Des Moines Police Preparing for a Noisy Independence Day

DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say they expect hundreds of complaints due to fireworks. Already the department has received a handful of complaints before nightfall.

Every year the department responds to two to three hundred noisy fireworks calls. Most firecrackers are illegal in Iowa however individuals can possess sparklers, snakes and caps.

If caught with or exploding illegal fireworks, fines can range up to $500 or thirty days in jail.

Due to the high volume of calls, officers say they’ll likely confiscate the property and give warnings instead.


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