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Monday, June 6

A pretty normal Sunday night in Douglas County overnight. Nothing out of the ordinary to report after 10 p.m. Mostly routine, every night calls of noise complaints, disturbances, car stops and a few alarms mixed in.

Just as I was starting to listen last night, about 9:55 p.m. Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical responded to a call of a man that had fallen from a third story balcony. The incident occurred at an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Clinton Parkway. The man was transported by LifeStar Medical Helicopter to KU Med Center in Kansas City. His injuries were described as serious at the time of transport. Check the LJW Story for updates as they become available.

Lawrence Police responded on a non injury accident in the 2200 block of Crossgate Drive

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Shots fired into a crowd and a 100 MPH car chase

Like the title says, it was a wild early morning in Lawrence.

The night started as pretty routine, a few noise complaints. One of which included Police being called back a second time after the Police left and the "noisy group" figured out who called them in and then made threats. Apparently the disagreement between the caller and the noisy group on whether or not 12:30 a.m. is a good time to play volleyball or not.

At 2:15 a.m. Police received multiple calls to respond to the 1200 block of Oread Avenue, outside of "The Cave". A few of the callers advised that they heard gunshots in the area, others reported actually being shot at and one or two reported subjects in two vehicles passing by that were shooting at each other. At least ten police units responded on the call. After talking to witnesses, Police believed that a vehicle had driven past and fired a rifle into the crowd. No injuries were reported and there was no word on how many shots were fired from the vehicle. Other witnesses stated that the shooter was on foot when the shots were fired and he then left the area in a vehicle. However, no one reported seeing the suspect well enough to give a description or had any idea what type of vehicle he fled the scene in.

While Officers were on the scene of the shooting call, dispatchers received a call requesting Police and Fire/Medical respond to the area of the Kohls in the 3200 block of Iowa. The caller reported that a subject had fallen out of a truck, struck his head and had stopped breathing. While Police were responding to the scene a second caller advised of a different story, stating that the victim had been struck over the head with a bottle. Police and Fire/Medical arrived to find that the subject was conscious and breathing. It was unclear if anyone was arrested or if drugs and/or alcohol played any role in the accident. The victim's injuries were described as serious and he was transported the LMH by an ambulance.

Just after 3:20 a.m. an Officer spotted a speeding Red SUV with Florida license plates in the 900 block of Main Street. The vehicle failed to yield when the officer attempted to make a traffic stop and the chase was on. The driver made wound his way around town and to the river bridge continuing northbound into Leavenworth County. That wasn't enough to get the Douglas County officer off of his trail. Speeds reached nearly 100 miles per hour. The officer lost sight of the vehicle while eastbound on K-32 highway. One Leavenworth County deputy followed the pursuit for a short time, he never caught up with the Douglas County officer, only keeping the Douglas County officer's vehicle in sight.

After all of that, things settled back down again.

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Saturday, June 4

A surprisingly quiet overnight for a summer Saturday morning.

Police responded on a few burglary alarms, the normal noise complaints and disturbance calls.

Just before midnight police responded on a non injury accident in the 1000 block of N 3rd Street.

LPD responded to the 2900 block of Alabama on a report of a burglary. Upon further investigation it was determined that the subject had only been on the property and had not made entry or attempted to make entry to the address. The call was changed to a prowler. It is not believed that any arrests were made.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 2000 block of Miller Drive around 3:30 a.m. That was followed by four incidents of Criminal Damage in that same hundred block of Miller Drive. There was also one report of Criminal Damage in the 1900 block of Miller Drive. Listening like I was, it was unclear what was being damaged and who was responsible for the damage.

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Friday, June 3

An early start last night. A water main break just east of the intersection of 23rd Street and Wakarusa Drive resulted in one of the eastbound lanes being blocked just before 9 p.m. Police cleared that scene just before 11 p.m.

A fairly routine night started after the water main break. Police responded on the routine every night calls for noise complaint and made multiple car stops. LPD responded on a non injury accident in the 800 block of Kentucky just before 11 p.m.

