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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 Streets. 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 which had caught fire and fallen to the floor. The caller also reported that a toilet was also 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.