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Police Activity: April 1-5

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SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012

Officer was called to the 1100 block of S. Macoupin where a male subject showed the officer his vehicle that was parked in front of the residence. Someone had damaged the driver’s side from the rear to the front of the vehicle.  Parts of the other vehicle were found at the scene.

Officer took a report from a male subject who had his IPod stolen out of his friend’s vehicle while it was parked in the area of Gillespie & Green Streets while he played football in the park.

Officer took a report from a female who reported having her cell phone and charger stolen from a residence after some friends had left the residence. Also, a purse in a vehicle parked there had been gone thru but nothing taken.

Brandon M. Brown, 28, Mt. Olive was cited for disobeying a no passing zone.

Officer took a report from a female who had her car parked in the 200 block of E. Chestnut and found that she had scratches down the whole side of the driver’s side of her vehicle.

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012

Officer was called to the 400 block of LJ Avenue for a domestic in progress.  The couple was arguing over the male taking the children for the day.  Since there were no court papers, the children remained with their mother.

Officer was called to the 600 block of W. Charles for a domestic.  When he arrived only the male was there but the female did arrive at the scene and said she wanted the male out of the residence by tomorrow but she and her child would leave for the night.

Officers were called to the 200 block of E. Elm for a domestic but the male had left on foot.  The female showed the officers her injuries after the male pushed her.  Later, the officers received a call of a male laying in the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of N. Macoupin.  Alberto Soler, 49, Gillespie was arrested for domestic battery, intoxication and disorderly conduct.  He was transported to Macoupin County jail.

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Officers were called to the 300 block of E. Oak for a domestic between two brothers, ages 14 and 11 years old. The mother advised she was in the shower when the fight took place.  DCFS hotline was called and they will send a caseworker to the residence.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

Officer took a report from a mother who said her son went over to vacant property in the 500 block of E. Walnut to feed a stray cat.  The cat attacked him and scratched and bit him on the right arm.  The cat was later caught and picked up by Macoupin County Animal Control.

Officer took a report of a domestic in progress in the 600 block of W. Charles where a female had been battered by a male and then the male hit a child in the stomach.  Larry M. Leffew, 33, Gillespie was arrested for domestic battery and transported to Macoupin County jail.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

Officer was called to the 300 block of E. Oak for a domestic in progress.  When the officer arrived, the suspect, an uncle of the victim had left the scene.  The victim was checked by ambulance personnel but was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.  The suspect, Jeffrey A. Cox, 31, Gillespie was located and arrested for Domestic Battery.  He was transported to Macoupin County jail.

Orville D. Burris, 71, Benld was cited for no valid registration.

Kerri D. Felchlin, 29, Edwardsville was cited for having no insurance.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012

Officer took a report from a resident in the 500 block of E. Walnut who had someone drive a vehicle thru a fence in his yard.  He did find a grill laying in the yard.

 

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Macoupin County man arrested on child pornography charges

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Attorney General Kwame Raoul charged a Macoupin County man with dissemination and possession of child pornography. The case is part of Raoul’s ongoing work, in collaboration with federal law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement officials throughout Illinois, to apprehend offenders who download and trade child pornography online.

The Attorney General’s office charged David Crane, 34 of Brighton, in Macoupin County Circuit Court with one count of dissemination of child pornography of a victim under 13 years old, a Class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison; and 10 counts of possession of child pornography, Class 2 felonies, each count punishable by up to seven years in prison. Sentences must be served consecutively and are ultimately determined by the court. Crane is currently detained at the Macoupin County Jail. His next court appearance is July 9.

“Children who survive exploitation can face a lifetime of trauma, which is why we must help them receive justice by holding the offenders who commit these horrific crimes accountable,” Raoul said. “I will continue to work with state and local authorities to ensure these individuals are unable to victimize other innocent children.”

Raoul’s investigators, along with officers from the Brighton Police Department, Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police (ISP) South Central Illinois Drug Task Force conducted a search of Crane’s residence in the 600 block of Brown Street in Brighton on June 13. Crane was arrested when investigators discovered evidence of child pornography.

“Illinois State Police special agents continuously investigate cases where there is evidence of child sexual abuse, and we will do everything in our power to arrest predators and protect our children and youth,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly.

Raoul’s office is co-prosecuting this case with the Macoupin County State’s Attorney’s office.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Raoul’s office, with a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, runs the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that investigates child exploitation crimes and trains law enforcement agencies. The task force receives CyberTips, or online reports of child pornography, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Over the last several years, CyberTipline reports have steadily increased. In 2023, reports to the ICAC increased by 46% over 2022.

