The City of Oakley reported Wednesday that they received over 100 fireworks calls on the 4th of July.
Anticipating a high call volume, police ensured they had additional staff on duty to deal with the fireworks complaints with a goal to address the largest violators in areas–targeting previous years “hot spots”.
In total, Oakley Police officers issued 9 illegal fireworks citations, made 111 fireworks related contacts and confiscated fireworks in over 80 instances of those contacts.
Pictured are some of the seized items from our activity.
Police reported there were no injuries or fires were reported in Oakley on the 4th of July as a result of illegal fireworks activity; however, a number of the complaints received referred to frightened children and pets, affected Veterans, and fear of fire danger due to the fireworks.
The City of Oakley has asked resident to help in identifying specific addresses where fireworks were set off. They will follow up with these individuals and remind them that fireworks are illegal and those caught with them are subject to citations and fines.