4th of July Fireworks Spark Many Complaints, But Few Citations

July 5, 2019

Police departments across the state fielded complaints about 4th of July fireworks, but few people were cited.

The Denver Police Department gave out 6 citations for illegal fireworks on Thursday — which is about on par with last year, according to a department spokesperson. They got 533 complaints.

Denver Health did not treat any patients for firework-related burns this year, said a hospital spokesperson.

Colorado Springs authorities had four duos of firefighters and police officers dedicated to responding to firework complaints on the holiday. A police spokesperson said they confiscated 1,040 fireworks but did not make any arrests. They responded to 85 calls.

Grand Junction police said they got more than 130 calls between Wednesday evening and Friday morning, but only gave out warnings. The department says that is mostly because the fireworks found were not illegal or because the fireworks had stopped by the time police arrived.

Lakewood Police gave out 5 citations.

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