Crestwood Police Department

Crestwood holds ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Crestwood Police Department Sgt. Dion Olson, right, talks with Crestwood resident John Weis at the city’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event last week at the Crestwood Starbucks. The city has conducted the coffees for four years as a way to connect with the community and was one of the first departments in the region to

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Crestwood eyes police and fire facilities remodeling

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen is considering a $220,000 remodel on a number of facilities for the police and fire departments, including adding a bathroom for female firefighters, and the Community Center. The board discussed adding a women’s bathroom in the Crestwood firehouse since there currently isn’t one. A

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Robbers hit Southern Armory for second time in a year

Picture taken from previous robbery at Southern Armory. Southern Armory in Crestwood saw its second recent robbery attempt last weekend, but no guns were stolen from the gun shop this time. The Crestwood Police Department is investigating a burglary that happened about 3:45 a.m. June 23.at Southern Armory, 9901 Watson Road. The gun store was

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Crestwood rejects Sunset Hills bike ride on Route 66

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com What seemed to be a thriving partnership between Sunset Hills and Crestwood could hit the skids over a night bicycle ride similar to the Moonlight Ramble that the cities were set to host in connection with their joint festival SunCrest Fest. At the initiative of Sunset Hills Mayor Pat

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Crestwood police, fire chiefs: Ayouaz endorsements not from them

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood police and fire departments do not officially endorse candidates for office, despite a claim on a flier that Ward 4 aldermanic candidate Ismaine Ayouaz distributed before later correcting the wording. Ayouaz, who is challenging incumbent Ward 4 Alderman Tim Anderson for a three-year seat on the Board

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Crestwood deputy chief of police takes oath

Crestwood City Clerk Helen Ingold administers the oath of office to Deputy Chief of Police Rich Noland at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Ingold also administered the oath of office to Lt. Boyd Hoffmeister and Sgt. Dennis Bosslet. All three were promoted due to Deputy Chief Ronald Compton’s promotion to chief of police, effective

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Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for the firefighters’ union and a pledge from the union to work

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Olson receives Lt. John Walsh Award

Crestwood Police Chief Frank Arnoldy, left, presents the 2017 Lt. John Walsh Professional Excellence Award to Officer Dion Olson. Olson joined the Crestwood Police Department in May 2008. He began his law enforcement career in 1999 by attending the Southeast Missouri State University Police Academy and began as a patrol deputy for the Jefferson County

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Compton to succeed Arnoldy as Crestwood police chief

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to adopt an ordinance confirming Deputy Chief Ronald Compton’s promotion to chief of police, effective Feb. 2. Compton will succeed Chief Frank Arnoldy, who is retiring after serving the city for 45 years. “I am honored to be selected as the chief of police for the city

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