Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for Dec. 28-Jan. 3

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.

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

Dec. 28

▪ No tickets issued.

Dec. 29

▪ 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.

Dec. 30

▪ 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.”

Dec. 31

▪ No tickets issued.

Jan. 1

▪ Michael L. Warning, 48, of Pocahontas was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving while having a suspended/revoked license.

Jan. 2

▪ 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.

Jan. 3

▪ 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.

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