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On Monday, June 12, 2017, South Division Directed Enforcement officers, with the assistance of West Division patrol officers, conducted an investigation into the sale and possession of illegal fireworks in the City of Long Beach, which resulted in the confiscation of approximately $2,500 worth of high powered fireworks and the arrest of three male adults.
Officers located an online advertisement regarding illegal fireworks that were available for sale. Through the course of the investigation, officers responded to the 4400 hundred block of Myrtle Avenue, where contact was made with the individuals selling fireworks. The fireworks were confiscated and three adult males were taken into custody. The suspects are identified as:
Name: Age: Residence: Charges:
Marco Delgado 18 Carson Possession of fireworks
Christian Chacon 25 Long Beach Possession of fireworks
Sandro Perez 33 Carson Possession of fireworks
The Long Beach Police Department encourages those celebrating the 4th of July holiday to do so in a safe and responsible manner. We are reminding residents and visitors that all fireworks, including those marked “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in the City of Long Beach. Violators may be cited and/or arrested and faced with a $1,000 fine, sentenced to jail for six months, or both. The fines and penalties may increase depending on the fireworks’ classification.
Fireworks may be voluntarily disposed of at collection bins located at all fire stations, Lifeguard Headquarters from 8:00am-8:00pm (2100 E. Ocean Boulevard, on the West side of the Junipero lot), or any police station.
If you or your neighbor would like flyers, posters, or yard signs to post in your home/neighborhood you can pick them up at Fire Headquarters (3205 Lakewood Blvd.) starting June 12, 2017 to July 3, 2017 from 7:30am-4:30pm or at the Neighborhood Resource Center (100 W. Broadway, Suite 550) starting June 12, 2017 to July 3, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm. You can also call and reserve them from the Neighborhood Resource Center at (562)570-1010.