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South County armed carjacking leads to police chase on Interstate 55

South County armed carjacking leads to police chase on Interstate 55

June 4, 2020

After a carjacking in South County Thursday, a suspect led officers on a police chase into St. Louis city limits. Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Affton Southwest Precinct responded to a call about a carjacking and robbery at 1:14 p.m. Thursday at Lilac Ridge Lane and Kerth R...

Man charged with stealing guns from Affton pawn shop after trying to sell them on social media

Southside Pawn and Jewelry as seen on Google Maps, next to Sharpshooters Grill.

June 3, 2020

A Valley Park man faces federal charges for stealing guns from an Affton gun store after he tried to sell them on social media. Devante Coffie, 19, of Valley Park, Missouri, was charged in federal court Wednesday with stealing 32 handguns and two long guns at the Southside Pawn Shop on Gravois Road...

At least 10 suspects steal dozens of handguns, rifles from Affton gun store

Southside Pawn and Jewelry as seen on Google Maps, next to Sharpshooters Grill.

June 1, 2020

A gun store in Affton was robbed early Sunday morning, with dozens of guns stolen by at least 10 suspects. An alarm went off at roughly 1:10 a.m. Sunday at Southside Pawn and Jewelry, 8101 Gravois Road. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded and found evidence of a burglary, with a window o...

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

Man shot while driving on Interstate 55 in South County

April 21, 2020

A man is recovering in a hospital after he was shot Tuesday afternoon while driving on Interstate 55 in South County. The St. Louis County Police Department received a 911 call about the shooting and responded around 2:13 p.m. The man said he was driving his car on southbound I-55 near Union Road when he was...

Valley Park man charged with two burglaries in South County

Shawn Overstreet

January 22, 2020

A Valley Park man was charged Friday with two burglaries in South County in November. Shawn Overstreet, 48, of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue in Valley Park, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary. Police allege in a probable-cause statement that Yorkshire Cleaners and the Affto...

Man found dying on front porch in Affton was stabbed to death

The St. Louis County Police Department investigates at apartments along Marble Arch Lane in Affton after a woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 15, 2020

The man found dying on his porch in Affton Tuesday was stabbed to death, police said. Justin Leeman, 41, of the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue in Affton, died after being stabbed in his upper body, police said. Detectives are investigating Leeman’s death as a homicide. Officers from the Affto...

Death of man found on porch in Affton classified as homicide

Death of man found on porch in Affton classified as homicide

January 14, 2020

Police are classifying the death of a man found on a porch in Affton as a homicide. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a call for a “person down” around 12:49 p.m. Tuesday in the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue in Affton. A man in his...

Break-in at Grasso Plaza store appears to be isolated incident

Pictured above: The window at the Phone Geeks store in Affton is boarded up Tuesday after a weekend burglary in Grasso Plaza. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 7, 2020

A break-in at Grasso Plaza in Affton last weekend appears to be an isolated incident, police said Tuesday. The Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department received a call at 6:41 a.m. Saturday about a break-in at Phone Geeks, 75 Grasso Plaza. The smashed window and break-in at the phone store happ...

Pedestrian hit by car at Gravois-Tesson Ferry intersection

Pedestrian hit by car at Gravois-Tesson Ferry intersection

January 6, 2020

A pedestrian was hit by a car at the intersection of Gravois and Tesson Ferry roads Saturday night, the latest in a series of recent incidents where a pedestrian has been hit by a car in South County. In this case, however, the pedestrian did not have life-threatening injuries, police said. The St....

UPDATE: Endangered person advisory for man missing from South County canceled

UPDATE: Endangered person advisory for man missing from South County canceled

December 30, 2019

The St. Louis County Police Department has canceled an endangered person advisory after a man went missing from Affton overnight. The county police department canceled an endangered person advisory for Kyle Anthony Zygmund, 29, Monday, Dec. 30 at 5:19 p.m. Police say that Zygmund turned himself ...

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