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Weekly Police Incident Report: August 26th - September 1st

Publish Date:09/03/2019 11:37 AM

For the reporting period of Monday, August 26th - Sunday, September 1st, Clayton Police officers responded to 467 calls for service, including 9 automobile accidents & 44 calls to assist the Fire Department. Many of these calls resulted in ongoing investigations. If you have any information regarding these investigations, please contact the Clayton Police Department (314)-645-3000 to speak with an officer. Among the calls for service last week were the following incidents:


Early Monday morning, an employee of a restaurant in the central business district reported he fell victim to a telephone scam. As a result, he divulged personal information about himself & provided the scammer with access information associated with multiple gift cards purchased at the direction of the scammer.


Early Tuesday morning, after five subjects enjoyed a meal at IHOP four of the subjects left the restaurant without paying the bill. The 5th subject was left behind & was unable to cover the cost of the meals.


Tuesday afternoon, a resident of Chicago, IL contacted our department after discovering someone was fraudulently accessing his bank account from PNC Bank branches located in Clayton & the surrounding area. Later Tuesday afternoon, a Bank of America customer reported she had fallen victim to a “Grandparent Scam.” She stated her son is currently out of the country & her mother-in-law received a phone call from someone claiming the son had been arrested & money needed to be wired to an attorney. When the family could not reach the son by telephone the funds were wired. Shortly afterward, the son called & advised he had not been arrested.


Tuesday evening, officers responded to a business in the 8100 block of Maryland Ave. for a report of a male subject causing a disturbance. The man was allegedly attempting to have his ex-girlfriend fired as a result of his behavior. He was arrested for Peace Disturbance & multiple outstanding warrants through other agencies.


Tuesday night, a female reported her boyfriend had repeatedly physically assaulted her while they were at work & she feared he was still in the area. The boyfriend was located & after further investigation he was arrested for Domestic Assault.


Late Tuesday night, a manager at IHOP reported someone removed her personal keys from an employee only area & stole her rental vehicle from the parking lot. Review of security video revealed two suspects arrived in a vehicle which had been reported as stolen out of St. Louis City. Upon entering the restaurant, one of the subjects took the manager’s keys & they both quickly left the area with the original stolen vehicle & the rental vehicle. The rental vehicle was later disabled by OnStar & recovered in Berkeley. Several personal items belonging to the reporting party are still missing & the investigation is ongoing.


Wednesday morning, officers responded to the St. Louis County courthouse for a report of an assault. Two female subjects advised they had attended a court hearing regarding a civil matter between them. Following the court appearance, they physically fought over an elevator car. The case has been forwarded to the Clayton municipal prosecutor.


Wednesday evening, officers were contacted by residents who were concerned by what they described as a family member’s irrational behavior. Contact was made with the subject who was suffering from a mental health crisis. With the help of Clayton EMS personnel, officers assisted in transporting the individual to a local hospital for medical care.


Saturday afternoon, a passerby found a woman’s purse on the ground in the 6400 block of Ellenwood. The purse contained two bibles & no other identifying items. The purse was seized for safe keeping & officers are asking for information to assist in returning it to the owner.


Later Saturday afternoon, Clayton officers responded to the 8100 block of Clayton Rd. after a uniformed Richmond Heights Officer was involved in a critical incident within the City of Clayton. The St. Louis County Police Department Bureau of Crimes Against Persons has been requested to lead the investigation. Any inquiries on the matter should be directed to the St. Louis County Police Department. This is an ongoing investigation & we will continue to release any information as it becomes available.


Saturday night, officers responded to a restaurant in the central business district after a patron reported she had been physically assaulted by another patron. The incident was forwarded to the Clayton municipal prosecutor for consideration.


Sunday afternoon, staff at the St. Louis County Justice Center reported an inmate was being booked into the jail & was found to have marijuana concealed on his person. The subject was arrested for possession of the marijuana in a jail facility & was released to the custody of jail staff.


Lastly, Sunday night, while conducting an extra patrol of the Metro garage in the 200 block of S. Meramec, an officer discovered a MetroLink sign had been broken from its base by unknown means & two large trash cans had been overturned. The area is not under video surveillance & there are no know witnesses at this time.


If you have any questions 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!

Cpl. Jenny Schwartz


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