Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, an Alton man has been charged with three counts of armed robbery following incidents late last month and earlier this month.  22 year old Ladonte Price of the 2300 block of Elizabeth Street in Alton allegedly took cash and a cell phone from three separate victims during incidents on August 29, September 2 and September 19 in the city.   Alton Police also conducted an alcohol compliance check Monday night at a number of local businesses, with only one out of fourteen caught selling to the minor.  A clerk at the Parsons Oil Company on College Avenue was cited for selling alcohol to the minor.  The check was conducted by Alton Police with the help of Drug Free Alton.

Lodged in the East Alton Jail this morning, 31 year old Ashley Harvey of the 300 block of Tower in East Alton, held for battery.  31 year old Joseph Torres of the 2100 block of Orchard in Alton, held on a parole violation warrant.

There was no one else new reported held during the other local checks earlier today.

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