Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, authorities have charged an Alton woman after she allegedly used a baseball bat to strike a victim and the victim's vehicle while the victim's child was inside.   18 year old Quyria Metcalf of the 1200 block of East 4th Street in Alton is charged with aggravated battery to a child and aggravated battery.

Alton Police were also investigating a traffic crash that resulted in a vehicle striking a home in the 2000 block of Booker Street early Thursday morning.  No one inside the home was injured, but the front of the home suffered extensive damage.  Apparently the vehicle was pulling out from a neighboring home when the driver excellerated and ran into the home and then drove away.  Police are investigating.

There was no one else new reported held during the other local checks from earlier today.

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