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Theft, burglary charges filed Monday in Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE – Multiple theft and burglary charges were filed Monday by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Robert D. Baker III, 25, of Wood River, was charged Nov. 14 with offenses relating to motor vehicles, a Class 2 felony, and aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, a Class 4 felony.

The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

According to court documents, on Nov. 10 Baker allegedly had a reported stolen 2007 Toyota Camry and attempted to flee from a sheriff’s deputy, reaching speeds in excess of 21 miles above the posted speed limit.

Bail was set at $45,000.

In an unrelated case, Patrick A. Greenwell, 40, of Brighton, and Christopher Richardson, 37, of Jerseyville, were each charged with burglary, a Class 3 felony, and possession of burglary tools, a Class 4 felony.

The cases were presented by the Alton Police Department.

According to court documents, on Nov. 13 the two allegedly entered a Ford van belonging to Junk Brothers Salvage in Alton to commit theft and had wrenches, wire strippers, a crow bar, bolt cutters and screwdrivers suitable for breaking into a vehicle.

Bail was set at $25,000 each.

Other felonies filed Nov. 14 include:

• Dylon J. Edwards, 28, and Dyan R. Baker, also known as Diane R. Baker, 36, both of Granite City, were each charged with theft over $500, a Class 3 felony, and criminal trespass to land, a Class B misdemeanor. The cases were presented by the Madison Police Department. According to court documents, on Nov. 11 the two allegedly took an electric pipe snake, wheel barrow, smoke detectors, lights, television wall mounts, various tools and other items valued in excess of $500 from Brooks & Son Roofing in Madison and entered the business’ property after being told they were prohibited. Bail was set at $30,000 each.

• Stephanie D. Apponey, 45, of Granite City, was charged with retail theft under $300 (second subsequent offense), a Class 4 felony, and driving while license suspended, a Class P misdemeanor. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. According to court documents, on Nov. 11 Apponey allegedly items valued at less than $300 from the Granite City Walmart and was driving a 2011 Ford Focus on W. Pontoon Road at Missouri Avenue in Granite City, with a suspended license. She has a conviction for theft under $500 out of Madison County in 2019. Bail was set at $15,000.

• Tyron M. Phillips, 30, of St. Louis, was charged with theft under $500 (second subsequent offense), and retail theft under $300 (second subsequent offense), both Class 4 felonies, and resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor. The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department. On Nov. 11 Phillips allegedly took $500 cash from Woodforest Bank, took items valued at less than $300 from the Wood River Walmart and resisted the efforts of Wood River police officers to place him under arrest. He has a conviction for retail theft out of Madison County in September 2022. Bail was set at $30,000.

• Tamika L. Stewart, 32, of St. Louis, was charged with retail theft under $300 (second subsequent offense), a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Edwardsville Police Department. According to court documents, on Aug. 26 Stewart allegedly took clothing valued at less than $300 from Old Navy in Edwardsville. She has a conviction for theft over $300 out of Madison County in 2016. Bail was set at $15,000.

• Jeffrey B. Mihalich, 45, of Dorsey, was charged with theft under $500 not from a person of government property, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Edwardsville Police Department. On Sept. 28 Mihalich allegedly took a Kindle tablet owned by the Edwardsville Public Library. Bail was set at $15,000.

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