Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs from March 16-22

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: Madison County official faces felony charge after damaging patrol car

A Madison County official has been charged with a felony after he damaged a police car when authorities were called to his house, police said.

According to Wood River Police Department reports, Bradley A. Lavite, was charged with criminal damage to government supported property. He allegedly damaged the windows of a patrol car that was called to his house last week.

Information about what initially led police to come to Lavite’s home was not immediately available.

According to Lavite’s Linkedin.com profile, he has been Superintendent of the Madison County Veteran’s Assistance Commission since January 2009.

He is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and serves as a professor of military science with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Reserve Officer Training Corps.

HPD felony warrant arrest

Jerry L. McAllister, 29, of Nashville was arrested on March 21 on a felony warrant from St. Clair County for failure to appear in court on a burglary charge. He was denied bond and was taken to jail.

HPD misdemeanor warrant arrests

• Rick D. Johnson, 53, of Highland was arrested on March 16 on a warrant from McLean County for failure to appear in court on an unspecified charge. He posted bond and was released.



• Ryan E. Starks, 34, of Greenville was arrested on March 18 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. He posted bond and was released.



• Jennifer L. Derleth, 38, of Pocahontas was arrested on March 20 on a warrant from Bond County for deceptive practice. She posted bond and was released.



• Michael T. Johnson, 44, of Highland was arrested on March 21 on a warrant from St. Clair County for failure to appear in court on a seatbelt violation charge. He posted bond and was released.



HPD citations, misdemeanors

March 16

• Tony D. Perrigo, 43, of Trenton was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.



• Samantha N. Kinnear, 23, of Collinsville was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.



March 17

• Glen W. Pike, 46, of Highland was charged with squealing tires.



• Amanda M. Kuegler, 30, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.



March 18

• No tickets issued.



March 19

• Lena G. Wheat, 30, of St. Jacob was charged with not having a rear registration light, failure to signal for a turn, possession of drug equipment and possession of cannabis.



• Julia R. Lackey, 37, of Highland was charged with having an unrestrained animal.



• A juvenile, 16, of St. Jacob was charged with failure to yield when making a left turn.



March 20

• No tickets issued.



March 21

• Ashliie M. Landolt, 24, of Highland was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage.



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March 22

• No tickets issued.



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