SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
Officer was called to the 400 block of E. Pine for a residential burglary. The residence had been broken into and change along with several items were taken. This case is under investigation.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011
Officer was called to a business in the 500 block of E. Elm, where a man came in and used the bathroom, went back out and pumped gas and left without paying for the gas.
Officer took a complaint from a female who had been receiving harassing phone calls from an ex-boyfriend. He was contacted and advised if he called again, charges would be filed.
Officer was called to the 600 block of W. Charles where the caller reported loud music. Danielle M. Leonard, 21, Gillespie was arrested for disorderly conduct. She posted bond and was released. A male at the residence Jeremy L. Schmidt, 34, Gillespie was arrested on a warrant out of Montgomery County for Failure to Appear on a traffic offense. He was transported to Macoupin County jail.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
Officer took a report from a male and a female with a baby in a stroller who was crossing Macoupin St. at Chestnut St., when a male driver in a white car just about hit them. The couple recognized the driver. He was contacted and when he came to the police dept., Brandon L. Cunningham, 19, Benld was cited for disorderly conduct under local ordinance. He advised his window was obstructed and could not see very well, he sped up to try to avoid them when he did finally see them.
A female advised she was walking her daughter in her stroller and had her wallet in the stroller. Someone either stole the wallet or she lost it. The next day a lady found it on one of the side streets.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
Officer was called to the 200 block of E. Spruce where it was reported that a female was threatening suicide and had guns and knives in the residence. When the officer arrived, he found that she had all the doors locked and Benld officer was called to assist. When she finally opened the door, the officer pushed the door open and found her to be combative. An ambulance was called and transported the female to a hospital. But the Gillespie officer was injured on the scene.
Patricia R. Hartman, 18, Bethalto was cited for no insurance and failure to secure a child under age 8 in a child restraint.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
Kaylee B Carr, 18, Gillespie was cited for having no insurance.
Officer was called to the 300 block of N. Adams, after midnight by an elderly lady who said two young people were in her apartment, rummaging through her belongings. They were located across the hall in her son’s apartment and denied being in the lady’s apartment. They were told if they did go back to her apartment, they would be charged with trespassing.
Two men selling Kirby Vacuum Cleaners wanting to go door to door came to the Police Dept. to see if they could get a permit from City Hall. One of them, Kenneth E. Schofield, 18, Moro, IL was arrested on a warrant out of Madison County for violation of an order of protection. He was transported to Macoupin County jail.
Officers were called to the 600 block of E. Pine for a female threatening to kill herself. An ambulance was called and she was transported to a hospital.
Officer was called to Big Brick Park where two 12 year old boys had painted the slide blue at the park. They were both given city ordinance citation for Malicious Mischief and would be contacted about restitution. One of the mothers and grandmothers came in to pay the fine. Then they returned to advised they cleaned were about to get the paint off the slide.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Laurie A. Stroot, 49, Florissant, MO was cited for speeding 48 MPH in a 30 MPH zone.
Officers were called to the 200 block of E. Elm for a domestic. When officers arrived found that the caller’s father had an argument with the male living there. The father left without any more problems.
Officer was called to the 700 block of South St. for a problem with the daughter. She left the residence and took her personal items with her.
Officer was called to the 200 block of E. Elm for a domestic between a mother and her 19 year old son. The son had left but she found him and brought him back. They both stated there would be no more problems rest of the night.
Officer was called by a mother from Benld, stating her 15 year old son was at a residence in the 600 block of E. Pine. The mother arrived on the scene, an ambulance was called and transported the juvenile to a hospital.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
Officer was called to talk to a female who wanted her clothes and her children’s clothes from the apartment she had been living in with her ex-boyfriend. He was called and said as long as the officer was with her and she didn’t take anything else, it was okay. But he did want the key to the apartment back from her.
Officers were called to the 200 block of E. Elm for a domestic between a male and female. The female was suppose to have hit the man in back of the head. The male left the residence for the rest of the night. The female was transported to her grandmothers.
Officers were called back to the 200 block of E. Elm for a domestic between mother and daughter. Regina L. Holmes, 19, Gillespie was arrested for domestic battery and transported to Macoupin County jail.
Trisha N. Simmons, 33, Benld was cited for driving while license suspended and for having no insurance.
Michael W. Luketich, 45, Gillespie was arrested on a warrant out of Macoupin County for Failure to Appear on a DUI charge. He posted bond and was released.
John A. Vacanti, 24, Mt. Clare was arrested on two warrant, one out of Montgomery County for failure to appear on a delinquent charge and one out of Jersey County for failure to pay or appear on a possession of cannabis charge. He was transported to Macoupin County jail.
Officer was called to the 400 block of E. Walnut for a disturbance. William J. Corbin III, 20, Gillespie was arrested for disorderly conduct and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.