Weekly Police Incident Report August 5th - August 11th
For the reporting period of Monday, August 5th - Sunday, August 11th, Clayton Police officers responded to 535 calls for service, including 14 automobile accidents & 29 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following incidents:
Early Monday morning, officers responded to a local business after a customer informed staff he was experiencing a mental health crisis. Contact was made with the customer & he was safely conveyed to a local hospital for medical attention.
Monday afternoon officers responded to a report of a male & a female physically fighting. Investigation resulted in the arrest of the male subject for domestic assault.
Monday evening, a resident in the 7500 block of Byron Pl. reported his vehicle had been struck by an unknown vehicle sometime overnight.
Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle was struck in the area of Clayton Rd. & St. Rita Ave., causing it to leave the roadway & strike a fire hydrant. The original striking vehicle left the scene prior to the arrival of officers.
Later Tuesday morning, an argument over a parking dispute in the 7500 block of York resulted in a large police presence in the area as officers responded to a report of an assault involving weapons. Upon arrival officers quickly determined NO weapons were involved & the argument was VERBAL ONLY. Officers were able to diffuse the situation without further incident.
Tuesday afternoon, a cashier at the St. Louis County Collector of Revenue Office was processing a large payment when she discovered a counterfeit $100 bill amidst the authentic currency. The gentleman making the payment left before the discovery of the fraudulent bill.
A resident reported finding a discarded U.S. Passport while walking in the 7500 block of Oxford on Sunday. The passport was issued to a juvenile. We are actively trying to return the passport to the juvenile’s parents. If you have any information which may be of assistance, please contact us.
Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to the central business district after reports of a subject in the area acting irrationally. Contact was made with the subject who was suffering from a mental health crisis. She was transported to a local hospital for medical care.
Wednesday night, a traffic stop in the area of Maryland Ave. & N. Hanley Rd. resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.
Later, a traffic stop in the 7700 block of Davis Place resulted in the arrest of the driver for possession of a controlled substance.
Thursday morning, a resident in the 900 block of Audubon reported he awoke to discover his bicycle had been stolen from his detached garage. He believes he inadvertently left the garage open overnight.
Thursday afternoon, a driver in the area of Big Bend Blvd. & Clayton Rd. followed a vehicle as it drove through a construction zone. The first vehicle made it through the area without incident but the second vehicle became stuck in freshly poured concrete.
Thursday night, a traffic stop in the area of S. Brentwood Blvd. & Bonhomme Ave. resulted in the arrest of the driver for possession of a controlled substance.
Early Friday morning, a traffic stop in the area of DeMun Ave. & Southwood resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.
The property manager of an office building in the 7700 block of Bonhomme reported someone had damaged one of the office suites overnight by splattering paint across the walls, floors & ceiling. The tenant of the suite had been recently reprimanded & it is believed the redecorating was done in retribution.
Early Saturday morning, a traffic stop in the area of Bonhomme Ave. & S. Hanley Rd. resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.
Saturday night, a couple dined at a local restaurant where they decided it would be funny to leave a note for the server claiming the female was being held against her will. The server did not find the humor in the note & contacted police. Officers located the couple who independently confirmed it was intended as a prank.
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.
Last but not least, happy new school year eve! The Clayton School District begins classes tomorrow morning which will mean an increase in vehicular (bicycles included) & pedestrian traffic throughout the area. Please be mindful of your surroundings & let’s do our best to make the first day back safe for everyone.
Cpl. Jenny Schwartz