May 23, 2018
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Waterville man is first to be charged with violating fireworks law in Winslow

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WINSLOW, Maine — A Waterville man became the first in the town of Winslow Monday to be charged with a fireworks violation under Maine’s new law, according to police.

Brian Stackpole, 22, allegedly lit off a display on Perch Road after 10 p.m., Winslow police Chief Jeffrey Felanson said Wednesday.

The sale, possession and use of fireworks are legal in Winslow but they can only be lit off between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., according to Felanson.

The complaint came in just after 10 p.m., when a witness said he or she could see a display from Camp Caribou, located on Paddy’s Pond, Felanson said.

Stackpole was summoned for violating restrictions on use of consumer fireworks, Felanson said. He faces a fine of up to $500.

Correction: An early version of this story requires correction. Brian Stackpole, 22, of Waterville is the first person to be charged with fireworks violations in Winslow, not statewide.

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