Hemet sees good results in strict fireworks enforcement during July 4 weekend

Members of the Hemet Police and Fire departments confiscate 100 pounds of fireworks. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Four Hemet Police officers and members of the fire department fanned out over the July 4 weekend to confiscate 100 pounds of fireworks, cite 25 people for having illegal fireworks and make one arrest. The Hemet City Council urged a special effort this year to cut down on the increasing number of illegal fireworks in the city during July 4 and other holidays with a new stiff $1,000 fine for those cited for their use or possession. Hemet Police Chief Eddie Pust made the special fireworks report to the city council July 13. He gave a summary of the events that took place between July 1 and July 5, the holiday weekend. Pust said the “Hemet PD took a zero tolerance approach to all fireworks violations and issued citations for all violations of Municipal Code 46-99. The department deploy
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