MEXICO — Police Chief James Theriault reminded residents Wednesday morning that it is illegal to set off fireworks in town.

“We’ve gotten a lot of complaints lately about fireworks going off,” he said. “We will start issuing summonses to people who don’t abide by it.”

His department responded to 71 incidents over the last week and a half. Among them are the following:


* An Osgood Avenue resident reported at 8:32 p.m. June 25 that sometime during the previous night, someone broke into their home and stole personal belongings. Police have suspects.

* A Porter Bridge Road resident reported at 2:44 p.m. June 22 that sometime during the previous night, someone stole prescription drugs from their residence. Police have suspects.

* A Cross Street resident reported at 10:20 p.m. June 20 that while gone for the day, someone forcibly entered their residence between 8 and 10 p.m. and stole $2,000 worth of electronic equipment. Police do not have suspects.

* A Dix Avenue resident reported at 4:21 p.m. June 19 that while gone from their home, someone entered it and stole prescription drugs. Police do not have suspects.

* A Kimball Avenue resident reported at 10 a.m. June 19 that someone entered their unlocked vehicle and stole their wallet. The wallet contained cash, credit cards and the resident’s driver’s license.

* An employee from Rare Woods USA on Swift River Road reported at 6:46 p.m. June 15 that someone forcibly entered their business and stole tools and equipment. The stolen items were valued at more then $200. Police currently have no suspects.

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