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Weekly Police Incident Report: November 4th - November 10th

Publish Date:11/11/2019 3:02 PM

For the reporting period of Monday, November 4th - Sunday, November 10th, Clayton Police officers responded to 458 calls for service, including 11 automobile accidents & 34 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following incidents:


Monday morning, employees returned to their construction site in the 7400 block of Forsyth only to discover someone forced entry into a trailer sometime over the weekend.  A laptop & other items were taken. 


Officers were monitoring the area of N. Meramec & Kingsbury for traffic violations Monday afternoon when they stopped a driver for violating the stop sign at the intersection. The driver was issued summonses for the traffic violation & for possession of drug paraphernalia discovered during the stop. 


Twice Monday night, officers responded to the St. Louis County Justice Center for a man refusing to leave the building after his release from the jail.  While speaking with officers, the man confided he was struggling with his mental health. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 


A resident contacted this department Tuesday evening after discovering fraudulent activity on his cellphone & checking accounts.  He believes his phone & accounts stored on the phone were compromised after he fell victim to a phishing text message.  Investigation is ongoing.


Wednesday afternoon, an inmate at the St. Louis County Jail was found in possession of suspected narcotics & was believed to be under the influence of those drugs.  As jail staff escorted him to a nearby hospital for treatment, the man became aggressive & assaulted a corrections officer. 


A victim reported parking her vehicle in the 6300 block of Wydown Wednesday afternoon.  When she returned a few hours later she discovered one of the passenger side windows was damaged & her purse had been stolen. 


Wednesday evening, an inmate at the St. Louis County Jail was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine.  She remains in the custody of jail personnel.


A traffic stop Thursday morning in the area of S. Central & Bonhomme resulted in the driver receiving summonses for his traffic violations & possession of marijuana. 


While investigating a suspicious vehicle overnight in the Hillcrest Neighborhood, Officers contacted a male subject who was in possession of lawn care equipment which did not belong to him. Investigation is ongoing but officers believe the equipment was stolen from a garage in the area. We are asking for help in locating the owner & any potential witnesses or victims.


Friday morning, officers were alerted a subject previously arrested for damaging vehicles in the Metro Garage in the 200 block of S. Meramec was back in the garage.  Officers contacted the man & warned him he is no longer allowed in the garage & will be arrested for trespassing if he returns. 


A traffic stop in the area of Bonhomme and S. Central early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.  At the time of the traffic stop, the driver’s blood alcohol level was discovered to be more than twice the legal limit.


Early Sunday morning, a traffic stop in the area of Wydown & University Lane resulted in the arrest of the driver for Possession of Marijuana. 


Lastly, later Sunday morning, officers checked on a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of N. Forsyth.  Further investigation led to the arrest of the driver for DWI. 


The Clayton Police Department would like to remind you to never leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running & to always remove anything of value from your vehicles.  For additional safety tips & information on what is happening in Clayton, be sure to follow The Clayton Police & Fire Departments on social media. 


Stay safe!

Cpl. Jenny Schwartz

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