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Teens Busted With Fireworks at Community Park

Police issue appearance tickets for trespass to eight males from West Hempstead and Franklin Square.

Eight teens were busted with fireworks at Garden City Community Park June 21, police said.
Eight teens were busted with fireworks at Garden City Community Park June 21, police said.
At approximately midnight on June 21, Garden City police officers responded to Garden City Community Park for reports of disorderly youths and fireworks.

An investigation at the scene resulted in the issuance of appearance tickets for trespass to eight males, ages 18-19, from West Hempstead and Franklin Square.

With the Fourth of July just days away, Mayor John Watras, in this week's Mayor's Message, reminds residents that the police department "will be on alert to interdict illegal fireworks use to prevent community disruption and often needless injury."

"I strongly urge parents, who are the ultimate and most effective preventers, to ban the use of fireworks," Mayor Watras said.
Rob C June 27, 2013 at 02:35 PM
I just found out last week that the Village no longer requires people to show ID for the parks anymore. Is this true?
Peter J. Tomao July 08, 2013 at 01:39 PM
I have lived in and around the village for about 50 years and have never been asked to produce id except to use the pool or to register for a Dept of Recreation activity. Unless we are willing to add Since the police issued appearance tickets for trespassing I suspect they were there after dark when residency did not matter.
Peter J. Tomao July 08, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Sorry I didn't finish the thought - Unless we are willing to add substantially to costs of opening the park, there is no practical way to ensure that the parks are only used by residents.

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