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
FRIDAY, JULY 24
Nicholas A. Fuse, 24, of 517 Sandridge Drive, B, Collinsville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about July 22 by Belleville police. Fuse allegedly, took merchandise from Schnuck’s, 5720 North Belt West, Belleville, being a bottle of Jack Daniel’s brand whiskey, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of burglary on May 30, 2008.
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Teresa L. Lester, 35, of 3970 Doriana Drive, San Diego, Calif., arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about July 23 by Fairview Heights police. Lester allegedly, took merchandise from Target, 4701 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being a pair of jeans, crackers and a bottle of water, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of burglary in Riverside Superior Court of California, Dec. 7, 2009.
Gary L. Spencer, 38, of 3739 Round Hill Road, 6, Swansea, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated domestic battery, unlawful restraint, four counts of domestic battery on or about July 23 by Swansea police. Spencer allegedly, strangled Vanessa l. Stamps, a family/household member, in that said defendant placed his hand over the mouth of Vanessa L. Stamps, thereby blocking her mouth, and in so doing, impeded her normal breathing; covered her face with a pillow and applied pressure with his hands and in so doing impeded her normal breathing; detained her in that he would not allow her to leave the residence of 3739 Round Hill Road, Apt. 6, Swansea; wrapped his arm around the neck of Vanessa L. Stamps; threw her onto a bed; bit her right arm; pushed his wrist onto her jaw.
Alejandro Martinez-Flores, 35, of 408 S. 3rd St., Ava, arrested on suspicion of theft and deceptive practice from between Sept. 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014 by Belleville police. Martinez-Flores allegedly, took property from Belleville 200, being U.S. currency, total value in excess of $10,000 but not in excess of $100,000, said offenses constituting a series of acts performed at different times in furtherance of a single intention and design; with the intent to defraud and the intent to pay for service from Robert Fritz, while located at 2351 Mascoutah Ave., Belleville, being a loan of U.S. currency, knowingly delivered a check drawn on the Bank of Carbondale, payable to Bob Fritz in the amount of $20,000 and signed as drawer Alejandro Martinez-Flores, knowing said check would not be paid by the depository.
Montrae M. Hardy, 46, of 1606 Hall St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of burglary on or about July 18 by O’Fallon police. Hardy allegedly, remained within a motor vehicle of Fay Blakey, being a 2015 Jeep Wrangler, located at 1635 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon, with the intent to commit theft therein.
Jeanette L. Rodriguez, 42, of 1046 Hollywood Heights Road, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and theft, subsequent on or about July 2 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Rodriguez allegedly, had in her possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; knowingly exerted control over property of Wal-Mart, being shoes, jewelry, an eyeglass repair kit and a pocket watch, total value not in excess of $500. Defendant had been previously convicted of theft over $300 on Sept. 19, 2011.
Darren C. Schroeder, 43, of 1304 Rose Del Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, unlawful procurement of methamphetamine precursor and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials on or about July 23 by St. Clair County sheriff. Schroeder allegedly, while committing the offense of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, knowingly assisted in the production of 100 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, and the defendant knowingly did so in a structure where a child under the age of 18 is endangered; knowingly did so in a structure protected by a surveillance system; knowingly and unlawfully procured less than 15 grams of a methamphetamine precursor in standard dose form, being a substance containing pseudoephedrine, with the intent that it be used to manufacture a substance containing methamphetamine; knowingly and unlawfully had in his possession methamphetamine manufacturing materials, being ammonium nitrate, tubing and Coleman fuel, with the intent that these materials be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Jimmy D. Bethea Jr., 28, of 401 N. 69th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on or about July 20 by St. Clair County sheriff. Bethea allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed a pistol. Defendant had previously been convicted of burglary, a forcible felony, on July 2, 2007.