Police Weekly Weekly Incident Report: March 11 - 17
On Monday, the restaurant 801 Chophouse reported a large sum of cash missing. Video surveillance revealed an employee had stolen the money. The investigation also revealed the suspect had stopped depositing the restaurant’s cash proceeds for a couple of weeks. A warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest. He was found in Macon, Georgia and arrested by the local sheriff’s office. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of over $10,000 in cash belonging to the restaurant. He is currently awaiting extradition to Missouri.
On Monday at 5:40 pm, a suspect burglarized a detached garage on the 8100 block of Westmoreland. The suspect forced entry into the garage, and then took a red and black mountain bike. He was last seen riding the bike eastbound toward N. Brentwood in the alley. The suspect is described as a white male, the 30s to 40s age range, with a mustache, dark jacket, and wearing blue jeans. He was carrying an Amazon package.
On Tuesday at 12:30 am, an officer observed a vehicle traveling northbound on S. Hanley near Forsyth with parts of its undercarriage dragging on the pavement and creating sparks. The officer stopped the vehicle on Forsyth, and he observed it had heavy front-end damage and it was leaking fluid. Other officers checked the area for evidence of a motor vehicle accident. The building sign in front of 7700 Bonhomme was found knocked over and tire tracks were left in the grass around the sign. A fluid trail from the sign to the area of the traffic stop was also noted. The driver was subsequently arrested for DWI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (a marijuana bong was found in the car).
On Tuesday at 10:45 am, a dine and dash was reported at IHOP. A male and female couple walked out on a $23 bill. It should be noted, Tuesday was IHOP’s annual Free Pancake Day.
On Wednesday at 5:15 pm, a male driver pulled along side a female in a parked vehicle near Maryland and Topton. The male initiated a conversation with the female, and she noticed that his pants were pulled down and he was exposing himself. The female drove away and reported this incident to us on Thursday evening. The suspect was described as a black male, light complexion, with some facial hair and a gold tooth. He was driving a silver two-door car.
On Friday at 2:42 am, officers located a vehicle stopped in traffic at S. Brentwood and Shaw Park. The driver was incoherent and had vomit on his shirt. He was subsequently arrested for DWI.
On Friday afternoon, a dine and dash was reported at Sushi AI at 4 N. Central Ave.
On Saturday at 1:55 am, a traffic stop at Audubon and Buckingham resulted in a DWI arrest.
During this reporting period, the Clayton PD responded to 535 calls for service, including 21 motor vehicle accidents and 35 calls to assist the Fire Department.