Letters to the Editor

Bonnie Weese: Illegal fireworks make us a prisoner in our own home

The continuous vibrations and noise of illegal fireworks scare our dogs and we are concerned about fire damage to our house and property. Every year our neighbor on Dakota Avenue shoots off illegal fireworks. We call every year, but the Sheriff’s Office does not send out deputies when they are performing the illegal act, so the neighbor gets away with it! This year I called at 8:30, 9:30 and 10 pm. The deputy finally arrived after 10:30 p.m., when they had finished; said he didn’t even speak to them because there’s nothing he can do even though the evidence is in their front yard. We are prisoners in our own home each year! What’s a good law-abiding citizen to do?

Bonnie Weese, Modesto