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

The nice weather seemed to be getting to people in Lawrence overnight. There were countless calls involving suspicious activity. A few of which included subjects in a fountain and subjects in an apartment complex pool after hours.

The most interesting call of the night was a report of two intoxicated male subjects that were running around with Tiki torches that were lit and according to one of the callers the men were pretending that they were starting parked cars on fire. Police responded to search the area and were unable to locate the subjects. No damage was found to any vehicles in the area.

Lawrence Police also made numerous car stops and made a few DUI arrests. There was a large number of noise complaints as well as disturbances. No serious injuries were reported with any of the overnight activity in Douglas County.

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June 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly before Midnight Lawrence Police were called to respond to the 800 block of Massachusetts Street on reports of an intoxicated male subject that was yelling at passing vehicles. The man was described as being "dressed as a cowboy".

The majority of the overnight hours were fairly routine calls. Car stops, disturbances, noise complaints, intoxicated person complaints and a few field sobriety tests resulting in arrests.

Around 3 a.m. the online scanner that I use to monitor Douglas County Law Enforcement went down. I am located just slightly outside range to reliably monitor Douglas County Law Enforcement without a highly directional antenna however, that is not in the current budget. I do monitor LDCFM with equipment, that I physically own and control, they were all quiet besides a few medical calls all the way up until 6 a.m.

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

Just before 11 p.m. Lawrence Police received a report of someone shooting off fireworks in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Street. Police responded, found some debris left over from the fireworks. The subject or subjects involved had already left the area.

Right at 11 p.m. Police responded on a non injury accident in the 2400 block of Massachusetts Street.

After that all of the calls for service tended to be fairly routine in nature. A few car stops, disturbances, parking violations, building checks and a few alarms.

Early this morning at 5:39 a.m. emergency dispatchers received a call from a resident in the 1300 block of Monterrey Way reporting that their neighbor's back porch was on fire. Police and LDCFM were dispatched to the address. A police officer happened to be just down the street when the call came out and arrived on scene very quickly. That officer was able to extinguish the fire using a fire extinguisher. He reported that the fire had not spread to the main structure and appeared to be the result of an unattended barbecue grill.

LDCFM was dispatched to the address on Monterrey Way as a full alarm structure fire response and then quickly downgraded to only one Fire apparatus with an emergency response. Other units downgraded their response but continued towards the scene. The first fire unit arrived and confirmed that the fire had been extinguished completely by Police. All other fire units cleared from the call. The unit on the scene remained there for a brief time for investigation of the incident.

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June 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty routine overnight for Lawrence Police.

A DUI arrest was made just before 3 a.m. The male driver was stopped for after being spotted driving erratically. He was subsequently tested and determined to be intoxicated.

About 3:20 a.m. Lawrence Police received multiple reports on 911 from callers advising that they had heard gunshots in the area of Tomahawk Drive and Lawrence Avenue. One of the callers advised the shots came from Deerfield park or the area directly behind Deerfield Elementary School. Police responded to investigate and no one was found in the area.

Police responded on one noise complaint just after 3:30 a.m. Other calls in the early morning hours were mostly routine including a few disturbances and vehicle stops.

Just before 4 a.m. the online scanner that I use to monitor Douglas County Law Enforcement went down. I do monitor LDCFM with equipment, that I physically own and control, they were all quiet besides a few medical calls all the way up until 6 a.m.

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June 8 overnight activity and traffic info

Lawrence Police responded on a non injury accident at 10:10 p.m. last night in the 3000 block of Iowa. Sounded like one driver was cited as a result of the accident.

Police stopped and subsequently arrested a driver for DUI in the 900 block of Connecticut just before 4 a.m.

The rest of the overnight hours were mostly the routine calls including disturbances and car stops. Officers seemed to have an emphasis on parking violations throughout Lawrence as well overnight. There has been a noticeable drop off in noise complaints in the past few weeks since KU is out for the summer. I did not hear even one last night.

This morning, dispatchers advised Fire/Medical in Lawrence of a road closure today in the 400 block of Lincoln Street. The street will be closed until approximately 5 p.m. today for sewer line replacement work today.

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Tuesday, June 7

Not an overly busy night for Police in Lawrence last night but it was more active then most Tuesday mornings.

Not many details were given over the radios but, Lawrence received information regarding two separate sex crimes. Both were at different addresses and were dispatched about ten minutes apart. Due to the lack of details that I have available and not knowing what these cases deal with, I am not sharing even an approximate address.

Lawrence Police also received information regarding what the caller believed to be illegal drug activity that was witnessed in the 2300 block of Ousdahl Road. Sounded like both of the involved subject had left the area prior to the witness even calling Police.

Just before 1 a.m. Lawrence Police stopped a suspected DUI driver. That driver was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody.

The rest of the morning was the normal calls for service including disturbances, building checks and car stops.

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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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