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Solicitor nabbed; toilet explodes
News from this morning's police briefing:¢ Wrong door: A solicitor going door-to-door selling cleaning solutions without a required city license picked the wrong home to visit Wednesday afternoon: That of Lawrence Police Capt. Dan Affalter. Affalter called an officer to the scene, and the saleswoman, an 18-year-old Grandview, Mo. woman, was arrested for soliciting without a license. She was released on bond and ordered to appear in court July 19. The city requires people selling items door-to-door to carry a license and keep their information on file with the city clerk's office. Other crimes reported this morning:¢ 1300 block of north 1300 Road: A Honda four-wheeler and a 25-gallon sprayer valued at more than $4,700 total disappeared between roughly 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.¢ Lower Walnut campground, Clinton Lake: Someone destroyed a toilet with an explosive device between midnight and 1 a.m. Tuesday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating it as a case of arson.¢ 500 block of Rockledge Road; A 25-year-old woman told police her boyfriend choked her, hit her, threatened to kill her and broke a window at her apartment Wednesday morning. Police are trying to find the man but hadn't as of this morning. ¢ 2700 block of Lawrence Ave.: A 56-year-old man's Isuzu Rodeo valued at $4,000, along with $20,000 in tools, were stolen between 11 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.¢ 1600 block of Tennessee St.: Someone broke a window at the Sigma Phi Epsilon House between 6 p.m. Friday and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and stole a 52-inch TV valued at $2,500.