The Madison County Sheriff's Department has taken a person into custody in connection with a recent rash of air conditioner burglaries in Godfrey. The person is an adult male from the Godfrey area, and investigators say evidence has been seized that directly links this person with several of the thefts being investigated. He was taken into custody early yesterday afternoon.

The case is still being investigated, and more information is expected to be released this afternoon after charges are filed. Most of the 20 thefts have been reported in the older part of Godfrey in the northern areas, including Humbert Road, the Springhaven Subdivision, and several other nearby roadways. The investigation is ongoing, and there may be other suspects at large, so anyone with information is being urged to call the anonymous tip line at 296-3000.

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