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Weekly Police Incident Report: October 7th - 13th

Publish Date:10/14/2019 9:26 AM

For the reporting period of Monday, October 7th through Sunday, October 13th, Clayton Police Officers responded to 422 calls for service, including 19 vehicle accidents & 24 calls to assist the fire department.  Among those calls were the following incidents:


Monday afternoon, officers were dispatched to the area of Polo Dr. to check on the welfare of a subject.  There, they met with an elderly male who was disoriented.  For his safety, he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation & treatment.


Tuesday evening, a mechanical issue caused a vehicle engine to catch fire in the area of Clayton & Clayshire.  No one was injured & CPD officers assisted with traffic control while the Fire Department worked to extinguish the flames.


Wednesday afternoon, officers contacted a panhandler in the area of S. I-170 & S. Brentwood Blvd.  The individual has a lengthy history of the same offense with CPD & surrounding agencies.  In lieu of arrest, he was issued a summons to appear in municipal court. 


Wednesday night, officers assisted the Fire Department with a structure fire in the 6300 block of Clayton Rd.  No one was injured & the cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Early Thursday morning, a resident in the Moorlands neighborhood reported her vehicle was stolen from the shared garage of her apartment building.  A second vehicle in the garage & a third, parked on the street, where left unlocked & rummaged through overnight.  The stolen vehicle was recovered in St. Louis City on Sunday.  A fourth resident reported his was stolen from the area overnight.  He may have inadvertently left his keys inside the vehicle & it has not been recovered.


Later Thursday morning, a resident of Claverach Park reported his unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through overnight.  Taken from the vehicle were three cellular phones.  One of the phones was tracked to a location in St. Louis City.  The vehicle has not yet been found.  Additional residents of the area reported their unlocked vehicles were rummaged through, however nothing of value was taken.


Later Thursday afternoon, officers responded to Straub’s for a report of a male subject consuming alcohol within the store without attempting to pay for it.  The subject was arrested for shoplifting & warrants through other agencies.


Early Friday morning, officers met with a subject who reported he was feeling suicidal.  The subject voluntarily responded to a local hospital with the officers & he checked himself in for treatment of his mental health. 


Saturday evening, staff at IHOP reported a male subject entered the restaurant & stole a condiment caddy & a spoon from a table.  The man had not been a customer & the staff requested the incident be documented. 


Saturday night, a resident of the Clayshire neighborhood reported an unknown vehicle struck his parked vehicle, causing damage.  Time of occurrence is sometime between Friday afternoon & Saturday night.  Sunday, a second resident reported their vehicle had also been damaged during the same timeframe.    


Sunday afternoon, officers responded to Barnes Jewish Extended Care relative to a patient that was assaulted.  Investigation revealed the patient & her boyfriend had been in a verbal argument which escalated into him physically assaulting her.  The boyfriend was located nearby & arrested for Domestic Assault.  He remains in police custody & warrants will be applied for today.


Sunday evening, a male subject was arrested for shoplifting from Walgreens after he left the store without attempting to pay for a set of headphones.


If you have any information regarding the ongoing investigations please contact the Clayton Police Department at (314)-645-3000.  Lastly, don’t forget to add a #9pmroutine to your day.  Remove all items of value from your vehicles & lock your vehicles & homes.  Making these steps a daily habit is the easiest way to prevent crime from occurring in our community.


Stay safe,

Cpl. Jenny Schwartz


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