Checking local police activity, 51-year-old Ronald L. Singleton of the 1300 block of Central Avenue in Alton is charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly pulling the fire alarm at Riverbend Billiards on Saturday when there was no reason to believe so at that time. He is being held on $25,000 bond.
Alton police and fire responded to an accident during the evening rush hour in Alton. A man apparently lost control of his motorcycle on College Avenue underneath the Homer Adams Parkway overpass, striking the median, flipping the bike and a small trailer he was pulling behind onto the pavement. He was airlifted by an ARCH helicopter to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of head injuries.