Police Blotter | 7/18/2018


(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
July 11
Eric S. Campbell, 27, of East Carondelet, was charged with retail theft following a June 26 incident at Ace Hardware, 229 N. Main Street. He is alleged to have stolen a Milwaukee worksite radio and DieHard jumpstarter.

July 14
Derek M. Hornbostel, 24, of Columbia, was arrested for DUI at 300 Columbia Center.

Gregory L. Morris, 48, of St. Louis, was arrested on a fugitive from justice out-of-state warrant at Mozel, 1900 Westgate Drive.

July 15
A possible case of trespassing in the 200 block of East Market Street is under investigation. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., a woman told police that a white male standing about 5-foot-6 and wearing a plaid shirt entered through an open garage door and went into her residence through the kitchen man door. Upon seeing her, she said the man left in a white/silver four-door car.

Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern IL
July 9
Two Randolph County women were arrested on drug charges at Circle K, 209 S. Market Street in Waterloo. Brandi E. Rice, 33, of Willisville, was charged with possession of meth (15 to 100 grams) and unlawful possession of a firearm (stun gun) without an FOID card. She is not eligible for an FOID card due to a previous felony meth conviction in Perry County. Samantha A. Dascole, 19, of Evansville, was charged with possession of meth (15 to 100 grams) and possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam).

Millstadt Police
July 16
Matthew C. Rautman, 32, of Hecker, was charged with two counts of burglary for incidents involving a residential garage and tavern. He is alleged to have entered the garage between June 24 and July 3. He is also alleged to have broken into Ott’s Tavern at 20 E. Washington Street on July 8. Rautman remains at the St. Clair County Jail with bail set at $80,000.

Monroe County Sheriff
July 9
Robert W. Bergmann, 37, of Waterloo, was arrested for battery at 1032 S. Library Street.

July 11
John W. Kirkley, 31, of Waterloo, was arrested for violating a civil no contact order at 5244 Kaskaskia Road.

James C. Warren, 53, of Marissa, was arrested for theft control/intent over $500. It is alleged that Warren stole a flatbed trailer from the parking lot of Select Fuel at 3745 State Route 3.

A report of criminal trespass to property on Coxeyville Road is under investigation. At about 9 p.m., a white male in his 30s with dark hair was allegedly seen in the victim’s shed before fleeing in a blue Ford Explorer with Missouri plates.

A small fire caused minimal damage to a residence at 5203 Lake Mildred Drive south of Renault about 10 p.m. No injuries were reported in the incident.

July 12
The theft of power tools between July 5-11 from a storage container on a trailer at Freedom Lake, 5329 Sportsman Road, is under investigation.

July 13
Tyler J. Compton, 18, of Waterloo, was issued a county ordinance violation for possession of cannabis at Konarcik Park.

Nathan Herrell, 34, of DeSoto, Mo., and Casey M. Rigsby, 23, of East St. Louis, were each arrested on Monroe County warrants.

Matt Hankammer, 37, of Columbia, was arrested for unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic violence at 9019 State Route 3.

Travis Bequette, 37, of Summerfield, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant.

July 14
Josh Rippelmeyer, 35, of Waterloo, was arrested for DUI on Route 3 north of LL Road.

July 16
Mystry D. Scott, 33, of Fults, was arrested for domestic battery at 5205 Kaskaskia Road.

Joseph M. Johnson, 41, of Red Bud, was arrested for battery at 5901 State Route 3.

Waterloo Police
July 13
Leah M. Mehring, 27, of Red Bud, was cited for illegal transportation of alcohol on South Library Street at Route 3.

July 14
Trevor A. Burgess, 26, of Waterloo, was cited for illegal transportation of alcohol at 120 N. Main Street.

Several juveniles were cited for unlawful consumption of alcohol in the 1200 block of Remington Road shortly after 11 p.m.

Jessica Hubbard, 32, of Waterloo, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) in the 200 block of North Market Street.

July 15
The possible theft of $200 from a woman’s purse at Willie’s West End, 107 S. Moore Street, is under investigation.

John H. Juengel III, 22, of Columbia, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant for endangering the welfare of a child and on a Randolph County warrant.

July 16
Tyler J. Kitchell, 20, of Waterloo, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant.

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