In local police reports this morning, police officers in Alton helped rescue a woman from a burning home in the 800 block of Fountain Street last evening. The fire broke sometime before 8:45pm and officers on patrol heard the woman screaming and were able to bring her to safety. Alton fire crews were on the scene shortly afterward and put out the fire. There were working smoke detectors in the home that alerted the woman. Authorities say someone else living at the home had left something cooking on the stove, and then left the residence. The 65 year old woman was treated at the scene.
East Alton Police say 19 year old Dustin Pillman of the 200 block of West McCasland in East Alton is charged with felony theft after he allegedly stole about $700 from the village garage. Authorities say the money was used for purchasing water and extra equipment for village employees. This morning, East Alton Police were holding 31 year old Maurice Landers of the 1000 block of Red River in St. Louis on two outstanding warrants.