Area Crime Reports – Published October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018
• On Oct. 7, the window of a vehicle in the 2500 block of Dougherty Ferry Road was reported smashed and a purse stolen.
• A burglary was reported Oct. 10 at an assisted living center in the 13200 block of Manchester Road. The suspect entered a room illegally and took personal items.
• During the week of Oct. 5-11 at West County Center, 17 thefts were reported, two of which involved an assault on a law enforcement officer and one of which involved a suspect resisting arrest. Seven suspects were arrested. In addition, a counterfeit $20 bill was passed at Starbucks, and a driver in a vehicle accident was arrested for driving while intoxicated. A man who claimed to be hit by a bus in St. Louis was dropped off at the bus stop at the mall by St. Louis County police. He wanted a ride home to Cape Girardeau, but accepted a ride to the bus transfer station at I-64 and Ballas, where he would catch a ride to a family member's house in St. Louis.
• During the week of Oct. 5-11, police responded to eight vehicle accidents and reported 18 alarms/sick cases/assists to the fire/EMS department.
• At 4:22 p.m. on Oct. 13, police arrested a 23-year-old Shrewsbury woman in the 900 block of West Lockwood Avenue and charged her in municipal court with speeding and as a fugitive of the Miller County Sheriff's Department. She was released to the St. Louis County Justice Center pending extradition.
• A resident of the 1000 block of Chelsea Avenue reported at 8:56 p.m. on Oct. 13 his vehicle was "egged" while parked in front of his residence. Officers discovered 10 other vehicles on Chelsea, Brownell, Hillard and Dwyer were also egged. There was no damage.
• At 9:56 a.m. on Oct. 14, a resident of the 700 block of Glenvista Place reported his vehicle was "egged" overnight while it was parked in front of his home. The vehicle was not damaged.
• On Oct. 14, a resident of Kings Pond Road reported that sometime during the night, someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway and stole the vehicle's key fob, which also contained a key to the residence. The resident's home video surveillance system showed a man approach the home and vehicles at approximately 4:10 a.m., enter the unlocked vehicle and steal the items.
• At 12:44 p.m. on Oct. 14, a resident of the 400 block of Elm Avenue reported someone rummaged through his unlocked vehicle during the overnight hours and stole a 3-year-old North Face jacket and personal papers.
• A resident of the 600 block of Westchester Court reported multiple damaged items on her property Oct. 8. They included a small Japanese maple tree, two lounge chairs and an electrical outlet cover. The victim said the damage occurred overnight, Oct. 5-6.
• A vehicle was reported stolen Oct. 10 from a residential driveway in the 1100 block of Dougherty Ferry Road. The vehicle was located in St. Louis using the OnStar tracking program. It was disabled remotely and recovered by police. Additionally, multiple unlocked vehicles were entered that night on Dougherty Ferry, View Woods and Greening. Small items were stolen.
• A woman reported Oct. 10 she lost her credit card, possibly in Kirkwood, and was notified by her bank of unusual charges at the Kirkwood Target and Lowe's stores.
• Police and EMS were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of North Geyer Road Oct. 10 for a reported unresponsive subject. EMS used multiple doses of Narcan to revive the patient, who was transported to the hospital. Evidence at the scene supported this was a drug overdose.
• A resident of the 100 block of East Woodbine Avenue reported Oct. 12 all of the windows in her vehicle had been broken.
• Police arrested a juvenile male suspect Oct. 12 for stealing alcohol from a store in the 400 block of North Kirkwood Road.
• At approximately 3:15 a.m. on Oct. 13, officers investigated an assault in a vehicle in the 10700 block of Manchester Road. The assault was between two men who were with each other all night. One was issued a citation for common assault for punching the other subject in the mouth during an argument.
• During the week of Oct. 8-14, one shoplifting case was reported and investigated from a store in the 1000-1200 block of South Kirkwood Road.
• During the week of Oct. 8-14, along with regular calls for service and traffic enforcement, police responded to 27 residential/business alarms, 22 motor vehicle accidents and assisted the fire /EMS department on 50 calls.
• A resident overdosed Oct. 4 in the restroom of a convenience store in the 9400 block of Manchester Road and was taken to the hospital.
• A resident of the 9700 block of Stanley Avenue reported Oct. 5 a so-called representative of the PTO sent an email asking for gift cards. The resident notified the head of the PTO, who said the email probably was a scam, and that they don't email parents for donations.
• A resident of the 9900 block of Gilbrook Avenue reported an apparent cable person at her front door Oct. 7, wanting to pick up her cable box. The resident said she had already taken the box back to Charter the previous week. She contacted the cable company, who told her they never send anyone to a residence without first notifying the customer. The subject was a light-skinned black male who was seen leaving in a red Charger. The man was wearing a reflective vest with no identification on the vest.
• Police responded to a domestic incident in the 800 block of Manitou Drive Oct. 9 and took one of the combatants to jail on charges from another jurisdiction. No one was injured.
• A resident of the 9800 block of Honeycutt Lane requested extra patrol around the residence Oct. 10, after a note was left on his wife's vehicle stating what a bad driver she is, police said.
• Police are investigating an Oct. 8 theft of tools from a construction trailer in the 7200 block of Watson Road.
• Police are investigating a robbery Oct. 10 at Sally Beauty Supply, 7263 Watson Road. A young-looking white male with a scruffy beard wearing a black ball cap, hooded sweatshirt and black pants displayed a handgun and took money from two customers and the cash register. He left the area in a gray Nissan van with no license plates.
• On Oct. 10, an employee of a business in the 7200 block of Watson Road was assaulted by three acquaintances.
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• Both license plate registration tabs were reported stolen Oct. 9 from a vehicle in the 500 block of Westborough Place, likely overnight.
• The front license plate was reported stolen Oct. 9 from a vehicle in the 100 block of East Lockwood Avenue, likely overnight.
• Between 8 and 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 10, a purse was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of West Lockwood Ave. The victim's stolen credit card was used at a Kirkwood business.
• An EBT card was reported fraudulently used at a business in the 8600 block of Big Bend Boulevard between Oct. 3 and 4. The victim, who still was in possession of the card, reported three unauthorized transactions.
• On Oct. 10, both license plate registration tabs were reported stolen from a vehicle in the first block of Jefferson Avenue. The victim believes the theft occurred sometime in the last 30 days.
• A destruction of property was reported Oct. 11 in the 300 block of North Gore Avenue. Between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., someone intentionally scratched the victim's vehicle.
• During the week of Oct. 8-14, police responded to 529 calls for service, 15 auto accidents, 6 alarms and assisted the fire department 40 times.