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

A very quiet night in Douglas County.

LDCFM along with two County Deputies responded on a reported grass fire in the 1300 block of North 924 Road. The Deputies arrived first to find a large bonfire with several subjects sitting around it. Emergency dispatchers advised that they did not have any record for a controlled burn in that area. The Palmyra Fire Department responded along with mutual aid from a few other township Fire Departments responded and extinguished the fire. It was unclear if anyone was ticketed.

Back in Lawrence it was extremely quiet as well. Police responded on many of the fairly routine calls for service for a Friday night. Noise complaints, a few small disturbances were the majority of the activity. Police did conduct several vehicle stops as well as responded on a non injury accident in the 2300 block of Iowa Street just before 3 a.m. this morning.

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

Shortly before 10 p.m. Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical responded on an injury accident in the 500 block of Rockledge Road. It was unclear the extent of injuries involved.

As 11 p.m. came around, Lawrence Fire and Police were responded to a report of a dumpster fire in the 1600 block of West 8th Street. Fire units arrived to find two dumpsters heavily involved with fire, no structures were in danger of catching fire. There was a car parked about 15 feet from the dumpsters. The fire was quickly knocked down and brought under control.

Just before 1 a.m. Police contacted a subject who was reportedly walking and stumbling into the roadway in the 2100 block of Iowa Street. That subject was taken cited for public intoxication. Lawrence Police made three DUI arrests in the early morning hours. Arrests were reported in the 200 block of Hanover Place, the 800 block of West 10th Street and the third in the 500 block of Congressional Drive.

Law Enforcement Officer throughout the county responded on a number of disturbances and conducted numerous vehicle stops. None of the activity, that I heard, involved the use of any weapons or resulted in any serious injuries overnight.

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

Another pretty quiet night for Douglas County overnight.

The night started with a resident that requested Lawrence Police to check on a solicitor that had come to the door after 10 p.m. It sounded as though the caller told the subject that they were calling the Police. The solicitor had left the area prior to the arrival of Lawrence Police.

Lawrence Police conducted a number of car stops and made at least one DUI arrest overnight along with writing several citations for traffic offenses. Several parking violations were also cited overnight.

Douglas County Deputies responded on several business burglary alarms, all that I heard ended up being false alarms. Deputies also conducted a number of car stops and responded on a few minor disturbances throughout the county.

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

A fairly quiet overnight in Douglas County for the most part last night.

Lawrence Police and Douglas County Deputies responded on mostly fairly routine call types through the overnight hours. A few non injury accidents, several 911 hang ups, noise complaints and numerous small disturbances. LPD also responded on a number of burglary alarms at local businesses. All of the alarm calls that I heard were false alarms.

Not really much to report this morning. However, the Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for Douglas County through tomorrow evening at 7 pm.

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

Another active night in Douglas County last night.

The night started off fairly early with a non injury accident in he 2200 block of Massachusetts Street just before 10:15 p.m. About 15 or so minutes later LDCFM was dispatched on a rollover accident on 24/40 Highway, directly south of Lawrence Municipal Airport. Units arrived and found one pickup truck on its side off the south side of the roadway. Minor extrication was needed to remove the driver from the truck. That driver's injuries were considered serious but, non life threatening. Another non injury accident was reported in the 1300 block of Connecticut Street shortly before midnight.

Baldwin City Officers and Douglas County Deputies responded on several reports of prowlers outside of homes. One caller reported that she saw a subject pass by her window and shining a flashlight though the window. The subject reportedly ran after the caller spotted them. A separate caller advised that he had seen a subject who was "sneaking around" his home a few blocks away from the first call. The second caller advised emergency dispatchers that he had armed himself with a handgun. The caller became uncooperative with dispatchers when they tried to advise him that Police had arrived and would be checking around his home. Police checked the yard, from a distance, due to the man refusing to put away his handgun. Officers and Deputies were unable to locate anyone related to either of the reports.

Lawrence Police also responded on a report of a prowler in the 2900 block of west 23rd Terrace. Officers were unable to locate anyone on that property as well.

LPD was also sent to check the area of 14th and Kentucky after a caller reported hearing at least seven gunshots in the area. Officers responded and checked the area. They were unable to locate anyone in the area.

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

After a night of numerous disturbances, everything was quiet in Douglas County for the majority of the night. It was one of those nights where I found myself continually looking at the scanners to make sure they were still on and working.

Police did respond on several smaller disturbances, mostly domestic in nature. There were also the usual noise complaints, noisy neighbors and loud vehicles passing by. Several car stops as well with Lawrence Police and County Deputies.

