EGPD Issues Stern Warning on Illegal Fireworks - Get Caught, Face up to $50,000 in Fines

J une 20, 2018 |   Showing their seriousness in cracking down on illegal fireworks, the Elk Grove Police Department has issued a ...



June 20, 2018 |  

Showing their seriousness in cracking down on illegal fireworks, the Elk Grove Police Department has issued a strongly worded statement warning of dire financial implications for those violating fireworks laws. 

In their press release, Elk Grove Police has given notice that along with their enforcement efforts, the city's code enforcement department and the Cosumnes Fire Department, there will be zero tolerance for people suspected of being in possession of fireworks during the upcoming Independence Day holiday. The three entities have formed a task force that will be patrolling all parts of the city to enforce the bans on several types of fireworks.

Among the fireworks listed that are illegal are "sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial shells, firecrackers and other types that explode, go into the air, or move on the ground in an uncontrollable manner."

According to a study completed last year for 2016 by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 11,1000 injuries treated at hospital emergency rooms resulting from the use of fireworks.  Of those injuries, 7,600 occurred between June 16 and July 17.

Of those injured, 61-percent were male, and 39-percent of those injured were younger than 20. There were four deaths.

Police noted the only fireworks that are legal are labeled as "Safe and Sane." The three agency task force is encouraging anyone observing the use of illegal fireworks to call 916-714-5115. 












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