Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton, Wood River, and Granite City Police were involved in the pursuit of a suspect on Wednesday who was believed to have stolen items from the Alton Kmart store. Security officials with the store contacted police after they reportedly witnessed a man and a woman leave the store with jewelry they did not purchase. An Alton Police detective identified the car heading south on Route 3, and a Wood River patrol car joined the pursuit. The vehicle was stopped by police in Granite City and the occupants were taken into custody by Alton Police pending formal charges.
This morning in the Wood River jail, police were holding 34 year old Chad Fleming of Godfrey on outstanding warrants for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and possession of cannabis.