In local police reports, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department arrested 19 year old Gregory Chase Beckstrom of the 1500 block of Esther in Wood River for burglary. Police were called to a home in the 1000 block of Rhondell Place in East Alton around 5:30am Tuesday where witnesses reported seeing someone breaking into a vehicle. Officers found Beckstrom who then fled on foot into a wooded area near Highway 255. He was later apprehended thanks to help from a K-9 unit.
Elsewhere, there was no one else new reported held during the other local checks this morning.