Weekly Police Incident Report: September 30th - October 6th
Before we begin, we’re excited to announce that in the coming weeks, the CPD will be partnering with the Ring Neighborhood App. This will supplement our community camera program & allow officers to notify users of incidents in real time & to request video. You DO NOT need to own a Ring system to use the neighbors app, you only need a smart phone. We’ll keep you posted on any updates with this partnership. In the meantime, you can register your home & business cameras at: www.claytonmo.gov/government/police/community-camera-program
For the reporting period of Monday, September 30th through Sunday, October 6th, Clayton Police Officers responded to 505 calls for service, including 17 vehicle accidents & 41 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following events:
Monday morning, a resident in the DeMun neighborhood reported finding a handgun in a landscaped area of a shared yard. An officer seized the weapon & discovered it was a non-functioning BB gun. There have been no recent reports in the area involving the use of a weapon & it is unknown how long ago the BB gun was discarded.
Later Monday morning, officers responded to the St. Louis County Jail for an inmate in possession of a weapon. The weapon was determined to be a small pocket knife, fashioned to look like a house key. The knife was seized & the inmate was returned to jail custody.
Monday night, officers assisted St. Louis County officers in locating & securing a juvenile suspect who had escaped custody while being transported to juvenile detention.
Early Tuesday morning, an officer was on patrol in the 100 block of S. Meramec when he discovered damage to a vacant building. The building owner was contacted & the building was secured.
Early Wednesday morning, a traffic stop in the area of Clayton Rd. & Ridgemoor Dr. resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.
Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to a call for a road rage incident wherein one of the drivers flourished a stun gun made to look like a handgun. The driver was arrested for assault 4th.
Thursday evening, officers found a small dog, later identified as Mac, in the area of Hanley & Forsyth. Mac’s photo was shared on social media & he was reunited with his humans Friday morning.
Thursday night, officers responded to Fontbonne University after a bomb threat was found on a student board in a common area. As a precaution, the building was evacuated & searched, revealing no threat to occupants.
Early Friday morning, a traffic stop in the area of S. Hanley Rd. & Shirley Dr. resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.
Last week we reported officers had developed a suspect responsible for the damage to multiple vehicles in the 200 blocks of S. Meramec & S. Bemiston. Friday morning, officers responded to the Metro garage for a report of that subject looking into vehicles & asking for money. The male suspect was arrested & warrants were issued for Property Damage 1st degree with a bond set at $15,000.
Later Friday afternoon, officers responded for a report of a road rage incident in the area of Forest Park Parkway & I-170, wherein the front seat passenger of one vehicle pointed a handgun at the other driver. Officers from University City PD & Washington University PD also responded & the vehicle was stopped in the area of Skinker Blvd. & Forest Park Parkway. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers seizing the handgun & drug paraphernalia. The vehicle used in the incident had been reported as stolen out of St. Louis City on October 3rd. The driver & her two male passengers were arrested. Warrants were later issued for the front seat passenger for 1 count of unlawful use of a weapon (UUW) exhibiting & 1 count of UUW possession, with a cash only bond set at $25,000.
Lastly, there was an increased police presence in the area Saturday morning as officers from several departments searched for a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Overland. The suspect vehicle was believed to have been spotted in the area of Clayton Rd. & Brentwood Blvd. & the bank bag was later recovered in the area.
If you have any information related to the above investigations, please contact the Clayton Police Department at (314)645-3000.
Cpl. Jenny Schwartz