Again, 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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July 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Numerous disturbances reported in the early morning hours in Douglas County. The earliest was just before 1:45 a.m.. KU Public Safety spotted a group of people who appeared to be fighting in the area of 14th and Ohio. The Officer requested backup and responded in to contact the subjects. Those subjects were contacted and they quickly informed the officers that there had been a white male involved who was threatening people with a baseball bat. That subject was reported to have left the area on foot northbound. After giving Police that information the other subjects became uncooperative in the investigation and attempt to locate the man with the bat. Police were forced to give up on searching for the man due to witnesses not giving any more information.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to the 2500 block of west 6th Street on reports of several females fighting. Apparently the fight crossed 6th Street at one point and there was a large group that had gathered to watch the fight, who also wandered out into the roadway. Police arrived and were advised that the females involved had all left in vehicles. No other information was available on this fight.

Shortly before 5 a.m. Douglas County Deputies responded on a report of an armed disturbance in the 100 block of Ames Street. Initially a male subject called 911 and advised dispatchers that someone had pointed a gun at him. That phone call was disconnected. When dispatchers called back, a female subject answered and told dispatchers that there was not a problem and Deputies did not need to respond, she then disconnected the call again. Dispatchers informed the Deputies of this and informed them that they could hear a male voice in the background who wanted to speak to dispatchers. Deputies arrived and contacted the subject. No weapons were mentioned and it did not sound as though anyone was taken into custody.

Again, 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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July 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The night started off as a pretty quiet one.

Early in the night, Lawrence Police responded on several small and domestic disturbances throughout the city, along with several noise complaints and conducting several car stops. At least three drivers were faced with field sobriety tests. At least one, that I heard, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and taken to the Douglas County Jail.

Just after 2 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to respond to the intersection of 10th and Massachusetts Street. Emergency dispatchers received a single call about approximately 20 subjects who were physically fighting on the sidewalk near the intersection. Three Officers were just around the corner when the call came out and arrived at the intersection in under a minute from the time the call was dispatched. Those Officers advised that they were not locating anything that matched what the caller described. The caller stated that a subject who appeared injured had walked into a business in the area. That subject was never located by Police.

Around 4 a.m. Lawrence Police responded to the 2400 block of Winterbrook on reports of a carjacking. Officers arrived and contacted the reported victim who advised that they had been carjacked by two men, at least one of which was armed with a handgun. The suspects left in the victims Blue Cadillac. The victim believed the vehicle was last seen westbound on 24th Street. It was unclear if the victim knew one of the suspects or how it occurred but Police believe they know the name of one of the suspects involved. It sounded as though a victim was transported by LPD to the hospital.

Shortly before 4:30 a.m. LPD was called to check on a car accident near Centennial Park in the area of 6th and Iowa. Police arrived and found the accident. The driver advised they were uninjured initially. However, was requesting to be seen my Medics a short time later. Injuries were minor and I do not believe anyone was transported from the scene by ambulance.

Again, 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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July 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Back to another pretty quiet overnight in Douglas County after the Thursday morning armed robbery. The suspect from that robbery remains at large. He is described as a black man, standing 5' 6", weighing 150lbs. At the time of the robbery he was wearing all black clothing and had a white shirt covering his face. He was armed with a black handgun.

As for last night, Police did not have a whole lot of activity to respond on outside of the fairly routine. Several noise complaints, disturbances and car stops.

LDCFM responded on, what seemed like quite a few medical related calls overnight. None of the activity, that I heard, involved any serious injuries.

Again, 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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July 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After almost a week of pretty quiet overnights, Lawrence Police had a busy night on their hands last night.

Just before 3:30 a.m. Lawrence Police responded to the Kwik Shop at 845 Mississippi Street after a reported armed robbery. The victim advised officers that a black male subject who was last seen wearing all black and had a white sweater covering his face. The man was armed with a black handgun according to the victim. The suspect was last seen running northbound on Mississippi Street. Police did conduct several car stops in the area during minutes following the incident. It did not sound as though any arrests had been made.

While investigating the armed robbery and searching for the suspect, LPD was bombarded with calls for service including; a prowler, several disturbances and a fireworks complaint. Police were stretched pretty thin for a time.

Again, 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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July 20th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

As anyone who has read the blog this week can tell you, its been a quiet week. Last night was no exception.

Lawrence Police responded on a number of fairly routine calls; noise complaints, disturbances and also conducted several car stops. LPD also checked on a few burglary alarms. All of which it sounded like were false alarms.

KUPD also responded on a report of an audible alarm on campus. Officers responded and found it to only be a door bell at one of the delivery docks that was stuck on and sounding constantly. They were able to fix the issue and the noise stopped.

If there was more to add to the blog, I would. There simply was not much activity worth reporting this morning.

