Local Arrests

Crime Blotter June 1

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, MAY 19

Taylor M. Harris, 26, of 17 N. 39th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of vendor fraud and theft from on or about Dec. 11, 2012 through July 29, 2013 by Illinois State Police. Harris allegedly, by a series of acts performed at different times in furtherance of a single intention and design, at least one of which occurred after the 1st day of June, 2013 and within the statute of limitations, on behalf of herself willfully, by means of false statements and representations, and to obtain payments under the Public Aid Code to which she was not entitled, caused false Illinois Department of Human Services home services time sheets to be submitted to the Illinois Department of Human Services for payment, and based on said false home services time sheets caused the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services through the Illinois Department of Human Services to authorize payments to Taylor M. Harris, to which the defendant was not entitled, said amount having a value of $5,000 or more, but less than $10,000; knowingly obtained by deception control over governmental property of the State of Illinois, said property being U.S. currency, total value exceeding $500 and not exceeding $10,000 in value, with the intent to permanently deprive the State of Illinois of the use and benefit of said property; knowingly exerted control over governmental property of the State of Illinois, said property being U.S. currency, total value exceeding $500 and not exceeding $10,000 in value, with the intent to permanently deprive the State of Illinois of the use and benefit of said property.

Adam L. Martychenko, 43, of 20 S. 97th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of two counts of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and aggravated domestic battery on or about May 9 and May 11 by St. Clair County sheriff. Martychenko allegedly, knowingly delivered to a C.S. less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.

David E. Harden, 60, of 237 Ladue Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery on or about May 16 by Belleville police. Harden allegedly, knowingly caused harm to Darneka Lockett, a family/household member, in that said defendant struck her in the mouth with his hand thereby knocking out a tooth.

Jason R. Hampton, 39, of 421 N. 22nd St., East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of armed violence, unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, and unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis on or about Nov. 7, 2013 by Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Hampton allegedly, while armed with a dangerous weapon, a .40 caliber handgun, in that, he while within 1,000 feet of a place of religious worship, the West End Missionary Baptist Church, located at 488 N. 22nd St., East St. Louis, knowingly possessed with the intent to deliver, one gram or more but less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine; knowingly possessed with the intent to deliver, one gram or more but less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine; knowingly possessed with the intent to deliver more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.

Edwin R. Wierciszewski, 41, of 49 Beth Ann Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated driving under the influence and driving while driver’s license is revoked, subsequent on or about May 17 by Belleville police. Wierciszewski allegedly, drove a red 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix on South Belt East, while the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and during a period in which the defendant’s driving privileges were revoked. Defendant had been previously convicted of driving while license is revoked on March 5, 2014.

Amy M. Hart, 33, of 1226 Imogene, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of retail theft on or about April 12 by O’Fallon police. Hart allegedly, took merchandise from Walmart, 1530 W. Highway 50, O’Fallon, being a Dyson Brand vacuum, lighter fluid, clothing and other merchandise, total retail value not in excess of $300.

Shain D. Endicott, 22, of 104 Pine St., Marissa, arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated battery and unlawful restraint on or about May 17 by Marissa police. Endicott allegedly, in committing a battery, knowingly made contact with Breanna Murphree, a pregnant person, in that he grabbed her by the wrist; grabbed her by the back of her neck while applying pressure; detained her in that he would not let he exit the vehicle, that being a Chevrolet Blazer.

Shawn D. Nicholson, 47, of 33 York Port Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of firearm ammunition by a felon on or about May 19 by St. Clair County sheriff. Nicholson allegedly, possessed with the intent to deliver 15 grams or more but less than100 grams of a substance containing heroin; had in his possession 15 grams or more but less than 100 grams of a substance containing heroin; knowingly possessed a H&R .22 caliber pistol; possessed six bullets. Defendant had been previously convicted of domestic battery, subsequent on July 23, 2009.

Adam L. Martychenko, 43, of 20 S. 97th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine on or about May 18 by St. Clair County sheriff. Martychenko allegedly, had in his possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.

Jesus A. Rangel, 39, homeless, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine on or about March 5, by Shiloh police. Rangel allegedly, had in his possession less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.

Anthony F. Lepore, 44, of 29 N. 78th St., Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful restraint on or about May 17 by Illinois State Police. Lepore allegedly, detained Amanda Landon in that he refused to allow her to exit the vehicle he was driving.

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