Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Wood River Police arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly stole a truck and parked it outside the police station. 26 year old Charles Jones of Roxana has been charged with motor vehicle theft after police say he stole the truck that was parked on Ferguson Avenue Tuesday morning. Police were notified of the theft around 8:30am by the owner, and less than an hour later, officers found the truck parked on Acton Avenue, outside the police station entrance. Jones was inside the building attempting to obtain a copy from police records. He reportedly told officers he was given permission to drive the truck, but instead was taken into custody and charged.
East Alton Police this morning were holding 65 year old Joseph Harper of the 900 block of 5th in East Alton for outstanding warrants.
Police in Jersey County have identified the people injured in a single vehicle crash near Otterville on Monday. The Jersey County Sheriff's Department says the driver of the vehicle was 35 year old Tammy Sanders of Alton, and the passenger was 34 year old Carisa Smith, also of Alton. Both were airlifted from the scene of the crash on McClusky Road about a mile outside Otterville early Monday afternoon, and both remain hospitalized.