Bannockburn Police Blotter: Fireworks Explode, Cannabis Found

The following arrest information was supplied by the Bannockburn Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Fireworks, Cannabis, Public Intoxication 

William Breting, 45, of North Canton, OH, was arrested July 29 for possession of fireworks, possession of marijuana and public intoxication, according to Bannockburn Police reports. 

A police officer was patrolling the 2000 block of Lakeside Drive when the officer heard a loud explosion and saw a large plume of smoke coming from the front of the property near a large moving truck, according to the report. 

Upon investigation, the officer saw several wrappers of exploded fireworks, according to the report. When police smelled alcohol on Breting’s breath he said he was drinking but not driving. Police asked if there was anything else illegal in the truck. Breting said no. Police asked if they could search including the use of a canine unit. Breting agreed. 

The search produced a cannabis seed and a black plastic bag with a clear plastic bag inside containing a leafy substance, according to the report. The officer smelled the odor of Cannabis when opening the bag. He was freed on $120 bond. 


A rooftop carrier containing camping equipment and other items was stolen from the top of a vehicle at 2401 Waukegan Road July 31, according to Bannockburn Police reports. The owner of the vehicle parked it at approximately 9 a.m. when going to work and discovered it missing at about 5:45. The report indicated the straps affixing the carrier to the roof of the vehicle were cut with a sharp instrument. 

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