Three charged in burglaries of storage units near Trenton

News-DemocratNovember 14, 2013 

Three Centralia residents have been charged in connection with the burglary of several storage units near Trenton.

Toby W. Gibson, 35, of 1108 S. Locust St., Heather R. Phillips, 38, of 237 N. Beech St., and Cheryl L. Phillips, of 532 N. Locust St., are all accused of breaking into storage units in the 11900 block of Old U.S. 50.

The burglaries were reported to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.

The victim who reported the thefts visited his storage units and discovered the locks had been cut and several items with a value of about $5,400 were missing from the units. The locks on five other units were also cut, but no items were reported missing.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Investigator Kenneth McHughes learned of the burglary investigation by the Germantown police and worked with Germantown Police Chief Jeff Wuebbles to identify possible suspects.

When the suspects were apprehended, the stolen items were recovered, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department.

All three suspects were charged with burglary by the St. Clair County State's Attorney and remain in custody at the Clinton County Jail.

Gibson's bond was set at $50,000; Heather Phillips' bond was set at $25,000 and Cheryl Phillips's bond was set at $25,000.

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