Highland News Leader

Highland area police briefs for May 23-June 5

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.

Trenton woman faces felony theft charge

Stephanie L. Roedler, 37, of Trenton was arrested on May 28 for felony retail theft. Highland police allege Roedler took paper towels, detergent and other household items having a total value less than $300 from Highland Walmart on April 1. The charge was enhanced to a felony because Roedler had previously been convicted of theft on Aug. 9, 2012.

Roedler was also charged by Highland police with criminal trespass to property for allegedly being at Walmart on May 12 after having been told previously by store management that she was forbidden to be there.

Police: Missouri fugitive attempted to disarm Highland cop

Highland police arrested Michael D. Bartel, 29, of House Springs, Mo., on June 1 on a fugitive from justice warrant. Bartel was wanted for allegedly fleeing the state of Missouri to avoid prosecution on a charge of parole violation.

Highland police allege that, when Bartel was being taken into custody by HPD, he attempted to take an officer’s weapon and also kicked and scratched the officer, resulting in additional charges of aggravated battery and disarming a police officer.

According to Missouri Department of Corrections records, Bartel has convictions for theft and second-degree assault in Missouri.

HPD misdemeanor warrant arrest

▪ Terry A. Hurley, 20, of Highland was arrested by HPD on May 26 on two warrants from Montgomery County for failure to appear in court. No information was available as to why Hurley was required to appear.

▪ Nicholas J. Frey, 27, of Highland was arrested on June 2 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. He posted bond.

▪ Matthew K. Fox, 38, of Highland was arrested on June 3 on a warrants charging him with failure to appear in court on nine counts of trespassing.

HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations

May 23-26

▪ No tickets issued.

May 27

▪ Matthew G. Williams, 32, of Highland was charged with criminal damage to property for allegedly breaking two decorative lawn ornaments.

May 28

▪ Emily J. Amos, 19, of Highland was charged with possession of cannabis.

May 29

▪ Michael L. Dawson, 22, of Highland was charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

▪ Dylan McFarland, 25, of Highland was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

▪ Jose C. Herrera, 36, of Pierron was charged with improper lane usage.

May 30

▪ Mark Newman, 62, of Highland was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to report an accident to police, having unsafe vehicle equipment, illegal transportation of alcohol, and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

▪ Devin S. Dahmer, 31, of Highland was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly threatening his neighbor with a four-foot section of 2 x 4 lumber.

May 31

▪ River Torres, 21, of Highland was charged with possession of cannabis.

June 1

▪ Rob Poston, 28, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and having a suspended vehicle registration.

▪ William Butler, 33, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

June 2

▪ Thomas Orschell, 52, of Highland was charged with operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to stop/yield at an intersection.

June 3-4

▪ No tickets issued.

June 5

▪ Robert Jacobs, 18, of Highland was charged with speeding.

▪ A juvenile girl, 17, of Highland was charged with violation of driver’s license restriction and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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