Crime

Chief honors Sunset Hills police officers for actions in chase

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills Police Department officers who narrowly escaped injury in a high-speed chase and shootout in August were publicly identified for the first time last week so that they could be honored by city officials. Chief Stephen Dodge presented the Chief’s Commendation for Valor to Officer Chris Medlock and

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Convenience store on Bayless Avenue robbed this morning

Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s South County Precinct responded this morning to a robbery at a convenience store on Bayless Avenue. QuikTrip, 3638 Bayless Ave., was robbed before 7 a.m. Police said a man approached the front cash register with a firearm and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash

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Famous El Camino stolen from Fenton hotel still missing

A one-of-a-kind classic car is still missing after it was stolen from a Fenton hotel earlier this week. A lime green El Camino that technology company Phoenix Contact sends as a promotion to car shows around the country was stolen from inside a trailer at the Fairfield Inn, 1680 Fenton Business Park Court, Monday night

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Neighbor charged in Affton woman’s death

An Affton man was taken into custody in Kentucky charged with first-degree murder Thursday for allegedly killing an Affton woman last month. Danijel Colic, 23, of the 6700 block of Highland House Court in Affton, is being held on $1 million bond on one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action

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Sunset Hills police searching for Tapawingo burglar

The Sunset Hills Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a man who escaped after an attempted burglary in the Tapawingo subdivision. A resident in the 9300 block of Caddyshack Circle interrupted a burglary in progress at approximately 3:37 a.m. Monday. The burglar, described as a white male with a tall, thin

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Affton woman’s ‘suspicious’ death now investigated as homicide

An Affton woman’s death that police initially called “suspicious” is now being investigated as a homicide. Police identified the victim Friday morning as Joan Furlong, 65, of the 8400 block of Hampstead Drive in Affton, near Affton High School. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct found Furlong’s body at approximately 4:01 p.m. Thursday during a

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