Weekly Police Incident Report August 12th - 18th
For the reporting period of Monday, August 12th - Sunday, August 18th, Clayton Police officers responded to 543 calls for service, including 24 automobile accidents & 32 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following incidents:
Just before noon on Monday, a local restaurant delivery driver left his vehicle parked in the 7700 block of Bonhomme with the keys in the ignition & the engine running. When he returned after his delivery, he discovered the vehicle had been stolen.
Monday afternoon, a resident in the 8100 block of Kingsbury reported their surveillance camera captured video of a subject checking vehicle door handles overnight. Entry was not gained & nothing was damaged.
Monday evening officers responded to a vacant building in the 100 block of S. Meramec for a report of items being thrown out of the windows. A search of the building found it unoccupied and officers noted a back door was unsecured & several windows had been previously broken. The new property owner responded to secure the building.
Early Tuesday morning, officers responded to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for a report of a subject trespassing. Contact was made with a male subject who, despite receiving previous notices he was not allowed on the property, was attempting to sleep in the lobby.
Tuesday evening, officers responded to a call to check on two individuals inside a business in the central business district. Employees were concerned the subjects were under the influence of a controlled substance. Contact was made with a male & female who admitted to using Fentanyl prior to arriving at the business. They consented to searches of their property & were both found in possession of suspected Fentanyl, prescription stimulants not prescribed to either subject & drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested & warrants will be applied for.
Wednesday afternoon, a vehicle was reported as stolen from the alley way in the 400 block of S. Brentwood Blvd. The vehicle owner stated she parked her Kia Sportage at approximately 9am & believes she left her keys in the unlocked vehicle. When she returned to the alley just after 3pm she discovered her vehicle had been stolen. She later reported person(s) unknown attempted to use a debit card that was left in the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered in Jennings Thursday evening.
Overnight Wednesday, a resident in the 100 block of N. Bemiston observed two males entering the unlocked vehicles in their driveway. When the resident opened their door to confront them, the subjects fled from the area on foot.
A short time later, a caller in the 7800 block of Pershing discovered person(s) unknown had unlocked & opened the gates to their yard.
At approximately 10:50pm Wednesday, a resident in the 7600 block of Westmoreland was alerted by their surveillance system of a possible burglary in progress. A review of their video surveillance revealed three male suspects opened the gate to their yard. They briefly entered the yard before quickly leaving the area.
Thursday afternoon an employee in the 8200 block of Forsyth discovered an unknown subject sent a fraudulent email to his employer’s HR department & requested his pay be rerouted to a new bank account. The employee did not make the request & the company is working to rectify the error.
Thursday evening, a visitor to the justice center left two cell phones on his seat in the open seating area while he spoke with an employee. When he returned to his seat, he discovered someone had stolen the phones.
While securing the park shelters after hours Thursday night, an officer observed an unoccupied vehicle parked in the Shaw Park lot. As the officer entered the park, two subjects were observed fleeing the area on foot. A search of the park revealed nothing was damaged or left behind.
Friday evening, a visitor to Clayton reported his wife walked away from their hotel earlier in the day & he was concerned for her welfare. The female was located unharmed Saturday morning & at her request was transported to a local hospital for care.
Saturday evening a subject reported her foot was run over by a vehicle as she was crossing Big Bend in the area of Forest Ridge. She did not have contact with the driver & the vehicle left the area prior to the arrival of officers. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Early Sunday morning, IHOP employees contacted this department to report two men had failed to pay for their meals after dining with a larger group. The employees wanted to document the incident but did not wish to pursue charges.
Lastly, just after 4am Sunday, a male subject entered a local business with visible injuries & told employees to contact the police department. Officers administered first aid until the arrival of EMS personnel. The subject was experiencing a mental health crisis & was transported to a local hospital for care.
Just a reminder, please remember your #9pmroutine & secure your vehicles & property. If you observe suspicious activity please do not approach the suspects. Instead, contact the police department as soon as possible #seesomethingsaysomething. 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.
Cpl. Jenny Schwartz