In local police reports, Alton Police investigated several reports of shoplifting on Tuesday. One woman was taken into custody during a traffic stop at Piasa and 9th in connection with an incident at the JC Penny store at Alton Square Mall. The vehicle had Missouri license plates. Police also were notified of two other alleged shoplifting incidents at the Dollar General and the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, both on the Homer Adams Parkway, all within an hour and a half of each other. Detectives are looking at surveillance video to see if any of the cases are connected and to identify potential suspects.
Alton Police were also notified of tire slashing incidents on Viewland Street from early Monday. Four residents reported damaged tires.