Weekly Police Incident Report: October 14th - 20th
For the reporting period of Monday, October 14th through Sunday, October 20th, Clayton Police Officers responded to 492 calls for service, including 25 vehicle accidents & 34 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following events:
Early Monday morning officers checked on a disabled vehicle occupied by 2 subjects in the area of DeMun & Northwood. Investigation resulted in the arrest of one of the occupants for possession of marijuana. The other subject was arrested on warrants for Domestic Assault 3rd degree & Resisting Arrest (Resisting/fleeing & creating a substantial risk of serious physical injury/death to any person). A firearm was recovered from the vehicle & one of the subjects is suspected of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Investigation is ongoing.
Late Tuesday night, a traffic stop in the area of Clayton Rd. & Ridgemoor resulted in the arrest of the driver for traffic violations & for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Wednesday morning officers responded to the 100 block of S. Central for a peace disturbance. A male subject was attempting to leave the area with his child & girlfriend when the mother of the child confronted them & removed the child from a moving vehicle. She was arrested for child endangerment 2nd degree & violation of a restraining order.
Wednesday afternoon, a victim reported his wallet was lost or stolen Saturday from his place of employment in St. Louis City. When he checked his bank statement he found 6 unauthorized transactions at the Walgreens on Clayton Rd. Officers are looking to identify 4 suspects seen using the card on video surveillance.
Later Wednesday, officers arrested an intoxicated man for trespassing at a business in the 200 block of S. Central. The suspect resisted arrest & assaulted officers. Officers were able to safely apprehend the subject without injury to anyone.
Early Thursday morning, a traffic stop in the 7500 block of Forsyth resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI. Preliminary tests revealed the driver’s BAC was more than twice the legal limit & she was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Later Thursday morning, residents in the 300 block of N. Forsyth & the 8400 block of Kingsbury reported their unlocked vehicles had been rummaged through overnight & money was taken.
Thursday afternoon, Walgreens reported a male subject shoplifted from the store. The suspect was found nearby with $185 worth of stolen merchandise. He was arrested for shoplifting & the items were returned to the store. Early Friday morning, the same suspect was arrested for stealing alcohol & other items from CVS. This same individual was arrested for shoplifting from Straub’s last week.
Later Friday morning, officers responded to the Metro Garage for a report of a man punching the elevator doors. A few hours later, a victim reported someone damaged her vehicle’s windshield with an unknown object. By all accounts this appears to be the same man arrested a week ago for Property Damage 1st degree.
Saturday morning, officers responded to the parking lot of the Center of Clayton after 2 victims reported their vehicle windows had been shattered & items were removed from the vehicles. The time of occurrence was between 8 & 9am.
While reviewing his security camera, a resident of Wydown Terrace discovered a male subject approached his front door early Saturday morning & after knocking, attempted to open the door. It is believed the same man contacted a homeowner on Aberdeen a short time later. The resident spoke to him through a speaker & the man requested she call someone to give him a ride. He provided conflicting information about his destination & left on foot. If anyone has information about the subject please contact the CPD.
Early Sunday morning, officers responded to IHOP after customers refused to pay their bill. Restaurant staff confronted them, resulting in a physical altercation. The incident was referred to the City of Clayton Municipal Prosecutor for consideration.
Later Sunday morning, a resident at the Washington University Newman Center awoke to find a male subject exiting his room. The victim discovered his wallet had been stolen & the subject had forced entry into the building. A suspect has been developed & investigation is ongoing.
Lastly, a traffic stop in the area of Maryland Ave. & Forsyth Blvd. late Sunday night resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.
If you have any information related to the above investigations, please contact the Clayton Police Department at (314)-645-3000.
Cpl. Jenny Schwartz