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Las Vegas revelers party mostly in peace

With hundreds of thousands of people taking to the Strip and downtown to celebrate Monday night the advent of 2013, Las Vegas police said revelers were mostly well-behaved.

Shortly before midnight, police arrested 13 people, 10 of whom were detained near Fremont Street.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell said the crowds were not unruly. The most serious crimes stemmed from two domestic violence arrests on the Strip.

“Right now we are on track for a very orderly, peaceful New Year’s,” he said.

“Nobody’s doing anything goofy.”

Sometime between 11:20 and 11:45 p.m., police received a report of an incident with a gun near Circus Circus. Cassell said nobody was injured, the suspect was taken into custody, and police confiscated the gun.

Cassell said that before midnight last New Year’s, there were 23 arrests, 20 stemming from bad behavior on the Strip.

This year, five DUI arrests and one misdemeanor traffic citation were issued before midnight by Las Vegas police.

Between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2011,159 people were arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges and booked at the Clark County Detention Center. Cassell said 2011’s numbers were higher than average.

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