Crime: Illegal Fireworks


Illegal Fireworks

News Release



Barbara A. Morrison, 757-385-2877

[email protected]


Virginia Beach Fire Department Seeks Publics Help Regarding Fireworks Display at Rudee Inlet on July 3rd


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 7, 2023) – The Virginia Beach Fire Prevention Bureau is looking for information regarding a large illegal fireworks display that took place on July 3, 2023, at approximately 10:30 p.m. in Rudee Inlet. These fireworks caused excessive damage to multiple boats that were docked in the harbor. The fireworks display was not sanctioned or granted a permit by the City of Virginia Beach nor the Virginia Beach Fire Prevention Bureau.


If you have any information regarding this incident or information that may help identify the person(s) responsible for this activity, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (757) 385-4228 or email: [email protected].


If you have information and wish to remain anonymous you can contact Virginia Beach Crime Solvers to submit an anonymous tip:  1-888-LOCK-U-UP  (888-562-5887). or the P3tips app on your smartphone.


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