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Antioch Police Had 203 Fireworks Complaints, Issued 6 Citations

by ECT

Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks confirmed Tuesday that over the 4th of July Holiday weekend, they received a total of 203 complaints from the community regarding illegal fireworks.

Between July 4-7, officers issued a total of 6 citations after they up-staffed to ensure public safety.

Prior to the holiday, Antioch Police and Contra Costa County Fire reminded the public that fireworks were illegal in the City of Antioch and Contra Costa County and those not following the law could be subject to a fine.

“Depending on the type and amount of fireworks possessed, offenders could face fines of up to $5,000 and possible imprisonment,” said Chief Tammany Brooks, Antioch Police Department. “We encourage everyone to obey the law, not only for their safety, and the safety of everyone around them, but also to avoid the potentially negative life impacts a fireworks arrest can cause.”

Contra Costa County Fire reported that on July 4, over a 6 hour period, they responded to 37 fires. They also stated that 5 of them were confirmed linked to fireworks, but noted it was likely the majority, if not all, were results of fireworks.

In the video below, fireworks off Wildhorse resulted in multiple spot fires from a firework explosion.

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MR Jul 10, 2019 - 7:45 am

Just goes to show they don’t take the law seriously, and if they don’t, they can’t expect the citizens to. The amount of illegal fireworks this year was worse than ever!

Marty Fernandez Jul 10, 2019 - 8:47 am

On Putnam alone in two blocks at 10 at night I had to stop my car twice because of large fireworks being displayed between cars. Many kids and adults just standing there very close. It was very dangerous and had it fallen over shot straight into a house, car, or people.

Trucker Jul 10, 2019 - 10:43 am

Assholes are still setting shit off

Grace Brown Jul 10, 2019 - 11:35 am

The Antioch PD should have had 203 ARRESTS, not just citations! Some scumbag even posted on NEXTDOOR urging people light up as many fireworks as they could and make sure they are the loudest! He even posted his name and location. That should have given the PD a clue. I hope they got him!

MEV Jul 10, 2019 - 2:38 pm

Not surprised. They do everything to avoid doing their jobs. No less than 10 very loud shots or very loud fireworks last night even on my street. Never see APD. If you have to call, can’t get through so there were probably just as many of those calls too that don’t even get counted. A real disappointment if you own a home. By the way, Antioch was on the list of the worst cities for home buyers on KTVU this morning. City Council not good for homeowners either.

Evans Jul 10, 2019 - 4:13 pm

We’ve lucked out in our neighborhood because no one set off any fireworks. They learned their lesson last year when one of the neighbors came out with a sawed-off shotgun and dared any scumbag to try it. He was suffering from PTSD and was ready to take them out. In 2017, a few houses caught fire as well as some fences and trees.

Stupid ass Jul 10, 2019 - 6:59 pm

Pretty stupid of that person to come out with an illegal weapon while trying to represent the Military. What a fucking faggot. You win the award for dumbass of the day

DVF Jul 14, 2019 - 10:15 pm

So, who’s representing the military? If our powers-that-be REFUSE to do anything about this pestilence, then WE WILL DO IT FOR THEM …… Maybe you’re one of those who is setting those fireworks! Don’t be so complacent! You never know whom you can SET OFF!

Don Jul 15, 2019 - 1:29 am

There are a lot of former military people here who are suffering from PTSD and I would not want to do anything to provoke them. If they react, then who would blame them.

Holly Jul 15, 2019 - 1:54 am

Hey Stupid ass! You win the award for Dick-Of-The-Day! But I guess you can’t help it!

Patrick Blaine Jul 10, 2019 - 6:15 pm

Cops should be spread out in the areas which seem to have more idiots who set off fireworks way after the holiday has long passed. They should fan out and be within minutes to those venues. You can smell the stench form those fireworks for a long time, so the cops would know where they are being set. One can hear and feel the BOOM, but it’s hard to tell which house it’s coming from. If you don’t provide the exact address, the cops won’t come. That’s why you should take care of the problem yourself or with your neighbors.

Nope Jul 10, 2019 - 8:26 pm

They dont care about fireworks, the big money is catching DUIs. $10,000 a head.

Global Girl Jul 11, 2019 - 12:00 am

With the police being overwhelmed by these scumbags shooting off fireworks and disrupting neighborhoods putting them in danger of fires, people will have to deal with this problem by themselves. This will get nasty but it has to be done. Forget calling the police.

MR Jul 11, 2019 - 6:34 pm

6 citations! They should have been able to get at least 60 just from personal observation while on patrol! It’s just not taken seriously.

Lola Saavedra Jul 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm

To Antioch Chief of Police, Tammany: Regarding your statement “Depending on the type and amount of fireworks possessed…” It’s the NUMBER of fireworks, NOT the “amount” of fireworks. See the difference?Fireworks are UNIT! Units are described as NUMBERS. See what I mean?

Dawn Jul 15, 2019 - 11:43 am

Lola, for some reason many people never learned when to use words like “number”… “amount” …. “fewer” “less” … “figure.” Maybe they were absent the day this was taught in their elementary English language class. The one which really bugs me is someone saying “less calories.”

do Jul 15, 2019 - 8:54 pm

What is sad is Pittsburg had almost as many fireworks complaints as Antioch with no citations issued I called five times before they even showed up but did nothing and it was the worst loudest the illegal fireworks in my neighborhood ever

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