The newly created task force consisting of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers as well as fire investigators from the Clark County and Las Vegas fire departments were using those complaints as they hit the streets to crack down on the use of illegal fireworks.
There were around 50 bodies total on the task force, leaving one body for every 100 complaints before the night started.
Leaders know that is not enough, but said they need to start the process of educating people which includes a $1,000 fine for those caught plus the cost of disposing of the fireworks.
"Writing a citation gives us an opportunity to impress upon the public that this is serious," Capt. Todd Raybuck said.
A crew with one of the groups highlighting a half-dozen busts before midnight.