Sunday, July 22, 2012
When the driver of a vehicle sped through and hopped a curb during morning walk time at Lake Chesterfield subdivision in Wildwood Thursday morning, neighbors say they are just thankful no teen swimmers or people were injured.
A vehicle driven by a young male left the roadway at a high speed at the 400 block of Waterside Drive in Wildwood Thursday between 7:45 a.m. to 8 a.m., hopped the curb and crashed into a detached garage in the Lake Chesterfield subdivision. Both the driver and his passenger were injured, and were taken to a hospital by ambulance. St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood Precinct officers said the driver was taken into custody and charges are pending. Residents told Patch they estimated the car to be traveling 70 mph. The impact pushed a Cadillac Escalade partially out of the hit garage and sprayed debris, including bricks, for 40 to 50 feet. The first Lake Chesterfield homeowners on the scene said they helped the driver and passenger …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
No injuries eventually resulted from a Wildwood man armed with a gun and threatening risky behavior Tuesday night into the first hour of Wednesday, although the situation drew helicopter infrared team experts, canine units and tactical teams.
For nearly 4 hours Tuesday evening until just past midnight, St. Louis County police officers—including those from Wildwood's 6th Precinct—dealt with a potentially dangerous incident involving a man with a gun at a personal residence located near Missouri Route 100 and Melrose Road in Wildwood. Police did not identify the male or his exact address, but he allegedly threatened harm to himself. Eureka-Wildwood Patch issued two breaking news alerts during the development: Wildwood Man With Gun in Unknown Status With Police Police Helicopter Team Searches for Wildwood Man A call from the man's wife at the Melrose residence reportedly sent police officers, as well as firefighters and paramedics from Metro West Fire Protection District, into …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Serious crime in areas protected by St. Louis County Police Department personnel has decreased since last year in all categories but one. Police officers cover 400,000-plus residents of unincorporated areas and contract municipalities in St. Louis County.
Index crime statistics comparing the first six months of 2012 to 2011 in municipalities served by St. Louis County officers as well as unincorporated St. Louis County, show an overall reduction of 12.5 percent, according to a Wednesday news release from St. Louis County police officer Rick Eckhard. The area covered in this report includes St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct. Eckhard stated violent crimes also dropped by 7.2 percent, in comparison to last year's figures. He said 12 homicides were reported in 2011 compared to two homicides this year, resulting in a decrease in murder of 83.3 percent. The release revealed reductions in many other public safety categories, such as: Motor vehicle theft increased by 3.7 …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
An armed Wildwood man with a gun who is feared to have possibly harmed himself is being searched for by a St. Louis County helicopter team with infrared technology. The search is occurring near Melrose Road and Missouri Route 100.
UPDATE AT 12:14 a.m.: The man for whom police have been searching this evening near Melrose Road in Wildwood now is in custody and unharmed. Return to Eureka-Wildwood Patch tomorrow for any other details that can be released. Be sure to sign up for breaking news alerts such as this one by clicking here. Capt. Kenneth Williams, commander of the St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct, said a tactical police team is evaluating the residence of a Wildwood man who lives off of Melrose Road, after the man's wife called police to the home when her husband appeared to be considering risky behavior with a gun. "There has been no crime here, though," said Williams. Patch is reporting live from the scene. On the ground, there are…
Melrose Road in Wildwood is completely closed off due to the situation. Officials say do not plan to take that route between Missouri Route 100 and the Allenton/Six Flags Eureka area at the moment.
St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct officers currently are at the scene with a man who reportedly has a gun in a residence located off of Melrose Road in Wildwood. Melrose Road is completely closed down until the matter is resolved, including both sides from Missouri Route 100 to Allenton. Metro West Fire Protection District firefighters are blocking the road, while Metro West paramedics stand by near the scene. Wildwood police officers are on the scene, which could not be viewed from Missouri Route 100. Metro West Capt. Kenny Orr said the situation had been called into police at approximately 8:30 p.m. No further details were available at the time of this Patch report.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Bright lights shining down on Wildwood residents near midnight prompt questions about what was happening in the dark last night.
A St. Louis County Police Department search helicopter was called out Monday night in Wildwood from approximately 11 p.m. to midnight over the Missouri Routes 109 and 100 area to seek "a turned over car," per a phoned-in report. Wildwood's Neighborhood Policing Officer Jamie Reiter said the search was prompted after working officers received a call about an overturned car somewhere in the vicinity. She said the person who phoned in the report, however, did not witness an accident. "The caller was actually a third-party person who said they received a call reportedly from a person who claimed to be in the overturned car," she said. Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers Tuesday morning emailed that emergency responders hovered near the Wildwood …
Friday, December 23, 2011
A police officer's job calls for them to be a diplomat, a psychologist, a lawyer, a friend and an inspiration! Here's a nice commemoration to pass along; author unknown.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 23, 2011
Police officers in Eureka and Wildwood perform quite a few job duties that probably don't always end up on their job descriptions. For that, here is a tribute for the many ways they've helped the community. Police officers are many things, actually: ... sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, fathers or mothers, an uncle or aunt and sometimes even a grandfather or grandmother. ... is a protector in time of need and a comforter in time of sorrow. ... suffers from an overdose of publicity about brutality and dishonesty. ... suffers far more from notoriety produced by unfounded charges. Too often acts of heroism go unnoticed and the truth is buried under all the criticism. The fact is less than one half of 1 percent of all policemen ever …