Archive for Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lawrence police respond to more than 70 fireworks calls overnight

July 5, 2012


Though the Independence Day holiday passed without major law enforcement incidents in Lawrence, police still kept busy responding to fireworks calls during the overnight hours.

Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said police responded to 71 fireworks calls between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.

Response to many of the calls was not immediate because of the large call load, McKinley said. He said police also responded to a shots fired call overnight in the 900 block of Iowa, but that was believed to be fireworks-related.


janinks 1 year, 9 months ago

consumer1 your life could have been miserable if the neighbors fireworks would have caught your house on fire...NO ONE should have been shooting off fireworks as dry as it is and the last time I knew anything about shooting off fireworks it's against the law in the city of Lawrence. I hope all 70 people were fined BIG time!!!!!


consumer1 1 year, 9 months ago

so the population of Lawrence is close to 100,000 and out of those 100,000, seventy one people got their panties in a twist because one of their neihbors used some fireworks. You people are so fragile. Are your lives that miserable??? what a shame.


demonfury 1 year, 9 months ago

When you make an activity illegal, but allow the sale of items to conduct that illegal activity, this is the aftermath that will spawn from it. Just another brilliant leadership decision by our city commission.


oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 9 months ago

Response was not immeditate or not at all. 71 calls in 8 hours? why bother. what about the other calls not attended to. I suppose the 71 calls mandates a 40million dollar police expansion?


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