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Shots fired at local bar; two people charged. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Thomas J. Coppotelli   
Monday, 03 January 2011 09:31



On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at approximately 0008 hours, the Collinsville Police Department responded to Teezers, 215 Caseyville Road, after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting “shots fired” at Teezers, a local bar.  Two suspects were identified, an adult male and an adult female, and later arrested by the Collinsville Police Department with the assistance of the Caseyville Police Department.


During the investigation, bullet holes were discovered in a vehicle parked on Teezers’ parking lot and on the west side of the building.  A suspected projectile was recovered from the vehicle.  Fortunately, no one was injured during the shooting or during the arrest of the suspects.  A firearm was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.


 A preliminary investigation revealed that one of the suspects is a convicted felon with numerous felony convictions, including multiple residential burglary and armed robbery convictions.  


On Wednesday, December 29, 2010, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Gina M. Weber, 44 years of age, of the 11000 block of Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis, Missouri, with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, a Class X felony, and Robert W. Corzine, 42 years of age, of the 700 block of Indiana Avenue, Collinsville, Illinois, with Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, a Class 2 felony.  Bond was set for Weber and Corzine at $100,000.00.

Car Burglaries and Auto Theft Solved PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Thomas J. Coppotelli   
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:46


On Monday, December 6, 2010, the Collinsville Police Department arrested Dustin J. Brown, 19 years of age, of the 300 block of Clarence Street, Collinsville, Illinois, Daryl W. Sykes, 22 years of age, of the 100 block of Art Street, Collinsville, Illinois, and 17 year old from the 400 block of Art Street, Collinsville, Illinois, were arrested for multiple Burglaries and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. 


During the initial investigation, the steering columns of two vehicles were tampered with in an effort to bypass the ignition and the stolen motor vehicle was running and unattended when stolen.  All the vehicles Brown, Sykes, and the juvenile entered were unlocked.


Sykes, a parolee, Brown, and the juvenile, who was charged as an adult, were charged by the Madison County States Attorney’s Office with seven counts of Burglary; bond was set at $100,000.00.  Brown and the juvenile were released from the Madison County Jail of their own recognizance and Sykes was transferred to the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections.


The Collinsville Police Department recovered a car stereo and a MP3 player that have not been claimed.  If anyone is missing these items from their motor vehicle, please contact Detective Eric Herman at 618-344-2131, extension 5132, or via his email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .     

Fatal Crash on South Bluff Road PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Thomas Coppotelli   
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 14:34



The Collinsville Police Department is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred today at 10:05 A.M. in the area of South Bluff Road at Grandview. The police were called to that location in reference to a two car motor vehicle accident. The preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions and one of them crossed into the lane of the oncoming vehicle. The driver of one of the vehicles was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. The second driver was also transported and is in stable condition. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by an accident re-constructionist from the Collinsville Police Department. The names are not being released pending notification. The Madison County Coroner’s office is also investigating.

Murder-Suicide in Woodland Trails PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sgt. Eric Zaber   
Monday, 01 November 2010 13:31




On Friday, October 29, 2010, the Collinsville Police Department responded to a residence on Deer Chase, Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a relative reporting the resident, Patricia A. McNatt, 41 years of age, had been shot.  The Collinsville Police Department arrived at Patricia McNatt’s residence at aproximately 0019 hours and located Patricia McNatt in her bedroom. 


At this time, it is believed that Patricia McNatt was mortally wounded as a result of multiple .38 caliber gunshots.  The responding Collinsville Police Officers broadcast a description of the suspect, Patricia McNatt’s estranged husdand, Paul J. McNatt, 42 years of age, and a description of Paul McNatt’s vehicle, a white Chevrolet truck.


At approximately 0047 hours, a member of the Collinsville Police Department discovered Paul McNatt’s vehicle in the 2100 block of North 60th Street in Washington Park, St. Clair County, Illinois.  Paul McNatt’s body was discovered inside the vehicle and it is believed Paul McNatt died as a result of a selfinflicted gunshot wound to the head, an apparent murder-suicide.  A .38 caliber revolver was located in Paul McNatt’s possession.



The Madison County Coroner’s Office, the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office, the Illinois State Police assisted the Collinsville Police Department in this apparent murder-suicide investigation. 





BP Station Robbed at Gunpoint PDF Print E-mail
Written by Major Thomas J. Coppotelli   
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 15:02


On 08/22/2010 at 2:54 A.M. officers from the Collinsville Police Department responded to a robbery at the BP service station located at 9504 Collinsville Road. A male employee was working the nightshift and reported that a white female wearing a red wig entered the establishment and demanded cash. She displayed a handgun. The female initially left on foot; however it is believed she may have subsequently left the area in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a white female, heavier build. She was wearing a red wig, sunglasses and a blue long skirt. The suspect got an undetermined amount of cash.  No one was injured and investigators are following several leads.


The Collinsville Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying the suspect. She should be considered armed and dangerous.  Detectives are also checking with other agencies to see if this robbery may be related to any other in the area.  Anyone with information should contact the Collinsville Police Department at 618-344-2131 or Crime Stoppers 866-371-8477. 

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