Edward P. Randolph, 63, was arraigned Sept. 20 and ordered held on $30,000 bail after being charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Detectives from Nassau’s Arson and Bomb Squad visited Randolph’s home at 104 Inwood Ave. around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The investigators were pursuing a lead that he may have been improperly and illegally storing gasoline at the house, a news release said.
Police said Randolph granted the detectives permission to enter his home and police allegedly discovered eight unvented 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline in his basement.
When Nassau County Fire Marshals arrived to the scene, authorities located another six empty 55-gallon drums, as well as eight 20-pound propane tanks and two handguns in the home.
Randolph is due back in court on Sept. 24.