Police Blotter | 11-29-23
(Information in this report is gathered from 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 changed as part of the legal process.)
Ashley S. Gates, 31, of Belleville, was arrested on an in-state warrant on I-255.
Dalton M. Crawford, 18, of Fults, and Joshua B. Dluhy, 19, of Waterloo, were both cited for possession of a firearm without FOID on Southport Drive at Executive Drive.
The Columbia Fire Department responded with officers about 9:25 a.m. to a residence in the 200 block of Oak Tree Drive after someone struck a gas line near the home with an excavator. Firefighters on scene reported there was gas seepage detected inside the residence as a result of the incident. Ameren was contacted to address the matter.
The report of a paintball gun stolen from Extreme Paintball Park on Douglas Road is under investigation.
Thomas P. Asselmeier, 64, of Waterloo, was arrested on a St. Clair County traffic warrant in the 300 block of South Illinois Street.
Missouri Highway Patrol
Emergency personnel responded shortly before 5:45 p.m. to a single-vehicle crash with injury on I-255 eastbound near the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in St. Louis County. A 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Gordon B. Shepard, 59, of Dupo, lost control due to high speed in wet conditions and struck the median wall before going off the right side of the roadway and overturning. Shepard, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported by Mehlville EMS ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis County for injuries classified by police as serious.
Monroe County Sheriff
Joshua A. Doerr, 33, of Waterloo, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant for possession of a controlled substance and a St. Clair County warrant for possession of methamphetamine at Red Roof Liquor & Lottery, 301 Southport Drive, Columbia.
Jesse E. Sellers, 44, of Waterloo, was arrested for domestic battery (bodily harm) after allegedly placing a female victim in a “choke hold” during an incident in the 1600 block of State Route 156.
David W. Pashia, 41, of Columbia, was arrested for domestic battery in the 8500 block of High Meadows Drive.
Nicole L. Cumberland, 36, of Cahokia Heights, was arrested on a Monroe County probation violation (burglary) at Red Roof Liquor & Lottery, 301 Southport Drive, Columbia.
A 2009 Chevy Suburban driven by a 17-year-old female was traveling north on Baum Road near KK Road at about 7:50 a.m. when the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck the face of a concrete guardrail for a bridge. After striking the face of the concrete guardrail, the vehicle overturned and landed on its roof in a creek bed. The teen was transported to Red Bud Regional Hospital via Monroe County EMS for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The Columbia Fire Department and Columbia EMS responded about 4 p.m. to the 3100 block of Steppig Road after a male subject fell into a cold pond. Arriving firefighters were able to safely rescue the man without further incident.
Mack E. Morris, 34, of Bloomington, Ind., was arrested in Millstadt for possession of a stolen vehicle and two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding police. Court records indicate Morris was allegedly driving a stolen 2014 Honda CRV when he disregarded a signal by a police officer to stop before traveling at a speed more than 21 miles per hour over the posted speed limit while also disregarding two or more traffic control signals during a pursuit that continued out of town.
Julia A. Feldt, 64, of Waterloo, was arrested for DUI at 8:36 p.m. in the 600 block of Morrison Avenue.
Christopher E. Metcalf, 32, of Perry, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (vehicle) for allegedly possessing a Smith & Wesson M&P semi-automatic pistol which was immediately accessible without holding a valid FOID card. Metcalf was also charged with driving while license suspended and unlawful possession of cannabis (driver).
Emergency personnel responded about 2:30 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash with injuries in the 700 block of North Market Street at the entrance to Rural King. Two people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of unspecified injuries, police said. The vehicles involved were a 2009 Hyundai Accent and a 2008 Ford Edge.