Director of Public Information
State Police make more than a dozen arrests and seize thousands of dollars in illegal fireworks over the holiday weekend
Due to the number of complaints from the public, over the July 4th holiday weekend, State Police targeted people bringing illegal fireworks purchased in Pennsylvania into New York State.
State Troopers were highly visible along state highways and in the communities we patrol, aggressively enforcing New York’s fireworks laws. Illegal fireworks pose significant safety hazards and can be very disruptive for neighbors and the surrounding community.
As a result of the enforcement period, the New York State Police arrested 21 individuals and charged them with unlawfully dealing with fireworks. Additional charges are pending in some cases.
As a result of the arrests, more than $27,000 in illegal fireworks were seized.
The enforcement detail was held in Troops A, C and F, and ran through July 3, 2020.