Illegal Fireworks Turn-in Results

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are gearing up for a busy Fourth of July. Illegal fireworks remain a focus, even after hosting a turn-in event on Saturday. Eugene police say 18 people turned in about 200 pounds of illegal fireworks on Saturday. They say although that’s a respectable amount, they believe it’s safe to assume … Continue reading »

Illegal Fireworks Turn In

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth of July is just around the corner and law enforcement is upping the effort to get rid of illegal fireworks. Eugene-Springfield Fire and Eugene police hosted a turn in Saturday. Officials say dozens of people stopped by the Second Avenue and Chambers training station and dropped off illegal fireworks. They … Continue reading »

Fireworks: Sales, Crackdown & More

EUGENE, Ore. — Monday is a big day for fireworks. Vendors will start selling them all across the state of Oregon, and the Eugene City Council will vote on whether or not to impose restrictions on their use. In 2013, fireworks were to blame for 31 injuries and 197 structure fires in the state, and … Continue reading »

Eugene Discussing Fireworks Problems

EUGENE, Ore. — How you celebrate the 4th of July could be changing if you live in Eugene city limits. City councilors are working on new rules that could impact the use of fireworks. The Eugene Police Department says the number of noise and fireworks complaints it’s received over the last five years has steadily … Continue reading »

Council To Look At Illegal Fireworks

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council wants to start a conversation surrounding illegal fireworks. At least four councilors agreed it seems the problem with illegal fireworks being set off in the city is getting worse. Mayor Kitty Piercy told the council she thinks this is becoming a safety issue for homes and property. Councilor … Continue reading »

Not a Busy Fourth of July for Police

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 … Continue reading »