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Sheriff Henderson: We will seize illegal fireworks

For the most part, local police are willing to give a pass to people who shoot off fireworks on the Fourth of July — even if the fireworks are illegal.

Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson said they won’t be doing so for people who continue that well past the Fourth.



“We had a lot of (noise) complaints after the Fourth of July, which was understandable,” he said. “All we are asking is to be considerate of your neighbors and be aware of the legalities.”

Henderson said some fireworks, including “sparkler-type” devices, are legal in New York and were being sold by vendors in several areas of the county leading up to July 4th. However, Henderson said people who have projectile-type fireworks purchased in Pennsylvania can and will be charged with having illegal fireworks, and they will be seized.

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