• Police assisted a motorist blocking northbound Des Peres Road at Pelham Estates Dec. 21 and discovered the driver had outstanding charges. The motorist was transferred to Town and Country police.
• Emergency crews responded to a drug overdose victim Dec. 22 in the 12000 block of Elaine Drive.
• A credit card was reportedly fraudulently used Dec. 22 at a business in the 13400 block of Manchester Road.
• Police arrested a motorist for driving while intoxicated Dec. 22 on southbound I-270 at Manchester Road.
• An overnight burglary was reported Dec. 24 at a business in the 12000 block of Manchester Road. Money was stolen from a safe.
• A burglary was reported Dec. 24 on Oak Drive. A laptop was reported stolen the previous day from the front entry.
• An employee of a business in the 12000 block of Manchester Road reported a wallet stolen Dec. 26.
• A resident of Whitehorse Lane reported fraudulent use of a credit card Dec. 26.
• During the week of Dec. 21-27, police responded to 11 vehicle accidents and reported 16 alarms/sick cases/assists to the fire/EMS department.
Police also responded to the following incidents at West County Center: • A large group of men were fighting by the playground. Video later revealed that four men attacked two other men. The two refused to prosecute. The victims also were in possession of a large amount of cash and marijuana. They were released on summonses. • Seven thefts were reported and five suspects were taken into custody; two juveniles were released to their parents. • A theft from a vehicle was reported, and a vehicle reportedly struck another and left the scene. • A valet safe was stolen from the first floor of the Manchester parking garage. • Police responded to a vehicle accident and discovered outstanding charges on two occupants in one of the vehicles. One was taken to St. Louis County and the other was held for St. Louis city in the Des Peres holdover. • Police responded to a report of suspicious persons and took two suspects into custody. One was wanted by Granite City police and the other was wanted by Des Peres, Kirkwood and St. Louis County.
• The principal of North Glendale Elementary School, 765 N. Sappington Road, reported finding an inflatable Santa Claus, owner unknown, on the school grounds Dec. 24. The decoration was placed inside the school for safekeeping until school resumes.
• At 1:05 a.m. on Dec. 26, officers assisted Kirkwood police with a disturbance between a man and woman in the 400 block of Luther Court.
• On Dec. 29, a resident of the 100 block of Algonquin Estates reported several people with flashlights trespassing on the grounds of the Algonquin Golf Club, 340 N. Berry Road. Officers searched the area to no avail.
Nothing was submitted this week.
• A burglary suspect was arrested Dec. 20 when he returned to his former place of business in the 9800 block of Manchester Road to pick up his last paycheck. Police took him into custody.
• A domestic incident between a boyfriend and girlfriend in the 300 block of Lithia Avenue Dec. 21 resulted in one of the parties being arrested for theft.
• A domestic incident was reported Dec. 21 in the 300 block of Madison Avenue between family members. Peace was restored when police arrived.
• Two fake checks were cashed Dec. 22 at a bank in the 9800 block of Manchester Road. Two subjects presented the checks and the bank honored them. It was later discovered the checks were fraudulent.
• A possible sexual harassment issue was reported Dec. 23 at a restaurant in the 9600 block of Manchester Road. Police are following up.
• A custody issue erupted in the 1000 block of Raritan Drive Dec. 24, when a grandmother was upset that the granddaughter was not going to spend the holidays with her mother. Once police arrived, the custody issue was worked out to everyone’s benefit.
• A 41-year-old-man was arrested Dec. 24 for shoplifting from Walmart, 7437 Watson Road.
• A motorist reported Dec. 24 that her vehicle was struck on westbound I-44 and that the other vehicle left the scene. The driver of the striking vehicle was identified and his information was obtained.
• A woman reported Dec. 24 that her credit card was taken at a business in the 7500 block of Big Bend Road. Police are investigating.
• A vehicle was reported tampered with Dec. 25 in the 7300 block of Lansdowne Avenue. Entry was not gained but the vehicle was damaged.
• On Dec. 25, police responded to a report of a person trespassing at a residence in the 7600 block of Watson Road. They arrested a 34-year-old man for fugitive charges and removed him from the property.
• A 51-year-old man was arrested Dec. 26 for shoplifting from a business in the 7400 block of Watson Road.
Police have nothing to report this week.
•A destruction of property was reported at 1:07 p.m. on Dec. 27 in the 7800 block of Big Bend Boulevard. The rear window of a vehicle was intentionally shattered with an unknown object, the owner told police.
• Between 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 28, someone threw rocks at a vacant property in the 1000 block of Bell Avenue, causing damage to several windows, a glass sliding door and a dishwasher.
• On Dec. 28, a burglary was reported in the first block of South Rock Hill Road. The owner told police at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 27, a stocky white male with black hair, wearing a navy blue jumpsuit and matching hat, entered the garage through an unlocked door and stole a Stihl brand weed eater and blower. The subject was last seen leaving the area on foot.
•At 10:05 p.m. on Dec. 29, a fraud was reported at a business in the 8500 block of Watson Road. A black woman wearing dark-colored pants, a black hoodie and a white beanie-style hat used a debit card that had been stolen in Shrewsbury on Dec. 16.
• During the week of Dec. 24-30, police responded to 468 calls for service, seven auto accidents, nine alarms and assisted the fire department 50 times.