Gresham Police target illegal fireworks
The use of illegal fireworks is a concern in the city of Gresham as the Fourth of July rapidly approaches.
This year, the Gresham Police Department will be focusing on reducing the use of illegal fireworks leading up to and on the holiday. Oregon law bans the sale, possession and use of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or one foot in the air.
There will be extra patrols to enforce the laws pertaining to the possession and use of illegal fireworks. Those found in possession will be cited for ORS 480.120 — a class B misdemeanor which can result in a $1,500 fine. The fireworks will also be seized by officers.
Gresham Police want to ensure everyone in Gresham gets to enjoy a safe Fourth of July celebration. Illegal fireworks can be reported to the non-emergency police line at 503-823-3333. Emergency calls will receive priority.