SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Santa Barbara Police Department says they saw an increase in crimes over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The police department combined communications center received a 45% increase in calls for service in comparison to the five-year average for the Fourth of July.
The department says 51 police reports were documented over the two-day period.
Local police responded to 475 calls from July 4 to July 5.
60 of those calls were from residents worried about their neighbors launching high-powered fireworks. A total of 158 calls were fireworks related.
For the past five years, the fireworks-related calls were around 40 calls.
There were 20 calls reporting loud house parties where party-goers were not adhering to public health orders.
Police say the City also saw a rise in violent and serious felonies during the weekend with 11 felonies total.
Four of these felonies involved an assault with a deadly weapon.
Police also responded to a hit-and-run with injuries in downtown Santa Barbara along with three grand theft investigations.