Local Arrests

Crime Blotter May 28

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, MAY 17

Tyler M. Marler, 25, of homeless, arrested on suspicion of residential burglary on or about July 6, 2015 by Swansea police. Marler allegedly, knowing and without authority, entered into the dwelling place of David and Virginia Brutto, located at 241 Persimmon Drive, Swansea, with the intent to commit theft therein.

Theresa K. Lafore, 50, of 100 Andrew Drive, Swansea, arrested on suspicion of three counts of aggravated driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license on or about Jan. 16 by O’Fallon police. Lafore allegedly, drove a blue Hyundai Elantra on Central Park Drive in O’Fallon, while under the combined influence of alcohol and a drug, being Tramadol, to a degree that rendered her incapable of safely driving, and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were suspended; while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were suspended.

Shaun L. Hunt, 32, of 1441 Hamilton, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft and resisting a police officer on or about May 15 by Fairview Heights police. Hunt allegedly, took merchandise from Old Navy, 6015 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, being assorted clothing items, total retail value in excess of $300; knowingly obstructed the performance of Patrolman William Rowland of Fairview Heights Police Department of an authorized act within his official capacity being the arrest of Shaun Hunt, knowing Officer Rowland to be a peace officer engaged in the execution of his official duties, in that he, after being ordered to stop, ran from Officer William Rowland and attempted to enter a motor vehicle to prevent his apprehension.

Jacob M. Schmittling, 22, of 221 Mylaun Drive, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis on or about April 10, 2015 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Schmittling allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis; unlawfully had in his possession more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.

Russell D. Schmittling, 53, of 221 Mylaun Drive, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about April 10, 2015 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Schmittling allegedly, had in his possession a substance containing Alprazolam.

Nathaniel A. Thomas, 34, of 734 N. 81st St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis on or about Feb. 21, 2014 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Thomas allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver more than 500 grams but less than 2,000 grams of a substance containing cannabis.

Tina M. Taylor, 55, of 504 Chaudet Ave., Cahokia, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or abour May 16 by Belleville police. Taylor allegedly, took merchandise from Dollar General, located at 1B Bellevue Park Plaza, Belleville, being five Gold Bond lotions, two packs of frozen beef and two packs of men’s socks, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previoulsy convicted of retail theft on May 14, 2012.

Demetrius O. Ward, 39, of 5601 Tudor, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft, subsequent on or about May 16 by Belleville police. Ward allegedly, took merchandise from Target, 5601 Belleville Crossing, Belleville, being Trojan Magnum condoms, total retail value not in excess of $300. Defendant had been previously convicted of armed robbery on March 28, 2005.

Donavon D. Brady, 22, of 8914 Woestboul, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft on or about May 16 by Fairview Heights police. Brady allegedly, took merchandise from Best Buy, located at 36 Plaza Drive, Fairview Heights, being one Sony PS4 gaming system, total retail value in excess of $300.

Robert J. Harrison Jr., 45, of 3930 Shaw, St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of theft on or about May 12 by Fairview Heights police. Harrison allegedly, took control over property of TJ Maxx, being an iPhone case, cologne, sandals, food items, total value not in excess of $500. Defendant had previously been convicted of stealing on June 6, 1997.

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