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Mesquite, TX – June 22, 2018 – Mesquite’s Police Department and Fire Department will launch joint deployment teams on Independence Day to enforce laws against the illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire in the city. It is illegal to possess or use fireworks, or discharge firearms within Mesquite city limits. Fines range from $500 to $4,000 with the illegal discharge of a firearm also carrying the possible penalty of up to one year in jail. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/CelebrateSafely for more information.
To report illegal fireworks, call non-emergency police dispatch at 972-285-6336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To report firearm violations, call non-emergency police dispatch at 972-285-6336. Please do not call 911 unless there is a life-threatening emergency and immediate help is required from police, fire or paramedics.
The City asks citizens to remain patient as these reports are responded to in conjunction with priority calls for emergency service. Citations will be issued, arrests will be made and all evidence will be seized. During the 2017 July 4th holiday weekend, one arrest was made, 46 citations were issued and more than 700 pounds of fireworks were confiscated.