Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sheriff's Department arrested several teens for alleged underage drinking after breaking up a party near St. Anthony Drive and St. Jude Drive in Godfrey early Wednesday morning. Police were called to the report of loud music and found a number of people gathered near a bonfire. Deputies reported finding open containers of alcohol, and found nine suspects who had been consuming alcohol. Cited with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor were 19 year old Kolyn Kerr of Dow, 19 year old Aaron Berkel of Alton, 18 year old Brody Ottwell of Godfrey, 18 year old Matthew Thaxton of Alton, 18 year old Jessica Ing of Godfrey, 18 year old Raymond Mueller of Alton, and 18 year old Andrew Porter of Alton. Kerr also had an outstanding warrant for traffic offenses from South Roxana Police, and Porter had a criminal trespass to vehicle warrant from Alton Police. Two others under the age of 18 were arrested and later turned over to their parents.
Lodged in the East Alton Jail this morning, 39 year old Travis Hileman of the 600 block of Union in East Alton, on an outstanding warrant.
There was no one else new reported held during the other local jail checks earlier this morning.