In local police reports, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several reported home burglaries over the last two weeks in Rosewood Heights. Police say there have been five reports in the last two weeks, and all involved garages or sheds that were either opened or unlocked.
An East Alton man is facing drug charges for allegedly possessing a large amount of marijuana. 40-year-old Steven Green of the 100 block of Ohio Street is charged with unlawful trafficking and unlawful possession with intent to deliver marijuana. The drugs were found during a search of Green’s home last week as well as a storage locker he rented in Edwardsville. Police report also finding 113 guns at the home, but no charges have been filed in connection with the weapons.
Alton Police and Fire responded to a gas leak on Wednesday in the 100 block of West Candy Lane. A plumping repair company was apparently searching for a water leak when it hit an unmarked gas line. Several nearby homes were evacuated for a few hours as a precaution and Ameren Illinois was contacted to make the repairs. No one was injured.