Man fined over fireworks at birthday party in Calliope

DENYING he had set off any fireworks may have worked for Matthew Page, if he hadn't then inquired about the penalties.

On March 8, police responded to several calls regarding fireworks in the Calliope Chase area.

When police arrived, Page - who was hosting a 30th birthday party -insisted the explosives were not the fault of the residents nor the partygoers.

A search warrant was then executed at the residence on March 14, with police locating several items, including fireworks packaging.

The former Curtis Island employee fronted Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to one offence in relation to unauthorised and prohibited explosives.

The defendant conceded he had acquired the fireworks over the Christmas period.

He was ordered by Magistrate Russell Warfield to pay a fine of $350, with no conviction recorded.



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