Police seek info on illegal aerial fireworks

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting information about the location of aerial fireworks, as well as the identity of people in possession of them.

It is unlawful for any person without a valid permit to set off aerial fireworks. People who violate this law could be found guilty of a misdemeanor or Class C felony.

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Hawaii Island residents who obtain a pyrotechnic permit may only set off fireworks between 9 p.m. tonight and 1 a.m. Friday.

Even with a fireworks permit, it is against the law to set off fireworks at any other time during the holiday season.

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According to police, anyone igniting aerial pyrotechnic displays risks not only their life but also the lives of loved ones nearby and potentially neighbors as well.

Anyone with information about the location of illegal fireworks is asked to call the police nonemergency line at 935-3311 or 911 if it is an emergency.

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