On May 20, 2013 at approximately 5:05pm, the Dixon Police Department executed a search warrant at 510 South Lincoln Avenue in Dixon in regards to an investigation involving the illegal possession of firearms and firearm ammunition. As a result of the search warrant, officers located approximately nine firearms, firearm ammunition and cannabis sativa plants. Also located during the search were numerous "homemade" silencers which were affixed to several weapons which were located at the scene. There were also many "homemade" Flechette shells which were fabricated to fire numerous fin stabilized dart-type projectiles from a 12 gauge shotgun round. All of the contraband was located in a travel trailer located on the property. The Dixon Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department.
Jeramie J. Burmeister, age 32, of 510 South Lincoln Avenue of Dixon was arrested and charged with for Unlawful Use of Weapons (2 Counts, Class 3 Felony), Unlawful Use of Firearm Projectiles (2 Counts, Class 3 Felony), Possession of Firearm without Requisite Owner's Identification Card (Class A Misdemeanor), Possession of Firearm Ammunition without Requisite Firearm Owner's Identification Card (Class A Misdemeanor) and Possession of Cannabis Sativa Plant (Class A Misdemeanor). Once processing was completed, Burmeister was turned over to the Lee County Jail to await bond to be set by a judge.
Chief Langloss would like to remind citizens to contact the Dixon Police Department at 815-288-4411 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228-4488) with information about any illegal drug activity.
The charges are merely an allegation and all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.