Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A 23-year-old male is facing possible robbery charges after making threats that he had a knife when he was stopped for shoplifting.
A 23-year-old male who tried to steal spark plugs from the Chesterfield Walmart is facing possible robbery charges after he threatened store security. When the suspect was confronted, he allegedly told the security personnel that he had a knife. However, he was then taken into custody without incident and no weapon was found. Chesterfield Police Officer Mike Ryffel said even verbal threats can elevate what would normally be a shoplifting or larceny charge to the felony level. The incident occurred Nov. 27 at around 1:30 p.m., according to the Chesterfield police blotter. Check out these other Chesterfield crime stories:
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The armed robbery of a Crazy Bowls and Wraps Oct. 20 is estimated to be only the second time in the city's history when shots were fired during such an incident.
With the city of Chesterfield only 25 years old, the Chesterfield Police Department is estimating that armed theft of a Crazy Bowls and Wraps last Saturday is only the second time in the its history were shots have been fired during a robbery. The last time an armed robber fired a weapon during a hold-up occurred more than 18 years ago, according to Chesterfield Police Capt. Steve Lewis. In that instance, the resulting gunfire proved deadly. "The only [other] robbery we had where shots were fired ended up being a homocide because the shots were fired into the victim," he said in an email to Patch. Robberies themselves are not altogether uncommon in Chesterfield. Lewis estimated that there are five to 10 such incidents annually, a number …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
If and when is it appropriate for citizens to intervene?
The armed robbery of a Crazy Bowls and Wraps that occurred in Chesterfield Saturday triggers questions about the ability of citizens to intervene in such a scenario, given the fact that Missouri has a conceal-and-carry law. It was also on the mind of Facebook user Tony Spielberg, who noted on a Chesterfield Patch Facebook post about the incident that it's "another reason to have your CCW." Missouri has had its conceal-and-carry law on the books since 2003 and there is an extensive process required to obtain a permit, so Chesterfield Patch asked Chesterfield Police Capt. Steve Lewis about when it's appropriate for armed citizens to take action. Lewis began by noting that citizens should do whatever they can to ensure their safety in any …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Business had only been open for nearly two months.
Usually the grand opening of a restaurant can be hectic and exciting. That initial rush of business, figuring out what works and what doesn't and trying to make first customers repeat customers. Rarely, however, does that excitement take the form of gunfire, but that was the case for Chesterfield's newest Crazy Bowls and Wraps, which opened Sept. 4 at Airport Road. With not even two months in operation, the restaurant was robbed Saturday at around 10:45 a.m. by a masked man armed with a handgun. He fired a shot during the robbery, but no one was injured. The Chesterfield Police Department was still seeking a suspect as of Tuesday evening, who was described as a black male with a thin build, approximately 5'9", and wearing a black jacket…
Monday, October 22, 2012
No injuries were reported as police ask for help in identifying the suspect who robbed a Crazy Bowls and Wraps Saturday morning.
Police are seeking help in identifying a suspect who fired a shot during an armed robbery of a Crazy Bowls and Wraps in Chesterfield Saturday. The suspect entered the restaurant at 16890 Chesterfield Ariport Road at 10:45 a.m. and demanded money, according to a press release from the Chesterfield Police Department. He then fired a single shot from a handgun, but no one was injured. He then fled from the restaurant on foot from the east side of the building. The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, approximately 5'9", wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a black ski mask. Anyone who may have been in the area, or observed something that could assist in identifying the suspect should contact the Chesterfield Detective Bureau …
Friday, February 17, 2012
A home-invasion robbery of a jewelry store employee has a Pawnshop Association putting up a $5K reward.
There's a $5,000 reward for information on the suspect in an alleged home-invasion robbery Thursday night in Chesterfield, in which a masked gunman pistol-whipped a man, took his wife hostage and made off with a bag of jewelry and other valuables—all while children slept nearby. Chesterfield police detectives were working to identify the suspect based on the victims' descriptions: Last seen wearing: Police were not revealing the name of the victims, who live in the 13000 block of LaBarge Drive, off Woods Mill Road near Olive Boulevard. The gunman fled shortly before police arrived at the home, Chesterfield police Sgt. Christopher Connelly said. Police said the gunman surprised the homeowner with a gun to the back of his head, just outside…
Police offer $5,000 reward for public's help.
$5,000 reward for help in finding Chesterfield armed home invasion robbery suspect! The Chesterfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery which occurred on Thursday 2/16/2012 at approximately 10:15PM in the 13000 block of LaBarge Drive. LaBarge Drive is in a subdivision east of Woods Mill Road near Olive Boulevard, with an entrance near St. Louis Chinese Christian Church. The victim was met at his residence by a suspect armed with a gun and forced inside his home where he and his wife were robbed of various items of jewelry. Police believe that the suspect may have had prior interaction with the victim who works in the jewelry business. The suspect is described as a white male …