7 fireworks citations issued over holiday

Police issued seven citations for fireworks violations and seized aerial fireworks devices during special enforcement over the Fourth of July weekend.

Three of the citations were in the Wailuku district, where police documented six cases and recovered one aerial device and three launch tubes, acting Police Chief Dean Rickard said at a Maui Police Commission meeting held online Wednesday.

He said two small fireworks-related brush fires were reported in Wailuku and Waikapu.

In the Lahaina district, police issued four citations and generated 22 cases while seizing an aerial device, which is fired into the sky with a launcher, Rickard said.

Police also seized a box containing 200 smaller aerial devices and 150 aerial devices that had been shot, Rickard said.

He said a small brush fire was reported in Wahikuli.

Twelve cases were made in Kihei and five cases were generated on Molokai, where police gave warnings and no citations, Rickard said.

He said Lanai and Hana districts were relatively quiet.

“Our officers were out there doing their best to try and catch these individuals in the act,” Rickard said. “They helped to keep our community safe.”


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