City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE
ARCATA RESIDENT CITED FOR ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
On Tuesday, Sept. 8 at about 11:04 p.m., the Arcata Police Department received numerous calls of aerial fireworks being shot off in the area of L.K. Wood Boulevard and California Avenue.
Officers began checking the area and observed fireworks being shot into the air from a backyard on Pacific Court.
APD officers contacted the resident, James Alessandro Saracino, 43, from Arcata, who admitted to lighting off the fireworks. Eighteen additional illegal fireworks were located and confiscated from the scene. James was cited and released for 12677 of the Health and Safety Code (Possession of Dangerous Fireworks).
The Arcata Police Department would like to remind everybody that the fire danger remains high throughout California and fire resources are spread thin. Please do you part to prevent any additional fires.