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 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ballwin police are investigating after a $3,000 computer was reportedly stolen from a home on Woodgreen Drive.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the Ballwin Police Department, sometime 5:25 and 5:35 p.m. on March 15, a laptop computer valued at approximately $3,000 was stolen from an unlocked home in the 300 block of Woodgreen Drive. RELATED ARTICLES:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Ballwin police are searching for a suspect after someone entered an unlocked home and reportedly made off with hundreds of dollars worth of jewelry.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the Ballwin Police Department, sometime between 12:15 and 3:00 p.m. on March 6, several pieces of jewelry were stolen from a home on Mountview Court. Police said the stolen jewelry is valued at $550. The home was reportedly unlocked when the thief entered the residence, police stated. RELATED ARTICLES:
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Clayton Fisher's girlfriend sold the ring to a gold buyer.
A West County man faces a criminal charge for stealing a wedding ring from his mother Feb. 19. Clayton Fisher, 30, was charged Saturday with second-degree burglary and felony stealing. St. Louis County Police said Fisher entered his mother’s home in the 1200 block of Kiefer Creek Road south of Ballwin. Police said Fisher stole a wedding band and dog tags from a lock box in his mother’s closet. Police said Fisher’s girlfriend sold the ring to a gold buyer’s shop. The ring was valued at $1,000. Fisher's address was listed the same as his mother's house on court documents. He is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center. Bail was set at $25,000, cash only. For more crime information on Ballwin-Ellisville Patch, see the following …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The man fled when the resident confronted him, Ballwin Police reported.
A St. Charles County man went into a Ballwin home and began searching through items Feb. 22 until the homeowner confronted him, police said. Bryan P. Frantz, 31, of the 2700 block of Kelsey Court in St. Charles County, was charged Feb. 23 with first-degree burglary. Ballwin Police said Frantz entered the home in the 1000 block of Kehrs Mill Road in Ballwin and fled when the resident confronted him. Frantz posted a $35,000 bond Feb. 25 and was released from jail. For more crime information on Ballwin Patch, see the following articles:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Ballwin police report a fleeing burglary suspects lands in police custody, while narcotics disappear from an unlocked car.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The following information was provided by the Ballwin Police Department. An arrest does not mean there was a conviction. Feb. 22: At approximately 1:58 p.m, a burglary suspect was reportedly confronted by a homeowner in the 1000 block of Kehrs Mill Road. Police stated the suspect fled the area, but was caught minutes later by Ballwin police officers. Authorities said he was found hiding in a nearby culvert, arrested and charged with first degree burglary. Feb. 23: Some time between 3 to 11 a.m., police stated ten hydrocodone pills were stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 800 block of Ganahl Drive. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever. RELATED ARTICLES:
Friday, March 8, 2013
A brazen afternoon theft from a garage in Woodsmill had the neighborhood on alert. Neighborhood watch officials had advice.
The theft of some jewelry and other small items from a garage in Ballwin's Woodsmill neighborhood had crime watch volunteers buzzing to get the news out to fellow residents. Most disturbing to Kim Montgomery, the Neighborhood Watch chair for the community near Highway 141 and Dutch Mill Drive, is the timing of the apparent theft: mid-afternoon on Wednesday. "It's likely no one would've thought anything of someone 'going for a walk' in the neighborhood around lunch time," Montgomery told Patch via Facebook. "The fact that it was in the middle of the day is a bit disconcerting." Montgomery posted this warning to her neighbors on Facebook: "Please make sure your garage doors are down, car doors are locked and outside doors are locked. There …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Jahmil Perkins is being held in St. Louis County jail on a $20,000 bond for selling stolen jewelry in Manchester.
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Wednesday, February 20
Manchester Police found a Ballwin man sold several items stolen in a burglary, an officer said. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Jahmil Perkins, 35, of the 200 block of Solon Drive in Ballwin, was charged Feb. 8 with receiving stolen property. Manchester Police said Perkins sold jewelry, including silver chains, which were stolen from a home in Manchester during a recent burglary. Police said he sold the jewelry at a store at 14360 Manchester Road. Perkins told police the jewelry belonged to his family. Perkins was being held at St. Louis County jail Friday. Bail was set at $20,000, cash only. For more crime information on Ballwin-Ellisville Patch, see the following articles:
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Check out the roundup of stories related to public safety activity in or near the cities during the month of January.
In case you missed them, these are the top stories related to police or fire activity published in January 2013 from incidents in Ballwin and Ellisville.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Kirkwood Police said two men stole NFC championship and Big 12 championship rings among other items from the home.
Two men stole more than $28,000 in electronics and jewelry, including NFC championship ring and Big 12 championship rings, on Dec. 31 from the Kirkwood 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. Kirkwood Police said the men broke into Boras’ home at about 1:28 p.m. Dec. 31. 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 …