Three men including a New Haven firefighter were arrested for illegally having and selling fireworks in West Haven on Tuesday night.
Investigators observed two men, who were later identified as 28-year-old Luigio Zaccariello of West Haven and 43-year-old Robert Crisco of New Haven, making a transaction in the area of Martin Street around 10:30 p.m.
City officials told Eyewitness News Crisco is a paid firefighter for the city of New Haven. Crisco has been put on administrative leave from the department.
Zaccariello is a mechanic at Annex Auto Repair in East Haven, police said.
Officers seized a "large quantity of display fireworks (explosives)" and "consumer fireworks" as well as $1,999.
After the arrest of Zaccariello and Crisco, police determined that there were large amount of consumer and display fireworks on Hunter's Trail in Madison.
Matthew Hagan was arrested by Madison police, but his charges have not been released at this time.
All the explosives and fireworks that were seized were taken to a magazine storage facility where they will be destroyed.
Zaccariello and Crisco were charged with explosives and fireworks crimes including illegal possession of explosives and exploding fireworks.
Zaccariello was also charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of first-degree reckless endangerment.
Crisco was arraigned in Milford Superior Court on Wednesday.
Zaccariello is expected to be arraigned in Milford Superior Court on July 9.
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