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Quiet Wednesday Morning

Another pretty quiet overnight last night. Police did not respond on anything other then the routine calls.

Police and Fire/Medical did respond on an injury accident shortly before 2 a.m. in the 800 block of Centennial Drive. No serious injuries were reported.

All in a all a very normal overnight. Police responding on about the normal number of noise complaints, disturbances, suspicious pedestrian checks and suspicious vehicle checks.

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Unbearably quiet Tuesday morning

This morning was by far one of the quietest in recent memory. Every night I have six scanners running, this morning I found myself checking to make sure they were all still turned on and scanning. They were, it was just that quiet.

Police did respond on a few calls, nothing very newsworthy however. Just after 10:30 p.m. a woman called Police to the 3300 block of Glacier Drive. The woman said her pet rabbit had broken loose and made its way into her neighbors backyard. She did not want to wake the neighbors to retrieve the rabbit and did not want to chance spooking the neighbors if they were to see her in their backyard. So, she called Police. The rabbit was retrieved and as far as I could tell the neighbors had no idea any of this happened.

An officer on routine patrols found a subject in the 3600 block of east 25th Street found and arrested a subject found to be in possession of drugs, shortly after midnight.

The rest of the morning consisted of the normal overnight calls; noise complaints, suspicious pedestrian checks and suspicious vehicle checks. Nothing too exciting.

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Quiet Monday Morning

A fairly normal weekend in Lawrence came to an end last night. In case you missed it, Police were kept busy with lots of activity on Saturday morning.. Gunshots, Fireworks, Marijuana and a Flaming Toilet. As I shared Sunday morning, my current scanner setup records audio to my computer, went through the archive Saturday afternoon and found the audio on the report of the toilet that had been on fire. Listen here, link is to YouTube.

Things were back to normal and pretty quiet this morning in Lawrence. Police did respond on a few more noise complaints then usual. Other then that it was a very normal morning, a few traffic stops and suspicious vehicle checks was really all of the overnight activity.

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Easter Sunday Morning Wrap-up

As you have noticed, I don't have a catchy headline for this morning's post like I did yesterday. In case you missed it yesterday.. Gunshots, Fireworks, Marijuana and a Flaming Toilet. As a little bit of a follow up to that. My current scanner setup records audio to my computer, went through the archive yesterday afternoon and found the audio on the report of the toilet that had been on fire. Listen here, link is to YouTube.

As for today, breaking things seemed to be the theme of the night. The night started off, just after midnight, with LPD responding to the 1300 block of Rhode Island on reports of a 14-year-old that was out control and breaking things.

Minutes before 1 a.m. Police were called to the 900 block of Ohio to check an address after the caller found broken glass. Police responded and found, what sounded to me like, someone had thrown a rock or brick through a window. No arrests were made.

An officer on routine patrols in the 800 block of west 24th Street, reported "a large disturbance." The officer did not give an approximate number of subjects involved, a total of four officers total handled the situation.

LPD was called to the 900 block of Arkansas just after 4 a.m. to check the welfare of an intoxicated male in the hallway. The caller stated that the man was beginning to undress and needed to leave.

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Gunshots, Fireworks, Marijuana and a Flaming Toilet

The overnight hours in Lawrence was started off with a bang. Just after 11:15 p.m. LPD responded to the area of 6th and Florida Street on a report of the sound of gunshots. The caller was not sure which direction the shots sounded to be coming from but did advise dispatchers that the first shot sounded like it was fired inside, the following two sounded like they were fired outside. Police responded to the area and were unable to locate anything.

Just minutes after the sound of gunshots call Police dispatchers received multiple calls regarding fireworks in the area of 15th and Massachusetts Street. Police again responded to the area and were unable to locate the subjects involved. A separate call for fireworks was dispatched at 2:15 a.m. in the 1300 Block of Kentucky Street, where again police responded and were unable to locate the subjects involved.

Police responded to several different calls for service in the 2300 Block of Ridge Court including a smell of marijuana complaint just before midnight and then a noise complaint an hour later.

