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Possession of fireworks sends man to court

On July 17 at 9:19 p.m. police were notified of a fireworks complaint on Route 2 in Alburg.

Complainant Mackenzie Bertsche, 22, called to advise that her neighbor, Joseph Rozwadowski, 46, was setting off fireworks in his driveway, and one struck her residence.

Upon arrival, police verified there was a dent in the siding where the firework hit the residence, as well as some coloring and what appeared to be burn residue. Damage was estimated to be $100. Rozwadowski initially denied any involvement, but later admitted that when he was setting off the fireworks one fell over prior to going off.

Rozwadowski did not have a permit for the fireworks so was cited at the scene for unlawful mischief and possession of fireworks. He was ordered to appear in Grand Isle Court, Aug 26.

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