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Weekly Incident Report July 29th - August 4th

Publish Date:08/05/2019 11:35 AM
Before we get started, we’d like to take a minute to remind you there are things you can do to help us prevent crimes from occurring in our neighborhoods.  Specifically, you can help us reduce the amount of vehicle break-ins by being mindful of your belongings.  Please take the extra time to remove anything of value from your vehicles, roll up the windows & lock the doors.  Never leave keys in your vehicles & make sure you’re securing your residences.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, remember your #9pmroutine! 

For the reporting period of Monday, July 29th - Sunday, August 4th, Clayton Police officers responded to 555 calls for service, including 13 automobile accidents & 31 calls to assist the Fire Department.  Among those calls were the following incidents:

Early Monday morning, officers responded to the 6400 block of San Bonita following a report of subjects looking into vehicles.  Officers observed 2 teenagers flee the area on foot as they arrived.  While searching the area, officers located 6 vehicles that had been rummaged through & they discovered discarded vehicle paperwork belonging to a resident in the 6300 block of Northwood.  Contact was made with the resident & it was discovered her vehicle had been stolen from in front of her home.  The vehicle was unlocked and a key fob had been left inside. 

Later Monday morning, a resident in the 7700 block of Country Club Ct. reported his vehicle was stolen from the driveway of his residence.  The vehicle was unlocked & the key fob was left inside.  The vehicle was later recovered in Chesterfield after being involved in an accident.  4 subjects were arrested in connection with the theft.

A third vehicle was reported as stolen overnight from the 8000 block of Seminole.  The vehicle was left unlocked with the key fob inside. 

One of the vehicles previously reported as stolen from the 8000 block of Clayton Lane was recovered in East St. Louis, IL.  The second vehicle is still missing. 

Late Monday night, a check of a suspicious vehicle on the Walgreens parking lot resulted in the arrest of the driver for possession of a controlled substance & the arrest of the passenger for an outstanding warrant for shoplifting.

Tuesday morning, a resident in the 6400 block of San Bonita advised lawn equipment was stolen from her unlocked, detached garage sometime between 07/21 and 07/29.

A resident of the 6400 block of Alamo reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle overnight on Sunday & removed $20 in cash & a key fob used to access a gated dog park. 

A resident of the 7500 block of Wellington Way advised his unlocked vehicle was rummaged through sometime between 7/26 & 7/28, while parked behind his residence.  His wallet & sunglasses were stolen. 

Sometime overnight on Tuesday, a vehicle was damaged by a second vehicle while parked in the garage at 7777 Bonhomme.  The driver of the second vehicle left the scene without reporting the incident or providing contact information. 

Wednesday afternoon, an employee in the 7700 block of Bonhomme discovered person(s) unknown rerouted her direct deposit paycheck into a fictious US Bank account.

Early Thursday morning a boyfriend & girlfriend were both released from the St. Louis County Jail.  After discovering his girlfriend had called another man to pick her up from jail, the boyfriend physically assaulted her.  He was subsequently arrested by this department for Domestic Assault. 

Later Thursday morning, officers responded to the area of E. Brentmoor Park for a report of a male subject urinating in public.  A check of his person resulted in his arrest for outstanding warrants related to burglary, trespassing & larceny charges. 

On Thursday, officers responded to a report of an adult male suffering from a mental health crisis.  Contact was made with the subject & officers were able to safely assist him in receiving medical care. 

A traffic stop in the area of S. Hanley & Clayton Rd. late Thursday night resulted in the arrest of the driver for driving while intoxicated. 

Early Friday morning, Walgreens employees contacted this department after observing a subject attempting to conceal merchandise in his backpack.  When he realized his attempt had been detected he returned the items & caused a verbal disturbance.  He was issued a trespass warning & removed from the store. 

Friday afternoon, a patron of Starbucks had her cell phone stolen after leaving it behind on the counter.  It was later recovered at a kiosk in the Galleria. 

Saturday evening, a resident of the 6300 block of N. Rosebury reported his bicycle had been stolen from his apartment basement sometime between 7/27 & 8/4.  A bicycle matching the description given by the victim was recovered Sunday in the 6300 block of Southwood.

As reported Sunday afternoon, an officer was on patrol in the 900 block of Concordia Ln. in the early hours of Sunday morning when he observed a subject, later identified as Milton Smith (1970) attempting to evade detection inside a parked vehicle.  M. Smith was found in possession of burglary tools & items belonging to unknown victims.  The vehicle had been stolen overnight from a residence in St. Louis City.  Investigation is ongoing but has revealed M. Smith is responsible for the home burglary in the 6300 block of Northwood Ave. on July 27th.  M. Smith was arrested & warrants were issued for burglary & stealing.  He is currently in custody on a $30,000 bond. 

A short time later, a traffic stop in the 7500 block of Wydown resulted in the arrest of the driver for driving while intoxicated. 

Sunday afternoon, an officer was completing a vacation check when he discovered an open door.  The residence was searched & secured. 

If you have any information regarding the above investigations or would like more information on what you can do to help reduce the opportunity for crime, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Stay safe everyone!
Cpl. Jenny Schwartz