Lynnwood police respond to dozens of fireworks calls July 4-5

Countywide and city fireworks bans didn’t stop neighborhoods in Lynnwood from experiencing large and noisy displays into the early-morning hours of July 5.

Lynnwood police said they received 55 fireworks-related calls from 2 p.m. July 4 to 6 a.m. July 5. Lynnwood police spokesperson Maren McKay said those 55 calls were included in the total of 331 police calls for other incidents during that time period.

Here’s a summary of fireworks complaints that Lynnwood received and their disposition of them:

– 12 fireworks calls were marked as “gone on arrival,” meaning police didn’t find anyone when responding to the call.

– 17 were described as patrol information, which means that officers were dealing with other calls or multiple reports of the same call at the same time it was reported.

– 9 were settled by contact, meaning contact was made with someone by phone or in person, and the situation was resolved.

– 17 resulted in police issuing written or verbal warnings.

No citations were issued, McKay said.


  1. Why no citations? They will just do it again next year? Bans only work if they are enforced with a heavy fine!! A nice 10000$ fine will make them think twice about lighting off fireworks.

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