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Crime blotter 3/21/15

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.

BELLEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

MONDAY, FEB. 23

1:35 p.m. Identity theft — 500 block of North 17th Street.

1:45 p.m. Retail theft — Keil’s Gifts, 26 E. Main St.

1:48 p.m. Criminal trespass to land — Frist block of Kingery Court.

4:50 p.m. Residential burglary — 300 block of South Douglas Avenue.

5:40 p.m. Traffic accident report — West Boulevard at Shady Lane.

6:44 p.m. Retail theft — Target, 5601 Belleville Crossing Street.

6:59 p.m. Aggravated assault — 3000 block of Martha Street.

7:18 p.m. Battery — 900 block of South Jackson Street.

8:33 p.m. Domestic battery — First block of Rue Deau Ville.

9:51 p.m. Domestic incident — 4400 block of West Main Street.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

7:11 a.m. 911 hangup — First block of South 75th Street.

9:20 a.m. Theft $500 and under — Belleville Township High School West, 4063 Frank Scott Parkway West.

8:35 a.m. Domestic battery — First block of Pheasantwood Drive.

9:49 a.m. Housing complaint — 600 block of North 39th Street.

9:42 a.m. Traffic accident report — Mascoutah Avenue at East Garfield Street.

9:56 a.m. Traffic accident report — North 70th Street at West Main Street.

10:10 a.m. Housing complaint — 300 block of South 10th Street.

9:52 a.m. Possession of cannabis 30 grams or less — 2100 block of West Main Street.

10:36 a.m. Burglary from a motor vehicle — 600 block of South Illinois Street.

11:30 a.m. Traffic accident report — Garden Boulevard at Mascoutah Avenue.

12:36 p.m. Identity theft — First block of Lucinda Avenue.

1:42 p.m. Traffic accident — 600 block of Carlyle Avenue.

1:39 p.m. Burglary — 1000 block of West D Street.

3:43 p.m. Criminal damage to vehicle — 3900 block of North Park Drive.

3:45 p.m. Traffic accident report — 2500 block of West Boulevard.

6:19 p.m. Traffic accident report — 500 block of West Main Street.

10:44 p.m. Theft $500 and under — 700 block of South High Street.

10:51 p.m. Traffic stop, possession of a controlled substance — 800 block of Royal Heights Road.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY FELONIES

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

Dearris D. Guthrie, 26, of 3236 Gross Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis on or about Feb. 23 by Illinois State Police. Guthrie allegedly, had in his possession more than 30 but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.

Michael A. Gorka, 25, of 1007 Bethel Mine Road, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft and fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer on or about Nov. 27, 2014 by Belleville police. Gorka allegedly, took merchandise from Walmart, 2608 Greenmount Commons, Belleville, being a 46” Samsung flat screen TV, total retail value in excess of $300; while operating a motor vehicle, a gold 1998 Oldsmobile, was given a visual signal by a police office,r Wayne Keys, who was in police uniform and driving a vehicle which displayed illuminated, oscillating, rotating or flashing red or blue lights which when used in conjunction with an audible horn or siren would indicate the vehicle to be an official police vehicle, directing the defendant to bring said gold 1998 Oldsmobile to a stop, willfully fled or attempted to elude the police officer.

Mack Smith Jr., 33, of 1402 N. 53rd St., Washington Park, arrested on suspicion of possession of contraband and aggravated battery on or about Nov. 14, 2014 by St. Clair County sheriff. Smith allegedly, possessed an item of contraband, a weapon, a red-colored plastic shank, in the St. Clair County Jail, a penal institution; in committing a battery, and by the use of a deadly weapon, a red-colored plastic shank, knowingly caused harm to Nathaniel D. Williams, in that he cut Williams above the right eye.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY SHERIFF

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

Earl D. Girdler, 67, of Mascoutah, warrant arrest by Mascoutah police.

Gail King, 51, of Belleville, warrant arrest by Swansea police.

Christian L. Santiago, 26, Maspeth, N.Y., warrant arrest by Caseyville police.

Elizabeth A. Sampson, 36, of Shiloh, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery by St. Clair County sheriff.

Jodeci J. Mack, 22, of Swansea, warrant arrest by East St. Louis police.

Michael P. Pelate, 21, of Belleville, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Keith H. Rucker, 32, of St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of escape, unlawful restraint and warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Dionte A. McDonald, 22, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and warrant arrest by East St. Louis police.

Jarvis C. Leroy, 25, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of all other disorderly conduct and resisting, obstructing or disarming a police officer by East St. Louis police.

Rainy D. Tofpi-Barger, 43, of Belleville, arrested on suspicion of domestic battery by Belleville police.

Robert L. Coleman, 23, of Granite City, warrant arrest by St. Clair County sheriff.

Bernard L. Johnson, 45, of Cahokia, warrant arrest by Alorton police.

Charles B. Ratliff, 33, of Swansea, warrant arrest by Swansea police.

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