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Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

Man is in custody for shooting in Affton that locked down two schools

September 16, 2020

A man is in custody following a shooting and altercation Wednesday in Affton that locked down two nearby schools. Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department responded to the scene at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday in the 6400 block of Vita Drive in Affton and found ...

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 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...

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...

Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Jerry Lee dies; funeral set Friday

Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Jerry Lee dies; funeral set Friday

December 4, 2019

A retired St. Louis County police chief’s funeral services will be held Friday at the Cathedral Basilica, with visitation Thursday in University City. Retired St. Louis County Police Chief Jerry Lee, 71, died Nov. 22 after a  battle with medical issues. He served as chief of the St. Louis Count...

Affton Town Hall set for Wednesday will focus on crime, security

Affton Town Hall set for Wednesday will focus on crime, security

December 3, 2019

The Affton Southwest Police Precinct and Step Up of St. Louis will host an Affton Town Hall Wednesday night that will focus on crime, security, drugs in the community and how residents can obtain a discount on security systems. The Affton Town Hall will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Affton...

Affton set to become a ‘Ring Community’

November 21, 2019

With property crimes on the rise, an Affton resident is taking steps to try to get a group discount for doorbell cameras for residents who live in Affton, ZIP code 63123. Affon resident Michael Burton said that he has been working with the company Ring, owned by Amazon, which will offer Black Friday...

After county lawyers refused to settle $20 million discrimination case, outside attorneys take over

Chief Jon Belmar, right, speaks at the memorial for Officer Blake Snyder held at Affton High School the night Snyder was killed, Oct. 6, 2016, with Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, second from left, looking on. Photo by Bill Milligan.

November 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After three years of St. Louis County lawyers arguing against a sergeant who said he was told to “tone down his gayness” or never be promoted in the St. Louis County Police Department, the county is hiring outside attorneys to appeal a ...

Man robs Goodwill at gunpoint, carjacks from person in store for a getaway car

The Goodwill store on Baptist Church Road, as seen Oct. 25. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 25, 2019

A man carjacked a person at gunpoint while robbing the Goodwill store in South County last weekend. Around 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a man forced his way inside the back door of the Goodwill store at 10570 Baptist Church Road, robbing the Concord store and carjacking a woman inside for his getaway ...

Brothers from Green Park charged in road rage shooting on Lindbergh Boulevard

Brothers from Green Park charged in road rage shooting on Lindbergh Boulevard

October 15, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two armed brothers from Green Park shot a man in a road rage incident in front of the man’s four children, police said Tuesday. St. Louis County prosecutors charged two men from Green Park, brothers Nicholas Marino, 27, and Joseph Marino, 2...

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