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

Around 11:15 p.m. KUPD was called to Summerfield Hall in the 1300 block of Sunnyside Avenue on campus. The caller reported a man on the property who was refusing to leave. Several officers arrived and again, the man was asked to leave. The officers stated that the man appeared to be a transient and was uncooperative with officers. The next radio traffic was an officer yelling for LPD to respond to assist and that the man was now fighting with KUPD.

The scuffle lasted a good three minutes before KUPD advised that their situation was under control. KUPD requested Fire/Medical to respond after mace was used and was causing issues for the suspect and two officers. Lawrence Police arrived just as the man was being taken into custody by KUPD. LPD transported the suspect to the hospital to be checked out and both of the KUPD officers were treated on scene. After being cleared at LMH, the suspect was transferred to the Douglas County Jail.

Lawrence Police responded on several minor disturbances, a noise complaint and conducted several vehicle stops. None of the activity overnight involved the use of weapons or resulted in any serious injuries.

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

After a few very quiet overnights, mother nature made her return to the area. Just before 1:40 a.m. a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for a large portion of eastern Kansas as storms approached from the northwest. At 2:05 a.m. that was upgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning. The main threat for the storm was gusty winds, large hail, torrential rains and frequent cloud to ground lightning

Before the storms moved in, Lawrence Fire responded on a report of an apartment fire in the 1700 block of west 24th Street around 11:10 p.m.. LPD arrived just before LDCFM and were able to advise that the fire was out and related to someone attempting to cook on the stove top. This is a fairly common occurrence at apartment complexes.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Lawrence Fire was dispatched to the intersection of 24th and Ousdahl. Multiple callers advised that a large tree limb had fallen and on its way down collected a power line. The fire unit arrived quickly and found that there was active sparking and sporadic small fires caused by the live power line. As of 6:50 a.m. fire crews advised that Westar has arrived on scene.

Just before 6 a.m. Westar was reporting 415 customers without power. As of 6:50 a.m. Westar is reporting approximately 113 customers without power in Douglas County. Most of those appear to be within the city of Lawrence.

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June 26th Overnight Law Enforcement and Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty quiet weekend overnight throughout Douglas County. Police were called to respond on multiple noise complaints and a few disturbances, nothing too out of the ordinary for a Saturday night in Lawrence.

Around 2:45 a.m. Police conducted a car stop near 25th and Alabama. A male occupant of that vehicle ran from Officers for an unknown reason. Police quickly identified the man and his home address. He was described as a white male, wearing a white tank top and KU shorts. He was last seen by Officers running westbound from the car stop. To the best of my knowledge the man remains at large this morning. Again, Police do know who they are looking for.

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

Another quiet night throughout Douglas County. Pretty good for a Friday night even with KU out for the summer. Most of the overnight Police activity consisted of a few noise complaints, some minor disturbances, car stops and an animal complaint or two.

None of the overnight activity in the county involved the use of weapons or any serious injuries. Hopefully another safe and quiet night in Lawrence again later tonight.

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June 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a few fairly active overnights, last night was very quiet in Douglas County. When the night was all said and done, not really much worth reporting this morning. A few noise complaints and minor disturbances. Officers were called to check on a barking dog that a neighbor believed was possibly injured. Police responded and found the dog to be perfectly fine. None of the overnight activity, that I heard, involved any serious injuries or the use of weapons.

I'm not a weatherman but, it sounds like there is a chance for some possibly severe weather in the area tonight.

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June 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty busy night for KU Police on and just off of campus this morning. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. a call to KUPD informed them of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of Potter Lake. The caller was the victim and advised dispatchers that he was walking when he was approached by a green four door car occupied by a black male driver and a white male passenger. The victim stated that at least one of the men said he had a gun and demanded to victim's wallet and cell phone. The victim complied and was able to get a partial license plate number on the car as it sped away eastbound on Memorial Drive towards Mississippi.

One KUPD Officer arrived quickly with the victim while several other Officer's were checking the area for the vehicle. The Officer with the victim quickly gathered information on the vehicle involved and the suspects inside. That information was immediately passed along to Lawrence Police.

