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Fireworks are contraband
7/8/2012 10:46:00 AM
COTTONWOOD -- Police officers assigned to the Bicycle Patrol Unit cited a 63-year-old man who was determined to have been setting off prohibited fireworks on the 4th of July.
Officer said they could see the fireworks ignited from the Cottonwood Police Department parking lot and determined that the location was not far away.
After stopping at the 1000 block of East Ash, they shortly afterward saw a firework shot off and determined the location to be at South 9th Street.
When they arrived, they had a clear view of the backyard where a circle of people were seated and a man was holding one of the prohibited fireworks.
When asked, one woman stood to say that everyone was setting off the fireworks but Dennis Marek was the only one who was cited.
The remaining fireworks were confiscated.
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