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Meth Lab Evidence Found in Vacant Arnold Home

The Arnold Police Department provided the following information. None of it indicates a conviction or guilty plea.

MAY 13

Drug Possession, Driving While Influenced—On a 5 a.m. traffic stop near the intersection of Hwy. 141 and Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold police determined a St. Louis man, 48, was intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. The man refused to take any tests. Police held the man until a sober driver could take him home.

Stolen License Plate Tabs—A victim reported license plate tabs missing from his boat trailer while it was parked, between 5-9 a.m., at the Flamm City Access boat ramp at the Meramec River at Hwy 231.

Driving While Influenced—Arnold police, investigating a wreck at the intersection of Jeffco Boulevard and Hickory Square Drive at 8 p.m., determined an Arnold man, 41, was driving while influenced. The man had a blood alcohol level of .315 percent. Police held the man until a sober driver could take him home.

Garmin Stolen, Vehicle Damage—A victim, parked at Arnold Commons shopping mall, reported the windows on his vehicle smashed and the $100 GPS unit missing at about 8:30 p.m.

Drug Paraphernalia Possession—During a traffic stop at 8 p.m. near the intersection of Interstate 55 and Church Road, Arnold police learned the vehicle’s passenger-a 41-year-old St. Louis woman, was in possession of drug paraphernalia. Police released the woman on a court summons.

Burglary—An Essex Drive resident reported his 46-inch TV and video game platform, a total loss of about $1,800, missing from his home. The man said he had only left his home for about four hours.

MAY 12

Methamphetamine Lab Remnants Found—Arnold police found remnants of a methamphetamine laboratory at 729 Leolia Dr., a vacant home near at 2258 Tenbrook Rd., about a 1 p.m. Police called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division to continue the investigation.

Conspiracy—Arnold police officers, responding to a employee call about a shoplifter, at 2150 Michigan Ave., found and charged four people with conspiracy to steal merchandise then return the items for gift cards. Police arrested

  • an Imperial woman, 28
  • a St. Louis man, 25
  • a St. Louis man, 30
  • a St. Louis woman, 44

Police learned the people were also wanted in a similar theft at the at 2201 Michigan Ave.

Disturbing the Peace—Arnold police traveled to 1414 Avion Ridge Drive due to a complaints about a loud argument at about 4 p.m. Officers cited two Arnold men, 20 and 33 years old, and issued court summonses ordering them to appear in the Arnold Municipal Court.

Driving While Influenced—On a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Richardson Road at about 10:30 p.m., Arnold police charged an Imperial woman, 27, with driving while influenced. The woman refused to take all tests. Police held the woman until a sober driver could take her home.

MAY 11

Stealing—Arnold police arrested a St. Louis man, 28 for stealing less than $500 at Walmart, at 2201 Michigan Ave., at about 3 p.m. During booking, police learned the man is a fugitive from St. Louis County and held him until St. Louis County police officers could arrive to take him.

Stealing— employees, at 1253 Water Tower Pl., stopped a St. Louis woman, 38, for stealing about $42 in property at about 8 p.m. During processing, police learned the woman was wanted for stealing charges in Maryland Heights, MO and Ferguson, MO. She is also wanted for violating probation in St. Charles, MO. Arnold police booked the woman and notified all the law enforcement agencies.

Driving While Influenced—An Arnold police officer made a traffic stop of a Hillsboro man, 22, near the intersection of Jeffco Boulevard and the Meramec River boundary at about 1 a.m. Police also learned the man was wanted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Louis County Police. Arnold police held the man for transfer to the other agencies.

Driving While Influenced—On a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold police charged an Arnold woman, 26, driving while influenced at about 1:30 a.m. The woman had a .275 blood alcohol level. Police held the woman until a sober driver could take her home.

MAY 10

Failing to Pay for Fuel—A gas station employee at 1980 Richardson Rd., said the driver of a black pickup truck, with Missouri license plates, drove away without paying for $10 in fuel.

Drug, Paraphernalia Possession—An Arnold police officer, on a traffic stop near 1601 Trinity Circle at about 11:30 p.m., learned the Arnold man in the vehicle was in possession of 1.4 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police released the man on a summons.

MAY 9

Driving While Influenced—An Arnold police officer stopped a Festus woman, 21, near the intersection of West Outer Drive and Key West Drive at about 1:45 a.m. The woman had a blood alcohol level of .128 percent. Police held the woman until a sober driver could take her home.

Driving While Influenced—An Arnold police officer stopped an Arnold man, 37, near the intersection of Rosewood Drive and Tiara Drive at about 2 a.m. The man refused to take a blood alcohol test. Police held the man until a sober driver could take him home.

MAY 8

Drug Paraphernalia Possession—Arnold Police officers found a 16-year-old boy with a marijuana pipe and prescription medicine at 751 Jeffco Blvd., at about 1 p.m. Police reported the crime to the juvenile division.

Property Damage— The business owner, at 709 Jeffco Blvd., reported someone broke a window and caused about $80 of damage between April 1 and May 8.

Stolen Laptops—Walmart store security, at 2201 Michigan Ave., said an unknown man took two laptop computers, valued at about $1,600 in total, from the store.

MAY 7

Stealing — Kohl’s store security, at 2150 Michigan Ave., stopped two juveniles-ages 15 and 16 years old- for stealing $20 in merchandise at about 6:30 p.m. The juveniles were released to their parents.

Stealing —Walmart store security, at 2201 Michigan Ave, stopped two juveniles-ages 15 and 16 years old- for stealing about $40 in merchandise at about 6:30 p.m. The juveniles were released to their parents.

Leaving the Scene of a Wreck, Driving While Influenced—Arnold police officers, responding to a radio report, found a 31-year-old Hillsboro man near the intersection of Hwy. 141 and Astra Way at about 2:30 a.m. Police charged the man with driving while influenced and held him until city law enforcement officers arrived to bring him to St. Louis city.

Bill Moritz May 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I get to see the APD police report summaries a few times a week. I am amazed at the number of calls to 2150 Michigan (Kohl's) and 2201 Michigan (WalMart) to pick up shoplifters who have been caught. I know these are tough times and the reports show that. Kohl's and WalMart have nearly perfected the art of preventing shoplifting. if it was possible to get that message to the people who are sure they will get away with the theft before they walk into the stores that it just won't happen, I would do so. Very few of them are from this area.

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