The City of Lynwood is urging residents to be cautious and responsible while ringing in the 2019 New Year.
This is an notice for residents of Lynwood to be reminded of fines regarding fireworks, laws for shooting guns in the air, and drunk driving.
The City reminds all residents that fireworks of any kind are illegal throughout entire City. For discharging, possession, make & sale of illegal fireworks is a violation and you can be subject to being charged with a fine of $1000 for each violation.
The City also urged residents not to fire guns in the air while celebrating the new year. In the United States, celebratory gunfire is illegal. Its practice can result in random death and injury from stray bullets. If you’re caught doing it, you could face some serious jail time and charged with a felony. Bullets fired into the air can climb up to two miles and a falling bullet can reach a velocity of 300 to 700 feet per second – enough to penetrate the human skull. If anyone caught firing a gun into the air within city limits will be subjected to being arrested.
New Year’s Eve is the busiest time of the year for the Sheriff Department, nonetheless , they will be in full force on New Year’s Eve monitoring the City making sure everyone has a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve.
Finally, we remind our residents to drink responsibly. The Sheriff Department will be actively searching for drunk drivers throughout the night.
If you would like report illegal fireworks please call the City of Lynwood Parking Enforcement Division – (310) 603-0220, Ext. 271, 312. For celebratory gunfire and or individuals noticeably under the influence, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Century Station at (323) 568-4800 or call the Los Angeles County Fire Department fire Station at (310) 603-5255