Local Arrests

Crime blotter 4/23/15

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.



8:13 a.m. Traffic accident report — First block of West Lincoln Street.

8:26 a.m. Identity theft — First block of Carlyle Avenue.

10:14 a.m. Identity theft — 200 block of Summers Trace.

9:48 a.m. Traffic accident report — 7500 block of Old St. Louis Road.

9:55 a.m. Criminal damage to property — 100 block of Hillside Lane.

10:03 a.m. Traffic accident report — North 2nd Street at Caseyville Avenue.

11:13 a.m. Identity theft — 1200 block of Bel Aire Drive.

10:40 a.m. Residential burglary — 100 block of South 35th Street.

12 p.m. Identity theft — 3200 block of Seven Pines Road.

11:47 a.m. Violation of orders of protection — Shop N Save, 4201 North Belt West.

12:38 p.m. Theft $500 and under — 4200 block of Jessie Street.

1:05 p.m. Suspicious incident — 101 S. Illinois St.

12:53 p.m. Retail theft — Wal-Mart, 2601 Green Mount Commons Drive.

1:24 p.m. Domestic incident — 500 block of West Washington Street.

2:56 p.m. Domestic incident — 9600 block of West Main Street.

4:04 p.m. Other trouble — 1100 block of South Illinois Street.

6:42 p.m. Missing person, adult female — 300 block of West Lincoln Street.

5:36 p.m. Criminal damage to property — 3900 block of North Park Drive.

6:35 p.m. Traffic accident, information exchange — South Illinois Street at West State Route 14 westbound on ramp.

7:14 p.m. Domestic incident — 500 block of North 17th Street.

7:29 p.m. Suspicious incident — First block of Scarlet Drive.

7:25 p.m. Theft over $500 — First block of Lakeshore Drive.

8:17 p.m. Harassment by telephone — 800 block of South 20th Street.

10:13 p.m. Threats — 1300 block of Maiden Lane.

10:09 p.m. Traffic stop, possession of methamphetamine — South Belt West at Guetterman Drive.

10:52 p.m. Assist ambulance — 200 block of North 42nd Street.



William A. Campbell, 53, of 1361 N. 35th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery, subsequent on or about March 22 by East St. Louis police. Campbell allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, knowingly strangled Merinda J. Quarles-Watson, a family/household member, in that said defendant placed his hands around the neck of Merinda J. Quarles-Watson, and applied pressure, thereby intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of Merinda J. Quarles-Watson; knowingly made physical contact with Merinda J. Quarles-Watson, a family/household member, in that said defendant struck her on her face with his fist; struck her about her head and arms with his fist. Defendant had been previously convicted of domestic battery on Feb. 22, 2013.

Shaun R. Jefferson, 36, of 26 N. Williams St., Cottage Hills, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID card and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about March 22 by Belleville police. Jefferson allegedly, possessed a firearm, a .38 Special revolver, within this state, while FOID, previously issued in his name by the Department of State Police was revoked; knowingly carried in a vehicle a .38 special revolver at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business, and defendant was engaged in a misdemeanor violation of the Cannabis Control Act.

Cody L. Jordan, 23, of 21 Stratford Way, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of residential burglary on or about March 22 by Belleville police. Jordan allegedly, entered into the dwelling place of J.J., located in the 200 block of South Church St., Belleville, with the intent to commit theft therein.

Fred W. Williams Jr., 49, of 501 N. 40th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while driver’s license is suspended, subsequent on or about March 23 by Fairview Heights police. Williams allegedly, drove a blue 1990 Ford F150 on Illinois Route 161 in Fairview Heights, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were suspended.

Stephen T. Reichelt, 25, of 630 Aladar Drive, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis on or about March 22 by Fairview Heights police. Reichelt allegedly, possessed more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.