Checking overnight police activity, the Macoupin County Sheriff's Department reports several county residents have recently received mail solicitations about insurance coverage to replace private water, gas and underground power lines. The Department says while there are some companies that provide legitimate coverage of this type, there are signs these recent communications may be a scam.
East Alton Police were holing 44-year-old Rhonda K. Chronister of the 100 block of W. Penning in Wood River for Intoxicated Pedestrian, Resisting a Peace Officer, and Disobeying a Peace Officer. 23-year-old Joseph K. Binder of the 400 block of Wood River Avenue was being held for Violation of an Order of Protection.
There was no one new being held in the Wood River or Alton jails during our morning check.