BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) — Bethel Park police are reminding people to be “a good neighbor” and not set off fireworks.
On Tuesday, the department said on Facebook that it is receiving calls for fireworks at night.READ MORE: On Eve Of Vaccine Deadline, Number Of Allegheny County Employees Refusing Vaccination Appears Low
Police say the fireworks are being set off after 9 p.m. and startling older residents.READ MORE: Pittsburgh-Area Outpatient Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinic To Expand Appointments Due To Demand
“While PA law has recently changed to allow certain types of consumer fireworks, there are exceptions, including not being within 150 feet of an occupied structure. One law that has not changed is Disorderly Conduct, which prohibits unreasonable noise,” the post says.MORE NEWS: FBI Investigates Slew Of Threats At Pittsburgh-Area School Districts
“So before deciding to ignite one of these bad boys, take a minute and ask yourself two questions: Am I being a respectful neighbor? Do I want to pay fines for my actions? Here endeth the lesson,” the police said on Facebook.