Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for Oct. 16-23

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.

Man charged with felony theft

Highland police charged Paul J. Donley, 35, of Germantown with felony retail theft on Oct. 17 for allegedly taking diapers, cologne and baby wipes from Walmart. The items allegedly taken had a total value of less than $300, but the charge was enhanced to a felony because Donley had a prior conviction for retail theft.

HPD also filed a second felony count of retail theft against Donley, alleging he also took miscellaneous items, including shoes, from Walmart. In this same incident, HPD also charged Kelly R. Monroe, 31, of Germantown with misdemeanor retail theft for allegedly taking clothing and food items from Walmart.

HPD warrant arrests

▪ Highland police arrested Matthew K. Fox, 39, of Highland on Oct. 22 on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear in court on a trespassing charge. He was taken to jail.

▪ Kitty Jo Roles, 48, of Highland was arrested on Oct. 23 on two warrants. One warrant was from Highland police for failure to appear in court on charges of retail theft and criminal trespass. The other warrant was from Glen Carbon police for retail theft. Roles was taken to jail.

HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations

Oct. 16

▪ No tickets issued.

Oct. 17

▪ Christopher M. Goth, 35, of Highland was charged with domestic battery for allegedly grabbing a female victim behind the neck and driving her head into a metal fire pit.

Oct. 18

▪ A juvenile, 16, of Highland was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

▪ Cynthia Lutes, 56, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

Oct. 19-20

▪ No tickets issued.

Oct. 21

▪ April Gardner, 28, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

▪ Jordin N. Lawson, 19, of Greenville was charged with retail theft for allegedly swapping bar code tags on items at Walmart in an attempt to avoid paying full retail price.

Oct. 22

▪ Deann Roberson, 41, of St. Louis, Mo., was charged with failure to stop/yield at a T intersection and driving without a valid license.

Oct. 23

▪ No tickets issued.