Just after 1 a.m. a Lawrence Police officer on routine patrols spotted a male attempting to jump a fence to access a closed business. The man saw the patrol car approaching and ran back to a waiting truck which then fled from the area at a high rate of speed. Police gave chase. Speeds were reported to have reached nearly 50 miles per hour near 21st Street and Louisiana Street. The driver of the truck was described as a white male in his mid-late 30's. The truck's passenger was described as a white male in his early-mid 20's. The suspects led Police along a fast winding route to the east side of Lawrence. The driver went off-road and drove through a corn field in the 1500 block of North 1550 Road. On the north side of that corn field the truck's driver crashed into a tree, disabling the vehicle. Police located the vehicle abandoned with the passengers side door standing open. Police searched the area for nearly 30 minutes. Last I heard, no suspects were in custody. No injuries were reported.

Other then that pursuit, it was a fairly normal night for Police and Fire/Medical. No serious injuries were reported with any activity in Douglas County overnight.

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Thursday, June 2

All was quiet in Douglas County again last night.

Lawrence Police responded to the 1600 block of Kentucky Street around 12:30 a.m. for a non injury accident. LPD also received information on possible drug activity in the 2200 block of W 26th Street around 1:30 a.m. Other then these two reports, there was really nothing much worth blogging. Very quiet. There were the always normal disturbances and noise complaints. There were very few car stops overnight.

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Wednesday, June 1

Back to another quiet overnight in Douglas County.

Police responded on a non injury accident in the 4700 block of Overland Drive shortly after 11 p.m.

There was quite a few car stops made overnight, both suspicious vehicle checks and for traffic enforcement reasons.

LPD received information on an Alcohol complaint in the 3600 block of E 25th Street just after 1 a.m. Information on a possible drug activity was taken in the 1400 block of Bristol Terrace around 2 a.m.

The usual noise complaints and disturbances were still occurring as well

None of the overnight activity in Douglas County involved any serious injuries or weapons.

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Tuesday, May 31

A little bit more activity overnight. Nothing to out of the ordinary for Lawrence.

The night started off at 10:30 p.m. with a truck vs a concrete pillar off of the roadway. Police and Fire/Medical responded to westbound Clinton Parkway near the K-10 bypass. The driver advised Police that he had swerved to miss a deer, lost control, left the road and ended up striking a concrete pillar nearly head-on. The drivers injuries were described as minor and he was transported by a Medic unit to LMH. LJWorld Story for more recent updates.

Just after 10:40 p.m. Police and Fire/Medical were called to the 2200 block of Louisiana Street in Lawrence on reports of a car vs deer accident involving injuries to the vehicle's driver. LPD arrived on scene quickly and confirmed that Fire/Medical was needed to respond for the driver who has sustained what were described as serious injuries. The driver was transported to LMH by a Medic unit. LJWorld Story for more recent updates.

Shortly after midnight Police were called to the McDonalds on 6th Street. The caller was an employee who advised that there was a male subject trying to walk through the drive through and place an order. Employees repeatedly refused to take the subject's order and he refused to leave. It sounded like the employees waited until another customer arrived before calling Police. The subject stood in-front of the menu board refusing to let the person in the car place their order. Police were called and the subject left the area prior to their arrival.

Lawrence Fire responded on a off of arcing power lines that had started a small fire on a utility pole. A fire engine arrived and reported that a branch had broken, falling on the power lines, which sparked a small fire on the tree branch. Fire crews stood by until Westar could arrive on the scene.

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Monday, May 30

How about another slow overnight in Douglas County? That is right another very slow overnight for all of Douglas County. I know the blog seems to be becoming a bit repetitive every morning but, this is a daily blog and it wouldn't be daily if I didn't blog even on the slow nights.

Again, the overnight call load to Police was full of routine calls; disturbances, noise complaints and car stops. Nothing that involved any weapons and no serious injuries related to any overnight activity in the county.

This seems to be becoming a fairly common occurrence, again last night just after 1:30 a.m. KU Police were called to respond to Memorial Stadium after several subject were seen "stargazing" on the field. The person reporting advised Police of two subjects. Both subjects had left the area prior to arrival of KU Police.

