3 suspects arrested for string of burglaries

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL. (KTVI) – A St. Clair County investigator and a Germantown, IL. Police Chief combined cases and resources to solve a series of storage unit burglaries in rural Illinois. On Thursday, October 31st, a St. Clair County Deputy was dispatched to a Trenton, IL. Area storage facility to investigate a report of a burglary of a storage unit.

Upon arrival the deputy was met by a victim and shown a storage unit that had been burglarized of $5400 in items.  In the course of the investigation, 5 other units were discovered to have had their locks cut off, but no items stolen.

Investigators Kenneth McHughes and Chief Jeff Wuebble of Germantown, IL. connected the burglaries with other burglaries and develop suspects.

Three suspects were detained and charged with burglary:
Toby W. Gibson, bond was set at $50,000
Heather R. Phillips bond was set at $25,000
Cheryl L. Phillips bond was set at $25,000

All 3 suspects are in the custody of the Clinton County Jail.


  • Laura G

    Looks like a mother and daughter operation. Way to teach the younger generation! BTW–get a job and buy your own stuff and quit stealing from honest people, you twits!

  • Chris Gibson

    The guy in the picture is my younger brother..even tho I do not condone stealing from people I just wanted to speak for my brother ….he is a serious drug addict and will do anything ti get his fix….I know its not right and im not sticking up for anyone who takes from people but this is an addicts issue …I hope fir the best for all involved but judging a book by its cover is wrong….and the girls are cousins ….Toby is a good dude just went down the wrong path since the death of my mother…im really sorry fir the victims of this crime for it isn’t right to steal and I hope this changes his life for the better after some rehabilitation

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