Area Crime Reports – Published September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018
• A suspect stole liquor Aug. 31 from Dierbergs, 1080 Lindemann Road.
• Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in which the striking vehicle left the scene Aug. 31 at Marcus Cinema, 12805 Manchester Road. The suspect was arrested, booked and released on a summons.
• A suspicious person reported Sept. 1 in the 2500 block of Dougherty Ferry Road turned out to be a person traveling on foot across the state who stopped to take a water break.
• Police handled a child custody exchange dispute Sept. 2 at a home in the 1000 block of North Ballas Road. The mother of the child has refused the custody exchange several times, police said.
• Police investigated possible property damage Sept. 2 in the 900 block of Nana Lane. A basement window was shattered. The window shattered out, as if was weather-related. There was no evidence of any crime, police said.
• Credit card fraud was reported Sept. 4. The victim's credit card was used 10 times over a three-week period at a store in the 12800 block of Manchester Road for a total of $541. The victim had possession of his card.
• Police responded to a report Sept. 4 of a dog bite at The Lodge, 1050 Des Peres Road, during the Dog Days of Summer event. The bite was minor, and the owner was on-scene.
• Police made a pedestrian check Sept. 4 in the 2300 block of East Royal Court, and found stargazers.
• Police responded to a report of an animal off-leash in the 500 block of Hickory Ridge Court Sept. 5. Police notified the owner of the city ordinance.
• Police made entry to a vehicle Sept. 5 in which two children were locked inside in the 12000 block of Chaltenham Drive. The vehicle was not running and the children were not in distress, police said.
• During the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 6 at West County Center, police pursued a shoplifting suspect to Edward Jones/JJ Kelley Drive. The suspect kicked an officer during booking. Police also responded to a report of a dog locked in a vehicle. The dog was not in distress, police said. A man was escorted off mall property after he exposed himself so he could urinate on a concrete wall. Police handled a forgery report; an account was opened fraudulently in the victim's name to purchase $18,000 in merchandise. Security officers responded to a report of a suspicious person and located clothing in a stairwell. The items were returned to the store.
• During the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 6, police responded to eight vehicle accidents and reported 27 alarms/sick cases/assists to the fire/EMS department.
• Department members again participated in the Clayton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Sunday, Sept. 9. The stair climb events are held around the country to honor those firefighters who sacrificed their lives during the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Each participant pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Funds raised go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support the families of fallen firefighters. This year the department had its largest team participating, with 17 employees.
• Regarding a possible forgery Aug. 24 at Laurie's Shoes, 9916 Manchester Road, police were contacted on Sept. 5 by the financial institution and advised no further investigation or prosecution was desired and the matter would be handled internally.
• At 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 5, a resident of Winnetka Lane reported receiving unwanted and harassing text messages from an unknown person.
• Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at 10:21 p.m. on Sept. 7, on Berrywood Drive. The matter was settled upon officers' arrival and the parties agreed to separate for the evening.
• At 6:12 p.m. on Sept. 8, a resident of Flynn Forest Lane reported the back side of her home had been egged within the past 20 minutes. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate those responsible.
• On Sept. 9, a resident of Cambridge Court reported the theft of his license plate tabs while his vehicle was parked at St. Louis Lambert International Airport sometime during the past week.
Nothing was submitted by press deadline.
• A resident of the 700 block of Bismark Avenue reported Aug. 30 he wanted to test the reliability of his handgun. He buried it in the back yard, and when he went to retrieve it, it was gone. Police are investigating.
• A domestic incident occurred Aug. 30 in the 800 block of Manitou Drive, when a grandmother did not approve of the daughter taking her granddaughter from the residence. When police arrived, the incident was sorted out.
• A resident of the 1100 block of O'Day Avenue reported Aug. 31 three of her credit card numbers were used without her permission in three different locations within the surrounding area. Police told her how to report it to her credit card companies.
• Police received a report of a peace disturbance Sept. 1 in the area of Manchester Road and Tavalon Avenue. The call was unfounded.
• Following a traffic stop Sept. 1 in the 9400 block of Manchester Road, police arrested the driver for several outstanding charges from other venues.
• A resident of the 200 block of Eldridge Avenue reported Sept. 3 the front plate was stolen from his vehicle.
• A business owner in the 9600 block of Manchester Road reported Sept. 4 a customer passed what he believed to be counterfeit money at his business. Police are investigating.
• Two patrons were arguing Sept. 5 in a park in the 200 block of Eldridge Avenue. When police arrived, they were advised not to be in the park after hours, and left the area.
• On Sept. 3, a 17-year-old female assaulted a 16-year-old female in the 5000 block of Wilshusen Avenue. The case has been forwarded to the Shrewsbury Prosecuting Attorney for charges.
• Medication was reported stolen Sept. 3 from a residence in the 7700 block of Ravensridge Road. An acquaintance of the victim's son is suspected in the theft.
• A business in the 7200 block of Devonshire Avenue was burglarized Sept. 4. A safe and several iPhones were taken. The safe was recovered later behind the business.
• An unknown woman and 35-year-old man stole items from a business in the 7400 block of Watson Road Sept. 5 and left the area. The man has been identified and police are looking for him.
• On Sept. 5, a 20-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested in separate incidents for shoplifting from a business in the 7400 block of Watson Road.
• Following a traffic stop Sept. 5 in the 7200 block of Lansdowne Avenue, police arrested a 56-year-old man for possession of methamphetamine.
Police had no incidents to report this week.
• At 5:40 a.m. on Sept. 3, officers were dispatched to investigate a suspicious RV parked in the 8600 of Big Bend Boulevard. During their investigation, several containers of marijuana, packets of an unidentified powder-like substance and numerous repackaged gummy bears were seized. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
• At 4:05 a.m. on Sept. 6, a resident of the 300 block of Tulip Drive reported an unknown man was knocking on the door. Officers contacted the man, who said he had heard the alarm on the caller's vehicle go off and had discovered the vehicle's side window was shattered.
• At 6 p.m. on Sept. 6, officers responded to the intersection of Providence and North Laclede Station Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a disturbance. Officers investigating the incident were advised that the driver of one of the vehicles had flourished a handgun at the driver of the second vehicle. The suspect was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon.
• At 1:39 p.m. on Sept. 7, a car was reported stolen from a service station at Elm and Big Bend. The victim told police he was refueling his 2015 Ford Taurus (MSL PE3-B7A) and facing the pump when a white, four-door KIA sedan pulled next to his vehicle. A suspect who he could only describe as a black male exited the vehicle, approached him from behind and pushed him against the gas pump. The suspect then entered the victim's car and fled the scene, followed by the suspect vehicle. Both were last seen proceeding south on South Elm Avenue toward I-44. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at 314-645-3000.
• During the week of Sept. 3-9, police responded to 600 calls for service, 16 auto accidents, 11 alarms and 47 assists to the fire department.