Rochester couple arrested over illegal fireworks

william and michelle murphy

EVANS, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Rochester couple was arrested on the Thruway in Evans when State Police say they found a large amount of fireworks inside their vehicle.

William and Michelle Murphy were stopped just after 9 p.m. last Friday for speeding and troopers say they could see the fireworks inside their vehicle. William, 45, and Michelle, 46, are both charged with unlawfully dealing with fireworks valued over $500.

Both are due back in Town of Evans Court on June 9. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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