St. Louis man charged with Pontoon Beach burglaries

EDWARDSVILLE — A St. Louis man was charged with three felonies by Madison County on Wednesday relating to two April burglaries in Pontoon Beach.

James Dunbar Jr., 18, was charged with motor vehicle offenses, a class 2 felony and two counts of burglary, a class 3 felony.

The case was brought by the Pontoon Beach Police Department.

According to court documents, on April 17, Dunbar entered a Hyundai motor vehicle on Chouteau Trace Parkway in Pontoon Beach with intent to commit theft. Dunbar also reportedly entered a Jeep at another residence on the same street with intent to commit robbery. He was also charged with alleged possession of a 2001 Plymouth Neon knowing the vehicle had been stolen or converted.


Bail was set at $60,000.

Other crimes filed by Madison County on June 22 include:

• Jayshun M. Weddington, 22, of St. Louis, has been charged with Motor Vehicle Violations, a Class 2 felony. The case was brought by the Granite City Police Department. According to court documents, on March 6, Weddington allegedly had a 2020 Jeep Compass knowing it had been stolen or converted. Bail was set at $45,000.

• Joseph R. Shaw, 46, of Hazelwood, has been charged with three counts of motor vehicle offences. The case was brought by the Pontoon Beach Police Department. On April 24, Shaw allegedly had a 2019 Ford Motor Home FRRV, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2007 GMC Shuttle commercial cabin truck, knowing that all three had been stolen or converted. Bail was set at $45,000.

• Nichole M. Madrey, 25, of Cottage Hills, has been charged with retail theft over $300, a Class 3 felony. The case was brought by the Glen Carbon Police Department. On June 8, Madrey allegedly took Neutrogena products, face oil, set of tweezers, moisturizer, botanical hemp seed serum, snow mushroom serum, cosmetics, wraps inverts and other cosmetic products from Glen Carbon Walgreens. Bail was set at $15,000.

• Jacqueline C. Hoskins, 62, of Edwardsville, has been charged with retail theft under $300, a Class 4 felony. The case was brought by the Collinsville Police Department. On June 21, Hoskins allegedly took a phone charger, car charger, shorts and a battery pack to the Collinsville Walmart. Bail was set at $15,000.

• Geovanni Mendez, 20, of Granite City, has been charged with aggravated flight from or attempt to evade a peace officer, a Class 4 felony. The case was brought by the Pontoon Beach Police Department . On June 20, Mendez allegedly used a Honda Civic to evade a police officer in Pontoon Beach. During the escape attempt, damage was done to the Granite City police vehicle. Bail was set at $15,000.

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