New way of anonymously reporting tips makes cracking down on illegal fireworks easier

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - In Blue Springs, bottle rockets and "aerial luminaries," better known as Chinese lanterns, are banned. Residents are also not permitted to shoot off fireworks past midnight.

Officers in Blue Springs beefed up patrols today in order to crack down on those shooting off fireworks illegally, but a new way of reporting tips is making it a little easier.

If you see someone breaking the rules, you can now text in your complaint anonymously.

Text "BSPD," which stands for Blue Springs Police Department, to 274637.

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