of the involved individuals out of the house. Officers did report recovering a firearm at the scene. One person was transported by Medics to LMH for evaluation. No one was reported to have been shot and there was no information regarding whether or not Police found damage from shots being fired inside the address. More than 10 officers were involved on the incident.

Around 3:30 a.m., Police responded to the 1100 block of New Jersey on reports of a possible prowler. The caller reported an unknown male in the alley looking into residences and vehicles using a flashlight. Officers responded and searched the area. No arrests and no damages were reported.

Officers and Deputies also conducted several vehicle stops, two of which resulted in DWI/OUI related arrests.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on two disturbances this morning, both of which were reported to be domestic related. The first was reported just after 2:15 a.m., near the intersection of 6th and Arkansas Streets and resulted in an arrest for Domestic Battery.

The second disturbance was reported just after 2:45 a.m., in the area of Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue. Initially the incident was only a 911 hangup call, when dispatchers called the number back they heard what they believed to possibly be a domestic disturbance. One of the involved people made comments regarding gunshots being fired and then mentioned a possible negative reaction to medication. After about 20 minutes, Officers, with the help of dispatchers, were able to talk both of the involved individuals out of the house. Officers did report recovering a firearm at the scene. One person was transported by Medics to LMH for evaluation. No one was reported to have been shot and there was no information regarding whether or not Police found damage from shots being fired inside the address. More than 10 officers were involved on the incident.

Around 3:30 a.m., Police responded to the 1100 block of New Jersey on reports of a possible prowler. The caller reported an unknown male in the alley looking into residences and vehicles using a flashlight. Officers responded and searched the area. No arrests and no damages were reported.

Officers and Deputies also conducted several vehicle stops, two of which resulted in DWI/OUI related arrests.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted six vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in an OUI related arrest.

Shortly after 3 a.m., Westar began reporting power outages in west Lawrence. By 3:30 a.m., the estimated number of customers without electricity jumped from 350 to 1,889. It was unclear what caused the sudden spike in outages, all in the same general area of town. The number of outages held steady until around 5 a.m., when it went down to 956. Power was said to be restored by 5:30 a.m., to all customers in Douglas County.

Lawrence Police received information on trespassing at an apartment in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane. A resident reported an unknown man at the door who was trying to "get in." The resident reported that the man was possibly intoxicated. No arrests were reported related to the incident.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning was fairly quiet for the most part in Douglas County.

Police conducted numerous vehicle stops around town.

Activity picked up around 4:20 a.m., after a report of a Burglary in the 1800 block of Illinois Street and then again around 5:30 a.m., when another burglary was reported in the 900 block of Maine Street. On the Maine Street incident, Police reported "pry bar marks" on a backdoor. The suspect was unable to make entry into the address and the resident called Police. There was no description of the suspect in either incident.

None of this morning's activity was said to have involved 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.

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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August 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 2 a.m., Police were called to an address in the 3400 block of Morning Dove Circle on a report of two men believed to be looking for vehicles to burglarize. The caller told dispatchers that the men were last seen about eight minutes ago and were walking southbound. They were only described as males dressed in all dark clothing. Police searched the area and were not able to locate any damage or the men.

Lawrence Police conducted six vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in an OUI related arrest.

Officers also received information on trespassing and possible attempted burglary at an address in the 2400 block of Ridge Court just after 7 a.m.. The caller reported finding an unknown male sleeping in the backyard. When the man awoke, he reportedly tried to open the backdoor of the address. The door was locked so the man's attempt to enter was unsuccessful. The man was last seen walking eastbound from the address.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 5th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 2 a.m., Police received a report of two teenage males "14-17 years old" who were dressed in all black and acting suspicious behind a strip mall in the 1500 block of Wakarusa Drive. Officers arrived in the area and quickly spotted the two subjects not far away. Both subjects ran from the Officers, southbound on Carmel Drive. The officer reported losing sight of the subjects near the intersection of Carmel Drive and Carmel Court. As officers set up a perimeter to search for the subjects, one was approached by an employee of Brandon Woods, who informed officers that several residents reported people knocking on their windows around the same time. After a little more than an hour of searching, officers broke down the perimeter and returned to normal patrols.

