Local Arrests

Crime Blotter June 9

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

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Jamaal I. Howard, 33, of 2707 West Blvd., Apt. 12, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of domestic battery on or about May 25 by East St. Louis police. Howard allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony under the law of the state of Illinois, knowingly possessed on his person a .38 Bersa semi-automatic handgun and the person had been previously convicted of aggravated battery, on Feb. 5, 2007; knowingly made physical contact with Shaquita Doss, a family/household member, in that said defendant struck her about the neck; and pushed her.

Vulencia R. McLemore, 20, of 7009 W. Main St., 13, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, theft, and domestic battery on or about May 25 by Belleville police. McLemore allegedly, in committing a battery, and while located in the roadway in the 7000 block of West Main Street, Belleville, a public way, knowingly made physical contact with Alexis Ayers, in that she punched and kicked Alexis Ayers; knowingly damaged property of Alexis Ayers, a 1997 Acura CL, in that she threw a brick through the windows of the vehicle, without Alexis Ayers’ consent, said damage in excess of $300; knowingly exerted control over property of Alexis Ayers, a leopard print back pack continuing two head phones, an iPhone 5 Plus, a phone charger, medication, an asthma pump, a wallet, total value not in excess of $500; knowingly made physical contact with Raeshawn Thomas, a family/household member, in that said defendant struck Raeshawn Thomas about the body with her fists.

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Justin T. Sullivan, 31, of 2 Spruce Drive, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and domestic battery on or about May 11 by Belleville police. Sullivan allegedly, in committing a domestic battery, strangled Heather Blackard, a family/household member, in that said defendant intentionally impeded the normal breathing of Heather Blackard by applying pressure to her throat or neck; knowingly made physical contact with Heather Blackard, a family/household member, in that he grabbed her by the throat and slammed her to the ground.

Tomeleeshia Cogburn, 19, of 217 Anderson Lane, Belleville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis on or about May 27 by St. Clair County sheriff. Cogburn allegedly, knowingly delivered to CS-866 less than 1 gram of a substance containing heroin, a controlled substance; knowingly and unlawfully had in her possession more than 30 grams but not more than 500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.

Amir F. Hunt-Salaam, 22, of 655 Alhambra Court, East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on or about May 20, May 27 by St. Clair County sheriff. Hunt-Salaam allegedly, delivered to CS-866 less than one gram of a substance containing heroin; knowingly possessed about his person a 9mm handgun. Defendant had been previously convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon on Oct. 1, 2015.

Kwame A. Green, 26, of 5606 Bond Ave., Centreville, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on or about May 27 by Centreville police. Green allegedly, had in his possession less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.

Dorian C. Andrews, 28, of 301 N. Main St., Shiloh, arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on or about May 27 by East St. Louis police. Andrews allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed about/on his person a 45 caliber Glock 21 handgun. The defendant had been previously convicted of violation of an order of protection on Jan. 4, 2012.

Artie Long Jr., 34, of 30 Lamar Drive, Jennings, Mo., arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of firearm ammunition by a felon, theft, and criminal trespass to land on or about May 27 by Fairview Heights police. Long allegedly, a person who has been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed about/on his person three 9 mm hollow point bullets and three 9mm full metal jacket bullets; knowingly exerted control over property of J.C. Penney Department Store, being a St. Louis Blues backpack and two Levi denim pants, total value not in excess of $500; after receiving notice from the owner/occupant that entry is forbidden, knowingly and without authority enter/remained within a building, being a J.C. Penney Department Store located at St. Clair Square, 245 S. Clair Square, Fairview Heights. Defendant had been previously convicted of possession of a controlled substance on July 22, 2003.

William T. Burk, 46, of 433 Lemen Settlement Road, O’Fallon, arrested on suspicion of aggravated fleeing by Fairview Heights police. Burk allegedly, while operating a motor vehicle, a silver 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck, was given a visual signal by a police officer, Officer Nicolaus Bullard, 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 truck to a stop, willfully fled or attempted to elude the police officer an that when willfully fleeing or attempting to elude the police officer caused property damage in excess of $300.

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