Arturo Ceja, Arrested In Connection To South LA Fireworks Explosion, Charged By ATF While Many Area Residents Still DisplacedAgents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms charged 26-year-old Arturo Ceja III, arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for 32-tons of illegal fireworks that led to a botched detonation that injured 17 people, while many residents that live in the area are still displaced after the explosion.
28 Tons Of Illegal Fireworks Seized By San Bernardino Police, County FireMore than 28 tons of illegal fireworks were seized by San Bernardino police and county fire officials in the weeks leading up to the Fourth of July.
700 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized From La Habra Homes; 2 Men, 1 Woman ArrestedLa Habra police say tips from the community led them to homes in the 600 block of North Ridgway Lane and the 700 block of West Exeter Avenue, where detectives recovered about 700 pounds of fireworks.
3 Arrested, 700 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized By Oxnard, Port Hueneme PoliceOxnard police says complaints from residents about illegal fireworks activity over the past few weeks led to the creation of “Operation Dark Skies.”
300 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized By Pomona Police InvestigatorsAll fireworks are illegal in the city of Pomona. The department says it has increased its patrols to seize and fine those in the possession of fireworks.
Deputies Seize $10,000 Worth Of Illegal Fireworks From More Than A Dozen People In CarsonThe fireworks were seized from 13 people on Saturday and Sunday, according to the sheriff’s department. The total haul was worth about $10,000, and resulted in deputies handing out $13,000 in fines.
$30K In Illegal Fireworks Seized From Long Beach GarageMore than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks -- with an approximate street value of $30,000 – was seized from a Long Beach garage where a makeshift store had been set up, police said.
850 Pounds Of Illegal Fireworks Seized From Azusa HomeAbout 850 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized from an Azusa home thanks to an anonymous tip, police said Thursday.