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Los Banos Police Department
Thursday July 17th, 2014 :: 10:10 a.m. PDT


Hefty Fines for Fireworks Violations

Several people were cited over the July 4th holiday weekend for fireworks violations. Police issued at total 15-citations totaling over $16,000.00 in fines for “Unlawful Possession of Dangerous Fireworks” and “After Hours Discharge of Fireworks.”

“We aren’t playing games when it comes to dangerous fireworks violations. Offenders have learned, these violations carry stiff penalties and the consequences can be costly.”
- Jason Hedden, Police Commander

Any leftover fireworks, both legal and illegal, can be turned into the Los Banos Fire Department for proper disposal; no questions asked. The Fire Department can be reached at (209) 827-7025.

To leave an anonymous crime tip call 209-827-7070 Ext. 288. If you have access to a computer and the internet you can also leave an anonymous tip at the Police Department’s web page at At the bottom of the “Contact” page simply click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link or visit the Merced Area Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-855-725-2420, or at

Los Banos Police Department
5th St
Los Banos, CA 93635

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-827-7070

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