Three people are in custody and facing serious charges after an alleged burglary resulted in the theft of $50,000 in jewelry from a private residence. The three Illinois residents are currently being held by police on $50,000 bond each. Each faces a felony charge for the alleged burglary, but no court date has yet been set.
A 23-year-old man stands accused of stealing a bottle of liquor from a local store, according to law enforcement sources. The alleged theft, which took place early in the morning of Oct. 12, has resulted in a felony charge being filed against the Illinois resident. So far, no court date has been set in connection with this case.
Two self-appointed animal rights activists have been taken into custody by local police after being arrested for possession of what police are calling "burglary tools". The duo, who hail from out of state, were arrested in rural Illinois by local officers and now face a felony charge related to the tools they were found carrying, which police say could be used to break into a locked building. They remain in custody ahead of a trial date.
Two Illinois teenagers are in trouble with the law after being accused of involvement in a string of burglaries. The juvenile offense allegedly occurred when the teens entered several vehicles parked on a street in Maryville, Illinois, with the intent to commit a crime. They are now facing several charges in that incident as well as prior incidents.
A homeless man faces a felony charge after being accused of several home burglaries. The 35-year-old man has been arrested and was being held at the Madison County Jail. His bail was set at $150,000. Police claim he is responsible for burglaries outside of Edwardsville and other areas within the county. The felony charge involves several incidents, the first of which dates back to the end of June.
Earlier this month an East Alton man was charged with one count of felony burglary for breaking into a local church.