Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs: Dec. 29-Jan. 9

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 arrested who allegedly fled from cops in September

According to a press release from Marine Police, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, officers of the Marine Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motorcycle in the area of Illinois Route 143 and Illinois Route 4 for speeding and failure to display rear registration. Officers pursued the vehicle, however, they lost site of the vehicle due to the high rate of speeds the motorcycle was traveling.

Police said that further investigation led them to positively identify the driver of the motorcycle as Terence R. Laughhunn, 38, of Centralia.

On Sept. 28, felony warrants were issued for Laughhunn in Madison County Circuit Court charging him aggravated fleeing and eluding police officers and theft of a motor vehicle. His bond was set at $35,000. Laughhunn also had a federal warrant out of the United States Marshal’s Office.

On Jan. 2, Laughhunn was apprehended and transported to the Madison County Jail.

State police release 2017 stats

Illinois State Police District 11 commander Cap. Timothy Tyler has announced activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2017. Troopers in District 11 which includes, Clinton, Bond, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties, recorded 48,044 incidents this year, and 8,015 calls for service from the public.

In addition, enforcement numbers totaled 24,716 total citations and 21,779 total written warnings, including 8,679 speeding citations; 315 DUI arrests; 3,776 seatbelt citations; and 1,829 criminal arrests.

Troopers assisted 5,501 motorists and conducted 7,411 motor carrier safety inspections.

Troopers conducted 29,107 total traffic stops in 2017. District 11 Troopers handled 3,719 crashes, in which 49 were fatal crashes resulting in 54 fatalities.

HPD warrant arrests

▪  Micheal H. Williams, 29, of Highland was arrested on Dec. 29 on a warrant from the Highland Police Department warrant for larceny, with no bond. Williams was also wanted by the Collinsville Police Department on warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Madison County Jail.

▪  Kelly Jo Holtgrave, 37, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Dec. 29 on a warrant from the Collinsville Police Department for violation of bail bond conditions, with new no bond. Holtgrave was taken to the Madison County Jail.

▪  Jasmin J. Whiteley, 20, of Coffeen was arrested on Dec. 30 on a warrant from Highland Police charging felony unlawful use of credit card. Police allege said Whiteley intended to defraud the issuer, Cefcu Credit Union, of $303 by using the card without the consent of the cardholder.

▪  Jason C. McMullen, 39, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Jan. 1 on a warrant from Illinois State Police for failure to appear in court on a DUI charge. McMullen was released into ISP custody.

▪  Danny L. Jackson Jr., 31, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Jan. 8 on a warrant from Collinsville Police for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while having a suspended license, as well as a warrant from St. Clair County for failure to appear in court on a DUI charge. Jackson was released into the custody of St Clair County authorities.

▪  Cameron S. Johnson, 23, of Highland was arrested on Jan. 9 on an HPD warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while having a revoked license.

▪  Kaleb M. Streeb, 24, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Jan. 10 on a Highland warrant charging Streeb with retail theft and failure to appear in court on charges of driving while having a suspended license and reckless driving. Streeb was also wanted in Williamson County for failure to appear in court on traffic offenses and in Macoupin County on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor.

HPD additionally charged Streeb with felony obstructing justice for allegedly knowingly furnishing false information to an officer as to his identity.

▪  Brandon M. Lyons, 37, of Highland was arrested on Jan. 11 on a warrant for violation of bail bond conditions. Lyons bail on July 6, 2017 after being charged with domestic battery. Police allege Lynons knowingly violated a condition of his release by attempted to contact the victim numerous times by calling and texting her.

HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations

Dec. 29

▪ Austin D. Guiliacci, 19, of Staunton was charged with possession of cannabis.

▪  Ricky C. Cooper, 62, of Highland was charged with failure to stop/yield at a sign.

Dec. 31

▪  Brennan C. Meadows, 18, of Pocahontas was charged with failure to yield when making a left turn.

Jan. 1

▪  Jody S. Cameron, 40, of Highland was charged with failure to properly secure a child in a safety seat and improper lane usage.

Jan. 2

▪  Crystal M. Oswald, 34, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license and having a canceled/revoked/suspended vehicle registration.

▪  Steven E. Frey, 50, of Highland was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to signal when required.

▪  Taryn S. Borgmeyer-Ducey, 35, of Collinsville was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and improper lane usage.

▪  Christopher M. Chace, 28, of Highland was charged with speeding, illegal transportation of alcohol, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and improper lane usage.

▪  Holden J. Hillesheim, 21, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license.

Jan. 3

▪  Diana L. Etherton, 48, of Edwardsville was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

▪  Andrew T. Hubbard, 43, of Troy was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoke license.

▪  Kassy A. Converse, 28, of Troy was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while having a suspended/revoked license.

Jan. 5

▪  A juvenile, 16, of Highland was charged with failure to yield when making a left turn and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

▪  A juvenile, 16, of Damiansville was charged with a graduated driver’s license violation and failure to signal when required.

▪  A juvenile, 16, of Aviston was charged with possession of tobacco by a minor.

Jan. 7

▪  Kasey L. Boland, 26, of Troy was charged with improper lane usage, driving under the influence of alcohol, and failure to signal when required.

Jan. 8

▪  Thomas A. Hosemann, 56, of Highland was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

▪  Shaun G. Phillips, 40, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

Jan. 9

▪  Tiffany L. Baird, 30, of Lewisville, Texas, was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.

▪  Samantha L. Irwin, 27, of Marine was charged with speeding.

▪  McKenzie G. Swift, 23, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and possession of cannabis.

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