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.
Breese teen dies from injuries suffered in Dec. 22 crash
A Breese teenager died Monday, nearly two weeks after being injured in a single-vehicle crash in Breese.
Luke Korte, the son of Richard and Lisa (Richter) Korte, passed away at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
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According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Korte’s accident occurred at 1:27 p.m. on Dec. 22. Police said he had been traveling eastbound on Breese Road, about one mile west of Drive In Road when he lost control of the vehicle, it left the road, struck a culvert and overturned.
Korte was a junior at Breese Central High School and participated in cross country and FFA. He also worked part-time at Hellige’s Market.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.
Pets killed in Breese house fire
A house fire claimed the lives of two cats and a dog over the weekend.
The homeowner was not home Saturday afternoon when a pedestrian spotted flames coming from the house at 910 N. 4th St. in Breese.
Breese Fire Department Chief Bob Wuest said firefighters responded to the scene at about 3:30 p.m.
“There were flames coming from the windows,” Wuest said. “The house is a total loss.”
Wuest said the cause of the blaze is still undetermined. Other details, including how many people lived at the home, were not immediately available.
HPD misdemeanor warrant arrests
▪ Allison N. Colin, 21, of Highland was arrested on Jan. 3 on a Madison County warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while having a suspended license. A judge released her on her own recognizance.
HPD misdemeanor citations, tickets
▪ No tickets issued.
▪ Denice J. McQuaid, 24, of New Douglas was charged with theft of lost property for allegedly taking a “Thirty-One” purse containing $600 and not taking reasonable measures to return the money.
▪ Three juveniles — one 15 years old from Decatur, Ill., one 16 years old from Linwood, Kan., and the other 12 years old from Highland — were all charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly ringing a person’s door bell and running away.
▪ Michael V. Frey, 26, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license.
▪ David A. Manley, 38, of New Baden was charged with having a suspended vehicle registration.
▪ Shana L. Lee, 47, of Highland was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly blowing an air horn “in such a manner to disturb the victim.”
▪ Cynthia L. Pena, 48, of Highland was charged with with disorderly conduct for allegedly continually making noise “in such a manner to disturb the victim.”
▪ No tickets issued.
▪ Michael L. Warning, 48, of Pocahontas was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while having a suspended/revoked license.
▪ Tristen G. Hastings, 19, of Blue Springs, Mo., was charged with improper display of a registration sticker.
▪ Rachel S. Shively, 22, of Highland was charged with possession of cannabis.
▪ Joshua J. Theis, 37, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
▪ Phillip A. Bratlee, 24, of Highland was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.
▪ Tristen G. Hastings, 19, of Highland was charged with improper display of registration.
▪ Shannon L. Carroll, 38, of Highland was charged with battery for allegedly pulling another woman by the hair and off a bar stool, then punching the victim in the face and kicking her while she was on the ground.
▪ Jaide M. Stock, 18, of Litchfield was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.