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6/24/2020 - 6/24/20-Fireworks Complaints - Increased Enforcement

NEWS RELEASE

Date: June 24, 2020

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 20-76

The Hamden Police Department has responded to a vast increase in “fireworks complaints” over the past 2 months. Since April 29th, officers have responded to 63 fireworks related complaints.

The use of fireworks in Connecticut is illegal. Violation of Connecticut General Statute 29-357 is a class C misdemeanor. Hamden Police will be increasing patrols, with an emphasis on fireworks, in the coming days. Those cited, will be scheduled for a mandatory court date.

The excessive use of fireworks in our neighborhoods have a negative impact. The noise associated with fireworks can have a major effect on young children, the elderly, those affected with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and our pets. In addition, errant fireworks are a fire hazard, especially with our current dry conditions.

 

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