Again, 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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July 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

One more pretty quiet night in Douglas County. Overnight the National Weather Service extended the Excessive Heat Warning until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lawrence Police were involved in a very short foot pursuit. It was unclear what the subject was wanted for but he did attempt to run. From the time an Officer called out on the radio that he was in a foot chase with a subject, it only took about 20 seconds before that same Officer was on the radio again saying that he had the subject in custody.

LPD also responded on a few noise complaints, minor disturbances and made numerous car stops.

Shortly after 5 a.m. KUPD reported seeing what they believed to have been a transformer explosion just off of campus. A housekeeper on campus also reported seeing the blue flash. The only outage that they could see, involved street lights in one of the parking lots on campus. Those lights were out for about 5 minutes before they turned on again. Westar Energy is not showing any outages in Douglas County this morning.

Again, 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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July 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quiet night in Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on a number of noise complaints and small disturbances. LPD also responded on at least two fireworks complaints. One of which was called in to Police as sounds of gunshots. Police were in the area and advised that the sounds were in fact fireworks.

LDCFM had an active start to the night. Rescue crews removed a total of fifteen individuals, described as teenagers from the Kansas River around 10:30 last night. Initial call was for "about five" teenagers who had started in the Delaware river south of Lake Perry. Jefferson County crews were also involved in the search effort. For the full story and details, read the LJWorld Story on the incident.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. this morning Lawrence Police were dealing with a subject who had become combative with Officers. The Officers that were out with the subject, at 23rd and Massachusetts, requested assistance from another Officer and the Sergeant. Those units responded and the subject was back to behaving himself.

Again, 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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July 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Fairly quiet overnight for Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on the usual calls for noise complaints and disturbances. A few car stops, with at least 3 DUI arrests. One of which occurred on a stop conducted by the Kansas Highway Patrol, with LPD's assistance. Lawrence Officeers also responded on one or two fireworks complaints throughout the night.

A Eudora Police Officer on routine patrols happened upon a disturbance in the 500 block of east 10th Street, at the Grandview Mobile Home Park. The officer requested emergency assistance for five subjects fighting in the street. Douglas County Deputies responded quickly to assist and were able to stabilize the situation rather quickly. Sounded like one person was taken into custody. No injuries were reported related to the disturbance.

Again, 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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July 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty high number of car stops overnight by Lawrence Police. LPD also responded on about the usual number of noise complaints for an early Saturday morning. A few more disturbances than usual, nothing that resulted in any serious injuries.

Police did respond on report of at least 10 subjects fighting near 14th and Ohio. One of the callers advised that the Bartender from The Hawk was outside trying to break up the subjects that were fighting. When LPD arrived the subjects quickly scattered.

LPD also responded to the 800 block of Massachusetts Street on reports of a male subject who had displayed a gun and a knife. Police arrived to investigate and the reporting party changed their story, or at least had second thoughts about whether or not the man had a knife or just a gun. The description of the man was vague at best. It was unclear whether or not Police were able to locate the man or not.

Again, 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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July 15th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quiet night in Douglas County last night. For about the first time in more then two weeks, Lawrence Police were not called to any fireworks complaints.

Two more non injury accidents for LPD. The first about 9:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of 4th Street. The second at 5:15 a.m. this morning in the 800 block of Monterey Way.

Lawrence Police also received information on a drugs complaint in the 2000 block of west 27th Street around 1:30 a.m.

For the most part it was the usual noise complaints, car stops and a few disturbances.

Was not something that I was listening during but, Lawrence Police are looking for information following an armed robbery at Central National Bank, 603 W. Ninth Street on Thursday afternoon. LJWorld Story for more information.

Again, 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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July 14th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Five more fireworks complaints overnight in Lawrence. More burglary alarms overnight as well. Not nearly as many alarms as there were the night before. Most of the alarms did end up being false.

LPD also responded on two non injury accidents in the city. The first was in the 4100 block of west 6th Street just before midnight. The second occurred in the 800 block of Kentucky just after 1:30 a.m.

Other then those few calls and the usual noise complaints, car stops and a few disturbances, it was a fairly calm night in Douglas County.

Again, 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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July 13th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Some storms rolled through the area early last night. One of which decided that I needed to take a break from most of my scanners. I was among the thousands of KCP&L Customers in Johnson County that lost electricity around 9 p.m. The outage knocked me down to only my two handheld scanners that run on battery power. So I was still able to monitor LDCFM. My outage lasted until about 11:40 p.m.

LDCFM was pretty quiet after 10:30 p.m. when I started listening. Lawrence Fire units did respond on several reports of power line When my electricity was restored, I started monitoring Douglas County Law Enforcement, which was also surprisingly quiet.

LPD responded on several burglary alarms, most of which seemed to be related to the weather. Police also responded on several burglaries, including one around 4:30 a.m. at Walgreens that involved an unknown subject taking a woman's purse from her car in the parking lot.

Again, 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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