Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton Police continue to investigate a police pursuit that began in Alton early Thursday and ended in Spanish Lake, Missouri. Alton police tried to pull over a vehicle that had been reported stolen from the 1,400 block of Central Avenue early yesterday and the driver took off eventually heading into Missouri. Police there joined the chase and the stolen car crashed in the community of Spanish Lake in north St. Louis County.

He and another passenger fled on foot, but one of them was taken into custody and is being questioned. The stolen vehicle is a light colored Dodge Ram 4x4 truck. Investigators believe the suspects came to Alton in a stolen vehicle and were trying to steal another one when the vehicle owner noticed them and called 911.

Elsewhere, just one new person was being held early this morning. Wood River Police were holding 50 year old Steven Cousins of South Roxana for possession of a controlled substance.

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