Police in tactical gear make arrest in Millstadt
Officers from multiple departments clad in tactical gear arrested a wanted man in Millstadt Tuesday afternoon.
The man, a Millstadt resident, was wanted on burglary charges out of St. Charles County, Missouri.
According to St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Scott Toth, the man, identified as Joshua E. Middleton, was arrested without incident at a home he shares with his father on East Laurel Street in Millstadt.
Toth said Middleton, 27, has not yet been charged with a crime in St. Clair County. Millstadt Police Chief Ed Wilkerson said there are open burglary investigations in Millstadt but couldn’t currently connect Middleton to any of them.
St. Clair County deputies and drug unit officers, along with U.S. Marshals and St. Charles County deputies, jointly took Middleton into custody without incident.
Those officers were seen shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday suiting up in tactical gear behind the Millstadt Police Department.
Toth said investigators remained at the scene as of 2:30 p.m. collecting evidence.
St. Charles County court records show Middleton was charged Monday with second degree burglary and receiving stolen property in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred in the county Sept. 3.
The records also show Middleton was charged with nine counts of burglary and one count of theft stemming from incidents in St. Peters, Mo., in late 2012 and early 2013. He is still on probation related to those crimes, the records show.
Middleton was being held at the St. Clair County Jail awaiting extradition to St. Charles County, Toth said.