Fireworks Detail Arrests Seven
A joint Illegal Fireworks Interdiction detail between the Jamestown Police Department and the New York State Police resulted in seven arrests over the weekend.
The detail, conducted from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday resulted in the arrest of four Jamestown residents, two Falconer residents and one from outside of the area. All were issued appearance tickets to appear in court at a later date.
A “large quantity” of fireworks were seized, according to police and were secured by the state police’s Bomb Disposal Unit for destruction.
The use of illegal fireworks has been a prominent issue throughout the month of June
The Jamestown Police Department reported on June 17 that officers had responded to 65 complaint of fireworks so far this month compared to 31 complaints filed in June of 2019.
“We would like to remind the community that the possession and use of fireworks is illegal in New York state,” JPD said in a news release on June 17.
Charges for violating state law range from a violation to a misdemeanor.
Within Chautauqua County, sparklers are allowed. These devices do not rise into the air, do not fire inserts or projectiles into the air and do not explode or produce an audible crackling sound.