Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department arrested 22 year old Jessie “J.J.” Garcia of the 6000 block of Vollmer Lane in Godfrey for aggravated battery to a child. The Department of Children and Family Services contacted police about a possible case of child abuse, and determined Garcia allegedly struck a stepchild with a belt and curtain rod after the child got in trouble at school.
Wood River Police were holding 20 year old Kristen Anderson of the 200 block of Shawnee in Wood River for domestic battery.
Alton Police investigated the burglary of a home in the 4100 block of Alby Street over the weekend. A riding lawnmower that was parked on a patio was stolen along with other lawn equipment and power tools.