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October 27

Traffic stop leads to an arrest

A Metropolis Police officer observed a silver Chevrolet on U.S. 45. Radar showed it to be traveling 57 in a 45 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was conducted. The driver entered the ramp to Interstate 24 without signaling. He pulled onto the shoulder and then took off.

The officer then got back into his vehicle and went after him. The driver then pulled over on Interstate 24. A computer check showed the driver, Hatari Santez West Jr., 22, of Metropolis, had a suspended drivers license. Two open liquor bottles were also found in the vehicle. West was charged with driving while license suspended, speeding and illegal transportation of open alcohol and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. He was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

October 31

Man wanted on warrant is arrested

Shane Ray Oliver, 39, of Metropolis, was arrested in the parking lot of the Lois Lane Apartments. Oliver was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for theft. Oliver was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

November 1

Domestic disturbance leads to arrest

Metropolis Police officers were called to Spence Apartments for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the victim advised she was stuck in the chest with a broom handle. Jonathan Blake Harris, 25, of Metropolis, was arrested for domestic battery and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

November 2

Golconda man arrested on multiple charges

Metropolis Police officers were called to Citgo for a theft. Upon arrival, officers viewed the video of the theft and observed a subject identified as Jacob L. Dunstan, 20, of Golconda, taking five lighters and leaving without paying for them. Dunstan left in a silver Chevrolet prior to the arrival of Metropolis Police Department. Officers checked the area, and observed Dunstan reaching into the parked Chevrolet in the 1100 block of East Second Street.

When he was advised he was under arrest, he resisted efforts to be handcuffed. When officers threatened with the taser, he complied. Dunstan gave false information as to his identity -- using his brother's information. However, a Massac County Sheriff's deputy recognized him as Jacob Dunstan. A search of the vehicle revealed the stolen lighters as well as a large quantity of cannabis -- 95 grams. A search in the jail found him to be in possession of meth as well. Dunstan was wanted on a Pope County warrant for robbery. Dunstan was charged with retail theft, resisting arrest, obstructing identification, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Massac County Sheriff's Office and the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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