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Area Crime Reports Published July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018
Des Peres

 An iPhone was located July 6 on I-270.

 A Missouri driver's license, $60 cash and an Amazon credit card were reported stolen July 6 from a resident at the Quarters of Des Peres, 13230 Manchester Road.

 An employee at Smoothie King, 13275 Manchester Road, reported July 6 his truck was broken into while he was at work.

 The manager of Mercy Clinic reported July 6 that someone tried to pass a fraudulent prescription for oxycodone from a doctor at the clinic at Walgreens, 12006 Manchester Road.

 Two rings were stolen July 7 from the jewelry case at Sam's Club, 13455 Manchester Road. Surveillance video captured the theft.

 A man stole items July 7 from Schnucks, 12332 Manchester Road. The suspect fled police and crashed his vehicle. He was transported to the hospital and given a summons for theft.

 Paint was spilled on a vehicle July 7 in the parking garage at Dierbergs, 1080 Lindemann Road.

 A woman was taken into custody July 9 after breaking into a home on Kinstern Drive. Eyewitness and surveillance cameras caught her in the act, police said, and she was located a few blocks away with stolen property.

 Police made a welfare check July 9 on two intoxicated subjects at the Village Bar, 12247 Manchester Road. A woman told police a male patron took numerous pills. He denied it at first, but later admitted to it, and was transported to a local hospital.

 An abandoned vehicle was found July 11 on Ballas Pond Drive.

 A child's bike was reported stolen July 12 from Phantom Forest. The victim lives on Johnson Place in Ballwin.

 During the week of July 6-12 at West County Center, 13 shoplifters were reported, two were taken into custody and one was identified. A lost child was reported, then located, at J.C. Penney. A victim reported purchasing 11 Apple gift cards for $1,400 due to an email scam.

 During the week of July 6-12, police also responded to 24 vehicle accidents and reported 22 alarms/sick cases/assists to the fire/EMS department.


 At 1:23 p.m. on July 10, a resident of the 700 block of Hawbrook Road reported finding a bicycle at his home. Investigation revealed the bicycle was stolen from a residence in the 600 block of Hawbrook Road in Kirkwood within the last week. The bike was released to the Kirkwood Police Department.

 A resident of Moreland Avenue reported both license plate year tabs were stolen from his vehicle sometime between July 4 and 10.

 A resident of the 800 block of Fuhrmann Terrace reported listing a vehicle for sale in "Auto Trader" newspaper and receiving a suspicious offer from an out-of-town buyer July 11. Police said it was most probably a scam as they offered to send a $500 deposit and told the resident to keep the money even if they did not respond to purchase the vehicle. Police advised the resident to accept only cash for the sale and to be vigilant for other attempts.

 At 12:18 p.m. on July 13, police arrested a 52-year-old St. Louis man in the 10000 block of Manchester Road and charged him in municipal court with expired license plates and as a fugitive of the Town & Country Police Department. He was released on bond.

 A resident of Clif Side Drive reported the theft of the front license plate and year tab from one of his vehicles between July 12 and 15. The location of the theft is unknown.


 A resident of the 300 block of Luther Court reported July 9 his vehicle had been unlawfully entered and gone through overnight. The victim said he left the windows down accidentally. Sunglasses, a watch and U.S. currency were reported stolen.

 On July 9, the driver of a reported suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of Couch Avenue was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 On July 10, a resident of the 900 block of Box Elder Drive reported her unlocked vehicle had been unlawfully entered and gone through overnight. The victim reported the only item stolen was her "Aldi's quarter."

 During the week of July 9-15, seven cases of shoplifting were reported and investigated from businesses in the 1000-1200 blocks of South Kirkwood Road.

 During the week of July 9-15, along with regular calls for service and traffic enforcement, police responded to 36 residential/business alarms, 25 motor vehicle accidents and assisted the fire/ EMS department on 74 calls.

Rock Hill

 Police handled a peace disturbance in the 300 block of Lithia Avenue July 5, after a girlfriend wanted the boyfriend to leave. The man left without incident.

 A cell phone stolen from another venue was recovered in Rock Hill July 5 at a clothing store in the 9600 block of Manchester Road.

 Police resolved a disturbance between a customer and manager of a restaurant in the 9700 block of Manchester Road July 6. The customer was satisfied when she received money back for an incorrect order, police said.

 A customer refused to pay for a cab fare in the 9400 block of Manchester Road July 7. When police arrived and discussed the issue with the rider, he paid the fare that was owed.

 A bicycle was reported July 9 on the patio of an eatery in the 9600 block of Manchester Road. The bike had been there for about two weeks. Police took it in for safekeeping.

 A stolen credit card was used July 10 to make several purchases from a convenience store in the 9800 block of Manchester Road.


 A body was found July 16 behind Walmart in Kenrick Plaza. The male victim appeared to have died from stab wounds. See complete story on page 4.

 Officers responded to a report of a dog left in a vehicle July 7. They arrested the 47-year-old male owner for possession of drugs. The dog was unharmed and was released to another person.

 Police arrested a 39-year-old woman July 8 for shoplifting, trespassing and fugitive charges at a store in the 7400 block of Watson Road.

 Officers responded to a report of a fraud July 9 at a bank in the 7200 block of Watson Road. An unknown person took $300 from the victim's account.

 Officers took a report of several thefts July 9 from unlocked vehicles in the 5400 block of Kenrick Parke Drive.

 Officers responded to a report of a fraud July 10 at a store in the 7400 block of Watson Road. Several fraudulent charges were made to the victim's bank account.

 Officers stopped a vehicle on traffic violations July 10 in the 7600 block of Watson Road. The driver was arrested for felony possession of a firearm, and formal charges were obtained.

Warson Woods

Police have no incidents to report this week.

Webster Groves

 At 4:16 a.m. on July 9, a patrol officer discovered the rear window of an unoccupied vehicle had been shattered in the 7800 block of Big Bend Boulevard. The owner was located and it was determined no items were missing. At 12:06 p.m. on July 9, the rear window to another vehicle in the 7900 block of Big Bend Boulevard was also reported shattered.

 A vehicle tailgate was reported damaged by a rock at 5:11 p.m. on July 9 in the 600 block of North Bompart Avenue, overnight.

 At 12:14 p.m. on July 10, a bicycle was stolen from a driveway in the 800 block of Holland Avenue.

 Between 3:30 p.m. on July 7 and 8 a.m. on July 8, a bicycle was stolen from a driveway in the 1200 block of South Rock Hill Road.

 A burglary was reported in the 100 block of Reasnor Avenue between 7 p.m. on July 12 and 11:30 a.m. on July 13. Someone broke a rear window to gain entry, which triggered the alarm; the suspect left the area. No items were reported stolen.

 A lawnmower was reported stolen July 4 from an unlocked, detached garage in the 500 block of Oakwood Ave. The victim had last seen mower approximately two weeks earlier.

 During the week of July 9-15, police responded to 527 calls for service, 13 auto accidents, 14 alarms and 47 assists to the fire department.

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