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Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office still seeks people responsible for firing lit fireworks at officers

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION-TV) -- Hundreds of calls were made to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office over the July 4th weekend near the unincorporated area of Pleasure Point and East Cliff Drive, according to deputies.

Deputies say that the calls reported "fireworks-related incidents" with a crowd of several hundred people, "many of them juveniles," according to the Sheriff's Office.

Around 10 p.m. that night, deputies said unidentified suspects threw lit explosives at the officers as well as patrol and civilian vehicles.

No serious injuries were sustained but multiple deputies suffered headaches and temporary hearing loss due to the proximity of the blasts, according to the Sheriff's Office.

"This is an ongoing investigation, and a reminder of the dangers of fireworks," wrote the Sheriff's Office on a Facebook post Monday.

The Sheriff's office is actively seeking help from the public to identify the suspects who targeted deputies. Community members with any information or videos related to the incident are asked to call dispatch at 831-471-1121.

Officers are also saying that people can message them on social media with any relevant information. People who report can remain anonymous.

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