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Illegal fireworks complaints growing across Oahu

Honolulu Police Department officials said Wednesday hundreds of fireworks violations are being reported on Oahu before fireworks are permitted between 9 p.m. Dec. 31 and 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Police Maj. Allan Nagata said at the end of November, police had received about 216 telephone calls related to fireworks complaints.

During a news conference Wednesday afternoon outside police headquarters, Nagata encouraged the public to report any fireworks violations.

He said the complaints can remain anonymous but that police would appreciate as much detail as possible in order to located those violating fireworks ordinances, including the address and description of the person violating the law.

Police issued 151 citations related to fireworks between Dec. 26, 2015 and Jan 2, 2016, Nagata said.

In the same period, police arrested five persons, including two adults and three juveniles. and also receive 1,500 calls through 911.

Honolulu police also confiscated 2,884 pounds of fireworks.

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