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Victorville Man Cited for Selling Illegal Fireworks

HESPERIA, Calif. ( During an operation to reduce the sales and use of illegal fireworks, the Hesperia Gang Team busted a 37-year-old Victorville man found to be in possession of illegal fireworks.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Eriberto Perez was contacted by the Hesperia Sheriff Station’s Gang team after Perez posted an ad advertising the sale of fireworks on a social media site.

“Hesitant to have the meeting at his residence Perez asked if the deal could be made in a public parking lot, and gave a location and his vehicle description,” stated Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Chambers.

Prior to the meeting, a traffic stop was conducted on Perez’s vehicle, and he was found to be in possession of five, 42 round “cakes” mortar style fireworks. Perez cooperated with law enforcement and six more cases of fireworks were confiscated from his residence.

With the assistance of San Bernardino County Fire, Fire Investigator Brian Hedley responded to Perez’s residence and cited Perez for the illegal fireworks.

“All the fireworks confiscated from Perez are not only illegal in the City of Hesperia, but are illegal in the State of California,” stated Chambers.

Victorville resident Eriberto Perez was cited from San Bernardino County Fire Department for the possession of illegal fireworks.

The Hesperia Sheriff’s Station wants to remind the Citizens of Hesperia with the upcoming 4th of July holiday, that fireworks, including “safe and sane”, are illegal within the city limits.

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