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.
Sheriff’s office warns of scam
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has received a complaint of a subject identifying himself over the phone as an employee of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The subject requested payment of $1,000 due to a “contempt of court charge.”
The caller is not an employee of the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office warns citizens this is a scam, and police agencies will never contact the public in this manner. If you receive a call like this, report it immediately to your local police department.
Glen Carbon man indicted for Maryville robbery
A federal grand jury in East Saint Louis returned a three-count indictment on Jan. 21 against a Glen Carbon man for allegedly holding up a Maryville gas station.
Federal authorities allege Jonathan Michael Malone, 53, robbed the One Stop Shop gas station on Jan. 14, brandishing a handgun at the owner in the process.
Malone was charged with interference of commerce by robbery; brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
If he is convicted of Malone could face a punishment of up to life in prison if he is convicted of the brandishing a firearm charge.
HPD misdemeanor warrant arrests
▪ James A. McNeill, 25, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Jan. 21 on a warrant from St. Clair County for failure to appear in court on a charge of having an expired vehicle registration. He was turned over to St. Clair County authorities.
▪ Joshua D. Crawford, 37, of Pocahontas was arrested by HPD on Jan. 23 on a warrant from Glen Carbon police for failure to appear in court on a domestic battery charge.
▪ Brandi M. Hammond, 35, of Collinsville was arrested by HPD on Jan. 23 on a warrant from Maryville police for failure to appear in court on charges of driving while having a suspended license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Highland police also charged her with retail theft over $300 for allegedly taking cosmetics and other miscellaneous items from Walmart, resisting/obstructing a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), and possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis.
HPD misdemeanors, citations, tickets
▪ Joseph Parker, 23, of St. Louis, Mo., was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly flipping off and yelling obscenities at the victim in the lobby of Corner Keg. Police said Parker then took off his jacket and challenged another individual to a fist fight.
▪ David Peckham, 35, of Highland was charged with two counts of battery for allegedly spitting his saliva onto two women.
▪ Matthew K. Fox, 38, of Highland was charged with criminal trespass to property.
▪ Brock Stephenson, 26, of Wood River was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.
▪ Jeffery Holzinger, 52, of Highland was charged with failure to yield at an intersection.
▪ Mary Greteman, 58, of Highland was charged with improper lane usage, having an expired vehicle registration and driving under the influence of alcohol.
▪ No tickets issued.