Tuesday, February 26, 2013
NEWS NEARBY: St. Louis County Police said Valley Park resident Maurice Conner, 24, stabbed the man in the arm after the boyfriend objected to him preparing food for children in his Riverview home.
Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. A Valley Park man is accused of stabbing his mother’s boyfriend in the arm Feb. 11 in Riverview in an argument over food. Maurice Conner, 24, of the first block of Cheryl Lane in Valley Park, was charged Feb. 12 with second-degree assault. St. Louis County Police said Conner was at his mother’s boyfriend’s home, and two young children in the residence had not been fed. When Conner went into the kitchen to get them some food, the boyfriend objected and the two argued, police said. Witnesses told police that during the argument Conner picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed the man in the arm. Conner told …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A roundup of odd, unusual and head-scratching crimes in the St. Louis area.
Burglar Foils Unsecure Security Camera A burglar turned around a security camera and apparently deleted any potentially incriminating images Jan. 7 at a Fenton home after breaking into the residence by using a landscaping stone to break the front entry door sidelight. A coin collection was stolen. The homeowner told a sheriff's deputy she had left home at approximately 5:20 p.m. Upon her return said she observed the left front door side light was shattered and most of the glass removed, according to the deputy's report. Due to three previous burglaries in the recent past, The homeowner had placed a "trail cam" on a bookshelf after the previous burglaries, Police discovered the camera had been turned around facing the back of the shelving …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
POLICE LOG Jan. 7-13: This past week, Eureka Police Department officers also handled larceny at Walmart and attempted, Internet-based credit card fraud.
Following are recent incidences handled by Eureka Police Department officers: Jan. 7 Police took a report of stolen license plates from a vehicle on West Avenue. Jan. 8 An accident occurred on Walden Court; no injuries were reported. An accident occurred at Fifth Street and Six Flags Rd; no injuries were reported. An accident occurred at Fifth Street and Missouri Route 109; no injuries were reported. Police processed a report of property destruction located on Walden Court. Police handled a report of larceny from the Walmart Supercenter. Jan. 9 Police officers assisted with an injured animal on Huntersford Road. A resident reported an online fraud attempt with a credit card. Jan. 10 Police officers had no notable activity to report. Jan. …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Kirkwood Police said two men stole NFC championship and Big 12 championship rings among other items from the home. One of them also was charged with burglarizing a Wildwood home.
Two men stole more than $28,000 in electronics and jewelry, including NFC championship ring and Big 12 championship rings, on Dec. 31, from the Kirkwood home of Rob Boras, the St. Louis Rams tight ends coach. James Bright, of the 6200 block of Sunshine Drive in High Ridge, and Jeffrey Medcalf, of the 1100 block of Briarhurst in West County, were charged Friday with second-degree burglary and felony stealing more than $25,000, a class B felony. Bright also was charged Saturday with burglarizing a Wildwood home on Dec. 7. Kirkwood Police said the men broke into Boras’ home at about 1:28 p.m. Dec. 31. The men stole a gold NFC championship ring, two gold Southwestern Conference championship rings, a gold Big 12 championship ring, a gold charm …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A bail bond is one method used to obtain the release of a defendant awaiting trial upon criminal charges from the custody of law enforcement officials. Eureka-Wildwood Patch looked into how varying bond amounts are established.
Editor's Note: When a Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader brought up an interesting question about the price of bail bonds after we published a story about a West St. Louis County woman charged with assault in relation to driving while intoxicated accident on Friday, it seemed like a great topic to investigate. So I asked a St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney for some answers. The legal definition of a bail bond is: "A written promise signed by a defendant or a surety (one who promises to act in place of another) to pay an amount fixed by a court should the defendant named in the document fail to appear in court for the designated criminal proceeding at the date and time specified." The defendant, the defendant's family and friends, or a …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The following news release was just distributed by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri.
Three members of the Wheels of Soul Outlaw Motorcycle Gang were sentenced this week on Racketeering Conspiracy charges in United States District Court in St. Louis. The investigation into the Wheels of Soul began in 2009 after an armed robbery and a murder occurred in St. Louis by members of that organization's St. Louis Chapter, stated the Friday afternoon release about the sentencing. Allan Hunter, a/k/a "Dog," 34, Chicago, was sentenced Friday to 102 months in prison. Hunter, once the President of the Midwest Region of the Wheels of Soul, admitted with his earlier plea to engaging in numerous racketeering acts in furtherance of that enterprise. First, Hunter acknowledged that he had conspired with other Wheels of Soul members to …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Among all of the crime-related articles published throughout 2012 by Eureka-Wildwood Patch, the following stories ranked as the most viewed by readers for the year.
Based on readers' interests, the following eight stories ranked among the top 30 most viewed articles among all of the content provided on Eureka-Wildwood Patch during 2012. Police Search for Missing Boy Name of I-44 Fatality Revealed, Other Driver Charged with DWI Wildwood Woman Stabs Boyfriend Twice in the Head Eureka Man Charged with Assaulting Girlfriend, Officer Wildwood Woman Robbed at Gunpoint at Stroke of Midnight Wildwood Man Threatens to Kill Girlfriend with Belt Around Her Neck, Police Say Beware of Potential Child Abductor Wildwood Woman Arrested for Shoplifting Click here to sign up for FREE breaking news alerts regarding matters such as the ones referenced here.
Friday, December 14, 2012
POLICE LOG: Eureka Police Department officers responded to the following developments between Dec. 3-9.
Following are recent incidences handled by Eureka Police Department officers: Three warrant arrests were made at the Eureka Police Station: one on Dec. 3, one on Dec. 6 and the other on Dec. 9. Property damage to a vehicle occurred at 131 Eureka Towne Center Drive, or the Walmart Supercenter, on Dec. 4. A credit card was reported stolen or lost on Dec. 4. Third-degree assault via attempted vehicular assault happened at JP's Sports Bar & Grill, 95 Hilltop Village Center Drive on Dec. 7. Details for this article were provided by Eureka Police Department officers.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
POLICE LOG Dec. 3-9: A heavy number of accidents occurred in Wildwood in the past week, especially at select same spots on Missouri Route 109—and on the same day! Police also processed two burglaries and a case of fraud.
Following are recent incidences handled by St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers: Dec. 3: An accident occurred on Shepard at Missouri Route 109; no injuries resulted. Police received areport of a burglary on Crown Pointe Estates, at which unknown persons broke into the house and took two computers. A traffic stop on Thunderhead Canyon and Westglen Farms resulted in the driver being arrested for outstanding warrants. An accident happened on Shepard Road; no injuries resulted. Dec. 4: An accident occurred at Taylor at Main; no injury resulted. Cash and jacket weretaken from an unlocked vehicle on Waterside. Dec. 5: An accident developed at Clayton and Thunderhead Canyon; no injury resulted. A warrant arrest was…
Monday, December 3, 2012
A round-up of odd and unusual crimes in the St. Louis area.
For the "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" File A Valley Park woman who gave a ride to a couple, one of whom was walking with the aid of a walker, on a cold, windy day Nov. 11, had her car stolen and subsequently wrecked by the man she was trying to help. St. Louis County Police said the woman gave a ride to a 34-year-old man, who was using a broken walker, and his female companion. The Good Samaritan woman offered to give them a ride and told them she had a walker at her home, which she no longer needed, and would give it to them. She drove the couple to her home and left her keys in the car with the motor running. St. Louis County Police said the man then jumped into the driver's seat and took the car. When the woman returned with the walker…