Monday, May 6, 2013
The victim said he was home at the time, but did not hear anything.
A Chesterfield man who left his front door unlocked had cash and jewelry stolen from his home, despite the fact that he was there at the time of the burglary. Police said they suspect the burglar entered the house in the 1500 block of Candish Lane through the front door since it had been left open and there were no signs of forced entry. According to the victim, the sneaky thief entered his house sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. April 29. The victim told police he did not hear anything at the time, but later noticed jewelry and cash had been taken. Police did not provide the total value for stolen goods and said the case remains under investigation but there are no suspects at this time. Read more Chesterfield crime stories: Connect with Us: …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A couple of readers debate whether victims bear any responsibility for crime. What do you think?
In Des Peres last week, a handful of cars and homes were burglarized in a residential neighborhood—a serious enough "spree" that the city blasted an email and text alert to the neighborhoods. As it happens, the burglar got into some unlocked cars, used the garage door opener and walked into a pair of houses in which the inside door was not locked. The report brought on this comment from a reader: "A person would not lock their car outside overnight (or anytime) because? And with a home garage door opener and valuables inside? Is this laziness or stupidity?" Another reader who said she was was one of the victims took offense: "I hope you are never a victim. You are acting like it was our fault." What do you think? Do we bear any …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The theft occurred overnight on April 18 in the 17000 block of Chesterfield Airport Road.
Police are investigating a case of commercial burglary after thieves broke into a Chesterfield business and took cash and nail polishing supplies. Chesterfield Police Officer Mike Ryffel said several unknown subjects gained access to the business in the 17000 block of Chesterfield Airport Road by prying open a rear door. Once they were inside, they grabbed any items that were “not secured.” This included cash and nail polishing supplies, Ryffel said. The incident occurred sometime overnight on April 18. Read more Chesterfield crime stories:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The would-be thief attempted to take at TV, but police reported that the individual was unsuccessful.
A burglar who attempted to take advantage of a unlocked display home in a Chesterfield subdivision earlier this month but came away empty-handed. Chesterfield Police reported that the unknown individual entered the home in the Brunhaven Court subdivision, which is located on off Olive Blvd. just north of Ladue Road, sometime overnight between April 12 and April 13. It is believe that the individual than tried to grab a TV. Police noted that it had been pulled away from the wall, but was not taken. The incident is being investigated as a case of residential burglary. Read more Chesterfield crime news: Connect with Us: Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Blogging | Posting Photos | Announcements | Events
Monday, April 22, 2013
Myron Whiters, of Brentwood, is serving a seven-year sentence for a Fenton burglary, and now faces additional charges.
A 51-year-old man is accused of burglarizing four Chesterfield businesses in 2012. Myron Whiters, of the 1500 block of Banneker Avenue in Brentwood, was charged April 10 with three counts of second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft. On Monday, Whiters was charged with an additional second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft charge. Chesterfield Police said Whiters broke into three suites at 16020 Swingley Ridge Road between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 22. Police said he entered Prospect Infosys Inc., American Family Insurance and Solutions Counseling Associates. Whiters stole a laptop from Solutions Counseling, according to a police report. Chesterfield Police said Whiters also broke into an office building at 16476 Wild …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police are searching for a suspect in the smash-and-grab theft from a Chesterfield home April 9.
A brazen burglar snatched a purse from a Chesterfield residence last week while the victim was still at home. The theft occurred April 9 at around 7:20 p.m. when the owner of a house in the 900 block of Renaldo Dr. heard the sound of glass breaking in their kitchen, police said. The victim rushed to the room to find that the had burglary reached in through a shattered window, grabbed a purse that was hanging on a chair and then ran away, police said. The case remains under active investigation, but Police did not say there were any immediate suspects. More Chesterfield crime stories: Connect with Us: Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Blogging | Posting Photos | Announcements | Events
Monday, April 1, 2013
A jury found Richard Lynch guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and two counts of armed criminal action.
A man was found guilty March 13 in a Chesterfield home invasion in which he ambushed a local jeweler outside his home. A jury found Richard J. Lynch, 48, of the first block of Beckewith Trail in O’Fallon, guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and two counts of armed criminal action. He is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. April 12 at the St. Louis County Circuit Courthouse. Lynch’s attorney, Stephen Reynolds, filed a motion Wednesday for acquittal on all counts or, alternatively, a new trial. Police said Lynch waited outside the home of a local jeweler's condo near Woods Mill and Olive roads, about 10 p.m., Feb. 25, 2012 and put a gun to the man’s head. He also held the jeweler's wife hostage and…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Police are reporting that several valuable items were taken from an apartment complex near Route 141 and Olive Boulevard last week.
One Chesterfield apartment dweller is short some valuable items after a burglary in a complex near Route 141 and Olive Boulevard last week. Police said the thief took a laptop, a guitar case, boxing gloves and plastic bags from a basement storage space on the afternoon of March 5. “Every apartment has its own closet type area that is secured with a lock,” said Chesterfield Police Officer Mike Ryffel. “There was no forced entry so it may have been unlocked or someone had a key.” The victim was at work at the time of the burglary and not present at the apartment complex, which is located in the 600 block of Broadmoor Drive. Read more Chesterfield crime stories:
Monday, March 4, 2013
The device had been left in an unlocked vehicle, allowing the thief to steal a laptop and a bag of other electronics from a house in the 2100 block of Brook Hill Ct.
Police are urging residents to take precautions after a thief burglarized a Chesterfield home by sneaking in through the garage. The opener for the door had been left in an unlocked vehicle outside a home in the 2100 block of Brook Hill Ct. on Feb. 21. Once inside, the unknown suspect grabbed a laptop and a bag containing other electronics and then left undetected. Police said the victim did not know exactly when the theft occurred, so it’s unknown whether they were home or not at the time. An investigation remains ongoing, but for now it serves as a reminder that a locked front door is often not enough to foil would-be thieves. “We always inform residents to not only lock their cars, but to also secure their garage door openers,” …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Police said the theft occurred overnight Feb. 1-2 and that the doors to the building had been left open.
The Chesterfield Police are investigating a burglary at Parkway Central High School that resulted in the theft of four rolls of copper. The incident occurred overnight on Feb. 1-2, according to police records. Chesterfield Police Officer Michael Ryffel said the doors to a maintenance building behind the high school had been left open. Ryffel did not have any details on the estimated value of the copper taken, but said the metal is often a target for thieves because it has a high resale value. Parkway Central officials did not immediately return a call Friday afternoon for further information about the incident. Read more Chesterfield crime stories: