Saturday, March 23, 2013
Break-ins of unlocked vehicles account for 80 percent of the activity in the annual report.
There’s pretty good news with Ladue’s annual crime report. Going inside the numbers, Chief Rich Wooten told the Ladue City Council that overall, crime had been reduced 2.2 percent during the 2012 calendar year. The good news is, Ladue police have cleared about 70 percent of the cases on their docket, but have recovered only about 7 percent of items stolen from homes and businesses. These days, many stolen items are sold on the internet through sources such as Craigslist. Be sure, Ladue police are scanning those offers daily. Stealing from unlocked vehicles remains Ladue’s No. 1 annual crime. That accounts for about 80 percent of what goes reported. Chief Wooten has worked tirelessly to get citizens to lock up their unattended vehicles. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
There are so many do's and don't to make your home safe from invaders.
Like us on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. Recently in Ladue some homeowners have been victims of burglaries in the areas of Old Warson Road, along south Price Road and south Warson Road. Actually, these have not been out of the ordinary. Ladue had 21 residential burglaries in 2012 the same as 2011. In reality, theft from retail businesses (shoplifting) remains the No. 1 crime in Ladue statistically year in and year out. Ladue’s police chief Rich Wooten believes an ounce of prevention can be better than a pound of cure. “If a burglar truly wants to break into your home, he’s going to be able to do that.” Burglars are opportunists Wooten says home burglars are opportunists. They often evaluate your home based on their observations …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Frontenac makes this video available, produced by the police in Houston, Texas.
In light of the recent shooting in Aurora, CO, the City of Frontenac police department has sent a training video for active shooter situations. The police urge citizens to take the time to review these rules of the road for this potentially serious situation. The City of Houston, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has produced a training video on how to react in an Active Shooter Situation if you are in a large building such as your place of employment. The video can be viewed at the department's website.
Monday, December 19, 2011
House Burglary, traffic accidents, prisoner transfers this week.
This is the Ladue Police Blotter report for the week of December 13-19, 2011. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:13 a.m. Someone burglarized a home on Ferrand Woods off Lindbergh. The burglar stole a bicycle and went through contents in the car parked in the garage. 3:29 p.m. A female, age 44 was transferred from the Frontenac Police Department on outstanding traffic tickets. 8:46 p.m. A female, age 20 was transported from the St. Louis County Police Department on outstanding traffic tickets. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 1:44 p.m. A two car automobile accident occurred on the bridge on southbound McKnight Road at Highway 40. No injuries were reported. 5:47 p.m. A two car automobile accident occurred on southbound I-170 and the entrance to the …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Ladue Police Blotter report for week of Nov. 1-5, 2011.
This is the Ladue Police Blotter report for the week of Nov. 1-6, 2011. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 5:01 p.m. A homeowner in the 9800 block of Litzsinger Road reported a ring stolen from the residence. No value was reported. 10:54 p.m. A Ladue patrolman removed a tire from a traffic lane on eastbound I 40/44 at the South Lindbergh exit. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 10:19 a.m. A report was filed by a homeowner on Blanton Lane, reporting a forced entry on a porch door. No contents were reported stolen. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 MAC's design employees at 9823 Clayton Rd. reported a suspicious male in the store, then reported cell phones stolen from store employees. 4:40 p.m. Ladue police picked up a prisoner the Richmond Heights Justice Center, wanted on …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Frontenac showcased its new $10.5 million city complex at the first of two open houses held Thursday afternoon.
From the classic arched windows in the front to the meeting room featuring a new acoustical sound system and high tech video board to the exercise room for the fire and police departments, the city made sure that they covered all the bases. The site formerly housed city hall, the fire department, and police departments in buildings over 50 years old. It was time for a change and to move into the 21st century. Construction on the 37,000 square foot facility began October 2009, and on February 15, 2011, the Board of Aldermen held its first meeting in their new complex. Mayor Keith Krieg said he thought many people were “skeptical of pulling the trigger to do it.” The plans were ready in the fall of 2008 when the economy began to tank. “We …