Wednesday, December 12, 2012
St. Louis County Police Department’s Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force representatives will receive the 2012 “Outstanding Community Prevention Effort Award” in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
The heroin-deterrent “Not-Even-Once” campaign initiated in the St. Louis metropolitan area by St. Louis County Police Department officers is credited for a 30 percent drop in deaths from the drug since the effort was launched. The campaign's results also were noticed on a larger scale, resulting in the department just receiving a national award in heroin education. The award will be presented Thursday by President Barack Obama’s drug czar, director Gil Kerlikowske of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in Washington, D.C. The award is given to the task force that exhibits outstanding results in community support, assistance and education in using the cooperative spirit and tenets of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers this coming week will participate in a stepped up effort to check drivers for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) to help curb holiday injuries and deaths.
Where have you last seen sobriety checkpoints in Wildwood? You may be seeing them again soon. St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and Division of Patrol officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints throughout the month of December. St. Louis County Police media officer Randy Vaughn said specially trained officers will check motorists to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on streets and highways. Inconvenience to motorists will be minimal, he said. St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers will participate in the 2012 Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign Dec. 10-16 to stop people from driving impaired. Vaughn told Patch the exact locations of checkpoints could not be revealed ahead of time. Officers …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
"Eyes in the Air": The St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Port Authority applied jointly for a grant that paid for the acquisition.
In addition to a new mobile equipment storage truck and armored vehicle, St. Louis County Police Department officers have purchased a new helicopter for the Metro Air Support Division. The $2.1 million craft is a MD-500e helicopter that will replace an older 1967 surplus army helicopter currently used by Metro Air Support, maintaining its fleet of aircraft at six. St. Louis County Police Department representatives were able to purchase the helicopter by jointly applying with the St. Louis Port Authority for a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Urban Areas Security Initiative. The grant paid for the entirety of the cost. Bureau of Patrol Support Commander Capt. John Belmar said this means Metro Air Support will work …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch asks consumers, especially shoppers, to call police immediately if they see suspicious activity.
St. Louis County Police Department officers state they will have both uniformed and undercover officers working in and around shopping centers this week and during the holiday season. The Metro Air Support Unit also will continue patrolling commercial parking lots and shopping centers, said St. Louis County Police Department spokesperson Randy Vaughn. Vaughn said St. Louis County Highway Safety Unit officers will be working additional patrols throughout the holidays, emphasizing Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said officers want everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. "In addition to each precinct implementing specific strategies for their area, officers from our Division of …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch readers ask specific questions based on the St. Louis County Police Department's citizens' academy series. The series launched this week targeting St. Louis area Muslims and concerns geared towards that communty; St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fi
Patch editors received a variety of questions, stemming from the first time Citizens' Police Academy initiated Wednesday by St. Louis County Police West County Precinct officers, in partnership with Islamic Foundation members, at the Manchester-based Daar-ul-Islam Mosque. The eight classes are being held Nov. 14 through Jan. 16. See related article: First Citizens' Police Academy for All St. Louis Muslims Starts Wednesday A focus on the safety of a particular sector of residents raised questions from other St. Louis County residents; Patch secured answers from St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and media officer Randy Vaughn. Fitch said Citizens' Police Academies were started in 1992/1993 by the St. Louis County Police Department …
St. Louis County Police said the man also fought with officers who arrested him.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Friday, November 16, 2012
A West St. Louis County man faces criminal charges after police said he choked his girlfriend with his belt and with his hands, injuring her. Gabriel Mills, 35, of Carriage Creek Court in unincorporated St. Louis County near Valley Park, was charged Sunday with second-degree domestic assault and resisting arrest. St. Louis County Police said when officers attempted to arrest Mills, he fought with and kicked the arresting officers. Mills is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $20,000. If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.
Monday, November 5, 2012
St. Louis County Police Department officers will add extra patrols at all St. Louis County polling places under their jurisdiction during the Tuesday, Nov. 6, General Election.
St. Louis County Police Department Divisions of Patrol and Special Operations officers will focus their attention on polling sites located in the municipalities served through the county's seven police precinct stations, stated St. Louis County police officer Randy Vaughn in a Monday morning news statement. "Presidential elections generally bring large voter turnouts, which are expected this year," he said. Wildwood polling places, such as Babler Elementary School, Green Pines Elementary School, Lifepointe Church, Rockwood Administrative Center, Wildwood City Hall, Wildwood Middle School, Starbridge Christian Center and Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church, for example, will receive extra security on Tuesday from the officers based from St…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
This former Chesterfield man is on St. Louis County's Most Wanted list. To report a sighting of any of the following Most Wanted Fugitives, call 314-615-4692 or contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).
Officers for the St. Louis County Police Department website update the Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for statutory sodomy, unlawful uses of weapons, burglary, child abuse, robbery, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, assault of law officers, statutory rape and domestic assault. Among current suspects is Mohsen Abu-Khudeier, whose photo accompanies this article. His last known address was in Chesterfield, and he is wanted for attempted enticement of a child. He is 38 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top eight suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. Louis County, call …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
On Aug. 28, victim reported being approached at 9:40 p.m. by man as she was getting into her car inside the campus' Snow Way garage. The man claimed to have knife, and ordered her into her car to drive to several bank ATMs to withdraw cash.
St. Louis County Police report Wednesday morning that the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued warrants Tuesday on William James Cobbins, for one count of First Degree Robbery and one count of Kidnapping in reference to the investigation of a reported robbery and abduction of a 23-year-old woman on Aug. 28 on the campus of Washington University. A $75,000 cash-only bond has been issued. Cobbins is 22 years old, and was last living at the 1600 block of Pine in St. Louis, according to authorities. The ongoing investigation by detectives from the St Louis County Police Department, Bureau of Crimes Against Persons, and the Washington University Police Department led to the arrest of Cobbins on Monday at his residence.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Looking for a safe place to take children for Halloween?
St. Louis County Police Department officers will provide two locations on Oct. 31 in Wildwood where the children can get candy and glow sticks while meeting some of the officers who service the community. Officers will be under tents from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Schnucks' parking lot, located at 16580 Manchester Road, and at Village Plaza on Westglen Farms at Fullerton Meadows.