- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Police in Rapid City received 235 calls for service regarding fireworks during the holiday weekend, half of them during the Fourth of July.

The Rapid City Police Department on Tuesday said it responded to 1,731 calls for service between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, that number includes the calls regarding fireworks.

The department says at least three people involved in firework-related incidents were arrested for outstanding warrants, including 49-year-old Anthony Poorbear, 30-year-old Jeremiah Poorbear and 30-year-old Thodora Chargingcrow, all from Rapid City.

The three individuals were cited for possession of fireworks within city limits. It wasn’t immediately clear if they have attorneys who could comment on their cases .

Anthony Poorbear remains at the Pennington County Jail.

During the same period, police arrested 19 people suspected of driving under the influence.


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