While the search was underway in Lawrence, officers in Baldwin City were on the lookout for a male who was seen breaking into at least one vehicle and using a flashlight to look into other vehicles, in a neighborhood on the east side of town. Officers were quickly able to locate the man and he was taken into custody. He has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on four counts of Burglary to a Vehicle, and is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.

Lawrence Fire responded on a small grass fire in the 2000 block of Bluffs Drive at 3:45 a.m.. That fire was quickly extinguished.

Douglas County Deputies recorded an arrest for Driving While Suspended on eastbound K-10 between Lawrence and Eudora.

Lawrence Police conducted five vehicle stops and responded on at least four noise complaints.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly ordinary Saturday morning in Douglas County.

Lawrence Police responded on about five disturbances, several reported to be domestic related. One of the disturbances resulted in an arrest for Domestic Battery.

Officers also conducted six vehicle stops, two resulting in OUI related arrests. Only one fireworks complaint and that didn't come until 6:50 a.m., in the 600 block of Seabrook Place.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A Lawrence Police Officer who had responded on a report of "noisy subjects" in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street found himself witnessing a man urinating in public. The officer contacted the man and after some further checking found that the man was wanted for misdemeanor failure to appear in municipal court. The man was taken into custody for both offenses and has been booked into the Douglas County Jail.

Officers conducted numerous building checks and at least four vehicle stops throughout town.

The Kansas Highway Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff's Office each reported making a DWI related arrest as well. KHP's arrest was in the 800 block of N. Iowa, while the Sheriff's Office arrest was on K-10 near mile marker 13.

At 6:10 a Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy reported a possible water main break just to the west of 19th and Haskell. The deputy reported that it was not causing any issue with traffic and he did not think that it would until crews arrived to check and repair the break.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have 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.

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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August 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on a few disturbances this morning, one reportedly involving a male with a "metal rod." No serious injuries were reported.

Officers also checked on a report of a possible burglary in the area of 14th and Massachusetts Street. The caller reported a backdoor of the house was found open. The residents did not report seeing anyone but, they did say they believed they heard footsteps in the house. There was no word on whether or not that had actually been someone in the house or if the door had been blown open by the wind during the storm.

Lawrence Fire responded to an address in the 600 block of Gateway court for a sparking transformer shortly before 5 a.m.. Firefighters requested Westar respond to the scene to check for hazards.

Around 5 a.m., power outages began piling up. The highest report was of 146 outages at 6 a.m.. As of this report, Westar's website shows 100 customers without electricity.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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August 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 2:10 a.m., Lawrence police conducted a vehicle stop in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street. One subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and OUI. Officers conducted a total of four vehicle stops this morning.

Before 4 a.m., KUPD was called to check on a report of a water main break near the Spencer Art Museum, 1301 Mississippi Street. Officers reported the pavement was beginning to buckle in one spot. Mississippi Street was closed from near 11th Street south to near Dyche Hall. A representative from the Spence Art Museum responded to check for damage to the interior of the building. There was reported to be two inches of water on the floor of at least one room. It was not clear where in the building that room was or how severe any damage is. As of this report, part of Mississippi Street remains closed as crews work to repair the break. KUPD reports traffic is heavy near the Kansas Union.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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July 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning started out pretty quiet. Police in Lawrence responded a couple disturbances, a theft, and a non-injury accident, all before 4:15 a.m..

Around 4:15 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of W 4th and McDonald Drive for a report of an Aggravated Burglary. The resident told Police that he awoke to find a thin black male, approximately 5'10" tall, was inside the house. The unknown man fled through a backdoor of the home and was last seen running westbound from the 300 block of McDonald Drive. He was said to be wearing all black clothing with a do-rag.

Then, at 5:57 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence about a block away from Deerfield Elementary School on a report of another Aggravated Burglary. The second address is just under a mile away from the first Aggravated Burglary report. Officers quickly responded to the area and began searching for the man. This time the description of the man was a little more vague, a "smaller build," unknown race male standing approximately 5'9". Again the subject was said to have fled through a backdoor. An officer patrolling that area reported making contact with a male on foot in front of Deerfield Elementary School.

After further investigation, Officers determined that the male was involved in the most recent Aggravated Burglary. The man was arrested and has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Obstruction of the Legal Process. Currently there only appears to be one count of Aggravated Burglary and Police continue to investigate whether or not the same suspect was involved in the earlier burglary of the address near W 4th Street and McDonald Drive.

