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Victorville Man Caught in Possession of Large Quantity of Illegal Fireworks

Victorville Man Caught in Possession of Large Quantity of Illegal Fireworks

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HESPERIA – A Victorville man was cited after posting a sales ad for illegal fireworks on social media on Tuesday evening. The Hesperia Gang Team, in order to reduce the sales and use of illegal fireworks, conducted the bust on the 12400 block of Amargosa Road in the City of Victorville.

The Hesperia Sheriff Station’s Gang team contacted Eriberto Perez, 37,  at around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning in response to an ad posted on social media. “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,” Hesperia Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Jaclyn Chambers said in a news release.

Before meeting with the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station Gang Team, Perez’ vehicle was stopped and he was found to be in the possession of five, 42 round “cakes” mortar style fireworks. Eriberto Perez, 37, of Victorville was cited by the San Bernardino County Fire Department for the possession of the illegal fireworks. Perez was cooperative and six additional cases of fireworks were located at his home.

All of the fireworks, which are illegal not only in the City of Hesperia, but also the State of California were confiscated and Perez was cited.

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  • Hesperia Police: 24/7 Headline News File