Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A roundup of odd, unusual and head-scratching crimes in the St. Louis area.
Burglar Foils Unsecure Security Camera A burglar turned around a security camera and apparently deleted any potentially incriminating images Jan. 7 at a home in Fenton after breaking into the residence by using a landscaping stone to break the front entry door sidelight. A coin collection was stolen. The homeowner told a sheriff's deputy she had left home at approximately 5:20 p.m. Upon her return said she observed the left front door side light was shattered and most of the glass removed, according to the deputy's report. Due to three previous burglaries in the recent past, The homeowner had placed a "trail cam" on a bookshelf after the previous burglaries, Police discovered the camera had been turned around facing the back of the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A round-up of odd and unusual crimes in and around the St. Louis area.
Computer Tablet Scam Ends With Man Grabbing $800 From Woman A woman withdrew $800 from an ATM machine after being approached by two men on a QuikTrip parking lot in Hazelwood and said they were selling iPads and other electronic equipment. She led the men to a nearby supermarket where she withdrew $800 from an ATM machine. She then walked back to their car where they told her to take a box from the back of the car that supposedly contained the iPads. Instead, the boxes contained two picture frames that were made to look like iPads and another box that contained a wooden cutting board. Yet another box was filled with bubble wrap and a USB cord. During the transaction, one of the man grabbed the woman's $800 and fled. Another QuikTrip …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A roundup of odd, unusual and off-the-wall crimes in and around St. Louis.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dan Barger
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Chicken-Eating Vodka Thief The store security staff at Dierbergs Market, in Arnold, watched a man stuff four bottles of Absolut vodka down his pants Sept. 30 and then walk through the store eating chicken from the deli, according to police. When the man tried to leave the store, the security staff tried to stop him and the man kicked them. He was booked and held. A Man Walks Into a Bar A St. Peters man walked into a sports bar on Jungermann Road Oct. 15 and slugged a complete stranger who was watching television. The victim said he did not know his assailant, had never spoken to him and had never met him before. Six Cars Stolen From Dealership; One Left Behind Auto thieves snatched approximately six cars from the Johnny Londoff Chevrolet …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A round-up of odd, unusual and off-the-wall crime items from around the St. Louis area.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dan Barger
Monday, September 17, 2012
Ranting and Raving While Intoxicated A 42-year-old Kirkwood man was arrested and charged in municipal court with disorderly conduct on Sept. 7 in the 10000 block of Manchester Road. Employees of a nearby business called Warson Woods police when the man was observed beating on his vehicle and screaming profanities and racial epithets in the parking lot. The man was intoxicated and apparently upset because he had been involved in an accident in which the vehicle that struck his fled the scene in the city of Glendale several hours earlier. It Makes One Wonder What He Was Planning on Shaving A man recently stole at least 250 razor blade packages valued at $4,100 from three St. Charles County Walmart stores, police said. The packages contained…
Friday, August 31, 2012
A roundup of odd, unusual and off-the wall crimes compiled from police reports around the St. Louis area.
All in the Family An unidentified 15-year-old used a gun to hold up a gas station in Chesterfield Aug. 26. He was turned in to police by his father, police said. A son asked his mother for money Aug. 23 in the parking lot of Neighbors Credit Union in Fenton after she had cashed her paycheck. He became upset when she refused to give him any money so he stole the money from her hand and ran off. A 34-year-old St. Peters man was charged with pushing, hitting and kicking his mother Aug. 24, sending her to the hospital for her injuries. His grandmother witnessed the attack. He was charged with third degree domestic assault Unloaded Gun Was Effective Weapon A Webster Groves man held four men at bay who were walking up and down his street around …
Monday, August 20, 2012
A roundup of weird, unusual and off-the wall crimes compiled from police reports around the St. Louis area.
When Landlords Go Bad Police arrested an Oakville landlord for assault in the first degree. Police said the man threatened his tenants with a loaded shotgun. One-Car Accident During Theft An Arnold woman reportedly took her parents' 2008 Pontiac G6 on July 30 without their permission. In addition to the theft, the woman damaged the overhead garage door frame as she was taking the vehicle. She is wanted on suspicion of vehicle theft and leaving the scene of an accident. Light Crime in Richmond Heights Five juveniles were arrested on suspicion of property destruction July 31 after police said they saw them taking bulbs off of a string of lights on the patio of Maggiano's Little Italy, in Richmond Heights. They were released to their parents…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A roundup of odd and unusual crimes in the St. Louis area.
Counter Attack at Police Station An intoxicated woman was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct May 30 after police said she became combative and climbed onto the front lobby counter at the Richmond Heights Police Department. It began earlier in the day when police responded to a report that someone was blowing a car horn repeatedly in the 1600 block of Bellevue Avenue, according to police. Upon investigation, they found the 25-year-old woman sitting in her car and talking to her boyfriend by phone. The car was turned off. Police brought her to the station to await her boyfriend. After her arrest, her boyfriend arrived and she was released to him. Be Careful if You Wear Your Friend's Pants A St. Louis County Police Department South …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Crime in the area: weird, lucky, and foolish.
Dog May Have Foiled Home Burglary A homeowner's dog may have scared away a potential burglar who broke into a home Apr. 17 on My Road, High Ridge. The deputy who responded to the burglary call reported that he found the front screen door torn but still secure and the rear door frame was broken near the doorknob. There were pry marks on the door frame and a dead bolt lock had not been secured. Nothing was missing from the home which led to speculation that the homeowner's dog scared the burglar away. The Way Some Play Golf, These are the Same Things A weed eater and golf clubs were reported stolen Apr. 5 on East Lane in South County. Woman Calls Burglary Victim and Offers to Sell Property Back to Him A man who told a sheriff's deputy that a…
Sunday, November 27, 2011
A roundup of odd and unusual crimes in and around the St. Louis area.
Grinchy Thief Cleans Out Shed A fully decorated Christmas tree was among a variety of items stolen from a storage shed Nov. 17 on Tesson Hills Drive in Fenton. Also missing were a pool table, a sectional sofa, three air purifiers, a green bicycle and a set of red pots-and-pans and a table and chairs set. Making It Easy A woman told police she parked her car in front of a Walgreens store Nov. 13 in University City and then entered the store. When she returned, the vehicle was missing. She told police she may have left the keys in the vehicle's ignition when she went into the store. Making It Easy Part II During an investigation of a damaged street sign on Laclede Station Road in Shrewsbury, police found a clue at the accident scene that the…
Sunday, October 23, 2011
A round-up of odd, unusual and perplexing crime reports in and around the area.
The Things We Steal Now He's Really on the Hot Seat Yes, the Kitchen Sink Adding insult to injury Thief Still Owns a VCR? Big Yellow Bus Hard to Hide For questions about this report, contact Dan Barger at Dan.Barger@patch.com