Local Arrests

Crime blotter 7/27/15

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.

BELLEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

6:17 a.m. Domestic incident — 200 block of North 45th Street.

6:53 a.m. Hit and run — 700 block of South Belt West.

9:22 a.m. Hit and run — 4000 block of Frank Scott Parkway.

9:33 a.m. Domestic incident — 100 block of Verne Avenue.

9:54 a.m. Criminal trespass to real property — 4200 block of Jessie Street.

12:05 p.m. Domestic incident — First block of North 9th Street.

12:06 p.m. Retail theft — K-Mart, 7230 Westfield Plaza Drive.

12:36 p.m. Criminal damage to vehicle — First block of Marsh Drive.

12:59 p.m. Motor vehicle theft — Auffenberg Ford, 1120 S. Illinois St.

2:26 p.m. Identity theft — 500 block of Vicksburg Drive.

3:12 p.m. Traffic accident report — State Street at St. Clair Avenue.

3:39 p.m. Deceptive practices — 3200 block of Seven Pines Road.

3:55 p.m. Retail theft — K-Mart, 7230 Westfield Plaza Drive.

3:56 p.m. Disturbance — 200 block of North 44th Street.

6:09 p.m. Criminal damage to property — 1700 block of Stevens Street.

6:36 p.m. Retail theft — Dollar General, 4 Wade Square.

6:46 p.m. Retail theft — Walmart, 2608 Green Mount Commons Drive.

7:21 p.m. Deceptive practices — location unknown.

6:33 p.m. Juvenile problems — 300 block of River Laurel Drive.

7:19 p.m. Disturbance — 800 block of South Jackson Street.

6:57 p.m. Runaway juvenile — 4200 block of Jessie Street.

7:55 p.m. Threats— 600 block of Centerville Avenue.

8:01 p.m. Disturbance — 500 block of South Charles Street.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY FELONIES

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Avery Fields, 51, of 8 N. 45th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of domestic battery, subsequent, criminal damage to property and resisting, obstructing a peace officer on or about April 16 by Belleville police. Fields allegedly, made physical contact with Jewelyn Jones, a family/household member, in that said defendant grabbed and pushed her; knowingly damaged property of Jewelyn Jones, a cell phone, said damage not in excess of $300; knowingly resisted the performance of Anthony Branchini of an authorized act within his official capacity, being the arrest of Avery Fields, knowing Anthony Branchini to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that he approached Anthony Branchini in a dangerous manner, clinched his fists, and stiffened his arms refusing to be placed in handcuffs. Defendant had been previously convicted of domestic battery on May 2, 2011.

Deundrea L. Johnson, 36, of 1635 N. 43rd Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on or about June 7 by Illinois State Police. Johnson allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed a handgun. Defendant had been previously convicted of vehicular hijacking, a forcible felony, on Feb. 29, 1996.

Roy R. Prather, 44, of 815 Centerville Ave., 3, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft on or about May 5 by Shiloh police. Prather allegedly, took merchandise from Rita Fournie, being gold rings, total value not in excess of $500; took merchandise from Jean Thompson, being gold rings, total value not in excess of $500. Defendant had been previously convicted of theft on Oct. 15, 2008.

Jared A. Collins, 26, of 1403 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of residential arson on or about May 23 by Belleville police. Collins allegedly, while committing an arson, knowingly partially damaged the dwelling place of Edward Collins and Linda Collins, owned by Mark Onstott, 1403 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, without Mark Onstott’s consent.

Willie J. Nichols, 49, of 1632 Baker St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis on or about June 10 by East St. Louis police. Nichols allegedly, had in his possession more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.

Kyle J. Bickel, 28, homeless, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about June 2 by O’Fallon police. Bickel allegedly, knowingly represented to the merchant, Walmart, 1530 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon, that he is the lawful owner of property, being a battery charger and a flashlight kit, knowing that such representation was false, and conveyed that property to Walmart, who was the owner of the property in exchange for a Walmart gift card. The defendant had been previously convicted of retail theft under $150 on July 7, 2005.

Michael A. Hitch Jr., 29, of 5 Thilman Court, Caseyville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about June 10 by O’Fallon police. Hitch allegedly, took merchandise from Walmart, 1530 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon, being a gas powered chain saw and weed eater, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of forgery on March 7, 2011.

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