Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for Aug. 29-Sept. 4

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.

Greenville fire chief injured at work

Greenville Fire Chief Dennis Wise was injured on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30 while working in a trench on a clay tile sanitary sewer pipe east of Locust Street, between Vine and Winter avenues, WGEL radio reported.

Wise, an employee with the city of Greenville, was using a cut-off saw when it hung up and the kicked back, the radio station reported, with blade cutting him on the chin and chest and breaking his collar bone.

Greenville City Manger Dave Willey told WGEL that Wise’s injuries were not life threatening, but very significant. Wise was taken to a St. Louis hospital, where he underwent surgery.

Pocahontas home damaged by fire

A home in the 300 block of Academy Street in Pocahontas suffered significant smoke damage during a fire Friday night, but no one was hurt.

Pocahontas-Old Ripley firefighter were paged out around 10 p.m. and were on the scene for about two hours. The fire, which started in the basement, is believed to have been caused by an electrical issue. The fire was contained to the basement, but smoke thoroughly penetrated the rest of the home.

There were people in the house at the time of the fire, but no one was injured.

HPD misdemeanor warrant arrests

▪ Haley N. Boyer, 34, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Aug. 31 on a warrant from Madison County for failure to appear in court on a fraud charge. She posted bond.

▪ Franklin Smart Jr., 18, of Granite City was arrested on Sept. 2 by HPD on a warrant from Madison County. The charges were not specified. HPD additionally charged him with obstruction for allegedly giving an officer a fictitious name and birth date.

HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations

Aug. 29

▪ Joseph Milligan, 23, of Cottage Hills was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

▪ Timothy Miget, 38, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

Aug. 30-31

▪ No tickets issued.

Sept. 1

▪ Thomas Huff, 26, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license.

▪ Dakota Long, 22, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and not having a valid vehicle registration.

▪ Matthew K. Fox, 38, of Highland was charged with criminal trespass to property for allegedly entering the Circle K after having previously been told by store management that he was not allowed there.

Sept. 2

▪ Jamal Williams, 31, of Lebanon was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol.

▪ Robert Reynolds, 22, of Highland was charged with a muffler violation.

▪ Austin A. Heiman, 18, of Granite City was charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Sept. 3

▪ No tickets issued.

Sept. 4

▪ Sean Heimnemeier, 32, of Highland was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol.

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