Police Blotter | 12/2/2015


(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
Nov. 23
Christopher A. Turkington, 18, of Columbia, was arrested for burglarizing a motor vehicle in the Turner Hall parking lot, 211 E. Cherry Street. Also charged with burglary is a 17-year-old juvenile.
Nov. 27
Columbia police, fire and EMS responded shortly after noon to a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 at Gilmore Lake Road. One of the vehicles traveled down an embankment. One person involved in the crash complained of chest pains but refused medical transport.
Nov. 28
Erika D. Vogt, 24, of Dupo, was arrested for a St. Clair County warrant on Woodland Terrace at Ghent Road.
Nov. 29
Terri Lynn Stevenson, 31, of Cahokia, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant and for speeding and no insurance on Admiral Parkway northbound at Veterans Parkway.
Dec. 1
A possible theft at Sand Bank School, 11832 Old Bluff Road, is under investigation.

 Monroe County Sheriff
Nov. 21
A 2000 Saturn driven by Jason A. Haley, 35, of Waterloo struck the rear of a 2013 Ford Escape driven by Richard A Rapp, 49, of Millstadt, on Floraville Road west of Martini Road about 12:20 p.m. A passenger in Haley’s car, Amanda Haley, 28, of Waterloo, was transported to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County. Jason Haley was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance.
Nov. 23
The report of a possible violation of an order of protection in the area of 7000 Fountain Creek Ridge Lane is under investigation.
Nov. 27
Britney Mynch, 25, of New Athens, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and driving while license suspended outside of Hope Christian Church off Route 3.
Nov. 29
Roger Reitz, 25, of Red Bud, was arrested for possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia in the Rural King parking lot.
Aaron Roesch, 33, of Oakville, Mo., was arrested on a Monroe County warrant.

Waterloo Police
Nov. 23
Richard Melching Jr., 26, of Waterloo, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant for felony forgery. He is alleged to have obtained $975.66 by means of a fraudulent check.
Nov. 24
Area police agencies were put on lookout for a man and woman suspected of stealing an HP Pavilion computer from the Waterloo Walmart about 10:45 a.m. The suspects drove away from the store in a black Chevrolet Tahoe that was last seen traveling northbound on Route 3. The woman was driving, and the man was described as having a beard and wearing camouflage clothing. The suspects remain at large.
Nov. 26
Jimmy D. Jones, 40, of Red Bud, was arrested and charged with felony residential burglary and burglary for incidents that occurred about 6 a.m. in the 200 block of Magnolia Avenue. He allegedly entered a building on the property at 208 Magnolia and a home at 206 Magnolia. “The family in the home sheltered themselves and the responding officer took one male into custody for burglary inside the home,” Waterloo Police Chief Jim Trantham said. “The male was tased during the incident when he refused to obey the officer’s commands.”
Nov. 27
Spencer J. Bouldin, 21, of New Athens, was arrested for domestic battery at 101 Debra Lane.

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