Fireworks lead to numerous 911 calls in Plainfield


Plainfield police responded to multiple calls of possible “gunshots” and “explosions” in the area of Lester Drive on Wednesday night. Those disturbances turned out to be fireworks which lead to the arrest of three people. 

Plainfield Police say the disturbance caused an influx of calls from the 911 line and regular line calls. 

Callers reported hearing the loud sounds also near Gendron Road, Barber Hill Road and Sterling Hill Road in Moosup, Green Hollow Road in Plainfield and North Chestnut Street in Wauregan.

Due to high volume of occurrences, callers were able to describe a vehicle leaving the area after the “explosions” had gone off. 

Police found a vehicle nearby that fit the description in the area of Wauregan. At that point, this area is where the most recent calls had come from. 

The vehicle was parked at the Gulf gas station at the intersection of Route 205 and Route 12. 

The occupants of the vehicle were found to be in possession of high powered, projectile fireworks which are considered to be explosives. Police located about 43 grams of marijuana individually packaged for sale along with additional packaging material and scales. The occupants admitted to driving around random areas of Plainfield, Moosup and Wauregan setting off fireworks.

19-year-old Jacob Rampulla of Marie Street, Plainfield was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Breach of Peace and Use and Possession of Fireworks. The passenger and driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Jamie Brodeur of Dayville and a juvenile were also arrested and charged with Breach of Peace.

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