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Not a Busy Fourth of July for Police

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EUGENE, Ore. — Despite all of the fireworks, Eugene Police say the Fourth of July was a quiet one.

The numbers are in the single digits for DUII charges and loud noise complaints.

There were seven noise complaints last night, that’s up from three from last year.

And there was only one DUII report compared to three last Fourth of July.

With it being the Fourth of July you may have expected more illegal firework citations.

But EPD says those citations aren’t their top priority.

“As you know our top priority is property crimes and when our officers are dealing with burglars and car thieves and car break-ins a firework call is going to go to the bottom of the priority list,” said Lt. Sam Kamkar, Eugene Police.

He says it’s power in numbers.

When they look up in the sky and see a number of illegal fireworks they know by the time they get to the location the evidence is usually gone.

Police say the holiday weekend is a busy one for traffic.

They warn to be careful and if you see a driver who have been drinking call 9-1-1.

 

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  1. Vetzero says:

    Good, very good

    Don’t slack off.

    Keep the pressure on.

  2. jason marks says:

    As you know our top priority is property crimes

    HOGWASH.

  3. Angela says:

    interesting that there was however nobody available to respond to a call about a bonfire (during regulated use/high fire danger) and where there was a confrontation and a drunk guy threw a beer at someones truck… hmm…

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