A Point Lookout man was charged with storing approximately 440 gallons of gasoline inside his home on Thursday.
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According to the Nassau County Police Department, Arson and Bomb Squad detectives responded to a tip that Edward Randolph, 63, was improperly and illegally storing gasoline at his home on Inwood Avenue.
At about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Randolph granted the detectives permission to search his home and once inside they observed eight unvented 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline that were stored in his basement.
With the assistance of the Nassau County Fire Marshals Office, the detectives removed eight filled drums and six empty 55-gallon drums, eight 20-pound propane tanks, and two handguns were removed from the house.
Randolph was arrested and taken into custody without incident, and no injuries were reported. He is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and two-counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapons.
Randolph is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Friday.