Man Arrested for Selling Illegal Fireworks

OAKDALE – 143 Oakdale Bohemia Road / Thursday, June 23, 2016 at approximately 8:10 p.m.

Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for selling illegal fireworks via the Internet.

On June 23, Third Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an investigation, looking for people selling illegal fireworks in Bay Shore and Brentwood.

Officers discovered Kenneth Urquhart was advertising on the website Craigslist, selling fireworks in the Bay Shore area.

Upon contact, he agreed to meet undercover officers at his home located at 143 Oakdale Bohemia Rd., Oakdale.

Investigation revealed Urquhart possessed approximately $2,000 worth of fireworks in his home, where he lives with his wife and children. Urquhart had rented a U-Haul truck and traveled to Pennsylvania where fireworks are legal.  He purchased a large amount of fireworks and brought them back to Suffolk County where he sold them on the Internet.

Urquhart, 44, was charged with Unlawful Sale of Fireworks, Unlawful Dealing with Fireworks and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Urquhart will be held overnight at the Third Precinct, and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 24.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Number: RG/0106