Weekly Police Incident Report: January 20th - 26th
For the reporting period of Monday, January 20th - Sunday, January 26th, CPD officers responded to 522 calls for service including 13 automobile accidents and 35 calls to assist the Fire Department. Among those calls were the following incidents:
A traffic stop early Monday morning in the area of Ridgemoor & Clayton Rd. resulted in the arrest of the driver for DWI.
Monday afternoon, a restaurant employee reported their cell phone was stolen after it was left unattended. The incident was captured on surveillance footage & we are attempting to locate the suspect.
Tuesday afternoon a man reported his handgun was stolen from a construction site. He explained he had concealed his handgun in his personal items & briefly left them unattended while completing work in another area of the site. Upon returning he discovered his items had been moved & the handgun had been stolen.
Wednesday, a Rolla, MO resident discovered someone had used his debit card information for a large purchase from Smoothie King in Clayton. He was still in possession of his debit card & surveillance footage confirmed he was not the subject making the purchase.
Thursday afternoon, a woman fell victim to a tech support scam when she followed the instructions of a popup alert on her computer. The fake tech support employee succeeded in defrauding her by stating she needed to wire funds before her computer issues could be resolved. This page from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a great resource for learning how to detect or report these scams & others: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-spot-avoid-and-report-tech-support-scams
While checking on a stalled vehicle Friday morning, officers discovered the vehicle was wanted for leaving the scene of an accident in a different jurisdiction. The vehicle was towed & the driver was arrested for driving while revoked & multiple traffic related warrants.
Later Friday morning, a judge at the St. Louis County Courts building ordered a defendant be taken into custody. The man resisted & fled the scene, causing minor injury to a bailiff.
IHOP staff reported a party of four left IHOP without paying for their meals late Friday night.
Early Saturday morning, a vehicle wrecked at the dead-end of DeMun & Northwood & 4 subjects fled the scene, leading to a large police presence in the area. It was later determined the vehicle was stolen from a different jurisdiction & at the time of the crash, the subjects were attempting to evade officers from a different municipality. Investigation is ongoing.
Lastly, a woman attempted to steal several items from CVS Saturday afternoon. She was confronted by store employees after the anti-theft alarms sounded & she relinquished the merchandise.
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