Local Arrests

Crime blotter Feb. 23

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, FEB. 11

  • Heather L. Martin, 28, of 8 S. 15th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of failure to report an accident involving personal injury and driving while driver’s license is suspended on or about Feb. 9 by Belleville police. Martin allegedly, left the scene of an accident involving the vehicle she was driving, being a purple 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, after that vehicle was involved in an accident at North 37th Street and Summit Drive in Belleville, in which Dakota Brown was personally injured, and thereafter failed to report the accident to the Belleville Police Department or any police department or Sheriff’s Office near the place where such accident occurred within one-half hour after the accident; drove a purple 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, on North 37th St. at Summit Drive in Belleville, at a time when defendant’s driver’s license was suspended.
  • Jason M. Bickner, 36, of 301 Illinois St., New Baden, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about Sept. 1 by St. Clair County sheriff. Bickner allegedly, had in his possession a substance containing morphine.
  • Byangelo T. Blake, 19, of 4104 Bassen Drive, Swansea, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of cannabis on or about Jan. 18 by St. Clair County sheriff. Blake allegedly, had in his possession more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.
  • Jaquel D. Washington, 20, of 1200 Market Ave., 50B, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine on or about Feb. 9 by St. Clair County sheriff. Washington allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.

FRIDAY, FEB. 12

  • Shernese M. McLorn, 25, of 99 Hill St., Madison, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent and obstructing identification on or about Feb. 11 by Belleville police. McLorn allegedly, took merchandise from CVS Pharmacy, 4609 W. Main St., Belleville, being socks, toothpaste, soap and other merchandise, total retail value not in excess of $300; furnished a false name to Armand Harris, a peace officer for the city of Belleville, who had lawfully detained said defendant. Defendant had been previously convicted of retail theft on March 23, 2011.
  • Latavis J. Stewart, 27, of 7111 Sharon Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of contraband in a penal institution on or about Feb. 10, 2015 by Belleville police. Stewart allegedly, possessed an item of contraband, cannabis, within his person while being held at the Belleville Police Department.
  • Latavis J. Stewart, 27, of 7111 Sharon Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on or about July 17 by Fairview Heights police. Stewart allegedly, carried in a vehicle a .40 caliber Ruger 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 was engaged in a misdemeanor violation.

TUESDAY, FEB. 16

  • Alex A. Topal, 43, of 22 Sequoia Drive, Troy, arrested on suspicion of failure to register as a sex offender from between Feb. 1 and Feb. 11 by O’Fallon police. Topal allegedly, failed to register in accordance with the provisions of the sex offender registration act with the chief of police of the city of O’Fallon, where he was temporarily domiciled for a period of time of 3 days or more.
  • Marvin D. Powell, 26, of 1520 Winstanley Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of failure to register as a sex offender, subsequent from between Oct. 22, 2015 and Feb. 10 by East St. Louis police. Powell allegedly, failed to renew registration in accordance with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act, with the Chief of Police the city of East St. Louis, within 90 days of last registration. Defendant had been previously convicted of the Sex Offender Registration Act, being unlawful to notify change of address/sex offender on Jan. 2, 2008.
  • Michael D. King, 26, of 1340 Piggott Ave., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, obstructing a police officer and failure to stop after an accident involving property damage on or about Feb. 12 by East St. Louis police. King allegedly, while operating a motor vehicle, a gold 2005 Buick Century was given a visual sign by a police officer, Ronald McClellan, who was in police uniform and driving a vehicle which displayed illuminated, oscillating, rotating or flashing red or blue lights which when used in conjunction with an audible horn or siren would indicate the vehicle to be an official police vehicle, directing the defendant to bring said gold 2005 Buick Century to a stop, willfully fled or attempted to elude the police officer and than when willfully fleeing or attempting to elude the police officer, the defendant traveled at a rate of speed 21 mph over the legal speed limit; knowingly obstructed the performance of Ronald McClellan of an authorized act within his official capacity, being the arrest of Michael King, knowing Ronald McClellan to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that he refused to stop running away from Ronald McClellan after being ordered to stop; knowingly failed to stop the vehicle he was driving, after that vehicle was involved in an accident at Bond Avenue and South 15th Street in East St. Louis, in which a white 2007 Lexis of Mohammad Farah, was damaged as a result of that accident.
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