Lawrence Fire crews responded to the 700 Block of West 25th Street after receiving a report of a ceiling fan that had caught fire and fallen to the floor. The caller also advised that a toilet was also had been on fire. Crews arrived to find that the fire had been extinguished inside the apartment. Firefighters did make access to the attic area to confirm that the fire had not spread into the area above the apartment living area and did also assist with ventilation of smoke. No injuries were reported.

A DUI arrest was made in the 2000 Block of West 21st Street at 2:20 a.m.

It was a fairly normal Saturday morning with the usual abundance of noise complaints and disturbance calls. Medics were requested to respond to at least two of the disturbance calls. No serious injuries were reported.

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Active Friday Morning

Lawrence Police responded on a couple non injury accidents overnight. The first in the 1200 block of Iowa Street just before 10 p.m. and another just a few minutes later in the 4000 block of West 6th Street.

Police also performed numerous suspicious vehicle stops throughout the city, several of which required more then one officer.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. an officer was contacted by a citizen in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street and received information on an indecent exposure. No information was given over the radio as to what this complaint involved or if any arrests were made at the time. The initial officer did request another unit respond and a report number was issued.

Lawrence Officers performed several bar checks just before 2 a.m. Four bars were checked and three violations were cited.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Douglas county until 9 a.m. LJWorld Story

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Thursday, April 21st.

A pretty quiet night in Lawrence this morning. Police responded on the normal every morning calls of noise complaints, barking dogs and disturbances.

Officers performed a few traffic stops and checked several parking violations throughout the city as well. All in all a very quiet overnight.

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Injury Accident & Duplex Fire Overnight

A little more action for Lawrence Police overnight. Nothing over the top exciting or unusual.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Police responded to the 800 block of Emery Road on a very minor injury accident. The injured party refused an ambulance. Police still handled and investigated the accident as injury involved.

Right at 2 a.m. Lawrence Police and Fire crews were called to respond to a reported structure fire in the 1400 block of west 2nd Terrace. Police arrived on scene first and reported a small fire on the exterior of the single story duplex and a small pile of debris also on fire about a foot from the structure. Occupants from both sides of the duplex were safely out of the structure prior to the arrival of Police.

Fire crews arrived and quickly extinguished the visible fire on the exterior of the structure and the small debris fire. Crews entered the duplex and found smoke was slowly filling the interior. Further investigation led them to a small fire in the eaves which was extinguished. The Fire Department did remove some ceiling to confirm that the fire was completely out. Crews were reporting the fire was out at 2:45 a.m.

Two of the occupants were treated on the scene by medical crews and refused transport to the hospital. Fire crews did request the Red Cross to respond to assist the displaced residents. LJWorld Story

It was also brought to my attention overnight that there is a Facebook Group looking for the installation of crossover cables along K-10 Highway.

Other then that it was another routine overnight.

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Tuesday, April 19th

Lawrence Police responded on a little bit of everything overnight, from fireworks to a subject that attempted to flee from officers.

The fireworks complaint at 8 p.m. in the 2300 Block of W 26th Street. One officer responded and was unable to locate anyone in that area with fireworks. About an hour later Police responded to the 2000 Block of West 31st Street or a shoplifting call, no arrests were made.

Just before midnight, officers received a report of a burglary in the 500 Block of Minnesota Street. Two officers responded and found there was an active burglary. Three more units were dispatched to the area. When the original two officers made their way closer to the address a subject ran from inside and attempted to flee from officers. A perimeter was set in the area and the subject was arrested shortly after.

Police also responded on the usual calls for noise complaints, 911 hang ups, disturbances and animal complaints.

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Tax Day Monday

Another pretty quiet overnight this morning.

Police responded on several burglar alarms, all of which ended up being false alarms.

There were the normal amount of disturbances and noise complaints. Police also performed a bar check or two at different locations throughout the city.

Currently, as of 7 a.m., Lawrence Police are on scene of a burglary in the 1700 block of west 24th Street. Police reported 2 black male subjects entering an address. One of those suspects is in custody and officers are preparing to enter the address to check for the second suspect. There is a perimeter set in the area in case the suspect is not inside the address and is on foot in the area.

