LVMPD Cites Just Over 100 For Illegal Fireworks

Plenty Of Confiscations, No Major Injuries Reported

July 05, 2019 - 10:20 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Law enforcement agencies in Clark County vowed to crack down on the use of illegal fireworks this 4th of July, and numbers released by Metro Police on Friday show that just over 100 citations were issued.

Metro vowed to crack down this year after more than 25,000 complaints came in last year to the new website www.ispyfireworks.com. That website was also up and running for complaints this year as well. Metro said they used statistics from last year's complaints to determine where trouble spots might be for this year's celebrations.

North Las Vegas PD were extra vigilant, as well.

Meanwhile, NHP troopers seized roughtly $5,000 worth of illegal fireworks while staking out State Route 160, the road between Las Vegas and Pahrump. Clark County allows only "Safe-N-Sane" fireworks to be used, so many people drive to Nye County and transport the illegal ones back home.

No serious injuries were reported this year, but fire departments across the county reported to dozens of outside fire calls throughout the night.