Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, East Alton Police were holding 18-year old Melvin D. Bell of the 700 block of East 6th Street in Alton for retail theft and contributing to the criminal delinquency of a minor.

Alton police are investigating a single vehicle accident that caused massive damage to a building in the 600 block of East Broadway and sent the driver to the hospital with serious injuries on Sunday evening. According to a police report, Jessie King of O'Fallon, Mo. was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson softail motorcycle on East Broadway when he lost control, left the road and struck the front of a building. King was air lifted to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries. His condition is unknown at this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

There was no one else reported held in local jails during our early morning checks.

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