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Sunday, May 29

Yet another pretty quiet overnight in Douglas County.

At 1:15 a.m. the National Weather Service office in Topeka issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Douglas county. Radar indicated a storm moving northeast that was capable of producing up to half dollar sized hail. The set to expire at 2 a.m. however, the National Weather Service determined that the hail core of the storm was going to stay west of Douglas County. The warning was canceled just after 1:30 a.m.

Police responded on most of the normal calls and activity including; disturbances, noise complaints and car stops. The overall calls for service seemed to be a little bit fewer and further between then they usually are. Nothing that involved any serious injuries.

There was only one call that involved a weapon, which was a knife and the subject reported to have been armed with it had left the area prior to Police even being called. There was an arrest for criminal trespassing about 4:30 a.m. this morning. Medics were requested to respond to check a subject with minor lacerations after a disturbance. The victim refused transport from the scene.

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Saturday, May 28

Another very quiet morning again today. Police responded on most of the normal calls an activity including; disturbances, noise complaints and car stops. Nothing that involved anyone with any weapons and no one with any injuries. Peaceful would describe the night pretty well and there is nothing wrong with that on a Friday night into Saturday morning. Saying that, I have probably just jinxed tonight.

The only activity that was out of the ordinary worth even mentioning involved several subject who were seen apparently practicing their golf swings near Memorial Stadium. There were three subjects involved and they fled the area before KU Police arrived. Police checked the area and no damage was found to any surrounding structures or fencing.

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Friday, May 27

A very quiet overnight in Lawrence for the most part. Police responded on most of the usual calls along with a non injury accident. Several parking violations along Mass Street and car stops throughout the city.

Police also caught up with a group that attempted to dine and dash at IHOP early this morning. Police were just around the corner when the call was dispatched, they quickly located the suspect vehicle and escorted them back to IHOP to pay the bill.

Just after 6 a.m. Police received a report of a man armed with an AK-47 at the Checkers near 23rd and Louisiana. Police arrived quickly and immediately advised that there was not a weapon involved. As of 6:30, Officers are still on scene there investigating.

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Thursday, May 26

The night started off just after 10 p.m. with a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Northwood Lane. Police responded and found that the disturbance was related to an issue involving, what Police referred to as "a child out of control." Police did what they could to calm the situation. Seems to have worked as there were no other calls for service at this address for the rest of the night.

Wet roads possibly were to blame for a non injury accident in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street at 10:30 p.m. Traffic was restricted for a few short minutes, did not seem to be causing to much of an issue for anyone trying to pass through the area. Police also responded on a second non injury accident in the 1300 block of Ohio just after 2:30 a.m.

Again, the majority of the overnight hours were consumed with the normal calls for Lawrence Police. Car stops, a few 911 hang up calls and at least 4 disturbances. No serious injuries were reported during any activity throughout Douglas County overnight.

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Wednesday, May 25

Another very slow night for Police and Fire in Lawrence. Police and Fire both responded on several reports of power lines down throughout the city. Officers stood by with the downed lines until Westar could arrive to repair them. The downed lines did not cause any traffic issues.

Police responded on several disturbances, noise complaints and made several car stops. There were also three animal calls. No injuries were reported with any activity in Douglas County overnight.

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Tuesday, May 24

A very quiet night in Douglas County this morning. Nothing worth blogging until about 11:30 when LPD responded on a report of gunshots heard in the area of 100 block N 5th Street. Two officers responded to investigate and found the sounds to be only that of fireworks.

The majority of the night was full of car stops, noise complaints and a few false burglary alarms. All in all a very quiet night throughout the county. No serious injuries were reported with any overnight activities.

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Monday, May 23

In case you have not already heard, latest numbers out of Joplin, Missouri. 89 confirmed deaths as of 5:30 a.m. 25-30% of city received damage, according to Jasper County officials. For those that are interested, there is an Online Scanner Feed from Jasper County. Please note the radio traffic heard here can at times be very difficult to listen to. Listen here.

