• A briefcase was reported stolen March 1 from a car parked at a building in the 11700 block of Manchester Road.
• A resident of Bellerosa Place reported March 2 his bank account had been used fraudulently.
• A resident of Breezeridge Drive reported a fraud March 3. Two personal checks totaling $2,900 had been forged.
• During the week of March 1-7, police responded to 16 vehicle accidents and reported 14 alarms/sick cases/assists to the fire/EMS department.
• During the week of March 1-7 at West County Center, three thefts from stores were reported and a juvenile suspect was taken into custody and a lost or stolen item was reported. A theft was reported from a vehicle on the parking lot; the car’s window had been broken.
• Management of The Marketplace at the Abbey, 10090 Manchester Road, reported several items stolen March 5 from their outdoor display, sometime during the past two weeks.
• A resident of the 300 block of North Sappington Road reported March 5 he was the victim of identity theft. A fraudulent loan, using the resident’s personal information, was applied for in November by persons unknown through the website CashNet USA.
• A resident of the 800 block of Albert Avenue reported at 7:46 a.m. on March 6 his unlocked vehicles were rummaged through during the night. Nothing was taken.
• Overnight between March 5-6, four vehicles were reported rummaged through in the 700 and 800 blocks of Lisa Kay Drive. A personal heart rate monitor, a phone charging cord and change were stolen from one; a debit card and cash were stolen from another; and nothing was taken from a third. These vehicles were unlocked. A fourth was locked and sustained damage to the door handle when someone attempted to gain entry.
• A resident of the 700 block of Chelsea Avenue reported March 7 his debit card was used fraudulently to make several unauthorized transactions in excess of $500 sometime over the past several days.
• On March 7, management of Glendale Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 10070 Manchester Road, reported someone attempting to purchase a $70,000 vehicle using someone else’s identity. The victim’s bank advised the dealership of the fraud before any money or vehicle exchanged hands. The suspect left before police arrived. Management advised other dealerships of the attempted fraudulent transaction.
• Strong winds caused a tree to fall on power lines at 9:13 p.m. on March 9, disrupting power to about 35 residents in the northeast section of town. Ameren restored power by mid-afternoon on March 10.
• At 9:19 p.m. on March 10, police arrested a 31-year-old man in the 1000 block of Glenway Drive and charged him with violation of an order of protection and as a fugitive of the Kirkwood Police Department. He was released to Kirkwood authorities pending formal charges.
• Officers investigated a motor vehicle accident March 5 on the Meramec parking lot, 11333 Big Bend Blvd. The initial report indicated the striking vehicle left the scene of the accident. Officers located the vehicle near Big Bend and Kirkwood Road. The driver was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or drug and leaving the scene of an accident.
• Officers were dispatched to the 11100 block of Manchester Road March 8 for a single-vehicle accident. Witnesses reported a vehicle struck a crosswalk pole and left the scene. The vehicle was stopped in the 300 block of North Kirkwood Road by a responding officer. The driver was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated-prior offender and driving with a revoked license.
• During the week of March 4-10, seven shoplifting cases were reported and investigated from businesses in the 1000-1200 blocks of South Kirkwood Road.
• During the week of March 4-10, along with regular calls for service and traffic enforcement, police responded to 22 residential/business alarms, 29 motor vehicle accidents and assisted the fire/EMS department on 58 calls.
• A resident of the 800 block of Fairdale Avenue requested a report Feb. 28 on a fraud incident in which someone had the victim send gift cards totaling $11,000 to the them.
• Two suspects in hoodies stole varying amounts of liquor March 2 from a business in the 9400 block of Manchester Road. They fled the scene in a silver Kia with no plates.
• A resident from another venue became confused as to where she was March 4, in the 200 block of Hazelgreen Drive. Police transported her to her residence.
• A purse was stolen March 4 in the break-in of a vehicle on a parking lot in the 9400 block of Manchester Road.
• Perfume was believed to have been taken March 5 from a store in the 9600 block of Manchester Road.
• An attempt to steal liquor from a convenience store in the 9400 block of Manchester Road March 5 was thwarted when the suspect was confronted by a clerk.
• An unknown male shoplifted from Walmart, 7437 Watson Road, March 4 and left the area before police arrived.
• A resident of the 7300 block of Lansdowne Avenue reported damage to the front door handle on her home March 4. It does not appear anyone gained entry.
• Police arrested a 37-year-old woman March 5 for shoplifting from a business in the 7200 block of Watson Road. They stopped a vehicle that was associated with the shoplifter and arrested the driver for drug possession.
• A vehicle struck another in the 7400 block of Devonshire Avenue March 6 and left the scene. From parts left at the scene, the striking vehicle is believed to be a 2000-2003 white Nissan Maxima.
• Police responded to a report of the burglary of an apartment in the 7100 block of Murdoch Avenue March 10 that was committed by the victim’s neighbor. The suspect is known to the victim, police said. During a follow-up investigation the same day, police arrested a 30-year-old male, known to the victim, on burglary charges. He was caught taking items from the apartment through the broken front door.
Police have nothing to report this week.
• Two shoplifting incidents and a fraudulent use of a credit card were reported last week at Schnucks, 8650 Big Bend Blvd. Thefts included 13 cans of Enfamil formula on March 4 and several cases of Red Bull on March 6. In the credit card case, a black male subject wearing a hat, gray shirt and dark pants used a stolen credit card to purchase items.
• A larceny was reported at 7:54 p.m. on March 7 in the 700 block of Chamberlain Place. The victim sold a PlayStation 4, a wireless controller and three PlayStation video games via an online website. The suspect paid for the items with counterfeit bills.
• An iPhone 6 was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 700 block of Yale Avenue between 9 p.m. on March 6 and 8 a.m. on March 7.
• Police arrested a man in connection with a March 11 early morning robbery at Energy Express, 7741 Big Bend Blvd. After arguing with a clerk over ID for a credit card purchase, Lacondo Doss, 42, grabbed several cartons of cigarettes and fled the store. He was later taken into custody and charged with second degree robbery.
• During the week of March 4-10, police responded to 641 calls for service, 22 auto accidents and 16 alarms and assisted the fire department 44 times.