OXNARD, Calif. - The City of Oxnard is seeing a dramatic increase in illegal fireworks, especially over the past few weeks.
The Oxnard Police Department said it receives dozens of calls about fireworks on any given night, which strains police resources while dealing with other public safety priorities.
The Department is addressing the growing problem by launching Fireworks Suppression Details this week.
On Monday, June 8th, officers contacted a 28-year old male in the 700 block of S. “B” Street who was in possession of dangerous “mortar” type fireworks. He was issued a citation for two violations of the Oxnard City Code resulting in a fine of $1250.
On Tuesday, June 9th, the Fireworks Suppression Detail was called to the 4500 block of S. “F” Street where they found two people in possession of dangerous fireworks. Each person received a citation that carries a fine of $1000.
A little later, officers found individuals lighting off “mortar” type fireworks in the 200 block of W. Hill Street. One person was issued a citation with a fine of $1000.
The Oxnard Police Department said they will continue enforcement as the July 4th holiday approaches.
If you would like to report illegal firework activity, here are some ways to help:
● Fireworks Tips via Email (Fireworks@oxnardpd.org)
Send the Oxnard Police Department information about specific locations or residences where illegal fireworks are being used.
.● Fireworks Hotline (805-394-5884)
Call and leave information anonymously for the Oxnard Police Department about illegal fireworks.
● Oxnard Police Department Non-Emergency Number (805-385-7740) Report fireworks activity in progress.