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St. Louis man charged with Planet Fitness crimes

EDWARDSVILLE — A St. Louis man has been charged with two counts of burglary by Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Philip R. Dierker, 50, of St. Louis, was charged with two counts of burglary, a Class 2 felony, and three counts of unlawful use of a credit card, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Edwardsville Police Department.

According to court documents, on Jan. 16 Dierker allegedly entered Planet Fitness of Edwardsville and Planet Fitness of Collinsville with the intent to commit thefts. Without the consent of the credit card holder, Dierker allegedlybought a 65” Samsung TV, a 55″ LGO TV and several pairs of Apple Airpods, totaling more than $900 between all three counts.


Bail was set at $75,000.

Other felonies recently filed in Madison County include:

• Kyle D. Carter, 33, of Alton, was charged with unlawful failure to register as a sex offender, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff. According to court documents, on Jan. 24, Carter allegedly failed to register his new address within three days of establishing a new residence. Bail was set at $50,000.

• Trina G. Skelton, 41, of East Alton, was charged with offenses relating to motor vehicles, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the State of Illinois. On Jan. 23, Skelton allegedly knowingly had a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was stolen or converted. Bail was set at $50,000.

•Javonta C. Brown, 22, of Cahokia, was charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon and criminal damage to government supported property, both Class 3 felonies; aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony; and resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. On Jan. 24, Brown allegedly struck an officer with his hands, while also being in possession of a 380-caliber handgun. Brown also allegedly damaged the in-car camera and camera mounts located inside of the Granite City Police Department squad car. Bail was set at $100,000.

• Andrea I. Ostendorf, 32, of Collinsville, was charged with aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, The case was presented by the Edwardsville Police Department. On Dec. 2, Ostendorf allegedly struck a person and put her hands on their neck in the parking lot of Scott Credit Union. Bail was set at $25,000.

• John P. Daly, 47, of Roxana, was charged with theft over $500, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department. On Dec. 15, Daly allegedly knowingly exerted unauthorized control over property of a Boost Mobile store, having a total value in excess of $500. Bail was set at $20,000.

• Samuel L. Durr, 28, of Cottage Hills, was charged with theft over $500, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff. On Jan. 5, Durr allegedly knowingly exerted unauthorized control over property of the plaintiff, which included an HP laptop, an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, an LCD drawing pad, an IG Stylo 4 smart phone, a MOGA Bluetooth gaming controller and a Chromecast, totaling over $500 in value. Bail was set at $15,000.

• John P. Chapman, 38, of Jerseyville, was charged with aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. On Jan 24, Chapman allegedly fled from an officer in a 1999 Dodge Durango, going over 21 miles per hour of the posted speed limit. Bail was set at $50,000.

• Tony Smith Jr., 38, of Edwardsville, was charged with domestic battery, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Edwardsville Police Department. On Jan. 22, Smith allegedly struck a family or household member in the face with a closed fist. Bail was set at $20,000.

• Scott A. Lemp, of Collinsville, was charged with criminal damage to property over $500, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the St. Jacob Police Department. On Jan. 18, Lemp allegedly knowingly damaged a 2021 Kia motor vehicle, with the damage being in excess of $500. Bail was set at $40,000.

• Brandon S. Rackhaus, 18, of Fairmont City, was charged with two counts of burglary, both Class 2 felonies. The case was presented by the Fairmont City Police Department. On Jan. 11, Rackhaus allegedly entered a business in the 5900 block of Collinsville Road, and a camper on the 3200 block of Canteen, with the intent to commit a theft. The bail was set at $50,000.

•Traci M. English, 45, of Pontoon Beach, and was charged with two counts of burglary, both Class 2 felonies, and two counts of theft over $500, both Class 3 felonies. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff. On Jan. 17, English allegedly entered businesses in Highland and Worden with the intent to commit a theft. English also allegedly exerted unauthorized control over property of two businesses, one being $6,491 in value and the other being $5,555. The bail was set at $60,000.

• Antoinette D. Gatson, 31, of Collinsville, was charged with forgery, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department. On Jan. 25, Gatson allegedly forged a $100 bill used at Walmart in Collinsville. The bail was set at $15,000.

• Jason L. Zarantonello, 43, of Alton, was charged with theft over $500, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff. On Jan. 20, Zarantonello allegedly exerted unauthorized control over property of International Mulch Company, being 33 wooden pallets, with a total value over $500. The bail was set at $30,000.

• Kimberly M. Bluiett, 43, of Granite City, was charged with retail theft under $300, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. On Jan. 25, Bluiett allegedly took merchandise from the Granite City Walmart, including a leather backpack, 13 5-packs of BIC lighters, 22 2-packs of BIC lighters and candy, totaling less than $300. The bail was set at $15,000.

• Todd S. Venable, 35, of Granite City, was charged with aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. On Jan. 23, Venable allegedly struck an officer. Bail was set at $50,000.

• Brian K. Macon, 25, of Alton, was charged with offenses relating to motor vehicles, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff. On Jan. 21, Macon allegedly had a 2020 Dodge Charger that was stolen or converted. Bail was set at $50,000.

• Jamella M. Bradford, 24, of East St. Louis, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department. On Jan. 23, Bradford allegedly struck a family or household member with a mirror, causing a large laceration to the forearm that required 10 stitches. Bail was set at $20,000.

• Willard L. Johnson, 30, homeless out of Collinsville, was charged with forgery, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department. On Jan. 24, Johnson allegedly knowingly delivered an altered payment to Moto Mart gas station. Bail was set to $30,000.

• Richard H. Robinson, 56, of Cahokia Heights, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons, a Class 4 felony, and resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor. The case was presented by the State of Illinois. On Jan. 21, Robinson allegedly had a 40-caliber Glock 22 in a motor vehicle and resisted a peace officer. Bail was set to $50,000.

• Carlton J. Turner, 52, of Granite City, was charged with domestic battery, a Class 4 felony, and interfering with the report of a domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff. On Jan. 22, Turner allegedly made physical contact with a family or household member and put his hands around her neck as they contacted police. Bail was set to $40,000.

• Dereaun D. Clay, 23, of Alton, was charged with unlawful restraint and domestic battery, both Class 4 felonies. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff. On Jan. 21, Clay allegedly detained and drove a family or household member to Missouri against their will. Bail was set to $40,000.

• Reid M. Vandever, 28, of Breese, was charged with retail theft under $300, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. On Jan. 21, Vandever allegedly took merchandise from Walmart in Granite City valued at less than $300. There was no bail.

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