Police blotter | 18-5-22 | Republic Times


(The information in this report comes from police departments, county courts, and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and charges may sometimes waived or modified in the course of legal proceedings.)

Colombia Police

May 11

Michael A. Rudock, 18, of Columbia, was arrested for domestic assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence in the 1500 block of Gedern Drive.

Columbia Police are investigating the theft of a truck at the Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram lot, 500 Admiral Weinel Boulevard. The theft took place on April 29, according to surveillance footage. The truck, a red 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, was purchased by a New Mexico man and was parked in the dealership lot awaiting pickup. When the buyer came to pick up this vehicle on May 11, it was not there. The suspects in the robbery are two black men, police said.

May 12

Christopher D. Whittington, 30, of Columbia, was arrested for household battery in the 2600 block of Columbia Lakes Drive.

May 13

Eric T. Dawe, 40, of Glen Carbon, was arrested for aggravated impaired driving, signal failure and misuse of lanes on Route 3 at Wedgewood Drive.

May 14

Stella J. Bean, 42, of Columbia, was arrested for impaired driving in the 600 block of North Main Street.

May 15

Terry K. Dobbs, 58, of St. Louis was arrested for aggravated impaired driving, aggravated driving while license was revoked, fugitive from justice and improper use of lanes on West Whiteside and North Rapp Street.

Monroe County Sheriff

May 10

Elizabeth A. Coplin, 24, of Columbia, and Katelyn K. Mounce, 27, of Smithton, were each charged with unlawful possession of cannabis (30 to 100 grams).

Several reports of stolen vehicles as well as several thefts of catalytic converters near Columbia are under investigation. Shortly after 7 a.m. on May 7, MCSD deputies responded with the Columbia Fire Department to Advantage Self Storage, 1322 Valmeyer Road, for a vehicle fire. After extinguishing the fire, it was discovered that several vehicle parts were missing from this vehicle. Deputies also discovered the vehicle was stolen in St. Louis County. Investigators from the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force are investigating the case. Just two hours later, the deputies returned to Advantage Self Storage for a stolen vehicle report. Deputies arrived and were informed that a 2001 Ford E350 box truck with H&H gutter system in red lettering on the side had been stolen. This vehicle has since been recovered in St. Louis County. Around 6 a.m. on May 9, deputies were dispatched to Bridge View Storage, located at 11700 Bluff Road, for several vehicles that had had their catalytic converters cut out. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating the recent theft of a catalytic converter from an RV parked at a storage facility on Oklahoma Hill Road in rural Columbia.

May 11

Bridgett N. Humes, 41, of Waterloo, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant at Amoco, 620 N. Market Street, Waterloo.

May 14

Multiple law enforcement responded shortly after 4:05 p.m. to a report of 10 to 15 people fighting at the YMCA of Monroe County, 9514 Caring Way, Columbia. No injuries were reported. Police said the altercation was a verbal argument at a youth volleyball game at the YMCA. No charges have been filed.

May 16

A two-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 7:15 a.m. on HH Road near Andy Road. A 2007 Ford F550 driven by Dirk L. Huebner, 47, was traveling west on HH Road and attempted to turn left into a driveway, but did not see a 2016 Dodge Dart driven by Jack Metzger moving west is on HH Road behind another vehicle turning left. The vehicles collided head-on. Only minor injuries were reported.

Waterloo Police

May 10

A search warrant executed in the 200 block of West Fourth Street resulted in the seizure of drugs. WPD officers found 31 potted cannabis plants, eight cut cannabis plants, approximately 120 grams of packaged cannabis, 32 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, cannabis wax and drug paraphernalia. A firearm and ammunition were also seized from the residence. The case is being reviewed for charges. According to Illinois law, medical marijuana patients are allowed to grow five cannabis plants at a time, but non-patients are not allowed to grow marijuana at home.

Mark S. Corwin, 27, of St. Louis, has been charged with felony forgery/delivery of document.

May 14

Joanna Poznanski, 24, of Fults, was arrested shortly after 1:10 a.m. for impaired driving and failing to reduce speed on North Market Street and Route 3.


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