The following reports appeared in the most recently released crime blotter by the Belleville Police Department:
2:37 p.m. POSS OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - BTHS East, 2555 West Blvd. School staff reported observing a drug transaction on school property. The suspect, 17, was arrested. During a search of her property a controlled substance was located. The suspect was transported to headquarters and later transported to St. Clair County Jail, held pending further investigation.
11:41 p.m. DISTURBANCE/LARGE FIGHT - Schatze's Bar, 2301 E. Main St. Several officers responded to the bar for a report of a large fight in the parking lot involving a reported 30 subjects. Officers were able to disperse the participants after a short time. From speaking with witnesses the antagonists were identified as Jeremy Fults, 27; Christopher Mercurio, 26); and two other subjects. Fults and Mercurio were arrested and transported to headquarters, where they were released with a notice to appear. The two other subjects were transported to an area hospital, where one fled the area.
Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. For more police blotter news, read tomorrow's print edition of the Belleville News-Democrat and return to bnd.com.