Local Arrests

Crime blotter Nov. 18

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

MONDAY, NOV. 2

  • Earl A. Agnew, 31, of 2904 Waverly Ave., Apt. 808, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of mob action on or about Oct. 14 by Washington Park police. Agnew allegedly, knowingly, by the use of force and violence, disturbed the public peace in that he while acting together with others and without authorits of law, struck and kicked Ricky Hillard on or about the body, thereby inflicting injury to Ricky Hillard.
  • Sidney B. Curtis, 62, of homeless, arrested on suspicion of unlawful failure to register as a sex offender on or about Sept. 29 by Belleville police. Curtis allegedly, a sex offender, knowingly failed to report to registering law enforcement agency, in accordance with provisions of the sex offender registration act, with the chief of police of the city of Belleville, St. Clair County Police Depatment, on a weekly basis, as the defendant lacked a fixed residence at the time of this offense.
  • Lamarcus E. Evans, 23, of 1716 N. 61st St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of mob action on or about Oct. 9 by Washington Park police. Evans allegedly, by the use of force and violence, disturbed the public peace in that he while acting together with others struck and kicked Ricky Hillard on or about the body, thereby inflicting injury to Ricky Hillard.
  • Andrew M. Whitaker-Portz, 25, of 4507 Elk Meadows Lane, Smithton, arrested on suspicion of retail theft on or about Oct. 25 by Belleville police. Whitaker-Portz allegedly, took merchandise from Walmart, 2608 Greenmount Commons, Belleville, being numerous DVDs and a backpack, total retail value in excess of $300.
  • Cornelius Miller, 25, of 1235 McCasland AVe., 30A, EAst St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail tehft on or about Oct. 13 by Belleville police. Miller allegedly, took merchandise from Walmart, 2608 Greenmount Commons, Belleville, being bottles of alcoholic liquor, jeans, tops and other merchandise, total retail value in excess of $300.
  • Demorie L. Pointer, 20, of 245 Lakeland Hills Drive, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of armed robbery on or about Oct. 28 by St. Clair County sheriff. Pointer allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly and by means of discharging a firearm caused an injury to Joshua Kelly in that said defendant shot Joshua Kelly in the leg with a firearm; while carrying a firearm on his person knowingly took property, being U.S. currency and a cell phone, from the person of Darrell Teague, by threatening the imminent use of force; while carrying a firearm on his person knowingly took property, being U.S. currency from the person of Joshua Kelly by threatening the imminent use of force.Markus M. Britton, 44, of 2747 Sand Lake Court, College Park, Ga., arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery on or about Oct. 30 by Fairview Heights police. Britton allegedly, in committing domestic battery, strangled Detrice Thomas, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing of Detrice Thomas by applying pressure to Detrice Thomas’s neck with both hands; slapped her on her face; and punched her in the face.
  • John A. Croissant, 39, of 835 Clemson Ave., Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence on or about Oct. 28 by Fairview Heights. Croissant allegedly, drove a white 1999 Chrysler Cirrus on North Illinois Street in Fairview Heights, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving under the influence on July 23, 2002 and operating a motor vehicle under the influence on April 16, 2011 in Bourbon County, Ky.
  • Jeremy C. Bray, 44, of 62 Magnolia Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine on or about Oct. 29 by St. Clair County sheriff. Bray allegedly, had in is possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.
  • Ronald Watkins, 33, of 3115 Cherokee St., St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about Oct. 29 by Belleville police. Watkins allegedly, took merchandise from Walmart, 2608 Greenmount Commons, Belleville, being pocket knives and hand-warmers, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of burglary on March 14, 2001.
  • Isaiah Ratliff, 18, of 763 Leon St., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of attempted armed robbery and unlawful possession of a handgun on or about Oct. 20 by Cahokia police. Ratliff allegedly, performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that Isaiah Ratliff while armed with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, pointed that weapon at Erin Flynn and demanded property, being U.S. currency, by threatening the imminent use of force; knowingly had in his possession a handgun, being a 22 caliber Rohm revolver that is of a size which may be concealed upon the person, and he had been adjudged delinquent of the offense of aggravated battery on April 9, 2014.
  • Ladarius D. Turner, 21, of 3013 Douglas Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and aggravated battery on or about July 8 by East St. Louis police. Turner allegedly, while armed with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, knowingly took property, being a purse, a cellular telephone, and US currency, from the person of Valli McElroy by threatening the imminent use of force; while indicating by his action to Valli McElroy that he had a firearm, knowingly took property, being a purse, a cellular telephone and US currency from the person of Valli McElroy by threatening the imminent use of force.
  • Bryan C. Reeves, 18, of 1942 E. Cantrell St., Decatur, arrested on suspicion of two counts of residential burglary and obstructing identification on or about Oct. 12 by Centreville police. Reeves allegedly, knowingly and without authority, entered into the dwelling place of Audrey Hudson, 4001 Market Ave., Centreville, with the intent to commit theft therein; knowinlgy and without authority entered into the dwelling place of Charisma Daoe, 4740 Tudor, Centreville, with the intent to commit theft therein; knowingly furnished false/ficticious names and date of birth to Michael Ocello, a peace officer for the city of Centreville, who had lawfully arrested said defendant.
  • Timothy D. Parker, 29, of 43 Vieux Carre Drive, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery on or about Oct. 31 by Shiloh police. Parker allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, knowingly strangled Brianna j. Harold, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing or circulation of blood of Brianna J. Harold by applying pressure to her neck with his hands; knowingly made physical contact with Brianna J. Harold, a family/household member, in that said defendant placed his hands around the neck of Brianna J. Harold.
  • Michelle Kettler, 41, of 2823 Imbs Station Road, Millstadt, arrested on suspicion of possession of an amount of a controlled substance and domestic battery on or about Nov. 1 by St. Clair County sheriff. Kettler allegedly, knowingly and unlawfully had in her possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine; knowingly made physical contact with Michael A. Kettler, a family/household member, in that Michelle Kettler struck the face of Michael A. Kettler with her hand.
  • Anthony C. Ragsdale, 61, of 24 Gettysburg Road, Apt. C, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated domestic battery, four counts of domestic battery, subsequent offense on or about Nov. 1 by Belleville police. Ragsdale allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, strangled Denise Jones, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing or circulation of blood of Denise Jones, by applying pressure to her neck with his hands; knowingly made physical contact with Denise Jones, a family/household member, in that said defendant grabbed the neck of Denise Jones with his hand; held Denise Jones down with his arms; struck her in the head with a wooden stick; grabbed her neck with his hands. Defendant had been previously convicted of domestic battery on June 9, 2006.

