Man Arrested for Fireworks Possession

LIBERTY, May 16, 2017 - On May 9, 2017, an Officer with the Liberty Police Department was patrolling the area of 700 block of N Main St and 2000 block of Grand Ave In Liberty TX.
The Officer observed a white in color Chevrolet pickup truck make a wide right turn onto Grand Ave driving into the opposite way of traffic. The Officer then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for the offense. The Officer then identified the only person in the vehicle as the driver, Eric Taylor Sermeno age 24 of Beaumont Ave., Liberty, TX.

The Officer observed that Sermeno was making a lot of movements in the area of an opened brown leather bag. The Officer then asked Sermeno why he was making a lot of movements towards the bag along with asking what was inside of it. The subject then handed the Officer the bag and he observed inside of it was firework along with a hand full of coins. (28qty Blackcat fireworks)

The Officer asked the subject to step out of the vehicle and he observed one of the fireworks fall from the subject’s lap.

The Officer then advised Sermeno that it was a city ordinance violation to have the possession of fireworks inside the city and was placed into custody then transported to the Liberty County Jail.

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