Left to right: Defendants Pantina and Sanchez
The First Precinct reports the arrest of two (2) men for Fireworks that occurred on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 8:37 pm in East Meadow.
According to Special Patrol Officers, a flyer was displayed in East Meadow containing a product list and pictures of various fireworks. The flyer provided a name and a contact phone number.
A subsequent investigation was conducted with the assistance of Community Oriented Police Enforcement (C.O.P.E.) Officers. James Pantina, 34, of 2037 Monroe Avenue, Bellmore, and Christopher Sanchez, 34, of 64 Theodore Roosevelt Drive, Blauvelt, New York, were arrested without incident.
Defendants Pantina and Sanchez are charged with Unlawfully Selling Fireworks and Unlawfully Possession of Fireworks. They were both issued tickets returnable to First District Court, Hempstead on August 30, 2018.
Details by:P.I.O. 07/04/18/0345/8688