Police: All fireworks are illegal in Whittier

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WHITTIER – With Independence Day approaching, police are reminding residents and visitors that all fireworks are illegal in Whittier, and the Whittier Police Department takes a “zero tolerance” stance toward them.
All fireworks, including the “Safe and Sane” variety – which are legal in some other nearby jurisdictions – are illegal to manufacture, possess or sell within the city, Whittier police Officer Brad White said in a written statement.
“Throughout the entire 4th of July weekend, Whittier Police officers will be taking a ‘zero tolerance’ approach towards enforcement of the Whittier Municipal Code by fielding dozens of officers for this explicit purpose,” White said. “Violators will be criminally prosecuted and may face fines of up to $1000.”
Anyone wishing to dispose of fireworks voluntarily may turn them in “anonymously, without fear of penalty” at the Whittier Police Department, 13200 Penn Street, White said.
For more information, contact the Whittier Police Department at 562-567-9200.

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