Local Arrests

Crime blotter Feb. 24

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, FEB. 16

  • Travis J. Hill, 36, of 2920 State St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of attempted residential burglary and criminal trespass to a residence on or about Jan. 27 by Alorton police. Hill allegedly, performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that Travis J. Hill, knowingly and without authority, tried to enter into the dwelling place of L.H., located in the 4300 block of Walnut, Alorton, with the intent to commit theft therein; knowingly and without authority entered the residence of L.H., located in the 4300 block of Walnut, Alorton.
  • Willie Gillespie, 68, of 1358 Simple St., St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of burglary tools on or about Feb. 13 by Belleville police. Gillespie allegedly, entered the YMCA, located at 2627 Carlyle Ave., Belleville with the intent to commit theft therein; knowingly possessed bolt butters, suitable for use in breaking into a building, with the intent to enter any such place and with the intent to commit therein a theft.
  • Jerome L. Stewart, 24, of 2413 Antiquity Lane, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to property and domestic battery on or about Aug. 1, 2015 by Belleville police. Stewart allegedly, damaged property of Jevon Bell, a 2004 Toyota Camry, while it was located at 1026 S. Charles St., Belleville, without Jevon Bell’s consent, and said damage was in excess of $300; knowingly made physical contact with Keneshia Williams, a family/household member, in that said defendant grabbed her by the arm and wrist and struck her in the mouth.
  • Antonio R. Jones Jr., 45, of 7 Godier Drive, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of false alarm complaint to 911, false fire alarm and criminal trespass to state land on or about Feb. 12 by East St. Louis police. Jones allegedly, knowingly called 911 for the purpose of making a false complaint and reporting information, said information being that there had been a shootout at the Orr Weather Public Housing Apartments, and the defendant knew there were no reasonable grounds for making the call and further knew that the calls could result in the emergency response of a public safety agency; knowingly called 911 for the purpose of making a false complaint and reporting information, said information being that the defendant had just been robbed at gunpoint, and the defendant knew there were no reasonable grounds for making the call and further knew that the calls could result in the emergency response of a public safety agency; knowingly transmitted or caused to be transmitted a false alarm of fire by manually activating the fire alarm of the Orr Weather Public Housing Apartments, knowing at the time of the transmission that there were no reasonable grounds for believing that a fire existed; after receiving notice from the East St. Louis Housing Authority to depart knowingly and without authority remained in the Orr Weather Public Housing Apartments, which are supported in part by state funds.
  • David G. Lampson, 34, of 350 W. Herman St., Pensacola, Fla., arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent, criminal damage to property and obstructing identification on or about Feb. 13 by Fairview Heights police. Lampson allegedly, took property from Circle K, 10070 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, being various food items, total value not in excess of $300; knowingly damaged the door frame, chain lock, window and air conditioner of Room 130 of Trailway Motel, 10039 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, without the consent of Trailway Motel, and said damage was in excess of $300; knowingly furnished the false name of “Brian A. Medley” to Patrolman Adrian, a peace officer for the City of Fairview Heights, who had lawfully arrested said defendant.
  • Brandon Cotton, 26, of 6972 Parc Charlene Drive, Florissant, Mo., arrested on suspicion of armed robbery on or about Feb. 14 by East St. Louis police. Cotton allegedly, knowingly took property, being U.S. currency, a Beretta model 92FS pistol and cigarillos, from Jumah A. Eihajjat, an employee of Gas Mark service station, located at 306 River Park Drive, East St. Louis, by threatening the imminent use of force.
  • James A. McCline, 39, of 424 N. 81st St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery, two counts of criminal damage, aggravated assault, criminal trespassing to a residence and criminal damage to property on or about Feb. 13 by Alorton police. McCline allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly made physical contact with Officer Andrew Dahm, in that he spat on Officer Dahm knowing Officer Dahm to be a peace officer engaged in the performance of his authorized duties; knowingly damaged, without the consent of the Alorton Police Department, the rear window and back seat of Alorton Police Department Squad Car #342, a 2013 Ford Taurus, while in Alorton, which property is supported in part by state funds, and said damage was in excess of $500; knowingly damaged, without the consent of the Alorton Police Department, the toilet, plumbing, flooring and walls of the Alorton Police Department jail by clogging a toilet with a bed sheet and repeatedly flushing the toilet to flood his jail cell in Alorton, which property is supported in part by state funds, and said damage was not in excess of $500; in committing an assault, knowingly threatened to beat and kill Officer Andrew Dahm, thereby placing Officer Dahm in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery, knowing Officer Andrew Dahm to be a peace officer engaged in the performance of his authorized duties; knowingly and without authority entered the residence of Helen Hamel, located at 4023 McCallum Court Alorton, at a time when said defendant knew that one or more persons were present in that residence; knowingly damaged the property of Helen Hamel by cracking the door frame of the home located at 4023 McCallum Court, Alorton, without Helen Hamel’s consent, said damage was not in excess of $300.
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