Monday, December 3, 2012
A round-up of odd and unusual crimes in the St. Louis area.
Family Fingered Following Funeral Almost $7,000 was reported stolen after a Barnhart woman invited family members over to her house after her husband's funeral on Nov. 10. The victim told officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department she noticed several items missing after family members left her home. Among the items missing were $600 in cash and several pieces of jewelry, including a man's gold wedding band. Moving Violation A man who enlisted help in moving into a new residence Oct. 22 on River Road, Fenton, ended up as the victim of a theft as one of his helpers drove off in his car with numerous of his personal items. After loading up his personal items and arriving at the new residence, a woman helper drove off in the man's…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A round-up of odd and unusual crimes in and around the St. Louis area.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Dan Barger
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Computer Tablet Scam Ends With Man Grabbing $800 From Woman A woman withdrew $800 from an ATM machine after being approached by two men on a QuikTrip parking lot in Hazelwood and said they were selling iPads and other electronic equipment. She led the men to a nearby supermarket where she withdrew $800 from an ATM machine. She then walked back to their car where they told her to take a box from the back of the car that supposedly contained the iPads. Instead, the boxes contained two picture frames that were made to look like iPads and another box that contained a wooden cutting board. Yet another box was filled with bubble wrap and a USB cord. During the transaction, one of the man grabbed the woman's $800 and fled. Another QuikTrip …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A roundup of odd, unusual and off-the-wall crimes in and around St. Louis.
Chicken-Eating Vodka Thief The store security staff at Dierbergs Market, in Arnold, watched a man stuff four bottles of Absolut vodka down his pants Sept. 30 and then walk through the store eating chicken from the deli, according to police. When the man tried to leave the store, the security staff tried to stop him and the man kicked them. He was booked and held. A Man Walks Into a Bar A St. Peters man walked into a sports bar on Jungermann Road Oct. 15 and slugged a complete stranger who was watching television. The victim said he did not know his assailant, had never spoken to him and had never met him before. Six Cars Stolen From Dealership; One Left Behind Auto thieves snatched approximately six cars from the Johnny Londoff Chevrolet …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
A roundup of odd, unusual and head-scratching crime reports in and around the area.
2 Infinitis and Beyond - to Affton A gold 2002 Infiniti side-swiped a white 2002 Infiniti and left the scene of the accident without exchanging information. This accident took place on the southbound Shrewsbury Avenue overpass of Interstate 44. Police located the suspect vehicle in a driveway in Affton, and an Affton man was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident. 4 Drunks at a Furniture Store Police arrested four intoxicated suspects May 9 who tried to pry the lock off the loading dock door at Rothman Furniture, 7737 Watson Rd., Sappington. No property was reported stolen. Things Go Bump in the Night in Manchester A man was sleeping was sleeping at his home in Manchester May 4 when he heard a loud noise and went to …