People In WNY Already Have Complaints of Fireworks
Every summer we see a steady stream of complaints about fireworks being used in residential neighborhoods. Usually, these complaints hold off until closer to the Fourth of July, but there are already complaints about fireworks this spring and two police departments are taking notice.
WKBW is reporting that the Olean Police Department and Jamestown Police Department have issued warnings on social media about the use of illegal fireworks.
The Olean Police Department said they will increase enforcement of illegal fireworks after getting complaints this past week with the Memorial Day Weekend holiday.
The Jamestown Police Department issued a zero-tolerance warning, in regards to using illegal fireworks.
Law enforcement reminds people that not only are most fireworks illegal (other than "sparkling devices") in the state of New York, but their usage can trigger symptoms of PTSD for combat veterans. Dogs are also commonly frightened by the use of fireworks.
I've already heard a lot of fireworks in my South Buffalo neighborhood and chances are will continue to happen more frequently as the weeks' progress. It gets really bad on the Fourth of July in my neighborhood and I've seen a few Buffalo Police cars to enforce complaints.
The good news is this year we will see many more fireworks displays, so it might not be as many as last year when most of them were called off due to the pandemic.