Illinois’ ICAC Task Force is one of 61 ICAC task forces throughout the country and is comprised of a network of more than 185 local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Since 2019, the Attorney General’s ICAC Task Force has received more than 46,150 CyberTips and has been involved in more than 755 arrests of sexual predators. Since 2006, the Attorney General’s ICAC Task Force has been involved in more than 2,145 arrests of sexual predators. The task force also has provided internet safety training and education to tens of thousands of parents, teachers, students and law enforcement professionals.

Attorney General Raoul is reminding the public that child sexual exploitation can be reported online at cybertipline.com and child abuse at dcfsonlinereporting.dcfs.illinois.gov. In addition, local child advocacy centers can be found at childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org.

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Assistant Attorney General Jenifer Peck is prosecuting the case for Raoul’s High Tech Crimes Bureau.

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Gillespie Police Report: June 2-8, 2024

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of North Macoupin Street in reference to an aggravated battery.

An officer was dispatched to an accident at Springfield Road and Elm Street in East Gillespie. Gregory A. Ferrel, 55, of Bethalto was arrested for driving under the influence and improper lane usage.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of 8th Street in Benld in reference to a theft.

An officer was dispatched to Farley Lane at Gillespie Lake in reference to a battery.

An officer was dispatched to a business at the 900 block of North Hard Road in Mt. Clare in reference to an alarm sounding.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of East Walnut Street in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer was dispatched to Charles Street and Staunton Road in reference to a well-being check.

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An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North Kentucky Street in Benld in reference to an ordinance issue of illegal burning.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Cahokia Street in Benld in reference to juvenile issues.

An officer was dispatched to Route 4 and Pingolt Road to assist the Macoupin County Sheriff Department with a well-being check.

An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to harassment.

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a theft in the 700 block of Western Street.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Maple Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to Springfield Road and Elm Street in East Gillespie in reference to a traffic crash.

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An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue in Eagarville in reference to a 911 call.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Central Avenue in Benld in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of South Main Street in Benld in reference to a 911 call.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Charles Street in reference to criminal damage to a property and domestic dispute.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Springfield Road and Illinois Avenue in East Gillespie. Kaleb N. Beck, 24, of Benld was arrested for violation of an order of protection.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of North 7th Street in Benld in reference to a battery. Merrill L. Vanvleck, 49, of Benld was arrested for battery and aggravated assault.

An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Madison Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

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An officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of the South Hard Road in Mt. Clare in reference to criminal trespassing.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Park Street in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of North 7th Street in Benld in reference to a civil stand-by.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a battery.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2024

An officer was dispatched to North Main and Willow in Benld in reference to an item found in the creek.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Abba Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Broadway Street in reference to illegal parking.

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An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of West Baker in reference to an animal complaint. Heather L. Kimberlin, 48, of Gillespie was issued a citation for dog at large.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Central Avenue in Benld in reference to criminal damage to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Illinois Street in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Central Avenue and 4th Street in Benld. Roger C. Conlee Jr. 52, of Gillespie was issued a citation for suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with a female in reference to identity theft.

Ashley N. Goth, 39, of Highland was arrested on a Macoupin County warrant for failure to appear for a traffic offense.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South Kentucky Street in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

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An officer initiated a traffic stop at Springfield Road and Illinois Avenue in East Gillespie. Michael A. Gagnon, 46, of Edwardsville was issued a citation for speeding.

An officer was dispatched to Springfield Road in East Gillespie in reference to a controlled burn.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South 8th Street in Benld in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to Eagarville Road and the railroad track in reference to juvenile issues.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Pine in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer was dispatched to Baker and Abba Street in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Springfield Road and Illinois Avenue in East Gillespie. Amanda K. Ewin, 33, of Mt. Clare was issued a citation for speeding.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Fulton Street in reference to juvenile issues.

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An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Shelby Street in reference to a noise complaint.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024

An officer was dispatched to Route 138 South of Ameren in Mt. Clare to assist with an injured animal in the roadway.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Adams Street in reference to a battery.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of South 4th Street in Benld in reference to criminal trespass to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East Maple Street in reference to illegal burning.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of West Maple Street in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to an alarm in the 200 block of North 2nd Street in Benld.

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An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Spring Street in reference to a noise complaint.

An officer was dispatched to Central Avenue and 5th Street in Benld in reference to reckless driving.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South 2nd Street in Benld in reference to a domestic battery. Douglas C. Blodgett, 39, of Benld was arrested for domestic battery.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of East Walnut in reference to an animal complaint. Angela M. Waugh, 52, of Gillespie was issued a citation for dog running at large.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Sawyerville Hills Road and Route 138 in Mt. Clare. Brittany N. Stinnett, 33 of Bethalto was arrested for driving while her license was suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Macoupin Street and Pine Street. Dylan M. Swank, 21, of Gillespie was issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to Park Street and 2nd Street in Benld in reference to juvenile issues.

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An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Osie Street in reference to a medical assist.

