Police Briefs.6-26

June 25, 2014 

Editor’s note: 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.

Pierron man drowns in pond near Millersburg

No foul play is suspected in the drowning death of a Pierron man last week, according to Bond County authorities.

According to the Bond County Coroner Tony Brooks, the girlfriend of Jay Rinderer, 50, of Pierron called the Bond County Sheriff’s Office at 5:30 a.m. on Friday to report Rinderer as missing. According to Brooks, the girlfriend told police that Rinderer said he planned to go swimming in a pond located near her home in the 700 block of Drake School Avenue, about two miles southeast of Millersburg.

Rinderer had been seen last around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Later Thursday evening, friends located Rinderer’s truck parked near where he had said he was going to swim, but they could not find Rinderer, Brooks said.

Around 7:15 a.m. Friday, sheriff’s deputies found Rinderer’s body in a nearby pond. An autopsy performed Sunday determined the cause of death to be drowning, Brooks said.

Rural Greenville man dies in crash

A rural Greenville man died in a one-car accident Sunday near Greenville Airport. According to police, Joseph William Moss, 35, was traveling north on Illinois Route 127 when he vehicle left the east side of the road, rolled over several times and then hit a utility pole. Moss was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:08 a.m. by Bond County Coroner Anthony R. Brooks.

Mount Olive man dies in crash on I-55

A Mount Olive man was killed last week, Thursday, in a multi-vehicle accident on northbound I-55 near the Illinois Route 4 exit. Michael Schultz, 35, of Mount Olive was pronounced dead at Staunton Memorial Hospital shortly after the accident. According to police, the accident occurred when traffic had slowed due to road construction.

HPD felony warrant arrest

Edward C. Reed, 31, of Highland was arrested by Highland police on June 21 on a felony warrant from St. Louis County Police for illegal use of a credit card.

HPD misdemeanor warrant arrest

Mathew H. Coyle, 33, of Highland was arrested by Highland police on June 21 on a Clinton County warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while having a suspended license. He was turned over to Clinton County authorities.

HPD traffic/ordinance citations, misdemeanors

June 16

•Chad R. Potthast, 20, of Highland was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

•A juvenile, 17, of St. Jacob was charged with possession of drug equipment.

June 17

•Tanner J. Zimmermann, 18, of Highland was charged with possession of cannabis.

•Wendy A. Hartmann, 43, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license.

June 18

•Timothy J. Blaylock, 29, of Highland was charged with retail theft in two separate incidents. The first incident was at 11:44 a.m. on CC Food Mart on Broadway. The second incident was at Walmart at 8:08 p.m. Information on what was allegedly taken in each incident was not available.

June 19

•Two juveniles, both 15 of Highland, were charged with curfew violation following a suspicious persons report around 2:07 a.m. in the 1400 block of Oak Street.

•A juvenile, 16, of Highland was charged with curfew violation, possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment, and another juvenile, 17, of Highland was charged with improper lane usage, driving without a valid license, possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment following a traffic stop around 11:16 p.m. in the 12500 block of Illinois Route 143. June 20

•David A. Piearce, 35, of Highland was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, having an expired vehicle registration and having no taillights.

• Bradley D. Caudron, 36, of Granite City was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

June 21

•No tickets issued.

June 22

•Tyler A. Hoerchler, 24, of Breese was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

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