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Angry Sunday Morning

Apparently there was a little anger and aggression in the air this morning. Police responded on numerous complaints of disturbances, threats, criminal damage, trespassing and even a road rage call. Thankfully nothing anger related seemed to result in any injuries.

Police also responded to several accidents. Non injury in the 500 block of Massachusetts Street just after 10:15 p.m. Another non injury in the 100 block of Indian Avenue just before 2 a.m. An injury accident in the 1800 block of Iowa shortly after 2 a.m. no injuries were life threatening. The last of which was another Injury accident in the 2200 Block of Massachusetts, before 5 a.m. Again no one with life threatening injuries.

There were the usual noise complaints and barking dog complaints. Police even made a stop by the 1600 Block of Haskell again checking for "things in the air".

All in all nothing very out of the ordinary.

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Slow Saturday

This morning was pretty slow, considering it was a Saturday. There were the usual disturbances and noise complaints.

Lawrence Police performed extensive bar checks in the early morning hours and responded on several alcohol complaints throughout the city. Several citations were issued however, no arrests were made.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Lawrence Police and Fire were sent to a report of an injury accident at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive. While responding, dispatchers were advised that one of the vehicles involved had left the scene. Police arrived in the area to find the vehicle that had been reported as leaving the scene and the other involved vehicle were both parked in the 2200 block of Kasold Drive, just north of Clinton Parkway. One person was treated by Medics for a laceration to the head. The laceration was considered serious and the patient was transported to the hospital by Medics.

Police again responded to the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue on a report of "things in the air." As usual, nothing was found when the officer arrived just before 5 a.m.

KU Police responded on a report of a male subject with a crowbar who had broken out a window on the north side of Haworth Hall at 1200 Sunnyside Drive. Police received the call at 5:30 a.m. The caller also advised that the subject was sitting leaned against the building, right next to the now broken window and was possibly sleeping. KUPD arrived to find the subject sitting just as reported with a crowbar laying nearby. The subject was taken into custody by Police. Lawrence Medics also responded to check some minor cuts and scrapes to the subjects hand and forearm. He was not transported to the hospital and remains in Police custody as of 6 a.m. this morning.

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Quiet, Rainy Friday

Another pretty quiet overnight for Lawrence Police this morning. The rain seems to have cooled most everyone down last night as there seemed to be fewer than usual disturbances around the city. All in a a pretty good thing to hear less of.

Officers were called to investigate several burglar alarms. Most sounded to have been caused by the windy weather overnight.

LPD did make the normal suspicious vehicle stops, traffic stops and responded on a couple noise complaints throughout the city.

Just before 3 a.m. KU Police received a report of 2 men walking near the 1300 Block of Crescent Drive carrying crowbars and dressed in dark clothing. Officers responded and caught up with the 2 just off of campus. LPD responded as well and both men were found that have done nothing wrong, only handled as a suspicious person report.

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Another quiet night

Another quiet night in Lawrence. Police again did not respond to anything very out of the ordinary.

LPD was called, twice, to the 1600 Block of Haskell to "investigate things in the air". This is an almost nightly occurrence for Police. They get the call, an officer responds and whatever it may be that the caller thinks he/she is seeing has disappeared before officers arrive.

Police did respond on the normal disturbance calls and made a few suspicious vehicle stops. Again, nothing that seemed out of the ordinary to me.

Pretty good chance for some thunderstorms in the Douglas County area after about 4 p.m. into the evening and overnight hours. The better threat seems to have moved into the southeast Kansas Area as of this mornings National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center's 6 a.m. update.

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Quiet Wednesday morning & an intersection closed for water line replacement

Quiet is best way to describe Lawrence overnight. LPD did not have any out of the ordinary calls for service.

Officers did respond on a reported disturbance in the 600 Block of Massachusetts Street just before 2 a.m. Four units responded to the call and it ended up sounding extremely minor. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

Shortly before 4 a.m., LPD responded to contact a subject that had been assaulted in the 4500 Block of Wimbledon Drive. LDCFM also responded and treated the subject for his injuries at the scene. No information on a suspect was broadcast.

