Sunday, May 5, 2013
A couple of readers debate whether victims bear any responsibility for crime. What do you think?
In Des Peres last week, a handful of cars and homes were burglarized in a residential neighborhood—a serious enough "spree" that the city blasted an email and text alert to the neighborhoods. As it happens, the burglar got into some unlocked cars, used the garage door opener and walked into a pair of houses in which the inside door was not locked. The report brought on this comment from a reader: "A person would not lock their car outside overnight (or anytime) because? And with a home garage door opener and valuables inside? Is this laziness or stupidity?" Another reader who said she was was one of the victims took offense: "I hope you are never a victim. You are acting like it was our fault." What do you think? Do we bear any …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The homeowner, who was in the garage, heard a noise and walked to the front of the house. That's when she saw another woman walk into her house through the front door.
An Arnold woman investigating a noise she heard outside of her home saw a stranger walk into her house through the front door. The incident happened around 8 p.m. on April 1 in the 100 block of Lamp Post Lane. The homeowner was in her garage at the time, said Maj. Nick McBroom, of the Arnold Police Department. After hearing the noise, she walked to the front of her house and saw another woman walking in. She fled to a neighbor's house and called police. Officers found the 39-year-old Arnold woman inside the residence, McBroom said. She was taken into custody without incident, booked and processed. McBroom said the woman, who had two warrants for motor vehicle violations, has been known to steal from other homes in the area. Arnold police …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
About $17,300 in jewelry was stolen from a jewelry cabinet in the home on East Swaller Road.
Two people have been arrested in connection with a burglary on East Swaller Road in Imperial. The victim came home and saw her front door window broken with glass laying on the carpet on April 1, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. That's when she discovered that $17,300 in jewelry had been stolen from her jewelry cabinet. At the scene, a sheriff's deputy took two latent finger print cards, a memory card containing digital images and two swabs from a dried red color substance. After investigating, the deputy was able to find and arrest the two people responsible.
Friday, April 5, 2013
A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy responded to a burglary in progress on Mary Drive and found five people in the house who didn't live there.
Five people - including an Arnold man - are facing charges in connection with a home burglary in Fenton. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received a call about a burglary in progress at a home in the 10 block of Mary Dr. on Dec. 23, according to court documents. When the deputy arrived at the home, he found the front and back doors had been forced open. The deputy entered the home and found five people inside who didn't live there, court documents state. The five included: All five had items in their pockets from the home, court documents state. They have been charged with second-degree burglary by the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office. Second-degree burglary is a class C felony and carries with it a punishment of up to one year in…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
St. Louis County police said officers arrived as Buddy L. Ferguson was jumping off the roof of the Oakville business.
A Barnhart man chopped through the roof of an Oakville business on Telegraph Road to get inside and burglarize the building, police said St. Louis County police responding to a report of a burglary in progress Sunday saw a man jump off a roof at Telegraph Laundry, 4320 Telegraph Road. The man fled from officers, but was caught a short time later. Buddy L. Ferguson, 49, was charged Sunday with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor stealing, first-degree property damage and resisting arrest. Police said Ferguson chopped a hole in the roof to get inside the building and took cash from the business. Ferguson is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center. Bail was set at $25,000, cash only. See other recent crime reports on Arnold Patch:
Monday, February 18, 2013
The 32-year-old woman has been charged with stealing four rings and a necklace from the home.
An Imperial woman has been charged after breaking into a Fenton home, stealing five pieces of jewelry and then selling the items at a Crestwood jewelry shop, police say. Angela Wisecarver, of the 3100 block of Quiet Forest, has been charged by the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office with second-degree burglary in the July 4 incident. Wisecarver, 32, told deputies she entered the home in the 900 block of Saline through an unlocked front door, according to court documents. She then went into the bedroom and took four rings and a necklace with a cross on it. Afterward, Wisecarver told police she sold the items to Crestwood Coin and Jewelers, the documents state. Deputies were able to recover one ring and the necklace from the shop. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Bradley W. Sutton allegedly entered a Fenton home where he was confronted by the homeowner. He then fled the scene and purportedly broke into a nearby home and stole jewelry.
A 20-year-old Imperial man is facing charges in connection with two home burglaries in Fenton. Bradley W. Sutton, of the 3500 block Kreienheder Dr., has been charged with first- and second- degree burglary by the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Bond has been set at $75,000 cash only. On Jan. 15, Sutton entered an occupied home through an unlocked door in the 1100 block of Konert Valley Dr., according to court documents. After being confronted by the homeowner, he fled the scene. Sutton then entered a second home on the street by breaking out a back window, the documents state. When arrested, officers found several pieces of jewelry from that home and a burglary tool in Sutton's jacket pocket. Sutton has another second-…
Friday, January 11, 2013
James Bright and another man allegedly stole more than $28,000 in electronics, including NFC and Big 12 championship rings, which have been melted down by a Fenton company.
Two men allegedly stole more than $28,000 in electronics and jewelry, including NFC and Big 12 championship rings, on Dec. 31 from the 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. The men stole a gold NFC championship ring, two gold Southwestern Conference championship rings, a gold Big 12 championship ring, a gold charm bracelet, two video game consoles, two flat-screen televisions, six wristwatches, 20 video games, an iPhone 4 and other items, according to the Kirkwood police report. Two of …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Incident report from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dan Barger
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A burglar who forced entry into a home through a rear door Nov. 6 on Valley Oak Drive, Imperial, got away with an estimated $10,300 worth of gold jewelry and watches, according to a report from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Missing were a gold charm/bar with a gold "rope" necklace and "24" etched on the bar, eight watches (one white, one rolled gold, and one porcelain. No descriptions on the other watches), and a gold pinkie ring with the initials DR on top of the ring. A sheriff's deputy's report indicated the victim returned home from work and noticed the glass on a rear French door was broken and his bedroom in disarray. The homeowner told the deputy the jewelry items were missing from a jewelry box that was in the master …