Complaints Lead Police to Arrest Parolee with 250 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks in Long Beach

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A 25-year-old parolee and documented gang member was arrested Wednesday by police after they discovered 250 pounds of illegal fireworks, a variety of ammunition and metal knuckles at a North Long Beach residence.

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Three Arrested, Over 5,000 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Confiscated in North Long Beach

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More than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks were confiscated and three people were arrested Monday night after an anonymous tip led authorities to a makeshift storefront set up in a garage at a North Long Beach home.

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Long Beach Police Continue Illegal Firework Crackdown; Make Multiple Arrests, Seizures

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The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) announced yesterday the latest results of their continued efforts to enforce the city’s ban on all fireworks when they conducted several investigations this past week.

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Long Beach Police Seize $2,500 Worth of High Powered Fireworks, Arrest Three Suspects

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Police confiscated about $2,500 worth of high-powered fireworks and arrested three men on Monday as part of an investigation into the sale and possession of illegal fireworks in the city, Long Beach police officials announced today.

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Anticipating an Influx of Complaints, City Urges Residents to Keep Long Beach Firework-Free

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As the Independence Day holiday approaches city leaders in Long Beach are ramping up their anti-firework campaign in an attempt to quell what has been characterized as an annual escalation in the use of illegal fireworks in the days...

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Busy Fourth of July Weekend for Long Beach Police, Fire Results in 444 Firework-related Calls

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Long Beach police and fire personnel were kept busy during the Fourth of July weekend, according to statistics provided by authorities, with police responding to 444 firework-related calls Sunday and Monday and lifeguards assisting in 222 swim rescues on...

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Teen Loses Portions of Right Hand in Fireworks Accident; Four Fires Linked to Illegal Fireworks Erupt in Long Beach

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A 17-year-old boy severely mangled his right hand in a fireworks accident Monday, and over 500 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized according to the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD).

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LBFD Advises Revelers to “Leave the Fireworks Shows to the Professionals” This 4th of July

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The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) has released a reminder that fireworks are illegal in the City of Long Beach, providing a list of statistics that more than explain just why shooting off the fun flares can be a...

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This New Year’s Eve, A Reminder of Long Beach’s Fireworks Ban

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In case you forgot, fireworks are illegal in Long Beach. Yes, even those marked “safe and sane,” according to local law enforcement.

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Long Beach Police Seize Nearly 50 Cases of Illegal Fireworks after Buy-and-Bust Operation

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Nearly 50 cases of illegal fireworks were confiscated by Long Beach police officers Friday after a buy-and-bust operation, authorities said.

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