Alton Police Department News

Alton man says officers entered home without warrant

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 5, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing the City of Alton and two police officers for allegedly entering his home without a warrant and injuring him.

Alton police sued for alleged injuries to suspect in custody

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 23, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton man is suing the local police, alleging he was injured while in police custody.

Public pension annual reports available at DOI portal

By Ann Maher | Sep 10, 2015

With much of the state's financial crisis being blamed on under-funded public pensions, wouldn't it be great if ordinary taxpayers could see exactly what condition the funds they support are in?

Forfeiture of Alton home sought under 'Streetgang Terrorism' statute; Murder, shootings, beatings among crimes committed there

By Ann Maher | Jul 31, 2014

Marcus BaldwinThe Madison County State's Attorney and City of Alton seek to shut down a home located within 150 of an elementary school over gang-related activity including a first degree murder, mob action and aggravated discharge of a firearm.The civil suit filed July 23 in Madison County Circuit Court seeks action under a city nuisance ordinance and the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention

Alton cop claims she was sexually harassed in suit seeking $350K

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 8, 2014

An officer with the Alton Police Department says she was sexually harassed by a superior during a training exercise and claims she was retaliated against for reporting the incident.

Edwardsville attorney found not guilty after battery trial

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Aug 14, 2012

A Madison County jury found a 73-year-old Edwardsville attorney not guilty of the battery charge filed against him by a former law partner of 20 years.

Tow fees are constitutional, Alton says in motion to dismiss

By Christina Stueve | Apr 26, 2012

Schrempf The City of Alton claims that challenges to administrative tow fee ordinances have been upheld by several Illinois courts.

Alton files to change motion to dismiss in tow fee class action against city

By Christina Stueve | Mar 20, 2012

Schrempf The City of Alton on Friday filed a motion for leave to amend a previously filed motion to dismiss in a Jerseyville man's class action lawsuit against the city.

Botterbush in charge of security in Madison County Courthouse 'melting pot'

By Christina Stueve | Oct 4, 2011

Botterbush Every day is different for Sgt. Raymond Botterbush, security supervisor at the Madison County Courthouse.

14-year-old charged in Madison County Courthouse bomb threat

By Amelia Flood | Dec 7, 2010

A 14 year-old boy from Florissant, Mo. has been charged with a class three felony for making a false bomb threat and disorderly conduct after causing the evacuation of the Madison County Criminal Justice Center in Edwardsville yesterday.


By Carrie Gonzalez | Feb 16, 2010

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By Carrie Gonzalez | Jan 19, 2010

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