Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton Police pursued charges against two men in cases involving children. Charged Wednesday were 45 year old James A Steele of Alton with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. 32 year old Kelly M. Callahan of the 600 block of Wyss in Alton, charged with two counts of criminal sexual abuse.
23 year old Jered Gettings of the 18-thousand-900 block of Power Line Road in Grafton is charged with armed robbery and theft under $500 for allegedly robbing the Hit and Run on Belle Street on Monday while using a knife.
East Alton Police were holding 23 year old Joseph Binder of the 400 block of Wood River Avenue in East Alton for battery, violation of an order of protection and an outstanding warrant for domestic battery. 53 year old Bertha Goree of the 300 block of Smith in East Alton for battery.