A Typical Independence Day In The Newport/Mesa
The Costa Mesa Police Department issued a report late Thursday night informing us of their activities yesterday as they attempted to keep us safe - from ourselves, mostly. Technological glitches prevented me from posting this earlier. Since this report was delayed Lauren Williams published a report for the entire Newport/Mesa area, including the very significant police presence in Newport Beach, HERE.
They deployed between 14-26 officers throughout the city, depending on the time of day, a very significant increase over normal staffing levels.
HOW THE DAY WENT FOR THEMHere's their summary of events from 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. last night.
Calls For Service
224 fireworks related calls were received
40 fireworks calls were directly handled by officers dispatched to related locations
47 fight or disturbance-type calls (non-fireworks) were received and handled by officers
1 drug possession arrest
1 drunk in public arrest
4 DUI arrests
1 warrant arrest
1 fireworks related arrest (refusal to sign citation)
1 "failure to register as an arsonist" arrest
I don't know about you, but that last one got my attention! Yikes!
NO MAS!The CMPD reminds us that, even though it was legal to discharge so-called "safe and sane" fireworks on the evenings of July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, it is NOT legal to discharge them at any time, on any other day, throughout the year. That means tonight or the rest of this weekend. They will be patrolling and they will bust you if they catch you.
HOPE YOURS WAS SAFE AND FUN
We here at A Bubbling Cauldron hope you had a great Independence Day holiday.