In July, we as a country celebrate our independence on July 4 th . Minneapolis and surrounding neighborhoods will have numerous celebrations and activities (see calendar) and of course firework displays starting at around dusk or 10pm depending upon the location. The noise and lights of the 4 th can be a stressful time for people suffering PTSD. It can also be a stressful time for pets (especially dogs) and their owners who have to calm them. Smaller, non-exploding fireworks are legal in Minneapolis but larger varieties are not. The laws and safety tips can be found on the City of Minneapolis website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/news/WCMS1P-110442
Here is a summary of what is NOT legal in Minneapolis:
any firework that explodes and/or take off
use of fireworks in public spaces such as parks, roads, alleys, schools, etc.
Call 911 to report illegal fireworks, include the following (from the website) “Callers should provide the exact address and a description of the person or people setting off the fireworks. Please note that 911 and law enforcement can be very busy on summer evenings, especially July 4, and it may take longer to respond to fireworks calls.” The Minneapolis Police have an online firework complaint form: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/fireworks-complaint. If going to any displays or events keep track of your belongings and friends/family as you would going to any larger gathering. Be safe this 4 th and be thoughtful of your neighborhood.
Corcoran Neighborhood Crime Map Mid-May to Mid-June 2016
This month's crime map covers Mid-May 2016 to Mid-June All statistics are sourced from the Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd precinct from our sectors Crime Prevention Specialist Karen Notsch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(source: MPD, Karen Notsch, email@example.com, 612/673-2856)