9/12/20 – Police took a stolen vehicle report on Krista Lane. The property owner had captured the suspect on video entering a building and stealing a truck. The suspect was unknown to the victim. An investigation ensued and, with the assistance of a St. Clair County Deputy, a suspect was identified. With the added assistance of the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force, which includes a Millstadt Officer, the investigation continued, and a suspect was interviewed. On September 25th the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged the defendant, Stephen J. Gaskill age 44 of Belleville, with the following:
Count 1: Burglary – A Class 3 Criminal Felony; Category A Offense.
Count 2: Unlawful Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle – A Class 2 Criminal Felony; Category A Offense.
His bond was set at $30,000.
At this time the vehicle still has not been located.