Friday, June 22, 2012

Reminder: Fireworks illegal in city limits.

Major Darryl DeSousa the Commanding Officer of the Northeast Police District would like to share the following with you:

“With the fourth of July rapidly approaching, it is certainly understood that fireworks are a large part of that celebration. Professional fireworks displays can create a fun and enjoyable night for all. However, when taken away from professionals and used by amateurs, fireworks can become extremely dangerous.

In Baltimore City ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL!

Violators who possess or discharge illegal fireworks are subject to a misdemeanor fine of up to $250. The sale of fireworks without a permit is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine. (Public Safety Article 10-110). In addition with being fined and or arrested for illegal fireworks, you can be fined for Noise regulation beyond basic sound, up to $100. Individuals found in violation of these laws face arrest and prosecution, in addition to possible serious injuries as a result of their carelessness.

We want all citizens to have a safe and enjoyable summer. Please refrain from this risky and often deadly behavior.”

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