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Two Ripon property owners face $250 fines for fireworks
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Another Fourth of July celebration is in the books.

The Ripon Police Department issued two citations of illegal fireworks use on Monday, according to the arrest blotter posted on social media.

The City Ordinance allows for police to cite owners, occupants and other persons at or on the property where fireworks are being discharged illegally.

Residents were allowed to set off fireworks from the period of June 28 (beginning at noon) through July 4 (before midnight), but only with the ones displaying the “Safe and Sane” symbol.

Those convicted of this infraction, according to the ordinance, will pay a first-time fine not exceeding $250 – a second such fine and any subsequent conviction with a 12 months period would double to $500.

Police announced earlier of the scheduling extra officers during this time to address the discharge of illegal fireworks along with any safety concerns.

They reported the first incident at 8:46 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Marquis Drive.

Police were then contacted to the 1200 block of Werner Drive at 9:03 p.m. on another illegal fireworks incident.