Blotter 2/25/14

February 25, 2014 

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of local law enforcement agencies and court clerks. Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY FELONIES

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

Alex J. Sarmiento, 18, of 1323 Springfield Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of credit cards on or about Nov. 15 by St. Clair County sheriff. Sarmiento allegedly, with the intent to defraud the issuer, Toys R Us, used a Toys R Us credit card, without the cardholders consent for the purpose of obtaining goods, being fast food, total value not in excess of $300.

Amber N. Williams, 21, of 401 Ponderosa Ave., 3, O'Fallon, arrested on suspicion of three counts of retail theft on or about Jan. 10, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18, by O'Fallon police. Williams allegedly, took merchandise from Walmart, 1530 W. Highway 50, O'Fallon, being cans of infant formula, total retail value in excess of $300.

Thursday, Feb. 10

Majique L. Johnson, 26, of 418 Winstanley Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, on or about Jan. 16 and two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance on or about Jan. 10 and Jan. 13 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Johnson allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver more than one gram but less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine; delivered to SA less than one gram of a substance containing cocaine; delivered to SA less than one gram of a substance containing cocaine.

James M. Hardy Jr., 43, of 218 Hutchings Place, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a place of religious worship on or about Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 and unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a place of religious worship on or about Feb. 19 by St. Clair County sheriff. Hardy allegedly, while within 1,000 feet of a place of religious worship, being the Bethel United Church of Christ, located at 2200 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia; while within 1,000 feet of a place of religious worship, being the Power of Change Christian Center, located at 3360 Jerome Lane, Cahokia, knowingly delivered to a CS less than one gram of a substance containing cocaine; while within 1,000 feet of a place of religious worship, being the Emanuel Assembly of God, located at 3390 Jerome Lane, Cahokia, knowingly possessed with the intent to deliver, one gram or more but less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.

MONDAY, FEB. 24

Keevion K. Coleman, 18, of 133 Idlebrook Drive, Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of two counts of home invasion and attempted aggravated robbery on or about Sept. 4 by Collinsville police. Coleman allegedly, entered the dwelling place of Santino Clark, located at 1102 Arrowhead, Apt. A, Collinsville, knowing Clark to be present within that dwelling place and while armed with a dangerous weapon, a BB gun resembling a handgun, threatened the imminent use of force against Clark in that said defendant pushed Clark against the wall and held the BB gun resembling a handgun against his head; struck him causing a laceration; performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that said defendant, while indicating by his actions that he had a firearm, knowingly attempted to take property from the person of Clark by threatening the imminent use of force.

Brandon K. Johnson, 21, of 77 Northbrooke Circle, 23, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about Feb. 20 by Fairview Heights police. Johnson allegedly, carried in a vehicle a .45 ACP Hi-Point pistol model JHP at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business.

William M. Restoff, 54, of 502 S. Walnut, O'Fallon, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery on or about Feb. 19 by O'Fallon police. Restoff allegedly, while indicating verbally and by his actions to Yoko Naka that hehad a firearm, knowingly took property, being U.S. currency, from the person or presence of Yoko Naka, by threatening the imminent use of force.

Larry McCaleb Jr., 22, of 3 Susan Court, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of two counts of first degree murder on or about June 13, 2010 by Miscellaneous Agencies. McCaleb allegedly, or someone for whose conduct he is legally responsible, without lawful justification and with the intent to kill or do great bodily harm to Darnell Turner, shot Darnell Turner in the head, thereby causing the death of Darnell Turner; with the intent to kill or do great bodily harm to Araybia Moore, shot Araybia Moore in the head, thereby causing the death of Araybia Moore.

Robert L. Fayne, 32, of 821 N. 32nd St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis and driving on a revoked license on or about Feb. 20 by East St. Louis police. Fayne allegedly, had in his possession more than 30 but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis; drove a white 2001 Ford Crown Victoria on North 32nd Street in East St. Louis, at a time when defendant's driver's license was revoked.

Jeremiah S. Erb, 33, of 12 Cathy Ann, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of forgery and theft, subsequent offense on or about Dec. 13 and Jan. 10 by Belleville police. Erb allegedly, with the intent to defraud, knowingly delivered to Regions Bank, located at 210 E. Washington, Belleville, a document apparently capable of defrauding naother, in that it was purported to have been made by another, drawn on the account of Randy Erb, payable to Erb in the amount of $220 and signed as drawer ERb, knowing the document to have been thus made; took property of Heather Highley, a 32" Sony LCD TV, total value not in excess of $500. Defendant had been previously convicted of Theft on Aug. 27, 2007.

Edward M. Hart, 40, of 1617 Schobert, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine on or about Feb. 21 by Swansea police. Hart allegedly, possessed less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.

Demetrius L. Freeman, 46, of 3629 Arkansas Ave., First Floor, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence on or about Feb. 21 by Cahokia police. Freeman allegedly, drove a black 1996 Chevrolet S10 in the 500 block of Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant's driving privileges were suspended or revoked.

Matthew Caves, 24, of 1 Elmdale Court, St. Peters, Mo., arrested on suspicion of first degree murder on or about Feb. 16 by Illinois State Police. Caves allegedly, without lawful justification, while attempting or committing a forcible felony, Armed Robbery, shot Melvin Conners in the head with a pistol, thereby causing the death of Melvin Conners.

Christopher L. Densmore, 26, of 236 W. Main Drive, Glen Carbon, arrested on suspicion of three counts of unauthorized possession of prescription forms on or about Feb. 21 by Swansea police. Densmore allegedly, without authorization, had in his possession a counterfeit prescription form claimed to be from the Avocate Illinois Masonic Clinic in Chicago.

Douglas D. Gothard, 34, of 1867 W. Belle St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Oct. 30 by Fairview Heights police. Gothard allegedly, had in his possession a substance containing buprenorphine.

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