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Friday, May 6

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It seems a few of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations got a little bit out of hand late last night and early this morning. Lawrence Police responded on numerous fights and battery calls throughout the city.

The night started with a couple noise complaints and suspicious vehicle checks. The first battery call came in just before midnight in the 700 block of Massachusetts. Four officers responded to get the situation under control.

Officers on routine patrol came across several people that chose to urinate in public, which in case you are wondering, can be charged as indecent exposure.

Just after 1 a.m. Police were called to the 1200 block of Oread on battery call. A total of five officers responded to get this situation under control. All parties involved declined medical treatment at the scene.

A few more noise complaints and a domestic disturbance.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Police responded on another battery call. This one was in the 900 block of Massachusetts and a total of seven officers responded to contain this situation. Again an ambulance was initially requested and then turned away when the subjects involved refused treatment.

After that, things were back to a normal early morning in Lawrence. From all of the early morning disturbances and battery calls, only minor injuries were reported.

Today, May 6th, also marks Kansas' day to honor fallen law enforcement officers. Three officers made the ultimate sacrifice in 2010. READ MORE

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