The pit bull was caged at the time, police say.
A Fairview Heights man has been charged in connection with burglary and theft after police in an unmarked surveillance vehicle caught him during a stake-out.
The 19-year-old was caught by police Tuesday after allegedly stealing from cars in East Alton.
Most victims had small amounts of money, loose change and personal items removed.
Charles Rice (pictured) is accused of robbing Wooff Realty at gunpoint
In Fairview Heights, the Grant School District 110 is pushing for passage of an 85 cent tax rate increase on the ballot today.
Three teens used a pellet gun to carjack a woman and her 7-year-old son Tuesday night, then fled police and crashed into a ditch, Fairview Heights police said.
Deputies chased the allegedly stolen car and say they were fired upon as Derrick and Anthony Garner fled into a field.
Authorities say two women overdosed on heroin and died last year due to acts committed by Deborah Perkins and Douglas Oliver.
A donation box was robbed Saturday at the First Baptist Church during a funeral mass for 28-year-old Krystie Flaherty of Swansea, who died Oct. 20.