In local police reports provided this morning to The Big Z, Illinois State Police have identified a person of interest in connection with reports of attempted child abductions near Gillespie and Benld over the July 4th holiday weekend. Police say a gold colored truck was located this week and the owner has been cooperating with the investigation.
A Collinsville man has been charged with multiple counts of motor vehicle theft related to cases in Alton, Roxana and Collinsville. 45 year old Christopher Calandro of the first block of Tiemann Drive in Collinsville is charged with 3 counts of offenses related to a motor vehicle, and 3 counts of theft.
Elsewhere, there was no one new reported held during the other local checks earlier today.