An officer was dispatched to the North Hard Road in Mt. Clare in reference to reckless driving.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Central Avenue and Main Street in Benld. Liberty D. King, 22, of Gillespie was issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Gillespie Police Report: May 26-June 1, 2024

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SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Hickory Street and 4th Street in Benld. A 13-year-old female was arrested for driving without a driver’s license.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 200 block of North Hard Road in Mt. Clare in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of West Elm Street in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with a female in reference to harassment by telephone.

An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with a male in reference to a child custody issue.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of North Macoupin Street in reference to a traffic crash.

An officer was dispatched to the alleyway between Park Avenue and Elm Street in reference to four-wheelers driving recklessly.

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An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with a female in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Harding Avenue in East Gillespie in reference to criminal trespass.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of South Main Street in Benld in reference to a 911 call.

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Second Street in reference to an abandoned vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North 8th Street in Benld in reference to a theft.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of South 6th Street in Benld in reference to criminal damage to property.

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An officer was dispatched to a business in the 400 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to criminal trespass to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Shelby Street in reference to a medical assist.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to an alarm sounding.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of East Central Avenue in Benld in reference to a theft.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to a motorist assist.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Illinois Street in Benld in reference to a well-being check.

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South Kentucky Street in Benld in reference to a juvenile issue.

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An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Kentucky Street in Benld in reference to a well-being check.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North 8th Street in Benld in reference to a vehicle blocking the alleyway.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Gillespie Street in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South Kentucky Street in Benld in reference to a juvenile issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to a neighbor dispute.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 600 block of Litchfield Road in East Gillespie in reference to a battery.

An officer was dispatched out to the 1000 block of South Madison Street in reference to an ordinance issue accumulation of trash.

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An officer was dispatched to South Macoupin Street and Pine Street in reference to a traffic crash.

An officer was dispatched to 1300 block of Staunton Road in reference to a car versus deer traffic crash.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of LJ Avenue in reference to a motorist assist.

An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a theft in the 600 block of Francis Street.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 300 block of North Macoupin Street in reference to a medical assist.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Dorsey Road in Mt. Clare to assist the Village of Mt. Clare in the delivery of legal papers.

An officer was dispatched to South Macoupin Street and Lorraine Drive to assist the Gillespie Fire Department with traffic control in reference to an oil spill.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of East Elm Street in reference to a civil standby.

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of South First Street in reference to a domestic dispute. Makayla D. Jackson, 26, of Shipman was arrested on a Macoupin County warrant for failure to appear on an assault.

An officer was dispatched to South 1st Street in Benld in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Rose Street and 1st Street in Benld. Todd L. Geninatti, 49, of Gillespie was arrested for driving while license was suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with a female in reference to a missing juvenile from the 600 block of Charles Street.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a civil issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Springfield Road in East Gillespie in reference to illegal burning.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Rose Street in Benld in reference to a theft.  Joseph L. Kelley, 20, of Staunton was arrested for theft and criminal damage to property.

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An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of West Virginia Street in East Gillespie in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 900 block of North Hard Road in reference to in Mt. Clare in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Park Street in Benld in reference to an elderly female who wondered away from home.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Francis Street in reference to a neighbor dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Maple Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a civil issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Springfield Road in East Gillespie in reference to illegal burning.

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024

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An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of North Macoupin Street in reference to a hit-and-run traffic crash.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Central Avenue and 5th Street in Benld.  Asa M. Proctor, 45, of Gillespie was arrested for driving while license were revoked and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of West Chestnut Street in reference to a pedestrian hit-and-run.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of East Elm Street in reference to a found item.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Central Avenue and 1st Street in Benld.  Rodney A. Dunaway, 36, of Collinsville was issued a citation for expired registration.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to juvenile issues.

An officer was dispatched to Springfield Road and spoke with a male in reference to private property he was on.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of South Jersey Street in reference to a medical issue.

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An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Berry Street in Mt. Clare in reference to neighborhood trouble.

An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a theft at the 600 block of Edwards Street.

An officer was dispatched to 500 block of Jersey Street in reference to a neighbor dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of East Pine Street in reference to a house check.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South 1st in Benld in reference to a battery.

An officer was dispatched to South Street and Green Street in reference to a traffic crash.  Isaiah D. Roberts, 20, of Benld was issued citations for illegal consumption of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and illegal transportation of alcohol.  Evan T. Webb, 19, of Benld was issued a citation for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Keller J. Brunetto, 19, of Gillespie was issued a citation for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Maple Street in Benld in reference to suspicious activity.

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An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Staunton Road in reference to a 911 call.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Walnut Street in reference to a 911 call.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Springfield Road in East Gillespie in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Jersey Street in reference to a house check.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South Street in reference to a noise complaint.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South 1st Street in Benld in reference to reckless driving.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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