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Oxnard and Port Hueneme Police Departments collaborate to find illegal fireworks

Oxnard Illegal Fireworks
Oxnard Police Department

OXNARD, Calif. -- The Oxnard Police Department and Port Hueneme Police Department worked together on the "Buy-and-Bust" operation identified as "Dark Skies", according to a news release from the police department.

The partnership was prompted by complaints from residents.

The first phase of the operation yielded 700 pounds of dangerous fireworks being sold in Port Hueneme resulting in three people arrested in Oxnard.

An anonymous tip through the fireworks email tip line led officers to South Oxnard. Over 3,000 fireworks were found and confiscated.

Ventura County Sheriff's Bomb squad recovered the illegal fireworks for destruction. A man was arrested and released on a misdemeanor citation. He was also issued a civil citation that carries a $1,000 fine.

All fireworks are illegal in Oxanrd and Port Hueneme.

Tips via email: fireworks@oxanrdpd.org or fireworks@cityofporthueneme.org

Oxnard fireworks hotline: (805)394-5884

Port Hueneme fireworks hotline (805)986-6539

Oxnard non-emergency number: (805)385-7740

Port Hueneme non-emergency number: (805)986-6530

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