In local police reports, Alton Police arrested two people for alleged heroin possession.  43-year-old Melanie O’Neal and 41-year-old Brian O’Neal both of the 200 block of Wonderland Drive in Alton are charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. 

Officials with the YWCA in Alton are asking the public for help in solving recent crimes committed on the property on 3rd Street.  Apparently, thieves have stolen parts of the heating and air conditioning units on the roof of the building on several occasions this month.  Alton Police are looking at surveillance video in an attempt to identify suspects and surrounding neighbors have been asked to keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department investigated a motorcycle crash late Tuesday night near St. Jacob.  The driver of the bike, 40-year-old Michael D. Harris of St. Jacob was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Schmalz Road around 11:15pm Tuesday.  It was the only vehicle involved and Harris was wearing a helmet. 



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