Local Arrests

Crime blotter Dec. 30

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. 15

  • Johnathan E. Dabbs, 29, of 647 N. 53rd St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of domestic battery on or about Dec. 13 by Cahokia police. Dabbs allegedly, made physical contact with Lakesha L. Dabbs, a family/household member, in that said defendant pinned her arms across her chest and pushed down on her body. Defendant had previously been convicted of domestic battery on July 7, 2011.
  • Edward C. Coleman II, 39, of 5644 Arrowhead Drive, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of retail theft on or about Dec. 14 by Shiloh police. Coleman allegedly, took merchandise from Target, 3400 Greenmount Crossing Drive, Shiloh, being two televisions, a bottle of champaign, socks, t-shirts, and other merchandise, total retail value in excess of $300.
  • Rachel R. Novak, 25, of 1713 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about Dec. 13 by O’Fallon police. Novak allegedly, took property of the city of O’Fallon, being a Uniden brand model WX1477 phone, being governmental property, total value not in excess of $500.
  • Andrew C. Tillman, 31, of 318 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of armed violence, two counts of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine and unlawful possession of firearm by a felon on or about Dec. 14 by St. Clair County sheriff. Tillman allegedly, while armed with a dangerous weapon, a .45 caliber handgun, performed acts prohibited by Illinois Copiled Statutes, in that he knowingly possessed with the intent to deliver 15 grams or more but less than 100 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; knowingly possessed with the intent to deliver 15 grams or more but less than 100 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; knowingly possessed with the intent to deliver more than 2,000 grams but less than 5,000 grams of a substance containing cannabis; knowingly possessed in a vehicle a .45 caliber handgun. The defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on Sept. 9, 2005.
  • Matthew W. Kulik, 29, of 514 St. Clair Road, Fairview Heights, arrested on suspicion of unlawful restraint and domestic battery on or about Dec. 16 by Fairview Heights police. Kulik allegedly, detained Ramona Estwick in that he stradled her and held her arms down; knowingly made physical contact with Samona Estwich, a family/household member in that he pushed Samona Estwich.
  • Mondray J. Crume, 37, of 8831 Bermuda Ave., Caseyville. arrested on suspicion of possession of more than 10 grams but less than 30 grams of a substance containing cannabis. Defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful possession of cannabis on April 4, 2003.
  • Marcus J. Ford, 25, of 5543 Avon Place, Washington Park, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of cannabis and driving under the influence. Ford allegedly, knowingly possessed less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine; had in his possession more than 10 grams but less than 30 grams of a substance containing cannabis; drove a green 2000 Chevrolet Impala on Camp Jackson Road in Cahokia while the defendant was under the influence of cannabis. Defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful possession of cannabis on Feb. 16, 2011.

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

  • Thomas D. Swearengin, 48, of 6814 State Route 163, Millstadt, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamephtamine manufacturing materials and unlawful possession of methamphetamine on or about June 24 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Swearengin allegedly, had in his possession methamphetamine maufacturing materials, being coffee filters, Butane fuel, aluminum foil, with the intent that these materials be used to manufacture methamphetamine; knowingly had in his possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.
  • Jeffrey R. Brenning, 55, of 4528 Schwab Road, Millstadt, arrested on suspicion of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance on or about Dec. 15 by St. Clair County sheriff. Brenning allegedly, delivered to a C.S. less than one gram of a substance containing cocaine.
  • Shawn M. Bahorich, 49, of 23 East Laurel, Millstadt, arrested on suspicion of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance on or about Dec. 15 by St. Clair County sheriff. Bahorich allegedly, delivered to C.S. less than one gram of a substance containing cocaine.
  • Marcus C. Deal Jr., 26, of 5 Ann St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with defaced serial number, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession firearm ammunition by a felon, possession of cannabis and resisting, obstructing a peace officer on or about Dec. 15 by East St. Louis police. Deal allegedly, possessed a blue steel ruger 9mm upon which the manufacturer’s serial number has been changed, altered, removed or obliterated; a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed a blue steel Ruger 9mm; knowingly possessed a 9mm caliber magazine with 13 9mm caliber rounds; knowingly had in his possession more than 30 grams but not more than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis; knowingly resisted the performance of Detective Ronald McClellan of an authorized act within his official capacity, being the arrest of Marcus Deal Jr., knowing Detective McClellan to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties in that he pulled his arms to the front of his body to prevent being placed under arrest. The defendant had been previously convicted of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis on March 2.
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