Springfield Police Arrest 19-Year-Old in Chaotic 4th of July Incident Involving Fireworks, Road Rage, and Firearms

Description: The Springfield Police Department Released the Following Statement Regarding a Chaotic 4th of July Incident Involving Fireworks and a Firearm.

Published: 07/05/2024
Byline: SECO News

Arrest made in 4th of July traffic stop;

On 7/4/24 around 2200 hours SPD observed three vehicles driving carelessly down W 2nd Street. After stopping one of the vehicles involved an investigation into numerous issues began. 

SPD was able to conduct traffic stops on all 3 vehicles. It was determined that two groups of people were having an altercation that involved fireworks being thrown at each other, road rage, and a firearm being shot. 

The investigation led to one 19 year old male being arrested for; Prohibited use of a weapon (under the influence), Unlawful possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance, Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol, Minor in Possession/Consumption of Marijuana and Violation of a Restraining Order. 

Three other juvenile males will have charges referred to the District Attorneys Office for Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol/Marijuana. 

This incident is currently still under investigation, nothing further will be released at this time. 

Thank you to BCSO and State Parks and Wildlife for their assistance in the incident.

** The purpose of this post is to notify the public of police activity in a timely manner. All suspects and involved parties are innocent until proven guilty. Due to the ongoing investigation and the involvement of juveniles no names will be posted to this social media site at this time**

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