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Sheriff's Blotter: Roundup of Fireworks Charges

A look at reports of those charged for illegally possessing and setting off fireworks around the July 4 holiday, courtesy of the Kendall County Sheriff's Department.

Last Wednesday was Independence Day, and with that venerated holiday come a number of things. Hot dogs, parades, flags, and of course charges for illegally setting off fireworks. Here’s a roundup of those charges from the Kendall County Sheriff’s office.

Kevin Hammond, 31, of the 0-99 block of Pueblo Road in Montgomery, was charged with possession and use of fireworks at his home at 8:01 p.m. on July 4, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies heard the sound of fireworks while on routine patrol, police said.

Jason Brown, 38, of the 0-99 block of Whitney Way in Montgomery, was charged with possession and use of fireworks at his home at 8:32 p.m. on July 4, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies saw fireworks while on patrol, police said.

Christopher Robinson, 27, of the 100 block of Rick Court in Oswego, was charged with possession and use of fireworks in the area of Light Road and Commerce Drive in Oswego at 8:38 p.m. on July 4, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies saw fireworks going off in the area, police said.

Michael Wiese, 43, of the 100 block of Laurie Lane in Oswego, was charged with possession and use of fireworks at his home at 9:09 p.m. on July 4, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies saw fireworks going off in the area, police said.

Edgar Moreno, 30, of the 100 block of Tealwood Road in Montgomery, was charged with possession and use of fireworks at his home at 9:11 p.m. on July 4, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies saw fireworks going off while on patrol, police said.

Eric Jensen, 36, of the 0-99 block of Codorus Road in Montgomery, was charged with possession and use of fireworks at his home at 9:43 p.m. on July 4, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies saw the fireworks going off in the area, police said.

Timothy Cole, 34, of the 0-99 block of Shermead Road in Montgomery, was charged with possession and use of fireworks at his home at 9:53 p.m. on July 5, Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies were called and alerted to the fireworks, police said.

Rachael B. July 12, 2012 at 02:33 AM
The problem is that people do not take adequate responsibility in many areas of life. Are fireworks REALLY that important to you, Scott?
Scott F July 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM
@Rachael....it's all about personal freedoms....
Louie July 12, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Bet everyone who voted on supporting a larger police station in Montgomery likes it now. It's hard to say what kind of fireworks people were firing off and the danger level, I have seen some interesting fire works and have been part of sub divisions that sound like WWW III. Regardless I think the man power would be better used on real criminals and other deviants. Guess I miss the old days were people could responsibly have fireworks and a blind eye was taken to it. However people don't want to be responsible anymore, thats why we can get ticketed for everything and anything these days......only better place to lose your personal freedoms in Illinois is Dupage and Cook county.
naomi donovan July 12, 2012 at 02:20 PM
i am with you Scott. if you live in my neighborhood, we actually have a neighborhood watch that will walk around and 'babysit' everyone. unbeleivable. i understand that they are illegal, but come on.
Marie H July 14, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Just last week, illegal fireworks being set off in a field in Buffalo Grove burned 15 acres and knocked out power to 2500 people. Not only are fireworks illegal, but it's asolute idiocy to be setting them off in crowded suburban areas in particular in a drought season. Children get hurt, houses get burned, property gets damaged. There's a reason why they are illegal.

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