Police Weekly Incident Report: February 18 - 24
On Monday at 11:52 pm, a traffic stop at S. Brentwood and Forsyth resulted in the arrest of the driver for possession of heroin and syringes.
On Tuesday between 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, a male suspect entered the garage of an apartment building on the 8100 block of Whitburn and stole miscellaneous items.
On Tuesday at 1:40 pm, officers responded to the County Jail to assist the Clayton Fire Department with a female subject who was just released from incarceration and claiming to be ill. The officers and fire personnel determined the subject was feigning an illness with the belief she would get a ride home from the ambulance. The subject became combative and kicked an officer on the leg when she realized she would get a ride to the hospital and not home. She was arrested for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Neither the officer nor the suspect were injured.
On Wednesday, a report was taken for a senior citizen who was victimized by a computer-telephone scam. The victim reported that she entered personal information in a pop-up notification on her computer, which appeared to be from Apple. A short time later she received a phone call from a person claiming to be an Apple representative who was going to help her remove a virus from her computer. The caller directed the victim to purchase Target gift cards in the amount of $2000 and send him the cards’ serial numbers to pay for the computer services. Over the course of several days, the scammer directed the victim to buy more gift cards and send the serial numbers to him. The victim lost $10,000 in the scam. ****Reminder: The Clayton PD is hosting a fraud prevention seminar this Thursday at 7:00 pm. The seminar will cover this type of scam. Please RSVP by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org / (314) 290 - 8406.****
On Friday, an iPhone was found on the 6300 block of Alamo. It was locked so we haven’t been able to identify the owner.
On Friday, a vehicle window was shattered while it was parked in a garage at 200 S. Hanley. Nothing was missing from the vehicle.
On Saturday morning, a vehicle on the 900 block of S. Meramec was found vandalized. The damage occurred during the overnight hours.
On Sunday at 3:40 am, an officer attempted to make contact with the driver of a suspicious vehicle parked near Mohawk and N. Biltmore. The vehicle fled from the area at a high rate of speed as the officer approached. It was later determined that the vehicle had just been stolen in Bridgeton.
During this reporting period, the Clayton PD responded to 475 calls for service, including 22 motor vehicle accidents and 33 calls to assist the Fire Department.
Lt. Mark Smith
(314) 290 – 8406