A few minutes before 2 a.m., Lawrence Police had located a vehicle that matched the given description, right down to the partial license plate number. LPD stopped the vehicle and removed three occupants from inside. When Officers approached the vehicle, one immediately advised that there was a handgun visible in the car along with an item of clothing that the victim had described. The vehicle was stopped in the area of 9th and Avalon, not far from where the original incident occurred. All three subjects in the vehicle were taken into custody by KUPD and transported to the Public Safety office for questioning. Around 5 a.m. at least two of those subjects were transported to the Douglas County Jail.

The rest of the night was pretty quiet. There was one reported disturbance in Lawrence that allegedly involved a knife being displayed. The male that had the knife left the area prior to Police being called to respond. There were no serious injuries reported with any of the overnight activity.

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June 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was pretty quiet overnight in Douglas County.

Lawrence Police were involved in a short foot chase with two subject that were reported to have been burglarizing vehicles just after midnight in the 3300 block of Iowa. One of the men was taken into custody rather quickly. The other subject seemed to think if he hid in the treeline for a few minutes that Police would forget about him and leave. Needless to say, that was not the case. Police surrounded the area and waited for the subject to wander back out into the open. His buddy spilled the bean to Police so they knew exactly who they were looking for. The second man was taken into custody around 12:30 a.m. It was not clear how many vehicles had been broken into before Police were able to arrive.

The rest of the night was really pretty quiet. One or two noise complaints, a complaint about a neighbor's barking dog and a few minor disturbances. No serious injuries were reported with any of the overnight activity and nothing that I heard involved any weapons.

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June 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another night with thunderstorms causing some late evening trouble for Douglas County. The storm did not end up being as severe as it was predicted to be. Douglas County Emergency Management did have trained weather spotters deployed throughout the county and most of them were reporting conditions that fall below severe criteria. A few reports of brief wind gusts around 45 miles per hour and some minor tree damage reported in rural parts of the county.

In Lawrence the weather caused trouble for a number of drivers. Police responded on numerous non injury accidents. One of which was near 23rd Street and Learnard Avenue shortly after 9:30 p.m. Police reported a jeep left the roadway and struck a tree. This caused a limb from the tree to fall and block the westbound lane of 23rd Street.

There were also non injury accidents reported in the 3000 block of Louisiana, the 1000 block of Haskell Avenue and the area of Inverness Drive and Clinton Parkway. The accident on Clinton Parkway also involved a vehicle partially leaving the roadway and this time striking a light pole. That vehicle was then struck by a second vehicle. In all of this the light pole fell and blocked an eastbound lane of Clinton Parkway for a time.

Once the weather calmed back down, so did the Police activity. The rest of the overnight hours were mainly the every morning calls and activity. A few minor disturbances, alarms and car stops. No serious injuries were reported with any of the overnight activity.

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June 20th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After two stormy nights, finally a break for all of us last night. A little rain earlier in the night, everything was below severe levels in Douglas County.

The majority of the night consisted of fairly usual calls to Police, animal complaints, car stops, a noise complaint and a few alarms.

Police also responded on two burglaries just after 3 a.m. this morning. The first was in the 3100 block of Mesa Way and the second in the 2400 block of west 24th Street.

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June 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another stormy overnight that was not quite as active as the night before but still plenty of activity throughout Douglas County.

Again, like the night before, the night started off with a little rain and Police busy with the same call types that are dealt with almost every night of the week. Animal complaints, noise complaints, car stops and a few disturbances.

Around 1 a.m. Police were called to a non injury accident in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street. About 45 minutes later, emergency dispatchers received reports of a car and a pickup truck stalled in high water in the 500 block of north 2nd Street. Police and Fire/Medical units were dispatched to the area. Fire/Medical were sent anticipating that the vehicles may still be occupied. Police arrived and were unable to tell for sure if either of the vehicles were occupied. Fire/Medical arrived and quickly made their way closer to the vehicles and were able to confirm that there were no occupants inside.

Just as it was determined that the vehicles on north 2nd Street were unoccupied, Police along with Fire/Medical were being dispatched to the 1100 block of Haskell Avenue on reports of a vehicle that had driven into the water and again was possibly still occupied. Police arrived and they were able to quickly determine that the driver of the vehicle was able to exit and make their way to higher ground.

