Checking local police reports, authorities in Alton are still investigating a break-in and fire at the Country Meadows Antiques store on East Broadway at George Street on Sunday morning. The fire is being called suspicious by investigators and there were signs of a break in that took place prior to the fire. Alton Police also reported a few nearby businesses also suffered break-ins either late Saturday or early Sunday, including at George Street Antique Mall, Steve’s Antique’s and Hultz Upholstery.
Wood River Police arrested 41-year-old Rickey H. Krieb of Wood River for violation of an order of protection. 42-year-old Toby R. Knight of Alton was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to the Madison County Jail.