On Wednesday, December 30, officers of the District 3 Crime Reduction Unit recovered 2,200 pounds of illegal fireworks in the Waipahu area following a tip sent to CrimeStoppers.
Earlier that day, officers of the District 5 Crime Reduction Unit cited a 44-year-old male vendor in the Kapalama area for selling firecrackers without a valid permit to a plainclothes officer.
Anyone caught violating this law could face a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to a year in jail.
Anyone found selling, possessing, or using illegal fireworks could face up to five years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
The Honolulu Police Dept. continues to urge residents to report any suspicious or illegal fireworks activity.
As of Dec. 31, police have received 1,782 fireworks-related calls this month.