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Posted on: June 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Fireworks Sales



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Fireworks Sales
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:June 17, 2020Time:9:00 PM
Incident Date:June 17, 2020Time:5:00 PM
Incident Location:30000 Block of Grape Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):L201690059


During the month of June 2020, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, County Problem Oriented Policing Team, conducted an investigation regarding the illegal sales of fireworks occurring within the city of Lake Elsinore .

On June 17, 2020, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, deputies conducted an undercover operation within the city of Lake Elsinore.  The Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, County Problem Oriented Policing Team established electronic communication with Danish Saleem (33 years old) who was attempting to sell illegal fireworks. Danish requested to meet within the city of Lake Elsinore to do the exchange of fireworks. Danish Saleem arrived to the location and was detained with numerous illegal fireworks including; Cherry Bombs, Saturn Battery’s, Jumbo Parachutes, and 5” XL Canister Shells. 

Danish Saleem was transported and booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for the possession of illegal fireworks for sales. 

This is an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Corporal Brown at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

Danish Saleem


The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please visit our recruiting page or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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