By CBS13 Staff

TRACY (CBS13) —Police have confiscated 58 pounds of illegal fireworks that were reportedly intended for a New Year’s Eve celebration in Tracy.

According to the Tracy Police Department, a Stockton resident was arrested last week for selling illegal fireworks in the city of Tracy. Officers also confiscated various aerial and explosive pyrotechnics.

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Police said there has been a 75% increase in fireworks-related calls for service. No fireworks are legal this time of year and dry conditions in the area make the pyrotechnics even more dangerous.

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Homeowners in Tracy can be issued citations for those in their house that possess, sell, or light fireworks.

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