Police Blotter | 6/27/2018 - Republic-Times | News

Police Blotter | 6/27/2018

By on July 4, 2018 at 10:00 am

(Editor’s note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and charges may sometimes be dropped or reduced as part of the legal process.)

Columbia Police
June 18 – William J. Steis, 52, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., was arrested for DUI and failure to signal on Palmer Road at Route 3.

June 18 – Michael J. Jenkins, 19, of Millstadt, was arrested for DUI and illegal transportation of alcohol at J.B. Golf Tee, 2400 Ramsey Road.

June 22 – Lauren C. Tish-Hensley, 22, of Dupo, was arrested for DUI, disobeying a traffic control device, improper lane usage and failure to signal in the 600 block of Briar Lake Place.

June 22 – Emergency personnel responded shortly after 5 p.m. to a vehicle crash on I-255 westbound at the curve near the Columbia exit. Injuries were believed to be minor in nature. No other information was available.

Millstadt Police
June 17 – Police took a report of burglary at the car wash on East Washington Street. The incident occurred sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 17. Anyone who observed anything suspicious is asked to contact Millstadt police.

Monroe County Sheriff
June 18 – The possible theft of $2,200 from an apartment deposit box at 130 E. Back Street in Hecker is under investigation.

June 23 – Monroe County EMS and the Red Bud Fire Department assisted deputies in responding shortly after 10 a.m. to a rollover crash on Ames Road just south of South Fork Road west of Red Bud. A 2000 GMC Sonoma driven by a 16-year-old male from Prairie du Rocher was traveling north on Ames Road when it swerved to avoid a deer, lost control and went off the roadway, striking an embankment and overturning in a cornfield. The driver was transported to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County.

June 23 – A possible attempted burglary at 150 E. Back Street in Hecker is under investigation. The back door of the residence was kicked in, but nothing was reported missing.

June 24 – Jacob Grimm, 21, of Waterloo, was arrested for theft following an incident at Route Bar & Grill, 6180 State Route 3.

June 25 – Members of the MCSD’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop at Dollar General in Waterloo after observing violations. The driver, Dustin E. Schlemmer, 29, of Waterloo, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl. He remains in the county jail on $25,000 bond.

Valmeyer Police

June 21 – Christopher M. Devine, 27, of Cahokia, was arrested for obstructing justice on Bluff Road at Limestone Lane.

Waterloo Police

June 19 – The theft of a Milwaukee grinder from Rural King, 740 M. Market Street, is under investigation.

June 20 – At about 1 a.m., Zachery S. Ruesler, 29, of Waterloo, was arrested for aggravated assault after allegedly brandishing a knife at Dylan Smith during an altercation outside of JV’s Downtown Bar & Grill in the 100 block of North Main Street. No injuries were reported in the incident.

June 20 – Eric J. Done, 32, of Hecker, was arrested for aggravated battery of a police officer and aggravated battery in a public place following an incident at Casa Romero, 512 S. Market Street. Court information alleges that Done used the back of his forearm to strike WPD officer Josh Wirth.

June 23 – The theft of Milwaukee drills from Rural King, 740 N. Market Street, is under investigation.

June 24 – Kala Kofarago, 28, of Belleville, was arrested for DUI and improper lane usage on Hamacher Street at Osterhage Drive.

June 25 – Ricky Muertz, 58, of Robertsville, was arrested on a Monroe County traffic warrant on Route 3 at Rose Lane.


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