Friday, November 9, 2012
A Parkway South graduate was shot to death while delivering pizzas earlier this year. Now, another pizza delivery driver murder reportedly has St. Louis County police going undercover to catch criminals.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said undercover officers will begin delivering pizzas to parts of St. Louis County in effort to deter armed robberies, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The announcement comes after an Imo’s delivery driver was shot and killed Monday night while delivering pizzas in Dellwood. Police said the driver was robbed of the pizzas and a cellphone. As previously reported by Patch, Parkway South High School graduate and West County resident Daniil Maksimenko, 22, was ambushed, shot and killed in May while delivering a pizza. Maksimenko, who lived in the Ballwin area, was working at the Northwood Imo's Pizza when he was murdered. Police said robbery was the motive for the shooting. Two people were later…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Rep. Todd Akin's office said Karl Rove must have "misspoke" when he reportedly made a "murder" joke about the U.S. Senate candidate. What do you think, a joke or out of line?
According to Politico, in a closed-door fundraiser at the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove reportedly joked about the murder of Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser included in the Politico article. The alleged comment comes after, as previously reported by Patch, Akin, his family and his staff reportedly began receiving threats of death and violence following his comments on "legitimate rape" during a St. Louis area television interview. Friday, in response to the alleged statements by Rove, Akin's office issued the following statement saying Rove must have "misspoke…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
St. Louis Police said that Davionte Williams participated the crime against Ballwin resident Daniil Maksimenko, but he was not the gunman who fired the shots.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A third person was charged with crimes related to the robbery and murder of Daniil Maksimenko, a 22-year-old Ballwin resident. Davionte Williams, 22, of the 4200 block of Cleveland in St. Louis, was charged Friday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. A St. Louis County Police report said that Williams was one of three people who robbed and Maksimenko on May 19. The Ballwin resident was delivering pizza in Hillsdale when he was shot and killed. A police report said that Williams was not the gunman. Another suspect charged in the crime, Chester Romelle Woods, 20, also was ruled out as the person who shot Maksimenko. Police have not ruled out Shermell Crockett, 20, as the gunman. Crockett also has been charged with robbery, …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The weapon law enforcement believe was used in the murder-suicide involving a Ballwin area family was purchased from a local business.
A handgun law enforcement said Ballwin-area resident Christine Adewunmi used to kill her three daughters then herself was purchased about a month before the incident, the Crawford County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday. The bodies of Christine Adewunmi, 37, along with daughters Lauren, age 8, Samantha, age 6 and 3-year-old Kate were found Saturday at Blue Springs Ranch & Resort in Crawford County. Sheriff Randy E. Martin said in a written statement that husband and father Leonard Adewunmi reported his wife and three children missing on Friday. Leonard Adewunmi told law enforcement that his wife had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was depressed and unexpectedly left the home with their children on two prior occasions. He said …