Joplin Police Enforce Firework Ordinance

Joplin Police Enforce Firework Ordinance

Joplin police officers are enforcing the city's fireworks ordinance as the 4th of July holiday nears.
JOPLIN, MO.--- People are allowed to shoot off fireworks in the Joplin city limits now until July 4th, between noon and 11 p.m. each day. You can't shoot off or possess any kind of bottle rockets within city limits. Joplin police say they receive the most calls of complaints when fireworks are shot off after the 11 p.m. cut off. Officers say they're getting more firework complaint calls as it gets closer to the 4th.

"That's already on top of our regular calls for service that we're attending to. We try to get to those as quickly as we can, however, it's just a matter of having the manpower available to respond to those calls," said Lt. Matt Stewart, Joplin Police Department.

If someone violates the city's fireworks ordinance, it's a misdemeanor charge.
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