June 2012 Archives

Edwardsville party leads to possible juvenile crime charges

An Edwardsville couple and some teenagers are facing legal trouble after a party where underage drinking was allegedly occurring. At the time of the story, two teenagers were accused of a juvenile crime and could possible later face charges.

Suspected dealer sought in drug crime related death

Investigators in Madison County are searching for a man they believe may have provided drugs to a woman who later died of a heroin overdose. The Illinois resident died in her Maryville home in early January. Court records indicate that police responded to a call and found the 48-year-old woman unconscious in her living room. There was drug paraphernalia nearby, including a spoon, needle and syringe. No charges have been filed as police continue to investigate what they believe to be a serious drug crime.

Man allegedly videotapes woman at tanning salon

There has been another incident of unauthorized video recording at another tanning salon in the local area. A potential sex crime occurred after a man allegedly videotaped a woman tanning at Hollywood Tan in Granite City. The complaint states the man was tanning in a room next to the accused when the potential sex crime occurred.

Illinois teenager facing felony charge in shaken baby case

An Illinois teenager is facing a felony charge after being accused of shaking and squeezing his infant son hard enough for the baby to suffer fractures. The mother had taken the baby to a hospital for an exam when the alleged abuse was uncovered. Doctors discovered the 5-month-old had several fractures. The teenager has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery of a child, a felony charge in Illinois.

Officer faces felony conviction after neighbor's traffic stop

An alleged neighborhood vendetta has ended with a police officer in jail. He is now facing the prospect of a conviction after being indicted for several felonies. The officer has been a police officer for approximately five years but authorities say he seemed to have a preoccupation with one of his neighbors. The potential for a felony conviction came after he allegedly provided false information about the woman in a police report. The Collinsville officer allegedly hid evidence connected to the woman's alleged felony case, in what the woman described as a personal "vendetta" against her.

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