Local Arrests

Crime blotter Jan. 1

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 22

  • Jeffrey R. Brenning, 55, of 4528 Schwab Road, Millstadt, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Dec. 17 by St. Clair County sheriff. Brenning allegedly, had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
  • Derek J. Delisle, 33, of 608 Bernard Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to government supported property and domestic battery, subsequent on or about Dec. 19 by St. Clair County sheriff. Delisle allegedly, damaged, without the cosnent of St. Clair County, the driver’s side rear door of squad car #55, which property is supported in part with local government funds, said damage in excess of $500; knowingly made physical contact with Amanda Gibson, a family/household member, in that said defendant struck her on her back. Defendant had been previously convicted of violaiton of an order of protection on March 24, 2005.
  • Julia C. Hamilton, 27, of 653 Vogel Place, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery causing permanent disfigurement, aggravated battery in a public place and mob action on or about May 3 by Brooklyn police. Hamilton allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly caused permanent disfigurement to Emily Blanton, in that she struck Emily Blanton about the head and face; struck her about the body; recklessly used force or violence thereby disturbing the public peace by acting together with Kurtavia White and without authority of law, in that they struck Emily Blanton about the head and face.
  • Kurtavia L. White, 24, of 100 C. 89th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery causing permanent disfigurement, aggravated battery in a public place and mob action on or about May 3 by Brooklyn police. White allegedly, in committing a battery, knowing caused permanent disfigurement to Emily Blanton, in that she struck her about the head and face, struck her about the body; recklessly used force or violence thereby disturbing the public peace by acting together with Julia Hamilton and without authority of law, in that they struck Emily Blanton about the head and face.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23

  • Jerry D. Pirtle, 25, of 767 N. 37th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about Dec. 20 by Belleville police. Pirtle allegedly, took merchandise from CVS Pharmacy, 4609 W. Main St., Belleville, being socks, deodorant, t-shirts and other merchandise, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of retail theft.
  • Gary L. Hickman, 50, of 603 Golden St., Centreville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent and obstructing a police officer on or about Dec. 20 by Swansea police. Hickman allegedly, took merchandise from Aldi, 1708 N. Illinois St., Swansea, being lobster and steak, total retail value not in excess of $300; obstructed the performance of Chief Steve Johnson of an authorized act within his official capacity, being the arrest of Gary Hickman, knowing Chief Steve Johnson to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that he refused to stop running after ordered numerous times by Chief Steve Johnson to stop. Defendant had been previously convicted of retail tehft on Jan. 6.
  • Joshua J. Elms, 31 of 1625 Eleanor Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery on or about Dec. 13 by St. Clair County sheriff. Elms allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, knowingly caused harm to Kathryn Strong, a family/household member, in that said defendant struck her on the face causing a nasal fracture; he punched her on her face.
  • Robert L. Jones, 27, of 4210 Tudor Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about April 27, 2014, carried in a vehicle a .40 caliber handgun at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business, and the said defendant had not been issued a current, valid FOID Card.
  • Edward B. Johnson Jr., 22, of 929 Pacific Crossing Drive, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and aggravated battery on or about Dec. 22 by Belleville police. Johnson allegedly, with the intent to commit robbery, performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that said defendant tried to take property, a hover board, from the person of a male minor, date of birth, Jan. 13, 2001, by the use of force; in committing a battery and while Devon Smith was on Bristow St., Belleville, a public highway, knowingly made physical contact with a male minor, date of birth, Jan. 13, 2001, in that he struck the male minor about the head with his hand.
  • Larry G. Sidwell, 37, of 409 N. 5th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about Dec. 22 by Belleville police. Sidwell allegedly, took merchandise from Peter Townsend Irish Collectables, 23 E. Main St., Belleville, being a hat, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of retail theft under $300 on May 23, 2011.
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