FIREWORKS UPDATE

The Long Beach Police Department East Division Commander Pat O’Dowd is receiving a great deal of information from the community about the fireworks. He wants residents to know that the city is LISTENING and provided a few important updates:

DON’T call 911 for fireworks. They are getting inundated by ‘non-emergency’ fireworks calls.

DO call the non-emergency number at 562-435-6711. Dispatchers are briefed on the situation and prepared. Try and give concrete information such as location, description, a name, an address, license plate, direction they headed, etc.

Send ANY AND ALL pictures, videos, addresses, names, dates, locations, license plates, sales ads, etc. to LBPDEast@longbeach.gov. This information will be relayed to the LBPD detail dealing with fireworks.

If you see an ad on Craigslist or social media channels selling fireworks, email it to them! They are pursuing these illegal sellers and have made some busts. Try and send a screenshot AND a link if possible.

Please send the info in and spread the word! Pets and Vets will love you!