July 9, 2020
Police mount full court press on illegal fireworks
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Police are on the offensive against a epidemic of illegal fireworks.

The problem has exploded in several cities since before Memorial Day.

On Tuesday, police made 21 arrests and issued eleven civil penalties after seizing nearly two tons of fireworks. Those caught with dangerous fireworks face a $2,500 for the first offense, $5,000 for the second offense within 36 months, and $10,000 for each subsequent offense within 36 months.

San Bernardino is one of only a few cities that allows so-called ‘safe and sane’ fireworks. Those are only permitted in San Bernardino between July 1st through July 4th and only allowed to be discharged south of the 210 freeway. Dangerous fireworks to include explosive, mobile, and aerial fireworks are not permitted anywhere.
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