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Collinsville-area police blotter for the week of April 15

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Collinsville Police Department

THEFT: On March 31, a 27-year-old resident of the 100 block of Hillside, Caseyville, was arrested in the 100 block of St. Louis Road on a charge of retail theft. 

• On April 3, a 54-year-old resident of the 1700 block of Bryant Ave., Edwardsville, was arrested at Clay and Combs on a charge of retail theft.

DISORDERLY: On April 1, a 22-year-old resident of the 500 block of Camelot Drive, Collinsville, was arrested in the 500 block of Beltline on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Madison County Sheriff's Department

POSSESSION: Christopher B. Williams, 28, of Nason; and Mary J. Krause, 22, of Mt. Vernon, were charged April 7 with felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance. They were in a car that deputies pulled over on Interstate 55 near Interstates 55/70 on April 4; a search of the car revealed several heroin capsules, deputies said in a press release.

DWI: Angel Gutierrez-Morales, 35, of St. Louis, was charged April 7 with two felony counts of aggravated driving while under the influence, deputies said in a release. He was allegedly involved in a traffic accident at Fleming and Lenox, Granite City. the offense is an aggravated charge because he allegedly didn't have a driver's license at the time of the arrest; the second county is because he allegedly didn't have liability insurance at the time. He was also cited for illegal transportation of alcohol.

UNDERAGE: On April 4, several teenagers and underage drinkers were found at a home in the 4800 block of Drda Lane, Edwardsville, after an anonymous report of underage drinking. An 18-year-old resident of the 4800 block of Drda Lane, Edwardsville, an 18-year-old resident of the 6400 block of Green Acres, Glen Carbon; an 18-year-old resident of the first block of Pioneer Trail, Glen Carbon; an 28-year-old resident of the 100 block of West Lake Drive, Edwardsville; and an 18-year-old resident of the 7000 block of Stoney Creek, Edwardsville, were arrested on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor. Nine people under 18 may be charged in juvenile court for alleged unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor. Seven people under 21 who allegedly were also drinking alcohol fled from deputies; one was under 18. Warrants were issued for the arrest of the six over 18 on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and obstructing a peace officer. They include: an 18-year-old resident of the second block of Katie Lynn Court, Glen Carbon; an 18-year-old resident of the 500 block of East Lake Drive, Edwardsville; an 18-year-old resident of the 1000 block of Westwood Road, Maryville; an 18-year-old resident of the 200 block of Aspen Point, Glen Carbon; and 18-year-old resident of the 100 block of Timbermill Lane, Edwardsville; an 18-year-old resident of the 6800 block of Deer Creek, Edwardsville.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Nathan V. Young, 23, of Venice, was sentenced on April 3 in federal district court, in East St. Louis, on one count of cocaine distribution in the form of “crack” cocaine, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Young was sentenced to five years and three months in prison, three years of supervised release, fined $600, and ordered to pay $100 special assessment. He sold more than 5 grams of cacaine base ("crack") in June 2013 to a confidential informant in Venice.

Illinois State Police

District 11 troopers seized more than 12 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop on April 4, according to a press release. The drugs were allegedly hidden in an engine compartment and have an estimated street value of $125,000 to $250,000. A trooper pulled over the car near mile marker 7 on Interstate 55 for improper display of a license plate. The driver, Rodolfo Hernandez-Flores, 46, of Tijuana, Mexico, seemed unusually nervous, the trooper said. A canine search of the car revealed the hidden compartment; after moving the car off the highway, troopers found the drugs. Flores allegedly admitted he was paid to transport the heroin to Columbus, Ohio. Flores was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, issued a warning for his license plate infraction, and then transported to the Madison County Jail.

The police blotter is compiled from information provided by local police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until convicted.

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