Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for Nov. 14-20

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.

Highland student injured after being struck by car after school

An elementary school student suffered minor injuries Friday after he was struck by a car in Highland.

According to Highland Police Officer Kenneth McCoy, the student and a relative were crossing Lindenthal Avenue on Friday afternoon after school let out when a motorist traveling east on Lindenthal struck the student.

McCoy said the car’s mirror hit the boy’s head. The boy was taken to a doctor by his family.

McCoy added that the student and the relative were not using a crosswalk at the time.

The motorist received a citation.

In response to the incident, the Highland Police Department announced it would conduct “heavy traffic enforcement” in school zones.

HPD misdemeanor warrant arrests

▪ Christopher D. Walter, 27, of Highland was arrested on Nov. 15 on two warrants, one from Bond County for violation of an order of protection, and the other from Clinton County for theft. He was turned over to Bond County authorities.

▪ Terry A. Hurley, 20, of Highland was arrested on Nov. 16 on a warrant from Montgomery County for failure to appear in court on a charge of operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was released to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

▪ Eric C. Brueggeman, 40, of Alhambra was arrested on Nov. 19 on a warrant from Madison County for failure to appear in court on a charge of a guardian allowing truancy.

HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations

Nov. 14

▪ No ticket issued.

Nov. 15

▪ Tyler Barr, 25, of Greenville was charged with improper use of registration and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

▪ James Timmermann, 20, of Aviston was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Nov. 16

▪ A juvenile, 17, of Granite City was charged with driving without a valid license and having an expired vehicle registration.

▪ Tanya Carter, 38, of Highland was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

Nov. 17

▪ Brenden J. Zeisset, 20, of Highland was charged with possession of cannabis.

Nov. 18

▪ Jillian M. Schrage, 34, of Highland was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly breaching the peace by yelling and cursing in the roadway after a traffic accident with injuries, then leaving the scene without directly calling police.

Nov. 19

▪ Mary Forhan, 26, of Breese was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

▪ Shawn Kuhn, 44, of Highland was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol.

▪ Erica Brueggeman, 30, of Alhambra was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

Nov. 20

▪ Alyson Finney, 23, of Damiansville was charged with disobeying a traffic sign/signal.

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