Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton Police investigated the reported attempted theft of copper wiring from East Elementary School in Alton sometime overnight Tuesday or early Wednesday. Workers discovered the attempt on Wednesday when they arrived at the school to continue renovations. The school is closed this school year. Police discovered that someone broke into the power box outside the building, cut the power, and attempted to remove wiring, but were unsuccessful, although the box and some wiring had to be repaired. Officers were asked to increase patrols around the building.
Lodged this morning in the Wood River Jail, 19 year old David Kelley of the 700 block of Condit in Wood River held on a failure to appear in court warrant for possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
There was no one being held this morning by East Alton Police.