Jerseyville man arrested for exposing himself to students on school bus

A 33-year-old Jerseyville man who police say was naked and fondling himself while he drove Monday morning was arrested that afternoon for exposing himself to the occupants of a school bus at an intersection in Alton.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Adam D. Baumgartner was stopped in the turn lane of Godfrey Road at the intersection with Homer Adams Parkway shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday alongside an Alton Public Schools bus. The bus driver reported looking over to the white Jeep to see a naked Baumgartner smiling at her as he masturbated. A bus monitor and a student provided identical statements to police.

Officers tracked down Baumgertner and his Jeep at his apartment in the 700 block of Liberty Street in Jerseyville at 3 p.m., where he was arrested. He posted $100 bond and was released.