All in all it has been very quiet lately.

And for those who may find the information useful. The intersection of 7th Street and Indiana Street will be closed until 5:30 p.m. today for water line replacement. This is according to information provided over the radio to LDCFM and LPD Units

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Pretty Routine Tuesday

Lawrence Police had a fairly routine Tuesday morning on their hands this morning. LPD responded with Lawrence Fire on a dumpster fire at the Applecroft Apartments in the 1900 Block of Stuart Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and then to a car fire in the 900 Block of Mississippi Street just after 11:30 p.m.

Traffic stops and suspicious vehicle checks were in full force as Tuesday morning began. Police made a DUI arrest in the 600 Block of Kentucky just after 12:30 a.m. Officers performed numerous traffic stops and issued citations to some drivers for traffic offenses. A number of suspicious vehicles were also stopped by LPD throughout the city this morning.

The strange call of the night goes to the one that occurred just after 12:40 a.m. in the 2100 Block of Rhode Island Street. Officers were called to take information about a theft of property. Police responded and contacted the caller who then focused the officer's attention to a complaint on a neighbor's barking dog. The caller did not want to sign a complaint about the dog, only wanted officers to be aware of the issue with the neighbor's dog. The caller then finally got around to discussing the theft that they had originally called Police to report. It was unclear to me what if anything was actually taken. The call went from a reported theft, to an animal complaint, to a request to speak with officers and then back to a theft. The officer on scene did take a report number in relation to the reported theft.

Just before 4:30 a.m. KU Police were called to McCollum hall after receiving a report of a subject on the outside ledge on the south side of the west wing. Police responded and found a subject standing on the 9th floor ledge outside of an open window. Officers made contact with the subject who became extremely agitated with the questioning of officers. KU Police advised their dispatcher that the subject was making suicidal comments and a Lawrence Medical unit was dispatched to standby in the area. After nearly 15 minutes of talking with the subject a KUPD officer was able to get the subject to come back inside the building safely. The subject was willingly transported by Police to LMH.

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All quiet Monday morning

Sunday night into Monday morning started as a fairly normal overnight before completely coming to a stand still in the morning hours.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Lawrence Police responded to a reported non injury accident in the 500 Block of N 7th Street. Police arrived to find that there was a subject requesting an ambulance for neck pain. Lawrence Fire and Medical responded for patient care and LPD cleaned up the scene after patient care was complete. Injuries were non life threatening.

Just after 9 p.m. LPD was called to the 1900 Block of Heatherwood Drive on a noise complaint. Officers found a party at the address and took information on an alcohol violation.

Again last night, about 9:30 p.m. LPD was called again to "Investigate things in the air" in the 1600 Block of Haskell Avenue. Again an Officer responded and was unable to locate anything in the air.

The fairly routine calls were the majority of the calls overnight along with quite a bit of report writing time for Officers. Only one call stood out as unusual for Lawrence last night and that call was received at 10 p.m. in the 300 Block of W 14th Street. A caller reported a female ran into the path of a passing vehicle on 14th Street, forcing that vehicle to stop. The female proceeded to "flash" the occupants of the vehicle, then that same female started throwing beer cans at the stopped vehicle. LPD responded and was unable to locate the female subject.

If you missed it, Lawrence Police were kept busy late Friday night into the early hours of Saturday Morning. Click here to check out the blog entry from Saturday morning for what you missed.

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Sleepy Sunday Morning

It was a slow early Sunday morning in Lawrence. The nightly noise complaints, disturbances and barking dog complaints were among a few of the calls LPD responded on.

Just before 2 a.m. Lawrence Officers were called to the 1200 Block of Oread Avenue on a report of a large physical disturbance. The caller reported at least 30 subject fighting with staff. Police arrived and while interviewing several of the subjects involved, one witness noticed the subject that is believed to have started the disturbance leaving in a vehicle. Lawrence Police and KU Police caught up with that vehicle in the 1300 Block of Jayhawk Boulevard. That subject was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of another Kansas county and he was taken into custody.

