The Madison County Sheriff's Department arrested 34-year-old Timothy Chester of the 5,000 block of Illinois State Route 140 after he allegedly called to report he had stolen a relative's video game, and later sold it to purchase drugs. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail where he remains in custody, charged with felony theft.

Alton Police arrested 53-year-old Venita C. Robinson of the 12,300 block of Villa Lago Court in St. Louis on forgery. She was arrested Thursday at the U.S. Bank location in Upper Alton after she allegedly tried to pass a forged check in the amount of $5000.

East Alton Police were holding 28-year-old Martin H. Collins of the 100 block of N. Pence for possession of a controlled substance and a warrant; and 31-year-old Fredrick D. Stennis of the 100 block of Goulding on a warrant. Lodged in the Wood River Jail was 26-year-old Michael S. Williams of the 400 block of Anna on warrants.

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