Police Blotter | 10/14/2015

(Editor’s note: All 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.)

Columbia Police
Oct. 8
Jill R. Rodenhofer, 47, of Columbia, was arrested for DUI, defective windshield and no insurance on Temple Street at North Main.
Oct. 9
Douglas A. Volmert, 47, of Columbia, was arrested for DUI on Old Bluff Road at Sand Bank Road.
Oct. 10
Four juveniles were cited for unlawful consumption of alcohol and violation of curfew in the 200 block of East Cherry Street about 1:30 a.m. Another juvenile was issued a curfew violation.
Oct. 11
A rollover crash occurred about 3 a.m. on Route 3 northbound at Southwoods Drive involving a 2008 Ford Escape driven by Mark Becker, 47, of St. Louis. Becker told police he fell asleep behind the wheel. He declined medical transport at the scene.
Oct. 12
Columbia police, fire and EMS responded about 6:15 p.m. to a two-car crash on Route 3 at North Main Street near Midwest Petroleum. A 2006 Pontiac driven by a 16-year-old male from St. Louis was traveling north on Route 3 and attempting to turn left onto Sand Bank Road when it was struck by a 2004 Taurus driven by Alexander Severs, 27, of Millstadt, which was traveling south on Route 3. Both drivers were checked out by ambulance personnel but neither required medical transport. The driver of the Pontiac was cited for failure to yield.

Illinois State Police
Oct. 9
Columbia and Dupo police assisted ISP on southbound I-255 near Weber Chevrolet at about 8 a.m. to investigate a report of a male throwing rocks at passing cars. Officers arrived and found the suspect under the Davis Street Ferry overpass. Upon arrival of a Dupo officer, the suspect became irate and started yelling at police and then started a fire on the side of the interstate. Upon ISP arrival, the suspect told officers he had a gun. The man then began running into traffic, so police partially shut down some of I-255 and took him into custody. The man was transported by EMS to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. Two vehicles sustained minor damage from the rocks, but no one was injured.

Monroe County Sheriff
Oct. 3
Jerald D. Massie, 28, of East Carondelet, was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville for treatment of injuries sustained when the 2001 Jeep Cherokee he was driving on Bluff Road just south of Hanover Road left the roadway and overturned, landing on its roof. The crash occurred about 11:15 p.m.
Oct. 7
A resident of Sportsman Road reported a check scam that is under investigation.
Oct. 8
James Cody Voss, 23, of Waterloo, was arrested on two Monroe County warrants on Ronnie Drive.
Mark Colvin, 35, of Dupo, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant.
Oct. 11
Paul West, 19, of Millstadt, was cited for unlawful possession of alcohol on North Market Street in Waterloo. Also cited in the incident was John Middendorf, 18, of Belleville, for possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of alcohol.
Oct. 12
A five-horsepower Craftsman shredder was found near an oil well on Hanover Road. The item is believed to have been stolen. Police are investigating.

Valmeyer Police
Oct. 12
The theft of items from a property on Nellie’s Ridge is under investigation.

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