LPD also was called to the same address twice for a loud party in the 1100 Block of west 11th Street. It was unclear if both calls originated from the same calling party or different callers. Police did respond twice and apparently the second time was the charm.

Lawrence Fire responded to an automatic fire alarm on the KU Campus at Jayhawker Towers, Tower D. Did not hear what they were cooking this morning but it is the exact same room number that was trying to cook a pizza last weekend which also set off the fire alarm and resulted in the entire building being evacuated because of smoke. No injuries were reported and it was unclear if crews evacuated the entire building or not.

Another warm and windy day ahead for Douglas County. The National Weather Service in Topeka has placed much of Kansas under a Red Flag Warning. All burning should be avoided as conditions are right for rapidly spreading and difficult to control fires.

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A busy early morning in Lawrence

Lawrence and KU Police both had a busy night on their hands tonight. I started listening just after 9 p.m. At that time is was the normal for Lawrence, early on a Friday night. That changed drastically after midnight.

Just before 12:45 this morning Lawrence Police received a call of a disturbance in the 2900 Block of Missouri Street. The call started like most disturbances, as a report of a male and a female in the street yelling at each other. Seconds after Officers went responding to the call, dispatchers received a call from another party that said the male involved in the disturbance had gone into a residence, retrieved a shotgun and proceeded to point it in the direction of several bystanders. Dispatchers updated responding Officers of the situation and ended up with seven patrol units responding on the call. The man went back into the residence prior to Police arriving. Police attempted to make phone contact with the man and he did not answer the phone. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made as Police are still waiting to interview the man about the incident. As of this morning just before 6:30 a.m. at least 3 Officers are back at the address trying to contact the male subject involved. Armed Disturbance LJWorld Story for Updates

Just as the clock hit 1 a.m. Police received a report of at least 20 subjects at 13th Street and Tennessee Street that were throwing beer bottles. Officers arrived and the crowd disbursed.

KU Police were busy as well. 1:15 a.m. they received a report that two females, both dressed in black clothing had knocked over the Jayhawk in front of the Kansas Union. While interviewing the calling party a second KU Officer spotted two females matching the descriptions given by the caller. That officer made contact and after a little questioning they stated that one of them climbed onto the Jayhawk for a picture and it suddenly fell over. We aren't done with this one yet. While Officers were talking to these females, dispatchers received a call about three male subjects that were carrying the Jayhawk away. Those men left in different directions prior to Police arriving, leaving the Jayhawk not far from the Union. Officers recovered the Jayhawk and transported him to the Public Safety office. LJWorld Story for Updates

There were the usual DUI arrests, noise complaints and disturbances. Lawrence Police also received a report of a male on 23rd Street waiving inappropriate hand gestures at passing motorists, he had left the area prior to Police arriving. Along with someone that called LPD saying there were 5 subjects walking on top of vehicles through the parking lot in the 900 Block of Vermont Street. Again, Officers responded and no one was found in the area.

KU Police also apprehended 4 subjects that were seen walking on the field at Memorial Stadium just before 3 a.m.

Things were fairly quiet again after 3:30 a.m. Still had a few noise complaints and a few more DUI arrests.

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LPD with Extensive Bar Checks Overnight

Lawrence Police paid a visit to a handful of Bar's late Thursday night and into the early morning hours of Friday. Several report numbers were taken by Officers during these checks. No arrests were made that I am aware of.

Police responded on the nightly noise complaints and a couple of drug related complaints. A report number was taken by the Officers on one of the drug related complaints.

Just after 2 a.m. Lawrence Officers responded to reports of 2 males subject beating on another male in the 600 Block of New Hampshire. At least 4 Officers responded on the call. No report number was taken. Officers did make contact with several subjects.

Just before 5:30 a.m. Officers responded to the 4200 Block of Briarwood on reports of a vehicle "lodged on a median". Officers investigated it as a non-injury accident.

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