Mountlake Terrace, Brier police respond to dozens of fireworks calls July 4-5

Countywide and city fireworks bans didn’t stop neighborhoods in Mountlake Terrace and Brier from experiencing large and noisy displays into the early-morning hours of July 5.

Mountlake Terrace police said they received 36 fireworks-related calls from 2 p.m. July 4 to 6 a.m. July 5, with most of those occurring after 6 p.m. Mountlake Terrace police spokesperson Commander Scott King said those 36 calls were included in the total of 72 police calls for other incidents during that time period.

Here’s a summary of fireworks complaints that Mountlake Terrace received and their disposition of them:

– 20 fireworks calls were marked as “gone on arrival,” meaning police didn’t find anyone when responding to the call.

– 1  was described as patrol information, which means that officers were dealing with other calls or multiple reports of the same call at the same time it was reported.

– 15 were settled by contact, meaning contact was made with someone by phone or in person, and the situation was resolved.

– No warnings were issued.

In Brier, there were 23 calls for service during the same time period, and eight of those were fireworks complaints, Brier Police Chief Nick Almquist said.

No citations were issued in either Mountlake Terrace or Brier.


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