Responding to a complaint of illegal fireworks on Thursday, July 4, Escalon Police made a pair of arrests in connection with the case.
Overall, said authorities, there were no serious problems related to fireworks over the long holiday period but it was a busy time.
“They said this was the busiest night for illegal fireworks in a long time,” agreed Escalon Police Services Manager Dorothy Vandagriff, noting that officers responded to a multitude of calls reporting the illegal, aerial fireworks being set off around the community.
The only arrests, however, came when officers responded to the 1000 block of San Miguel about 9:50 p.m. on July 4. After receiving the complaint of illegal fireworks in the area, police responded and attempted to make contact with the subjects involved. Police said both men resisted the officers, trying to get away from the scene.
A 19-year-old Stockton man was arrested on the resisting arrest/obstructing an officer charge and booked at San Joaquin County Jail. A second man, 21, also from Stockton was arrested on the same charge and also had a pair of warrants for his arrest.
The two misdemeanor warrants, one out of the Manteca Police Department and one from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, were both for the same resisting arrest/obstructing an officer charge that he faces in connection with the July 4 incident in Escalon. That man was also booked at county jail.