Police Weekly Incident Report: February 11 – 17
On Monday at 4:20 pm, a woman parked her vehicle in front of St. Michael & St. George Church at 6345 Wydown and went inside to pick up her children from school. In the four minutes she was inside, an unknown suspect shattered her vehicle’s window and took her purse.
On Monday at 5:30 pm, a road rage incident on the parking lot of the Post Office at 7750 Maryland led to a minor physical altercation. The main aggressor left the scene before the police were called and no identifying information was obtained. The victim was not injured.
On Tuesday morning, a resident on the 7500 block of Byron reported that someone had rummaged through his unlocked vehicle during the overnight hours. Nothing was missing.
On Wednesday at 3:00 am, a traffic stop at Glenridge and Byron resulted in a DWI arrest.
On Wednesday at 5:30 am, officers responded to an office building on S. Bemiston for a disturbance involving an extremely intoxicated male subject. Upon arrival, the male subject made threatening statements and threw a full beer bottle at an officer, nearly striking his head. A Taser had to be used to subdue the subject. Neither the officers nor the drunk suspect were injured during the incident. The suspect caused significant property damage to the office suite he occupied prior to the officers’ arrival. He was arrested and booked for felony assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and felony property damage.
On Thursday at 10:15 am, a shoplifting was reported at Walgreens. An officer arrested the female suspect near Schnucks as she attempted to flee the scene. She was in possession of stolen skin care products, makeup, and candy, with a total retail value over $130.
During the snowfall on Friday afternoon-evening, officers responded to seven automobile accidents in Clayton.
On Saturday morning, a vehicle was reported stolen from the 6300 block of Northwood during the overnight hours. The University City Police Department found the vehicle parked in their venue on Sunday afternoon. A suspect, well-known to the U. City PD, was near the vehicle when it was located. The suspect was wearing a lanyard around his neck with the vehicle’s key attached to it. Consequently, he was arrested.
On Saturday at 7:30 am, officers responded to the Clayton Metrolink platform to assist the Fire Department with a medical emergency. On Saturday at 6:39 pm, a male subject was hit by a vehicle on southbound I-170 at the Forest Park Parkway. Witnesses observed him deliberately run onto the traffic lanes and into the path of a moving vehicle. The subject was pronounced dead on the scene.
During this reporting period, the Clayton PD responded to 373 calls for service, including 25 automobile accidents and 22 calls to assist the Fire Department.
Lt. Mark Smith