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Weekly Police Incident Report: December 9th - 15th

Publish Date:12/16/2019 11:57 AM

For the reporting period of Monday, December 9th through Sunday, December 15th, Clayton Police officers responded to 470 calls for service, including 31 automobile accidents & 30 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following incidents:


It appears we had a visit from the Grinch early Monday morning when someone stole an inflatable Santa from the yard of a resident. We can only hope the thief’s heart will grow 3 sizes & Santa will be returned.


Tuesday evening, a visitor to the Center of Clayton returned to the locker room to find someone had stolen his cellphone & car keys.  When he checked the Center’s parking lot he found his vehicle had also been stolen. The vehicle was recovered Thursday after it was abandoned in East St. Louis.


Early Wednesday morning, 4 subjects fled the area following a two vehicle accident on I-170. 3 of the subjects were arrested a short time later with the assistance of Ladue PD. A loaded handgun was recovered from the scene & it was determined one of the vehicles had been stolen from a garage in the 500 block of S. Brentwood. Officers followed up & discovered multiple unlocked vehicles in the same garage were rummaged through & items were taken. The 2nd vehicle involved in the accident was later determined to have been stolen from another jurisdiction. For additional information & photos please refer to our post from Wednesday afternoon.


Wednesday afternoon a customer at IHOP inadvertently left his backpack behind when he left the restaurant. When he returned to retrieve the bag, he discovered the contents had been stolen. After reviewing surveillance footage & investigating further, an IHOP employee was arrested for the theft.


Reference the handgun stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 8000 block of Clayton Rd. on December 2nd, Chesterfield PD arrested a male subject Thursday night & recovered the handgun from his possession. Friday night, the same subject was arrested for larcenies from vehicles in Richmond Heights. CPD officers responded & arrested him in connection to our case. At the time of the arrest he was wearing the same Nike sweatshirt worn in surveillance photos on December 2nd. For additional information refer to our post from December 4th.


A resident in the 400 block of Carswold reported his vehicle was damaged sometime overnight Saturday. The vehicle’s door handle was broken & a factory radio was taken.


Lastly, early Sunday morning, officers received an anonymous report of puppies abandoned in Shaw Park. Officers responded & found 5 newborn puppies on a blanket near a dumpster. All available evidence suggests they were abandoned by a human. The puppies were seen by a veterinarian who determined they are healthy but require care around the clock. We have not located the mother & are concerned about her health & safety as well. For additional photos please refer to our post from Sunday. We will continue to share updates.


If you have any information regarding the above investigations please contact our dispatch center at 314-645-3000.


Stay safe everyone!

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