Illegal Fireworks Enforcement Results
The combined enforcement efforts of Lakeport Police and Lakeport Fire resulted in the seizure of approximately 15 pounds of illegal fireworks and the arrest/citation of five subjects. In addition to this, we maintained visibility in the problem areas and issued public education to other violators.
We know were not able to address every illegal fireworks incident as it is a daunting task for our limited resources to keep up with the amount of violators we have.
As a reminder of the dangers of these illegal and dangerous fireworks, we will share that we responded to one incident where a citizen reported being burned by fireworks debris after a fireworks charge prematurely exploded in a mortar tube.
All seized fireworks will be turned over to the fire marshal for safe destruction. A full after action report will be presented to the Lakeport City Council in the future.