Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for Dec. 21-27

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.

Woman struck by train identified

A woman struck and killed by a train on Christmas Eve morning has been identified.

The Madison County Coroner’s Office said the victim was Tiffany J. Gindler, 43, of St. Jacob. The accident, which was called in by the train’s operators, occurred before 7:30 a.m. in the 9300 block of Triad Lane, south of U.S. 40 from Triad Middle School.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mike Dixon said there was nothing criminal to the accident.

HPD misdemeanor warrant arrest

▪ Justin M. Unger, 24, of Highland was arrested by HPD on Dec. 25 on a St. Clair County warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of possession of cannabis. He posted bond.

HPD misdemeanor citations, tickets

Dec. 21

▪ Dillyn G. Riechmann, 25, of Edwardsville was charged with domestic battery for allegedly forcefully grabbing a female victim while trying to remove something from her coat pocket, jerking a diaper bag out of her hand and physically attempting to remove an infant child from her arms. He was also charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly screaming and cursing at the woman and chasing a male victim with a potted plant, and threatening to smash it on the man’s vehicle. Police also allege Riechmann drove recklessly and nearly crashed into a vehicle driven by a male victim, causing numerous 911 calls.

Dec. 22

▪ No tickets issued.

Dec. 23

▪ Shelby G. Hanke, 19, of Highland was charged with battery for allegedly pushing a male victim, striking him in the neck and face and pulling his hair.

▪ Joan A. Wilson, 50, of St. Jacob was charged with having a suspended vehicle registration and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

▪ Vickie Niemeier, 58, of Pocahontas was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Dec. 24-25

▪ No tickets issued.

Dec. 26

▪ Carol D. Hall, 53, of Donnelson was charged with theft for allegedly taking an assortment of groceries totaling $116.35 from Walmart.

Dec. 27

▪ No tickets issued.