Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Police Seize Illegal Fireworks During Targeted Enforcement (Photo)

POLICE SEIZE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS DURING TARGETED ENFORCEMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: July 5th, 2017 4:14 PM
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GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, Oregon 97030
News Release

Robin Sells, Chief of Police Brandon Crate, Public Information Officer

Police Seize Illegal Fireworks During Targeted Enforcement

RELEASE DATE: July 5, 2017
CONTACT PERSON: Detective Brandon Crate or On-Duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:

GRESHAM, Ore. -- The use of illegal fireworks was a target of the Gresham Police Department during this year's Fourth of July celebrations. Gresham Police added four additional uniformed officers that specifically responded to firework related calls. Between 6:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., those officers responded to 42 calls and seized hundreds of illegal fireworks for destruction.

123 launchers
257 bottle rockets
106 mortars
18 rockets
100 round Saturn missiles
75 Roman candles

The Gresham Police would like to thank those citizens who celebrated safely and within the parameters of Oregon State Law.

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