The weekend began as a bust for 17 men accused of being part of a drug dealing scheme.Officers with the Boynton Beach Police arrested the men on Friday, as part of “Operation Firestorm.”According to West Palm Beach television station WPEC, those involved are between 19 and 64 years old.A spokesperson for the Boynton Beach Police Department explains that the men are suspected of selling drugs including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and crack to undercover officers and informants.Violent Crimes Task Force investigation nets 17 arrests: “We stand with and in support of our residents, who want to be free of drug dealers and the violence they bring,” @BBPDPoliceChief Michael G. Gregory said. Read more: https://t.co/Z1AXFYgzOo pic.twitter.com/tCrgWjyehv— bbpd (@BBPD) August 21, 2020 The months-long operation has resulted in 125 arrests and the seizure of 34 guns, in addition to various types of drugs.“The community has asked the police department to do more to stop the drug dealing and violence in their neighborhoods,” Police Chief Michael Gregory said in announcing the arrests.He went on to tell the television station, “We will stay focused on the desires of our community members for public safety.”Some of the drug sales took place near churches and schools, Gregory added.
The firefighters join the moms and kids on their outing, which includes $10 for each person to spend on themselves. “We all have a great time,” Mora said, “which starts from the time we get on the bus singing carols to having fun at the park.” He said it’s gratifying that even more families will be helped through the toys donated at Knott’s Toys for Tots program. “It’s a great season of giving all around,” Mora said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – For the 10th year in a row, the Santa Fe Springs Firefighters Local 3507 spent the past weekend providing a fun-filled day at Knott’s Berry Farm for disadvantaged women and children. About 200 moms and their children from the Phoenix House, the Salvation Army and the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LACADA), boarded four buses, courtesy of the city, to spend a day at the 160-acre amusement park. “It’s such a special day for the moms and kids,” said Brenda Wiewel, executive director of LACADA. “They get to do a family-based activity.” Fire Capt. Robert Mora, coordinator for the event, said it’s a way for the 49 members of Local 3507 to give back to the community. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“It’s awesome to see the joy and excitement in the children’s eyes and on their faces,” he said. “It’s one of the more rewarding events of the year for us.” The firefighters and the city donated money to pay for toys valued at $10 each for the moms and children to use in Knott’s Berry Farm’s Toys for Tots program. A person bringing a toy can exchange it for admission, said Jennifer Blazey, senior publicist for Knott’s Berry Farm. The park received about 4,500 toys over the weekend, which will go to needy kids in the Orange County area, she said. Toys are also given to Local 3507 from the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Spark of Love Toy Drive.