Man accused of having explosives in Woodmere home pleads not guilty

MINEOLA - The man accused of living in a Woodmere home full of pot, guns and dozens of explosives has pleaded not guilty to charges.

Marc Ringel, 53, entered the plea at his arraignment this morning to charges of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment charges. Ringel was held without bail.

Ringel's attorney claims his client was an avid collector of antique firearms and explosives and that it was a hobby that got out of control. He says Ringel was planning to sell some of his items online.The district attorney said that Ringel broke into his parents' house while they were away in Florida. Ringel's parents were in court for his arraignment. Ringel was arrested at his parents' Narrow Lane home Tuesday and his entire block was quickly evacuated.

Police say they found 15 pipe bombs, 15 grenades, 50 pounds of bomb making materials and 120 guns inside the home.

Police also say Ringel had turned his parents' home into a pot house with about 250 plants. News 12 Long Island has learned that a grand jury will be adding additional charges at a later time that will most likely involve drugs. Ringel is due back in court on Monday. To watch a news conference on the findings, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select the 'iO Extra' tab.Cops: Grenades found in Woodmere home; neighbors evacuatedPolice: Massive arsenal, explosives found in Woodmere home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

An Amtrak power problem in one of the 1 More headaches for LIRR riders after Amtrak power problem
Detectives say the driver of a white Jeep 2 Police release pictures of SUV involved in parkway flasher incident
The public hearing will be held at 6 3 Public hearing to be held on Heartland Town Square Project
Taxpayers were outraged last month that the district 4 Shoreham Wading River SD defunds senior class trip
Jack Martins, a Republican member of the state 5 Sen. Martins announces Nassau exec bid

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.