Police in East Alton believe they have arrested three people responsible for a string of recent thefts in town. 44-year-old Daniel W. Wehrle of the 400 block of Spruce, 48-year-old Mark A. Scheiler of the first block of Rosewood, and 47-year-old Cynthia A. Shoemaker of the 500 block of Broadway have been charged with three counts each of felony burglary.
Major Brian Archer with the East Alton Police Department says they are confident these three are responsible for at least three burglaries and maybe more.
A burglary Friday morning around 1:30am is where police say they caught them in the act. Archer says the trio had stolen lawn mowers, power tools, and other expensive items. All three are charged with three counts of felony burglary, and are being held on $100,000 bond.