Dana Rieck, News Democrat

Dana Rieck

News Democrat

Belleville, IL, United States

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Past:
  • News Democrat
  • Officer.com
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • Bradenton Herald
  • The Fresno Bee
  • The Tribune
  • The Miami Herald
  • The Denver Post

Past articles by Dana:

Suspect at large after breaking into Collinsville home and crashing stolen car, police say

Officers are searching for a man they say broke into a Southern Illinois home while the homeowners were sleeping and stole several items. The man drove away in a stolen car, crashed and ran from cops. → Read More

Fairview Heights man charged with breaking into cars, using stolen credit cards

Man charged after officers say he broke into 3 different cars and used stolen debit/credit cards at convenience stores in Southern Illinois cities including Fairview Heights, Cahokia, Sauget and East St. Louis. → Read More

Collinsville woman sentenced to prison for stealing over $10K from grandmother

A Southern Illinois woman pleaded guilty to stealing over $10,000 from a family member while she lived with the elderly woman in Collinsville. She was sentenced to serve four years in prison. → Read More

Missing man found dead in rural Franklin County, police investigating

A missing man was found dead by a search team this weekend in Franklin County, Illinois, in Southern Illinois. Officers are investigating his death and an autopsy was scheduled for Monday. → Read More

Mom accused in toddler’s death says rights were violated when BND received evidence

A Beckemeyer mom accused of using drugs and then running over her child in Southern Illinois has accused prosecutors of preventing her from having a fair trial by releasing evidence to the Belleville newspaper. → Read More

Sub-zero wind chill factors coming to metro-east with impending arctic blast

Metro-east residents are preparing for an arctic blast with sub-zero wind chill factors to hit this week in Southern Illinois. The weather forecast called for wind chills that could easily cause frostbite. → Read More

Teen arrested after car stolen while warming up in owner’s driveway near Belleville

Deputies responded to a home near Belleville, Illinois, on a report that a car was stolen out of the owner’s driveway while it warmed up in Southern Illinois. After a police chase a teenage suspect was arrested. → Read More

Missing teen last seen with man at Circle K, O’Fallon police asking for public’s help

O’Fallon, Illinois officers were searching for a missing teenager who was last seen with a man at a Circle K in Nashville, Illinois in Southern Illinois. Police are asking for the public’s help. → Read More

Mascoutah priest charged with child porn could undergo mental exam before trial begins

Gerald Hechenberger, a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Belleville in Illinois charged with possessing child porn and meth, will undergo an exam to determine his mental competence before appearing in court. → Read More

Rain and more snow to follow storm that brought foot of snow, forecasters say

The National Weather Service forecasting rain after IL storm which covered Belleville, Collinsville, O’Fallon and East St. Louis in up to 1 foot of accumulation, closing roads and causing accidents. → Read More

Handcuffed man breaks out of Marissa squad car during home trespassing call

Police say a man was able to escape their custody while sitting handcuffed in a squad car outside the house he is accused of trespassing at in Southern Illinois. Police found and arrested him Monday. → Read More

Stolen motorcycle found in bedroom after man fights arrest, police say

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department deputies say they fought with a motor vehicle theft suspect in his home before finding a stolen motorcycle in his bedroom in State Park Place in Southern Illinois. → Read More

Man stole at approximately 50 BIC lighters from gas station, police say

Caseyville, Illinois police are searching for a theft suspect after they say man driving a Ford Explorer stole approximately 50 BIC lighters and some food from a gas station in Southern Illinois. → Read More

Belleville man still at large charged with fleeing police, stealing from Circle K

A Belleville, Illinois man has been charged following a police pursuit with Shiloh, Illinois officers in November in Southern Illinois. The man has not been arrested, but his bail has been set by a judge. → Read More

Suspect at large after police say he fled from officers twice, stole from Circle K

A man has been charged with fleeing police, eluding police and retail theft after two separate incidents last year in Southern Illinois. Charges have been filed against him and cops will attempt to locate him. → Read More

Woman dies after running car off road and into ditch on state route, police say

A Greenup, Illinois woman died in a fatal car accident Monday after she ran her car off the road, according to Illinois State Police in Southern Illinois. She was taken to a hospital nad pronounced dead. → Read More

Major Case Squad continues to investigate fatal shooting in O’Fallon

Major Case Squad continues to investigate after a man was shot and killed in a mobile home park in Southern Illinois. Additional details about his shooting death have not been released by officers. → Read More

‘Party at the pump’ will likely end soon as gas prices expected to surge, analyst says

Southern Illinois gas prices have fallen below $2 at some pumps. GasBuddy experts say these low gas prices are expected to surge to $3 soon and predict 2019 will see a national average of $2.70 per gallon. → Read More

Major Case Squad activated after young man shot and killed in O’Fallon neighborhood

A young man was shot and killed in a mobile home park in Southern Illinois. Officers are investigating alongside the Major Case Squad but additional details about his shooting death have not been released. → Read More

Hair salon triple-murder suspect stabbed fellow inmate with shiv, police say

The man accused of a triple murder in a Belleville, Illinois, hair salon in 2005 has been charged with stabbing a fellow inmate with a make shift knife in the St. Clair County jail in Southern Illinois. → Read More