TUESDAY, NOV. 3

  • William F. Miller, 55, of 1008 Water St., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver methampehtamine on or about Oct. 30 by St. Clair County sheriff. Miller allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.
  • Christopher J. Counterman, 41, of 1014 State St., East Carondelet, arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of burglary tools on or about Oct. 31 by Belleville police. Counterman allegedly, had in his possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; knowingly possessed 1 8” Olympia industrial wrench, 1 long flathead screwdriver, 1 short flathead screwdriver, 1 Rockforce aze, suitable for use in breaking into a building, with the intent to enter any such place and will the intent to commit theft therein.
  • Geran J. Anderson, 32, of 1719 N. 44th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance on or about Nov. 2 by Washington Park police. Anderson allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver less than one gram of a substance containing cocaine.
  • Bobbie N. Williams, 54, of 178 Amelia Drive, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft and vendor fraud on or about Jan. 1, 2014 through March 26, 2014 by Lisa M. Madigan, Attorney General. Williams allegedly, through a series of acts in furtherance of a single intention and design, knowingly obtained by deception control over governmental property of the state of Illinois, being US currency, total value exceeding $500 and not exceeding $10,000 in value; willfully, by means of false statement and representation, and to obtain payments under the Public Aid Code to which she was not entitled, caused false Illinois Department of Human Services home services time sheets to be submitted to the Illinois Department of Human Services for payment, and based on said false home services time sheets caused the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services through the Illinois Department of Human Services to authorize payments to Bobbie N. Williams to which the defendant was not entitled, said amount having a value of more than $1,000 but less than $5,000.
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