Local Arrests

Crime blotter Dec. 25

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 10

  • Allen M. Peters, 27, of 1221 Imogene St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to government supported property on or about Dec. 8 by St. Clair County sheriff. Peters allegedly, knowingly damaged, the inner plastic shield of a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department’s patrol vehicle, while located at 1226 Imogene St., East St. Louis, which property is supported in part with St. Clair County funds, said damage not in excess of $500.
  • Robert Brown Jr., 23, of 781 Lindy Court, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about Dec. 8 by East St. Louis police. Brown allegedly, carried on his person a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business, and said defendant had not been issued a current, valid FOID Card.
  • Deshawn C. Carlisle, 20, of 1328 N. 44th St., Apt. 18C, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of cannabis on or about Dec. 8 by East St. Louis police. Carlisle allegedly, a person convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed about his person a Ruger 9mm; knowingly had in his possession more than 2.5 grams but not more than 10 grams of a substance containing cannabis. The said defendant had been previously convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on Nov. 6.
  • Cornelius M. Moore, 40, of 738 N. 39th St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to delivery a controlled substance on or about Dec. 8 by East St. Louis police. Moore allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver one gram or more but less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
  • Brandon M. Collins, 20, of 2209 S. 6th St., Fayetteville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery to a peace officer and criminal damage to government supported property on or about Dec. 8 by Fayetteville police. Collins allegedly, made physical contact with Major Kyle Taylor, Fayetteville Police Department, in that he flung blood onto Major Kyle Taylor’s face, at a time when Major Kyle Taylor were performing his official duties; knowingly damaged, property of the Village of Fayetteville Police Department, being a window of police squad car, in that the defendant struck the window with his head and feet, which property is wholly or partially supported by government funds, said damage not being in excess of $500.
  • Thomas D. Swearengin, 48, of 6814 Illinois 163, Millstadt, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of anhydrous ammonia, unlawful possession with the intent to delivery methamphetamine, and obstructing a police officer on or about Dec. 8 by St. Clair County sheriff. Swearengin allegedly, possessed anhydrous ammonia with the intent that it be used to manufacture methamphetamine; possessed with the intent to deliver less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; knowingly obstructed the performance of Shane Brown of an authorized act within his official capacity, being the arrest of Thomas Swearengin, knowing Shane Brown to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that he refused to open the door to his residence when ordered by Shane Brown and ran to avoid being taken into custody on an arrest warrant.
  • Sylvester Nelson II, 3 Judith Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while driver’s license is suspended on or about Dec. 9 by Fairview Heights police. Nelson allegedly, drove a silver 2005 Buick LaCrosse on Illinois 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. Defendant was previously convicted of driving while license is suspended on June 4.
  • Jordan C. Barnes, 21, of 12407 Bielefeld Lane, Florissant, Mo., arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with no FOID Card on or about Dec. 10 by Fairview Heights police. Barnes allegedly, carried in a vehicle a Hi-Point .45 caliber handgun at a time when he was not on his own land, or in his own abode, or fixed place of business and said defendant had not been issued a current, valid FOID Card.
  • Michelle M. Costillo, 27, of 2564 N. Ridge Court, Granite City, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while driver’s license is suspended on or about Dec. 10 by Fairview Heights police. Costillo allegedly, drove a silver 2009 Pontiac G6 GT on St. Clair Avenue 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.
  • Mohammed A. Abuharba, 23, of 179 Amelia Court, Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of solicitation of murder on or about Feb. 11, 2014 by St. Clair County sheriff. Abuharba allegedly, with the intent that the offense of first degree murder be committed, requested Hasson Abuharba to commit that offense.
  • Marcus L. Watson, 26, of 1709 Loretta Ave., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of failure to register as a sex offender and failure to report change of address as a sex offender on or about July 28 and Aug. 1 by East St. Louis police. Watson allegedly, a sex offender, knowingly failed to renew registration in accordance with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act, with the Chief of Police of the City of East St. Louis, within one year of last registration; knowingly failed to notify registering law enforcement agency of change of address, within 3 days of change of his residence address.
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