Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sherriff's Department arrested 30 year old John Gates of the 300 block of Cherry in Alton for retail theft from the Schnuck's on Godfrey Road.

County police also broke up an alleged underage drinking party early Saturday in the first block of Maple Street in Moro. Cited with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor were 20 year old Mark Vandehey of the 600 block of West Moro Drive in Moro, 18 year old Devon Karaffa of the 100 block of Crystal Gate Drive in Glen Carbon, 18 year old Anthony Gonzales of the first block of East Picketts Crossings in Edwardsville, and 19 year old Gavin Ladd of the residence. In addition, Ladd was cited for unlawful possession of canabis, and Gonzales was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Four minors under the age of 18 were also cited, but due to their age, information on their identities was not released.

Wood River Police were holding 31 year old Heather Mcgrath of East Alton for possession of drug equipment.

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