Sale, Discharge, or Possession of Fireworks are Always Prohibited Inside the City Limits
Cleveland Police Department wanted to share this “warning” with citizens who reside, or visit inside the city limits of Cleveland, Texas; that it is “unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, sell at retail, or use, or explode any fireworks in the City limits of Cleveland without a permit”. Chief Darrel Broussard stated, “This is year around not just holidays”.
CPD officers will respond immediately to firework calls, and issue citations when appropriate.
Officers shall seize, take, remove, or cause to be removed at the expense of the owner all fireworks held in violation of the law. Any person found guilty of any of the above fireworks violations can be fined up to $500.00.
Officer Will Be On High Alert for Celebratory Gunfire
New Year’s Eve is the busiest night of the year for illegal celebratory gunfire.
Citizens shall keep in mind the dangers of discharging firearms into the air during the holiday season. Many people have been known to “shoot weapons on New Year’s Eve, or in celebration of the upcoming new year at midnight. The truth is “that any bullet discharged from a gun into the air, must land at some location”. Officers will arrest anyone caught recklessly, or illegally discharging a firearm in the public; which may result in a felony charge, if a person knowingly, discharges a firearm at, or in the directions of:
1) One or more individuals; or
2) A habitation, building, or vehicle, and is reckless as to whether the habitation, building, or
vehicle is occupied.
Many communities have reported tragic results when innocent people are hit by falling or stray bullets. People have been injured or killed as the results of bullets landing in populated areas; also causing personal property damage to: vehicles, homes, and buildings.
We encourage everyone to not discharge firearms into the air; citizens are asked to report anyone observed committing such dangerous acts. Call the Cleveland Police Department at (281) 592-2622.
CLEVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Information / Media Relations
Chief of Police Darrel Broussard - Office: (281) 592-2622 - Fax: (281) 593-1722