Thursday, April 4, 2013
The latest report from the Chesterfield police shows at least five incidents of home burglaries and larcenies in the past week.
Chesterfield police reported four incidents of home break-ins in the past week, according to the latest reports from the department for the week of March 27 through April 2. Patch is checking with city police for more details, but all the incidents involve an unknown suspect breaking into a home and making off with personal property. In at least one case, police reported that the intruder had forced open a door. Chesterfield police spokesman Officer Mike Ryffel told Patch that in all four cases, police do not have suspects, but that police are actively investigating. In that case, in the 2300 block of Manor Creek Drive, police said the person broke in through the rear of the home and took jewelry. Police reported that incident on March 31…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Chesterfield Police Department is holding an open registration night April 10 for the free preschool program, which covers topics such as bicycle and school bus safety.
An open registration night for Chesterfield's Safety Town, a free preschool safety program, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West. Safety Town is a nationally recognized pre-school safety program which teaches 4, 5 and 6 year olds about a wide variety of safety issues including bicycle safety, water safety, school bus safety and stranger danger. The program is hosted and staffed by the Chesterfield Police Department in cooperation with the Chesterfield Rotary, the Chesterfield Kiwanis and the Parkway School District. The program is conducted for six, two-week sessions during the summer months. All Safety Town sessions for 2013 will be held at the Parkway Early Childhood Center at…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Police said in each incident an unknown suspect gained entry by forcing a rear door. There is no initial indication that the two thefts are related.
Two Chesterfield homes were broken into last week and were pilfered for jewelry and, in one case, alcohol by the intruders. The first incident occurred in the 1300 block of Countryside Manor Place on Jan. 22. According to police, the suspect forced open a rear door using unknown means while the home’s owners were out for the evening. The suspect then proceeded to take rings, earrings, necklaces and a bottle of vodka. In a separate incident on Jan. 16, another unknown suspect forced the rear door at a home in the 16000 block of Clarkson Woods Drive, also taking several items of jewelry from the residence. Police said they do not have any reason to believe the two burglaries are related, and both incidents are under active investigation. …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Chief Ray Johnson has been a long-standing member of the organization, which is a collaboration among agencies in 13 counties that investigates homicides and other serious crimes.
Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson has been tapped to serve as chairman for the Greater St. Louis Area Major Case Squad. The Major Case Squad is activated to investigate homicides and other serious major crimes throughout the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. It includes 500 highly trained Criminal Homicide Investigators from the 13 county region of the St. Louis metropolitan area, encompassing St. Louis County, St. Louis City, five additional Missouri counties and six counties in Illinois. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was formed in 1965 and has been one of the longest standing collaborations of professional law enforcement agencies in the nation. During the tenure of the Major Case Squad it has been highly successful in…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Chesterfield Patch put together a list of the most clicked crime stories for the month of December.
5) Fire in Chesterfield Home Torches Bathroom "A fire broke out in a Chesterfield house Wednesday afternoon, damaging a bathroom and causing some smoke damage to the rest of the residence. The Monarch Fire Protection District responded to the fire at around 1 p.m. after receiving a call from an alarm company and a resident of the home located in the 2100 block of Silverwood Lane." 4) Man Pulled Over For Drunk Driving Had Loaded Gun "A 73-year-old male pulled over in Chesterfield for driving while intoxicated could also face charges for violating Missouri gun law. The Chesterfield Police Department said the suspect had a loaded pistol in his glove box and was cited for illegal possession of a firearm. Missouri statutes state that it's …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A 21-year-old male allegedly caught stealing clothes from Banana Republic pushed down a police officer.
A 21-year-old male is being charged with resisting arrest after he allegedly pushed down a police officer who caught him shoplifting at Chesterfield Mall. The incident occurred Dec. 7 at around 2:45 p.m. when the suspect was spotted concealing clothing from Banana Republic and then leaving the store without paying. When he was confronted, police say he pushed the officer down and then fled the mall. Law enforcement caught up with him again in the parking lot. "Once the other officer caught up with him, he gave up peacefully," said Chesterfield Police Officer Mike Ryffel. "No force had to be used." Read more Chesterfield crime stories:
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The incident occurred Dec. 5 in Chesterfield Valley.
Chesterfield Police are investigating a case of retail theft that involved multiple suspects who lifted an unknown amount of laptops from the Best Buy in Chesterfield Valley. Chesterfield Officer Mike Ryffel said it was unknown how many laptops had been stolen and indicated that the theft occurred without Best Buy employees initially realizing it had happened. "Usually the suspects will cut the security devices off the boxes," Ryffel said. The incident occurred Dec. 5 and Ryffel said their investigation is ongoing. Related stories:
Friday, December 14, 2012
The animals had also been seen bumping into buildings in the Chesterfield Commons shopping area before trying to cross the highway. No drivers were injured in the collisions.
Several deer caused some brief chaos in Chesterfield Thursday morning when they tried to cross Highway 40 and were hit and killed by multiple drivers. KMOV reported on the incident yesterday, which started when the small herd of deer appeared in the parking lot of the shopping center containing Kaldi's Coffe House on Chesterfield Airport road. One of the deer allegedly smacked into the window of the coffee shop, although the business wasn't damaged. Chesterfield Police told KMOV that the deer may have bumped into other buildings in the area as well before then sprinting onto Highway 40 near the Boone Bridge. Three of the four deer were then struck and killed by oncoming traffic, with one particularly quick (or particularly lucky) …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The burglary occurred at Ascension Catholic School in Chesterfield.
Usually when people break into schools, it's teenagers who are part of some wacky sitcom plot to alter their permanent record, but sometimes they are just after Gatorade and candy. The Chesterfield Police Department reported a case of commercial burglary earlier this week involving an unknown suspect who did just that. According to the department's weekly blotter, the individual pried open a window screen at Ascension Catholic School sometime late on Dec. 2 or early on Dec. 3 and took several food items, which police later said were Gatorade and candy.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
A Chesterfield man may have violated city ordinance earlier this week for improperly draining his pool.
Chesterfield police are reporting that a local man may have violated city ordinance when an attempt to drain a pool for the winter caused flooding in a neighboring property. The incident occurred in the 16000 block of Meadow Oak Drive on Dec. 2 and caused "heavy flooding" in a neighbor's yard. Chesterfield Police said city ordinance requires that pools in the city must be drained propertly. It's unlikely that the incident will result in criminal charges and was instead referred to city's zoning enforcement office.