If you seeking friend and/or family in the Joplin, Missouri area this morning you are asked to use the Red Cross' Safe and Well Website to do so.

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 or visit redcross.org and click Donate Funds.

Back in Douglas County, there were a few non injury accidents, false burglary alarms, noise complaints, disturbances and car stops.

At 1:45 a.m. the Lawrence Fire Department was called to the 1200 block of Ohio Street. Emergency dispatchers were advised that the fire alarms were sounding and there was smoke visible from one of the apartments. Lawrence Police arrived on scene first and immediately reported that there was a smoke odor in the parking lot. That LPD officer was able to determine which apartment was the source and then advised that upon further investigation the smoke smelled of burnt food. The Fire Department arrived, no one came to the apartment door. LFD forced entry to the apartment. The fire was quickly extinguished and was contained to the stove. Damage was contained to one apartment. No injuries were reported.

Just after 2 a.m. a caller in the 1700 block of W 24th Street reported a homeless man with a gun who was trying to start a disturbance. Police responded quickly to find that the information from the initial call was at least 5-7 minutes old. The man had left southbound on foot before the victim called Police. While on scene with the caller another witness called 911 and reported seeing a subject matching the description walking in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane. Police responded to that area and contacted a man matching the description. It was unclear if that man was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.

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Stormy Saturday Night

As we are all well aware a series of severe thunderstorms moved across our area starting about 6 p.m. The first watches were issued for Douglas County starting about an hour before storms began to affect the area. LJWorld Story about the evening storms.

Most of the tornado activity passed by to the south of Lawrence. A Tornado Warning was issued for a storm that was reported to have a tornado on the ground near US 59 Highway and the Franklin County line. That storm was reported to have moved nearly due east and the tornado rose back into the clouds before impacting much civilization.

The weather did not seem to slow down anyone in Lawrence. County officials were reporting pea to ping pong ball sized hail in numerous parts of the county, very near Lawrence and Police were being called to numerous noise complaints. The only report of damage, possibly related to the storms, were in the form of roadway obstructions. The first was on K-10 on the east side of Lawrence and the other was in the 1400 block of Crestline Drive.

Lawrence Police performed a large number of vehicle stops and responded to quite a few noise complaints throughout the city. No serious injuries were reported during any activity overnight in Douglas County.

LPD and LDCFM responded on a report of an injury accident in the 2200 block of Princeton Boulevard just before 4 a.m. The subject involved suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital by an ambulance.

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Wild Saturday morning in Lawrence

A very active and busy night overnight in Lawrence.

It started about 11 p.m. with a report of a missing 10-year-old child. The boy was believed to have been in the area of Clinton Park, at 5th and Maine. Police searched for just under an hour until the boy was located by Police. He was safe and uninjured.

A few minutes after midnight, Lawrence Police were called to the 1200 block of Tennessee Street after multiple callers reported hearing what they believed to be gunshots in the area. Police responded to investigate and determined the sounds to be related to fireworks.

Police were called to the area of 10th and Massachusetts Street just before 2 a.m. Callers reported a taller man wearing dark clothing, walking southbound along the sidewalk. The man was reported to be carrying a large knife and also had an gun. The man was not reported to have been any threats and was not believed to have made any threatening gestures towards other people he encountered.

Police arrived to find the man near 11th and Mass. Officer attempted to speak with the subject, he initially ignored commands of Officers before turning to face the officers. When the man turned around, officers could confirmed that the man was indeed armed with a large knife and a handgun. Officers behind the man requested assistance from other City Officers for a Taser. Numerous Officers responded and the man was taken into custody after being shot with a Taser. The man was transported to LMH by Police. During the man's apprehension, a large crowd gathered around and more officers were called to assist with crowd control. LJWorld Story

Just after Police had controlled the situation on Mass Street, they were called to the 2100 block of Heatherwood on after receiving two 911 calls about possible gunshots heard in the area. Officers responded and again found this report to be related to fireworks.

