FARMINGTON — Farmington police dealt with only a few minor issues on Wednesday and Thursday as residents celebrated the Fourth of July.

People suffered minor injuries in two car wrecks, and officers responded to dozens of fireworks complaints, according to police.

Farmington police did patrols and traffic enforcement specific to the city's Fourth of July events, said Sgt. Dave Monfils.

On Wednesday evening, for about one hour after the city-sponsored fireworks show, Farmington police took control of major street lights between PiƱon Hills Boulevard and Main Street to help safely filter traffic. Fireworks were launched starting at 9:25 p.m. from Sullivan Hill, and onlookers watched from both the Gateway Park area and near San Juan College.

No car crashes were reported during those hours, and police investigated one person for drunken driving, Monfils said.

On Thursday, police had a special patrol at Party in the Park at Brookside Park during the day and at night for the Electric Light Parade on Main Street.

At Brookside Park, there no major incidents or arrests, Monfils said. One mother was cited for neglect after police located her lost child and couldn't find her for more than hour, he said.

Unlike on Wednesday, police did not conduct a special traffic project after Tommy Bolack's fireworks show at B-Squared Ranch, Monfils said.


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Two car crashes were reported around 10 p.m. Thursday on Browning Parkway and Bloomfield Boulevard, but there were no major injuries, he said.

Also on Thursday, more than 30 fireworks complaints were made to police, according to the dispatch center's records. Anyone convicted of a fireworks violation can be fined up to $500 or jailed for 90 days, according to the city of Farmington.

Monfils said officers responded to one call after another all day on Thursday. Citations were issued, but the exact number was not available on Friday.

Ryan Boetel covers crime for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and rboetel@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @rboetel on Twitter.