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ALTON — The last of 10 defendants has been charged this week after Alton Police Department Detectives closed 16 open cases from a tip received on the Alton Police Department Facebook page.
Of the 16 cases, detectives were able to recover property from seven of the incidents. Three of the cases that were solved had not been reported by the victims.
Seven juveniles and three adults were charged as a result of this tip. Adults charged were:
Jordan M. Flowers, 22, of Alton; one count possession of stolen firearm and one count possession of weapon by felon. Flowers was arrested June 5 and is in custody at the Madison County Jail; his bond is set at $75,000.
Keithsaun E.R. Lytle, 18, of Wood River; one count of felony theft. Lytle is not in custody; his bond is set at $30,000.
Yonzae X. Reed, 18, of Alton; two counts of felony theft. Reed is not in custody; her bond is set at $50,000.
The Alton Police encourage anyone with information about a crime to report it as quickly as possible.
Chief of Detectives Lt. Scott Golike praised the citizen who came forward.
“These kinds of tips often have good results, but this one was particularly productive,” Golike said. “This citizen, by taking a couple minutes out of his or her day, gave us information that was instrumental in clearing a large number of car burglaries, thefts and other related cases. The lead provided caused a single burglary investigation to snowball into numerous cases cleared, evidence recovered and multiple suspects arrested. The information the citizen provided was relatively small but the impact, felt throughout several Alton neighborhoods, was big. The APD is always appreciative when citizens get involved.”