Local Arrests

Crime blotter 9/7/15

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.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY FELONIES

FRIDAY, JULY 17

George M. Meketa, 55, of 209 North East, New Athens, arrested on suspicion of theft from between Sept. 1, 2011 and April 30, 2013 by New Athens police. Meketa allegedly, took property from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7710, being U.S. currency, total value in excess of $500, said offenses constituting a series of acts performed at different times in furtherance of a single intention and design.

Nicole R. Huiras, 23, of 1526 Lincoln Blvd.; Mascoutah, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery on or about June 18 by St. Clair County sheriff. Huiras allegedly, in committing a battery, made physical contact with Christopher Hoernis, in that she kicked him in the groin with her feet knowing Hoernis to be a correctional institution employee engaged in the performance of his authorized duties.

Adrian L. Cooper II, 24, of 4115 S. Park Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon on or about April 6 by East St. Louis police. Cooper allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, possessed on his person a .40 caliber handgun. Defendant had been previously convicted of burglary, a forcible felony.

Artie L. Simpson, 39, of 706 N. 5th St., Herrin, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis and unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Dec. 22, 2014 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Simpson allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis; had in his possession a substance containing codeine.

Darrion A. Perry, 19, of 3667 Finney Ave., St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of forgery on or about July 15 by Swansea police. Perry allegedly, with the intent to defraud, knowingly delivered to an employee of FCB Bank, 2610 N. Illinois, Swansea, a document apparently capable of defrauding another, in that it was purported to have been made by another, the Treasurer of the State of Illinois, payable to Perry Darion in the amount of $2,248.57 and signed as drawer Leslie Geissler Munger, Comptroller of the State of Illinois, knowing the document to have been thus made; with the intent to defraud, knowingly delivered to an employee of FCB Bank, 2610 N. Illinois, Swansea, a document apparently capable of defrauding another, in that it was purported to have been made by another, the Treasurer of the State of Illinois, drawn on the State of Illinois, dated July 10, payable to Darion Perry in the amount of $1,848.22 and signed as drawer Leslie Geissler Munger, Comptroller of the State of Illinois, knowing the document to have been thus made.

Kenneth R. Conklin, 40, of 1827 Harvest Ave., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of unlawful failure to notify of a change of address as a sex offender and criminal trespass to real property on or about July 16 by Swansea police. Conklin allegedly, a sex offender, knowingly failed to notify registering law enforcement agency of change of address, in accordance with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act, with the Chief of Police of Belleville, on a weekly basis, as the defendant lacked a fixed residence at the time of this offense; entered upon the land of Schnuck’s, 2665 N. Illinois St., Swansea, after receiving, prior to such entry, notice from manager Craig Rudy, that such entry was forbidden.

David A. Lintzenich Jr., 18, of 801 Jade Drive, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery, aggravated assault and two counts of domestic battery on or about July 15 by O’Fallon police. Lintzenich allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, strangled a female minor with the initial, A.M., a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing/circulation of blood of said minor by placing his hands around her neck and applying pressure to the minor’s neck; in committing an assault, used a device manufactured and designed to be substantially similar in appearance to a firearm, in that he knowingly aimed an Air-Soft handgun at a female minor, initials A.M., thereby placing said minor in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery; knowingly made contact with female minor, initials, A.M., a family/household member, in that said defendant pushed the front of the minors body with his hand; grabbed the minor and threw her against a wall causing her to fall to the ground.

Lori J. Vannoy, 37, of 510 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about July 16 by Fairview Heights police. Vannoy allegedly, had in her possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin.

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