Firecracker Crackdown: Who Was Cited, What Went Off Over the 4th Holiday

Frankfort Police reports dealing with fireworks offenses from July 3 to 9.


Frankfort Man on Riverside Drive

Matthew W. Harper, 37, of the 11000 block of Riverside Drive, was cited for possession of fireworks near his home. His court date is Aug. 13.


Four Men on Ashford Avenue

Nicholas A. Carlson, 28, of the 10700 block of Ashford Avenue; Jonathon E. Carlson, 22, also of the 10700 block of Ashford Avenue; Chase L. Vaughan, 25, of the 100 block of Bent Tree Lane in New Lenox; and Matthew J. Bollini, 28, of the 16100 block of West Diane Way in Manhattan, were cited for possession of fireworks near the Carlsons' home on Ashford Avenue. Their next court date is Aug. 9.


Two Men on English Drive

Gregory P. Ruzich, 49, of the 21400 block of English Drive; and Daniel T. Carr, 49, of the 100 block of Azalea Road, was cited for illegal fireworks near Ruzich's residence. Their court date is Aug. 9.

Mailboxes Damaged on Linden Drive

Mailboxes in the 100 block of Linden Drive were reported damaged by an incendiary device.

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FrankfortDad60423 July 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Nothing better to do in Frankfort but give tickets for fireworks in Frankfort. I sure enjoyed the fireworks show on Saturday at Jackson Creek Park. What a awesome show.
lala July 14, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Why is it when the police are doing their jobs people say the have "nothing better to do"? If someone is breaking the law and they get a ticket, aren't the police actually doing their job?
FrankfortDad60423 July 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I'm not sure???? If you driving down Lagrange road lala and your in the turning lane of Lagrange and Nebraska and the light turns yellow then red and you proceed with your turn and you get a ticket. Is Frankfort police doing there job? Thought so Lala- you might have book sense but common sense im not really sure- it was the 4th of July weekend. I didn't see a permit or any tickets issued July 4th for the city of Frankfort for there show downtown. KEEP THE SHOW GOING
Devils Advocate July 14, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Im sure the Police were called there by the neighbors. They dont go looking for people with fireworks. You should be upset with the neighbors having the police respond, when they could be doing more relevant police work like writing DUIs on the holiday. I bet if you were one of the people who called the police and had a complaint regarding fireworks, you would be just as happy with them doing their job, as you are currently upset by them writing a few tickets.There also was a report of mailboxes damaged by fireworks in the blotter. If you where the person whose mailbox got blown up, you'd be wondering why there wasn't more tickets written. The Village wasnt the only one who had a Professionally licensed show, Prestwick had on on the 3rd.


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