Kanwaka Township Fire responded on a small grass fire this morning near the 400 block of US Highway 40. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. No damage was reported to any structures.

Lawrence Fire crews responded to investigate the odor of what the caller believed to be natural gas, in the area of 31st Street and Ousdahl Road just after 7:40 a.m.. The Fire Department also reported an odor in the area of the Walmart, 3300 Iowa Street. Shortly after the call was dispatched, Emergency Dispatchers received a call from Southern Star who reported they were "venting mercaptan" in the 1900 block of W 31st Street on H Street. Lawrence Fire responded to that area to make contact with the utility workers, who reported that the venting would continue for approximately 30 minutes. Firefighters cleared from that scene before 8 a.m..

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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July 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning started out pretty quiet. Police in Lawrence responded a couple disturbances, a theft, and a non-injury accident, all before 4:15 a.m..

Around 4:15 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of W 4th and McDonald Drive for a report of an Aggravated Burglary. The resident told Police that he awoke to find a thin black male, approximately 5'10" tall, was inside the house. The unknown man fled through a backdoor of the home and was last seen running westbound from the 300 block of McDonald Drive. He was said to be wearing all black clothing with a do-rag.

Then, at 5:57 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence about a block away from Deerfield Elementary School on a report of another Aggravated Burglary. The second address is just under a mile away from the first Aggravated Burglary report. Officers quickly responded to the area and began searching for the man. This time the description of the man was a little more vague, a "smaller build," unknown race male standing approximately 5'9". Again the subject was said to have fled through a backdoor. An officer patrolling that area reported making contact with a male on foot in front of Deerfield Elementary School.

After further investigation, Officers determined that the male was involved in the most recent Aggravated Burglary. The man was arrested and has been booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Obstruction of the Legal Process. Currently there only appears to be one count of Aggravated Burglary and Police continue to investigate whether or not the same suspect was involved in the earlier burglary of the address near W 4th Street and McDonald Drive.

Kanwaka Township Fire responded on a small grass fire this morning near the 400 block of US Highway 40. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. No damage was reported to any structures.

Lawrence Fire crews responded to investigate the odor of what the caller believed to be natural gas, in the area of 31st Street and Ousdahl Road just after 7:40 a.m.. The Fire Department also reported an odor in the area of the Walmart, 3300 Iowa Street. Shortly after the call was dispatched, Emergency Dispatchers received a call from Southern Star who reported they were "venting mercaptan" in the 1900 block of W 31st Street on H Street. Lawrence Fire responded to that area to make contact with the utility workers, who reported that the venting would continue for approximately 30 minutes. Firefighters cleared from that scene before 8 a.m..

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved 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.

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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July 30th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A busy morning for Lawrence Firefighters and Police.

At 2:27 a.m., firefighters were dispatched on a dumpster fire in an alleyway near 13th and Vermont Streets. At 3:35 a.m., an additional fire crew was dispatched to a dumpster fire in an alley near 12th and Tennessee Streets, about three blocks from the first fire. Lawrence Police and at least one KUPD officer saturated the area looking for anyone on foot, suspecting arson was involved with the fires. Officers conducted two pedestrian checks, no arrests related to the fires were reported.

Firefighters were called on a third dumpster fire just before 6 a.m. at a business in the 3000 block of Iowa Street. Dispatchers reported receiving two calls about the fire. One of those callers reported that the dumpster was about four feet from the side of the building. The second caller reported that the building was evacuated and flames were reaching higher than the building's roof. A full alarm structure fire assignment was dispatched and arriving crews reported a "large dumpster fully involved." Those crews were able to very quickly determine that the fire had not extended to the building itself. The fire was knocked down and reported to be under control within 15 minutes. There were no reports of damage to the nearby building and no injuries were reported.

Police also responded on two non-injury accidents. The first was reported in the 2200 block of Yale Road at 2:50 a.m.. The second was reported in the 3000 block of Kasold Drive at 4:30 a.m.

Officers responded on a residential burglary in the neighborhood west of Monterey Way and Harvard Road. The caller reported that no one was home when the burglary occurred.

None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.

In case you missed it yesterday, both Lawrence Walmarts, as well as one in Leavenworth, received threats early Sunday morning. More on these threats can be found here from Operation 100 News.

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.

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