Law Enforcement sees a spike in calls for service on 4th of July


While the COVID-19 pandemic canceled most 4th of July gatherings – from barbecues to pool parties and neighborhood parades — police departments still remained busy on America’s birthday, heading out to calls as firework use peaked over the holiday weekend. The numbers have come in and police departments saw an increase in calls as residents stayed home and opted to celebrate on their own. In Pasadena, the police department began to get calls reporting firework use weeks before the holiday weekend. Pasadena has a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks, and the city’s firefighters and police partnered together for a special…

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