This past Tuesday, police officers from the 106th Precinct made an arrest in Ozone Park after discovering 100 cases of fireworks with an estimated value of $100,000.
After the precinct’s Field Intelligence Officers noticed something awry, they managed to obtain a search warrant. The police found the cases within a garage belonging to a 30-year-old man who was then arrested for unlawful dealing with fireworks. The fireworks ranged from “Thunder of Orion” to “Tank” and “Cosmic Clash.”
“With the Fourth of July upon us, everyone enjoys the holiday and the professionally organized fireworks displays that are a part of the holiday tradition but illegal fireworks are dangerous not only to the people discharging them but also to the people who reside in the areas where these fireworks are being set off illegally,” said Captain John Ganley. “We strongly urge our community partners who become aware of illegal fireworks displays to report these incidents to the police department.”