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Weekly Police Incident Report: September 9th - 15th

Publish Date:09/16/2019 2:36 PM
Weekly Police Incident Report: September 9th – 15th

For the reporting period of Monday, September 9th through Sunday, September 15th, Clayton Police Officers responded to 487 calls for service, including 18 vehicle accidents & 38 calls to assist the Fire Department.  Among those calls were the following events:

Early Tuesday morning, a customer at a restaurant in the 7900 block of Bonhomme fell asleep at his table.  When an employee attempted to wake him, he became combative & struck the employee.  The customer was highly intoxicated & was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Later Tuesday morning, an employee of the City of Clayton reported someone damaged their city owned vehicle.  The vehicle had been parked in a parking garage in the 200 block of S. Meramec on the afternoon of Friday, September 6th & the damage was discovered Monday morning.  No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle was struck while parked in a garage in the 8500 block of Maryland Ave.  A witness to the incident provided information on the striking vehicle however, a check of the vehicle’s registration information revealed it is outdated.  Officers are attempting to locate the owner. 

An officer was on patrol in the area of DeMun & Southwood just after 5am Wednesday morning when he discovered 2 male subjects hiding in a car port in the 6300 block of Southwood. Both were arrested on charges through other agencies. One of the men is currently on probation for Burglary 1st degree. It is believed the subjects were in the company of 2 other individuals prior to their arrests. We are asking residents & business owners who may have witnessed these subjects in the area or have video surveillance related to this case to contact the police department.

Later Wednesday, a resident in the 900 block of S. Central reported the driver’s side window of his vehicle was damaged by unknown means.  Time of occurrence was between 9am & noon. 

Wednesday afternoon, 2 male subjects walked out of CVS, each carrying a basket full of alcohol, without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise.  They were last seen leaving the area in a white Lexus passenger vehicle with Illinois license plates. 

Early Thursday morning, a female attempted to purchase 2 bottles of alcohol from CVS.  When she was told she needed an ID to make the purchase, she exited the store & a male subject entered in her place.  At the register, the male requested a different type of alcohol & while the cashier was distracted, he grabbed the original 2 bottles & exited the store without paying for them.  While making his escape, the male damaged the store’s sliding glass entrance doors by knocking them off the tracks. 

Thursday afternoon, a resident was in the 8100 block of Pershing when she observed 4 subjects attempting to enter her locked vehicle.  Officers located the subjects nearby.  They were identified & after they were discovered to be juveniles they were released to their parents. 

Thursday night, officers were contacted by a subject who was concerned by their roommate’s behavior.  Contact was made with the roommate & it was determined she was struggling with her mental health.  She voluntarily elected to seek treatment at a local hospital.

Friday afternoon officers responded to the St. Louis County Jail for a report of an inmate in possession of a controlled substance.  The inmate explained he was being searched by corrections officers when he observed a baggie containing a suspected controlled substance near his foot.  He stated he purposely attempted to conceal the baggie with the intention to sell the contents inside the jail.  The baggie & contents were seized for testing.  Meanwhile, the inmate remains in custody of the jail on other charges. 

Friday night, a traffic stop in the area of Bonhomme & S. Meramec resulted in the arrest of the driver & two passengers for being minors in possession of alcohol & for possession of marijuana & marijuana paraphernalia.

Early Saturday morning, officers responded to the 6500 block of Clayton Rd. in response to a dispute between a cab driver & passenger over fare.  The passenger paid the fare; however he was extremely intoxicated & as a precaution for his safety he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Following an overnight party at Fontbonne, University security officers discovered damage to a steel door & door trim at the Fine Arts building.  Security is investigating whether a student caused the damage. 

Later Saturday morning, officers responded to the Ritz-Carlton for a report of a verbal disturbance between guests & hotel staff.  According to hotel staff, guests complained of a strong odor of marijuana coming from the rooms where another guest, later identified as Lil Wayne, & his entourage were staying.  Staff confirmed the source of the odor & requested the group open a balcony door to air out the room.  The request resulted in a verbal peace disturbance in the lobby between hotel staff, Lil Wayne & his companions.  Shortly after the arrival of officers, Lil Wayne voluntarily decided he no longer wished to stay at the hotel.  He & his entourage left the hotel without further incident.  

Saturday afternoon, a subject was driving in the 6500 block of Forsyth when a male subject ran alongside her vehicle.  The subject yelled derogatory comments & knocked on the vehicle’s passenger side window.  The driver stopped the vehicle & rolled down the window to speak with the man.  At that time the male reached in & struck the passenger’s face with an open hand.  Neither the driver nor the passenger recognized the man, nor did they have any explanation for his behavior. 

Saturday afternoon, a resident in the 8100 block of Roxburgh discovered his vehicle was struck while parked in front of his residence.  At this time no witnesses have come forward & no suspects have been identified. 

Saturday evening, a male subject entered CVS & concealed 3 bottles of body wash & 1 can of bug spray on his person before leaving the store without attempting to purchase the items.  Officers responded & located him nearby.  He was found to be in possession of the merchandise as well as drug paraphernalia.  Additionally, among several warrants for other agencies, he had an active warrant through this department for a separate case of shoplifting.  The man was arrested on the warrant & the new charges.

Lastly, Sunday evening, officers responded to the St. Louis County Jail after an inmate was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine.  According to jail staff, an anonymous caller reported they believed the inmate was in possession of drugs, which led to a search of the cell, the inmate & the cellmate.  The drugs were seized for testing & the inmate was returned to the custody of jail staff. 

If you have any information related to the above investigations, please contact the Clayton Police Department at (314)645-3000.


Stay safe!
Cpl. Jenny Schwartz
(314)290-8424

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