Steamboat Springs police report typical Fourth of July holiday
Steamboat Springs — Officers with the Steamboat Springs Police Department reported a busy, but normal, Fourth of July holiday with no significant incidents.
“It was a typical Fourth of July,” said Patrol Sergeant John McCartin.
McCartin said Fourth of July is generally the busiest day of the year for the police department, along with New Year’s Eve. He said the holiday falling on a Saturday this year wasn’t cause for more incidents than in other years.
“There’s a lot of people around, and we definitely take more calls than on a normal night,” McCartin said. “But nothing too crazy went on.”
From Saturday morning until early Sunday morning, officers responded to 17 fireworks complaint calls from citizens unhappy with fireworks lit by people in neighborhoods across town, according to the daily police report.
Officers also answered five noise complaint calls and four calls about drunken pedestrians. Two people were arrested, including one for suspicion of driving under the influence.
McCartin said that although there were a lot of firework complaint calls, he knew of no fires or injuries related to firework use within town.
“We didn’t have any issues during the day or today with any fires from fireworks or injuries,” McCartin said Sunday.
Overall, McCartin said the large number of people in town for the weekend seemed to be having a good time celebrating the holiday.
“There’s a lot of folks in town, and it seemed like for the most part, everyone was having fun and enjoying themselves,” he said. “It was a good night.”
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