Elmira Police Department makes arrests for use of illegal fireworks


Two arrests were made on separate occasions for the use of illegal fireworks in Elmira. Andy M. Vanhorn, 19 of Elmira, was arrested yesterday as well as Megan A. Halpin, 42 of Elmira, for Unlawful Dealing with Fireworks.

The Elmira Police Department made two arrests after receiving complaints of illegal fireworks in the city.

Most forms of fireworks are still considered illegal in New York State, however sparkling devices may be sold July 1st through July 5th and December 26th through January 1st.

All other firework devices are illegal throughout the state.

Anyone with information about the use of illegal fireworks is requested to call the Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626 or leave a message on the anonymous tip line at (607) 271-HALT.

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