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Second District Vice Unit Makes Huge Illegal Fireworks Bust

The Cleveland Division of Police Second District Vice Unit has been busy keeping residents safe from the dangers of illegally possessed and dangerously stored fireworks. On Tuesday, detectives obtained information regarding a resident selling illegal fireworks out of his home and garage. The officers went to the man’s home undercover and purchased some fireworks. Detectives at that time observed fireworks stacked in boxes, floor to ceiling in the garage! Considering the heat wave here in the City of Cleveland in recent days, it is lucky that the explosives did not ignite. Fire officials told the public that an explosion of that magnitude would be enough to take out the house and some surrounding homes! Police Blog     More >>

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Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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