View All Posts

Dec 30

New Year’s celebration reminder: No discharging of firearms or fireworks

Posted on December 30, 2019 at 9:39 pm by Clay Curtin

The Police Department reminds the community that discharging a firearm and/or using or possessing fireworks within Menlo Park are illegal and these serious crimes can cause severe injury or death to another person. There will be no tolerance for celebratory gunfire or fireworks. 

The reckless discharge of a firearm is a felony under Section 246.3 of the California Penal Code and the use and/or possession of fireworks is a misdemeanor under Section 12671 of the California Health and Safety Code. The use of fireworks is illegal in the city of Menlo Park, and it is also prohibited to manufacture, sell or distribute fireworks. 

Police officers respond as soon as possible to reports of the unlawful use or possession of firearms and/or fireworks. Residents or businesses can report the unlawful discharging of firearms and/or use of fireworks by calling the Police Department at 650-330-6300. 

The City of Menlo Park wishes everyone a happy and safe 2020 New Year!

New Years celebration reminder