Saturday, November 17, 2012
A police pursuit that began in Lake St. Louis, ended when the car rolled over along Highway 40 in Town and Country.
Highway 40 was completely backed up in both directions Friday afternoon after a police pursuit that began in Lake St. Louis ended in Town and Country when the suspect vehicle rolled over along the highway. As you can see from the photos included in this article, numerous police agencies helped assist in the incident that happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday. According to Town and Country Police Captain Gary Hoelzer, it began with a pursuit by Lake St. Louis police who were chasing a stolen car wanted in connection to organized retail thefts. The two suspects fled east down Highway 40 and made their way into Town and Country, Hoelzer tells Patch. They exited the highway at Mason Road and then attempted to get back on the interstate, which is …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Donations will be accepted through Nov. 14
Residents can now donate their coats at the Frontenac Police Department as part of the 2012 Warner's Winter Warm-Up. The drive is sponsored by retired two NFL MVP and Super Bowl Rams quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda’s First Things First Foundation, in collaboration with Operation Food Search. In 10 years of hosting the event, more than 120,000 coats have been donated to impoverish men, women and children of Missouri and Illinois. “With no certain end to the tough economic times, coats are needed now more than ever,” said Kurt Warner in a press release. Coats can be dropped off at the Frontenac Police Department’s lobby, or at other locations throughout St. Louis through Nov. 14. A complete list of locations can be found here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Members of the West Central Dispatch Center are being recognized for the "outstanding" partnership between the Town and Country, Creve Coeur and Frontenac cities and police departments.
The recently created West Central Dispatch Center (WCDC) has been recognized by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for its intergovernmental collaboration. The police dispatch center began operating in March 2011 out of the Town and Country Police Department. WCDC dispatchers handle police calls for Town and Country, Creve Coeur and Frontenac residents. "Each year the East-West Gateway Council of Governments honors local jurisdictions, public officials and projects that are making special contributions to their community and to the region," the award letter from East-West Gateway Council of Governments states. The council said the WCDC is receiving a 2012 Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award. The cities of Town and …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Police officers from Frontenac and Olivette have particular views of this situation.
Life has its interesting moments. Ladue-Frontenac Patch was conducting an interview about the dangers of texting and being on a cellphone while driving with Frontenac Safety Officer Mike Baron when an emergency phone call came in. “Gotta go, car upside down on Highway 40,” said Baron, scrambling to exit the building and jumping into his unmarked blue patrol car to quickly reach the scene of the rollover. As it turns out, the accident victim crashed into the median barrier on the Highway 40 overpass westbound at Lindbergh Boulevard and came to a screeching halt after crossing three lanes of traffic and smacking into the guard rail. As fate would have it, the victim was on his cellphone at the time, and his inattention led to the accident. …