Following Fourth of July, EPD will host Fireworks Restorative Justice Program
Eugene Police Department fireworks patrols continue tonight after responding to 82 phone calls reporting illegal fireworks on Independence Day.
According to a press release, EPD gave out five citations for prohibited fireworks last night. Four of these offenders “opted to participate” in the Fireworks Restorative Justice Program, which allows them to avoid formal convictions on their records and any additional fees.
Participants will have to pay a fee of $75 at the door to the Center for Dialogue and Resolution. The program is on July 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eugene Police Kilcullen Room, 300 Country Club Road.
The program is monitored by the City of Eugene, the Police Department, and the Center for Dialogue and Resolution and will include classroom exercises, a guided facilitation and discussion, and a victim’s impact panel.
Two incidents of shots fired were also reported to EPD. As of 9 p.m. of July 5, EPD only received eight calls regarding illegal fireworks.
McLaughin encouraged the public to call 541-682-5111 to report illegal fireworks within city of Eugene limits, and leave 9-1-1 free for life/safety emergencies.
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