Syracuse Police designating specific units to respond to firework complaints

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — After weeks of hearing them, and no signs of it slowing down, the Syracuse Police will now be designating units to investigate and respond to firework complaints in the City of Syracuse.

If you live in the city you have probably heard fireworks popping off at random times throughout the night over the last couple of weeks. Now according to their Facebook page, the Syracuse Police will be stepping in, designating certain units to specifically investigate firework complaints.

NewsChannel 9 has received tons of phone calls and even caught a couple of the fireworks on our Towercam.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh said he hears them most nights from his neighborhood, too.

Some sparkling fireworks like sparklers, snakes, poppers and fountains are permitted in New York State, but many of the bigger fireworks like firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles and spinners remain illegal.


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