Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sheriff's Department reports several recent arrests. 23 year old Megan Basham of the 1500 block of West Drive in Bethalto, for possession of a controlled substance (heroin). 37 year old Shawn Rawlings of the 1000 block of Linden in East Alton, for retail theft from Schnuck's. 20 year old Tyler Brown of the 3100 block of Lawn, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and obstructing a peace officer. County authorities were also investigating the theft of an ATM machine from the Palace Tavern on Route 140 in Meadowbrook early Monday morning.
Wood River Police were investigating the report of an apparent strong-arm robbery on the parking lot of the McDonald's on Vaughn Road Monday morning. The victim, an employee of the store, was getting into her car with a deposit when she was approached by a male suspect, who took the money and fled the scene on foot to the south of the restaurant. He is described as a white male, in his early 20's, about 5-11 with a thin build, and was wearing a gray hoodie and sunglasses.
Wood River Police this morning were holding 37 year old Jeffrey Wicker of Wood River for domestic battery.
There was no one else new reported held during the other local jail checks earlier today.