Another armed disturbance occurred at about 2:20 a.m. in the 1900 block of W 31st Street. Police received a report of thee subject arguing in the street, two officers were sent. While those officers were responding, emergency dispatchers received a second call that advised that one of the subjects was now armed with a rifle and had fired a shot into the air. More officers responded to the area at that time. The subjects involved were located shortly after officers arrived and were quickly taken into custody. LDCFM was called to the area but were disregarded as soon as officers determined that there were no injuries. LJWorld Story

While Police were still on scene on 31st Street, the Fire Department responded to the 1300 block of Tennessee Street after a subject that had been shooting fireworks in the area was reported to have started a dumpster fire. A fire engine responded and quickly extinguished the fire which was completely contained to the dumpster.

The Fire Department cleared the scene on Tennessee and returned to their station. On their arrival at the station, firefighters on board requested their dispatcher call for Police to come remove an intoxicated subject from the area of their station. Police responded to the Fire Station and reported that an intoxicated subject had "hitched a ride" on the fire engine from the scene of the dumpster fire.

Today, Saturday May 21st is also Armed Forces Day.

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Finally Friday

A pretty quiet morning in Lawrence.

Police responded on a few burglaries, disturbances, noise complaints and car stops.

Just after 1 a.m. Police made a DUI arrest in the 600 block of Vermont Street. The vehicle was stopped by a LPD Officer on routine patrols when he spotted the vehicle driving erratically.

Around 2 a.m. Police responded to the 4300 block of west 24th Place on a report of gunshots heard in the area. Two officers responded to the area and a report number was issued. It was unclear if anyone was taken into custody.

No serious injuries were reported during any overnight activity in Douglas county.

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Thursday, May 19

After a busy Wednesday morning with the fatal accident south of Lawrence on Highway 59 and the 2 alarm house fire on Maple in Lawrence, Thursday morning was back to quiet.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was called to the 1600 block of Cadet Avenue just after 11 p.m. last night. The caller reported that the house was filling with smoke and it smelled electrical in nature. Fire units arrived and upon investigation found nothing overheated and no signs of smoke. 1 fire crew was out at the address investigating for about 15 minutes.

Not Lawrence or even Douglas County but, it is KU related. Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Overland Park Firefighters were called to the KU Edwards Campus at the intersection of 127th Street and Quivira Road. Dispatchers received two calls from witnesses reporting that a building currently under construction on the property was on fire. Fire crews from Overland Park, Olathe and Lenexa all responded and found an approximately 1200 square foot area on the roof was on fire. The building is the new BEST Building. The fire was contained to the roof, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. LJWorld Story

Minutes before 1:30 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 1900 block of Haskell Avenue after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Police responded and determined that someone had fired a gun into the air. It was unclear if a suspect was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.

Once the rain started falling, police responded on several non injury accidents. Police also responded on several alarms and the every morning calls of noise complaints and a few disturbances. No serious injuries were reported during any of the overnight activity.

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Fatality Accident & 2 Alarm Fully Involved Structure Fire

The majority of the night was another quiet one. Police responded on a few disturbances and assisted a woman that thought she was hearing someone messing with her front door. There was no at the door when Police arrived. A few noise complaints and traffic stops.

Just about 5:50 a.m. LDCFM and Douglas County Deputies were called to respond to Milemarker 146 on Highway 59. This is near North 700 Road. The first deputy arrived on scene of a single vehicle fatality accident. The vehicle is reported to be off of the roadway into a field with major damage. Deputies almost immediately advised that the driver was deceased. Still a developing story. Check the LJWorld Story for the latest updates.

Seconds after 6:00 a.m. LDCFM was called to respond on a 2 Alarm structure fire at 785 Maple in Lawrence. LDCFM arrived on scene and advised fully involved residence. The residents were all able to safely evacuate and reported to LPD that there are at least 10 oxygen tanks inside the house for one of the residents. That resident is currently being treated on scene by a Medic unit. A camper that was parked next to the residence was also involved when LDCFM arrived on scene. Crews are also dealing with down power lines in the yard. Check the LJWorld Story for the latest updates as they become available

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