Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, two people were arrested in Alton for failure to register as a sex offender during a recent sweep. 28 year old Jason Clapper of the 700 block of Euclid in Alton and 28 year old Paul Sanders of the 2900 block of Sanford in Alton.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department arrested 56 year old Lisa Welborn of the 2500 block of Roney Drive in Granite City for animal cruelty. She allegedly possessed 20 dogs, and five cats inside her residence that were discovered by police after neighbors complained of an odor of natural gas. The animals were turned over to Madison County Animal Control and the residence was declared unfit for occupancy.