Sunday, September 23, 2012
A round-up of odd and unusual and off-the-wall crimes in the St. Louis area.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dan Barger
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tools, Motorcycle Stolen While Owner is in Jail An air compressor, generator and Honda motorcycle were among the items stolen from the home of an Imperial man who was locked up in jail when it happened. The thefts reportedly occurred between Sept. 8-10 on Meadow Drive in Imperial. A burglar broke into an unlocked storage building and also nabbed some tools. A burglar kicked in a garage door and broke into a home Sept. 12 in Imperial and ransacked the homeowner's sock drawer, finding $150 in cash. Man Tries to Sell Live Hand Grenade Kirkwood Police Department received an odd surprise when a man turned up with a military issue hand grenade last week. Police said the man, from High Ridge, didn't realize the WWII grenade posed a danger Burglar…
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 some 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 …
Friday, July 20, 2012
A roundup of odd, unusual and head-scratching crime reports in and around the area.
What the Well-Dressed Bad Guy Wears A woman in Arnold reported that a man dressed like a ninja entered her home, went into the bedroom, stole a computer, iPhone, iPad and $1,000 in cash. He then fled. St. Peters police officers were asked to keep an eye on car washes on patrol routes after a string of burglaries at the businesses when a man showed up at a car wash July 18 wearing a ski mask and carrying a crowbar. Wearing a ski mask in the middle of a heat wave didn't add up. A police officer on a stakeout across the street from the car wash thought so, too. He called in other police officers and all converged on the man as he was prying open the door to the car wash office. He was arrested. Some Crime Involves Heavy Lifting A Jeffco …
Friday, November 18, 2011
A roundup of odd and unusual crimes in and around the St. Louis area.
The Washer and Dryer Escaped Notice Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 10300 block of Old Olive Street Rd. The victim reported that his refrigerator and stove were missing. That's Why Banks Put Chains on Them The door handle of a vehicle was damaged Nov. 2 when someone broke into it and then ransacked it Nov. 2 at Shop 'n' Save, 45 Gravois Bluffs Plaza, Fenton. The only item missing was an ink pen. This Beef Was With the Police A woman failed to check out Nov. 4 from a room at Motel 6, 1860 Bowles Ave. Police were called and discovered her lying in the bed passed out from alcohol. The suspect was very uncooperative with the hotel staff and police. When asked her name by police, she responded "roast beef." She was arrested…