50 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Nabbed In Arrest

Over the past weeks, the Coalinga Police Department Communications Center has received numerous complaints from residents regarding illegal fireworks. Members of the police department have made extensive efforts to locate violators and take proper enforcement action.

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at approximately 01:09 AM, a Coalinga Police Officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop on a black Toyota Celica on East Elm Avenue at Walnut Avenue for a traffic violation. During the stop, the officer contacted the vehicle’s driver and identified him as 42-year-old Daniel Saiz.

As the officer talked with Saiz, he saw several unopened boxes and packages of fireworks in the backseat of the vehicle. The fireworks were found to be “dangerous fireworks” within the meaning of Health and Safety Code 12505.

Saiz was taken into custody and was booked into the Coalinga City Jail. The illegal fireworks were seized and turned over to the Coalinga Fire Department for safe storage.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Coalinga Police Department’s Communications Center at (559) 935-1525.

“All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law”