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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 THE TELEGRAP Ready to swing Golfers set to tee off at Class AA Regional in Granite City Page Bl The Outlook Mostly sunny and High near low near 48 Page D6 Tycon Entrepreneurs build a business Page Dl 263 50 cents October Police seek bank bandit First National Bank of Holiday Shores is robbed By DEBORAH BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed the First National Bank of Holiday Shores in Edwardsville on Monday morn When Robert owner of Behmes Market at 7180 James parked his car just before 11 he noticed a man wearing a ski mask sitting in a car that was backed up to the Behme said the man looked as if he had just robbed a The man was bent over and looked like he was trying to hide something in the The man sat in the parking lot for a minute and a Behme After Behme got the license plate number the man sped Behme drove after the man but when he couldnt keep up with the he came back to the market only to discover the man had robbed the which is located inside Behmes They knew what they were doing Behme They got tapes on They got every The suspect escaped in a gold 1996 Ford Taurus that was reported stolen on Saturday in The suspect entered the building at wearing a camouflage ski mask and a hooded police The Madison County Sheriffs Department and the FBI are looking for a suspect described as a white about 25 years He is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 120 police Minutes after the crime police were led to a white 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 6500 block of Yorkville A farmer had seen it drive on his property and alerted a detective after hearing of the Police said the Tahoe had also been reported stolen on There were 800 rounds of shotgun shells in it at the time it had been police but they declined to say what was in the vehicle when it was Patching along road under way By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Street patch ing along a quartermile stretch on Taylor Avenue will have some Godfrey residents searching for an alternate route to exit Glazebrook Road construction efforts began Employees through the street department are hard at work to bring the project to completion within two We hope to have the south side and the eastbound lane finished this week and then well turn around and fix See Page A7 T The BADMAN Two Madison County deputy sheriffs confer in the doorway of Behmes Market at 7182 James Road in Holiday Shores on Monday after a man robbed the First National Bank of Holiday Shores housed inside the market and fled in a car stolen from Within Sheriff s Department detectives located another stolen a Chevy also stolen from just a few miles At the time the Tahoe was stolen it had 800 rounds of shot gun shells inside and police were investigating a possible connection with the found They do not know if the Tahoe is involved With the bank nor do they know if there is another person The vehicle was towed for The Chevrolet owned by Mark was stolen out side the owners home in the first block of Meadow The keys were reported to be in the The owner of the Taurus is Leo owner of Annies Frozen Custard in The Taurus was parked outside the Gieszelmann home Friday night with the doors unlocked and the keys on the police Bank officials declined The amount of money taken in the robbery is not being Shooting suspect charged By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON The Madison County States Attorneys office filed three counts of firstdegree murder and two counts of armed robbery Monday against a suspect in Saturdays fatal shooting of a 41yearold city Charged is Valdez Lament of the 2300 block of Locust Street in The murder charges allege that Jordan shot Kenny Wayne Spann in the left side or kid ney area that Jordan knew such action would result in Spanns death and that Jordan murdered Spann while he was committing another The two counts of armed robbery allege that Jordan robbed two men inside the Chess 1009 Belle before shooting Spann around outside the front door of the private One of the robbery victims report edly is the son of a local tav ern owner and the other man is the son of an Alton alder sources Circuit Judge Charles Romani signed the warrants for Jordans arrest he set no bond for Shortly after the emergency medical personnel took who was a door man at the Chess to Saint Anthonys Hospital in where he died at Spanns murder is the fourth this year in In January a man was shot to death inside a home on Main Street in February a fight between rival gang members led to the shooting death of a 23yearold Terre man who was not a gang member in March a man shot his former several times in the head at her home in the 1800 block of Central then drove to Louis in her car where he fatally shot himself in the See Page A7 Pupils get a Head Start on fire safety Area Bulletin Nation Yount By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Alton firefighters made two nonemergency calls Monday that could potentially save numerous young The firefighters made fire safety pre sentations to morning and afternoon classes at the Alton Head Start program as part of Fire Prevention which continues through Firefighters will make similar presentations to many area schools this We have quite a few of these presenta tions said Fire Chief Donald We do these presentations annu ally during this time of year to make kids aware of the fire department and that were here to help Firefighters reviewed basic fire safety measures with the instructing them to immediately leave and never re enter a burning building and to call 911 in case of They also urged chil dren to plan their Great Escape by identifying a primary and a secondary See Page A7 The BAOMAN Mark Harris and other firefighters showed the children of the Head StarVpro gram their firetrucks as part of Fire Prevention The youngsters learned about smoke what to do in a fire and when to call TRUCKLOAD CARPET 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