Wood River Police have a suspect in custody in connection with a rash of home burglaries early Wednesday morning. The 17-year-old is from East Alton, and will be charged through the juvenile court system. Due to his age, other personal details are not available.
Wood River Deputy Police Chief Dan Bunt tells The Big Z the burglaries happened while homeowners were sleeping. He says the suspect stole money from residents in the 400 block of Ferguson Avenue and nearby Lorena. Bunt says while the investigation continues, they believe this suspect is the only one responsible.