A man was cited and released after officers find illegal mortar style fireworks in back seat of his vehicle.
Police say, on July 3, 2020, Officer Chavez was on foot in the area of South “N” Street near Amanda Ct., after receiving reports of illegal fireworks being set off in the area. While on foot Officer Chavez saw Jose Gomez drop two subjects off in the area, these subjects set off two Mortar fireworks. After setting the mortars off the two subjects walked towards Gomez’s vehicle. When they saw Officer Chavez’s vehicle these subjects ran off.
Officer Chavez contacted Gomez who had illegal mortar style fireworks in the back seat of his vehicle. Gomez was arrested for being in possession of illegal fireworks.
The fireworks were confiscated. Gomez was cited and released on seen for being in possession of illegal fireworks.