Watsonville Man Busted with Illegal Fireworks

Watsonville Man Busted with Illegal Fireworks

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WATSONVILLE — 27-year-old Giovanni Cardona has been arrested for possession of several types of dangerous (and illegal) fireworks at Ramsay Park on July 4th in downtown Watsonville.

Just before 7 PM, officers conducted an area check in Ramsey Park on 1301 Main Street and happened upon a group of kids standing around the trunk of a vehicle.

As the two officers approached, several kids dispersed to reveal an adult suspect, identified later as Cardona, frantically trying to conceal a mortar type of firework. He then attempted to walk away but was stopped and questioned.

Officers then searched his vehicle and discovered several varieties of dangerous fireworks, as well as a loaded glock handgun containing a high-capacity magazine.

As it turned out, the gun had been reported stolen from Redding. Cardona was placed under arrest and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.

Watsonville Man Busted with Illegal Fireworks was last modified: July 13th, 2016 by admin
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