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Cops: Point Lookout man illegally stored gas drums in basement

Edward P. Randolph, 63, of Point Lookout, was

Edward P. Randolph, 63, of Point Lookout, was charged with reckless endangerment and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon -- after Arson/Bomb Squad detectives recovered two handguns, police said. (Sept. 20, 2013) Credit: NCPD

A Point Lookout man was arrested Thursday and charged with reckless endangerment after police said a consensual search of his basement found hundreds of gallons of illegally stored gasoline and propane.

Edward P. Randolph, 63, of 104 Inwood Ave., was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon -- after Nassau County police said Arson/Bomb Squad detectives recovered two handguns.

Police said officers, acting on an anonymous tip, went to the house -- and said Randolph granted officers permission to search the home. During that search, police said, officers found eight unvented 55-gallon drums of gasoline in the basement, as well as six empty 55-gallon drums, eight 20-pound propane tanks and the two handguns.

No one was injured.

Randolph was arraigned Friday and held pending a $30,000 cash or bond bail.

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