Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for Sept. 19-25

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.

Police investigating Trenton home invasion

A home invasion occurred Sunday morning at approximately 6:12 a.m. at a trailer located at 3505 Old Road 50 just outside of Trenton.

According to Clinton County Sheriff Doug Maue, there were firearms involved.

“Two male subjects kicked in the door. An argument ensued and shots were fired,” Maue said.

No one was hit, but two females who lived in the trailer were treated for non-life threatening injuries — mainly scrapes. One of the females received stitches.

The perpetrators, described as two black males, were gone when police arrived, according to police radio transmissions.

According to Maue, a motive for the home invasion is still undetermined.

Man faces felony for allegedly taking gin

Bret A. Burks, 56, of Highland was charged with felony retail theft on Sept. 19 for allegedly taking a bottle of gin from Highland’s Tru-Buy. The charge was enhanced to a felony, because Burks had a prior conviction for retail theft in July 2015.

9-year-old charged with battery

Highland police charged a 9-year-old boy with battery on Sept. 19 for allegedly tackling another boy, 12 years old, into a thorn bush, causing scratches to his back. Police allege he also punched the victim multiple times in the face and chest.

Three juveniles charged with burglary

Highland police charged three juvenile boys, one 17-years-old and the other two both 16, with burglary on Sept. 19. Police allege the teens stole power tools valuing more than $1,000 from a building in the 2000 block of Lindenthal Avenue. One of the 16-year-olds was also charged with possession of burglary tools.

HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations

Sept. 19

▪ No tickets issued.

Sept. 20

▪ Jacob D. Luna, 28, of St. Jacob was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while having a suspended/revoked license.

▪ Michael Place, 43, of Florissant, Mo., was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and not having a valid vehicle registration.

▪ Katherine Davis, 34, of Highland was charged with not having a valid vehicle registration.

▪ Devin Riechmann, 27, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

Sept. 21

▪ No tickets issued.

Sept. 22

▪ A juvenile girl, 11, was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly making threats of bodily harm to a 12-year-old girl.

Sept. 23

▪ Sydney Rickert, 20, of Beckemeyer was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

▪ Camille Rakers, 43, of Highland was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

Sept. 24

▪ Christopher W. Korte, 19, of Highland was charged with depositing trash on a city sidewalk along the Square.

▪ A juvenile, 17, of Highland was charged with speeding.

Sept. 25

▪ Brayden Simpson, 18, of Greenville was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

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