Police Blotter | 1-4-22

(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.)

Columbia Police

Dec. 27

Police responded about 8:25 p.m. Tuesday to a two-vehicle crash on South Main Street at Cherry Street in downtown Columbia. No injuries were reported in the crash.

Dec. 29

The theft of catalytic converters from two vehicles on the lot of George Weber Chevrolet auto dealership on Old Route 3 in Columbia is under investigation. Police said that at about 1:15 a.m. Thursday, video surveillance shows a black SUV enter the dealership property, after which a suspect cut catalytic converters from a 2023 Chevy Traverse and 2002 Dodge Ram from the north end of the dealership lot. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Columbia Police Department at 618-281-5151.

Monroe County Sheriff

Dec. 30

Dustin L. Michels, 39, of Red Bud, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon in the 5200 block of Kaskaskia Road.

Lisa M. Hayes, 26, of Granite City, was arrested for an in-state warrant on I-255 at mile marker 6.8.

Jan. 2

Ryan M. Lloyd, 42, of Red Bud, was arrested for a Monroe County warrant after at traffic stop at Kaskaskia Road and G Road.

Waterloo Police

Dec. 16

Alexandria M. Nations, 27, of Waterloo, was charged with DUI and unlawful possession of cannabis (driver) at 176 Marketplace Drive.

Dec. 20

Wayne J. Faust, 68, of Columbia, was cited for illegal transportation of alcohol (driver).

Dec. 24

Taisha N. Furlow, 22, of Columbia, was arrested for DUI and improper lane usage on N. Rogers Street at Covington Drive.

Dec. 26

Carol A. Ruby, 53, of Waterloo, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage on S. Moore Street at W. Mill Street.

Jan. 2

The Waterloo police and fire departments and Monroe County EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries just before 6:15 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Route 3 and N. Market Street by the Sonic Drive-In restaurant. At least one person involved was transported to a St. Louis area hospital for unspecified injuries.

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