LDCFM had a much more active night then usual as well. Along with the two reported water rescues, fire crews were called to the 3000 block of west 7th Street on a shed fire. That fire was contained to a shed that was 15 to 20 feet away from the nearest residence and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Westar had a busy night as well. Lawrence Fire crews were called out to the 1000 block of Connecticut to check on a blown transformer. Nothing much that fire crews could do there other then further confirm what nearby residents already knew, the power was out due to the loss of the transformer. There was also a large outage in the area of 15th and Haskell just after 4 a.m. As of 4:30 a.m. Westar was reporting just under 3,600 customers in Douglas County without power. As of 6:45 a.m. this morning Westar is showing 444 customers still without power in the county.

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June 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A stormy overnight led to a pretty active night for Police and Fire throughout Douglas County.

The night started off rainy and Police were already busy with the same call types that they face every night, noise complaints, animal complaints and a few minor disturbances. Once the weather intensified, Police started receiving calls of power outages that were effecting traffic signals. Several intersections lost power, rendering the signals useless and forcing Police to direct traffic. Police also responded to the 3000 block of Kasold Drive just after 12:15 a.m. to direct traffic past a roadway obstruction.

The winds from the storm also were responsible for knocking out power in parts of Lawrence after tree branches fell on power lines. One of these calls was in the 1600 block of Cadet Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. The Fire Department was also called to that scene on reports that the line had started the tree on fire. Units responded to find that there was a small fire in the tree and the power line, although damaged, was still active. As of 6 a.m. this morning Westar's website shows just under 3,500 Douglas County customers without power.

Wind is also believed to be the source of an extremely large number of Burglary alarms for Police to respond on during the storm. I counted just shy of 20 alarm calls to Police between Midnight and 6 a.m.

At 2:30 a.m. this morning KU Police were flagged down by a subject in the 1300 block of West Campus Drive. The subject pointed out two males that were running away from the address who had just walked into a fraternity house and ran back out carrying several items including trophies. The suspects were last seen running through the Potter's Lake area. Since the address for the fraternity where the theft occurred is not in KUPD's jurisdiction, Lawrence Police were called and took over the investigation. To the best of my knowledge the two male suspects remain at large this morning.

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June 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The night started fairly quietly for Lawrence Police. A few animal complaints, numerous car stops, several small disturbances and a few alarm calls.

Just before 1 a.m. Police went out on a Bar Check in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street and almost immediately were confronted by several subjects that were actively fighting. The Officer on scene called for immediate back up to respond and the situation was quickly back under control. Reports from that scene were that one person was taken into Police custody.

Police also responded on a non injury accident in the 2200 block of Barker Avenue just before 4 a.m.

A possible residential burglary in progress was reported just before 5 a.m., that situation ended up being a domestic disturbance situation.

No serious injuries of any kind or incidents involving weapons were reported overnight.

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June 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet overnight in Douglas County. When the night was all said and done, not really much worth reporting this morning. A few noise complaints and minor disturbances. None of the overnight activity that I heard involved any serious injuries or the use of weapons.

Lawrence Police were called to the 1400 block of Kentucky just before 12:30 a.m. on reports of gunshots heard in the area. Police arrived to find a disturbance and determined that there was not a firearm involved, the report of gunshots was apparently slamming car doors.

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June 15th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet overnight in Douglas County. The majority of the calls to Police were fairly normal in nature, obviously no car is "normal" when you are to Officer responding, every situation is unique. When the night was all said and done, not really much worth reporting this morning. A few noise complaints. Several car stops and minor disturbances. None of the overnight activity that I heard involved any serious injuries or the use of weapons.

Douglas County Deputies did respond on a non injury accident outside of Lecompton on Highway 40. The driver told emergency dispatchers that he swerved to miss striking a deer and ended up in a ditch.

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June 14th, Flag Day, Overnight wrap up

Tuesday mornings are normally fairly quiet and this morning was quieter then normal.

All of the calls for Police that I heard in the overnight hours were routine in nature and really not much worth reporting this morning. A very few noise complaints. Several car stops and minor disturbances. Nothing with any serious injuries was reported.

Lawrence Police were involved in a brief foot chase of a wanted subject shortly after 2:30 a.m. That subject was taken into custody near 11th and Arkansas.

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June 13th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Monday mornings are usually quiet and this morning was no exception.

Almost all of the calls for Police were routine in nature and really not much worth reporting this morning. A very few noise complaints. Several car stops and minor disturbances. Nothing with any serious injuries was reported.

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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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