Crime

Suspect charged in Sunset Hills gas station carjacking

Prosecutors formally charged a 24-year-old man from North County Monday for carjacking a woman getting gas in Sunset Hills. Anthony Lincoln Ward, 24, of the 8000 block of Patterson Drive in Berkeley, was formally charged with felony auto theft Dec. 30 and is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. Detectives from the Sunset Hills

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Secretary of state warns of online misinformation with South County GOP legislators

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joined local legislators for a town hall last month, discussing online misinformation, medical marijuana, election security, the 2019 legislative session and more. Reps. David Gregory,

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Affton set to become a ‘Ring Community’

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  and Cyber

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Students charged after threatening posts

Two Mehlville High School students were charged with making a terrorist threat last week after they allegedly posted a one-sentence threat against the school on social media app Snapchat. Clara Hulsey, 18, of the 1900 block of Gloria Road in Lemay, and Simon Schneipeter, 17, of the 1st block of Cliff Drive in Lemay, are

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Man charged for sending photos to a student

A Police Explorer recruiter who visited multiple local schools was charged with multiple felonies after sending graphic photographs of himself to a student he met on a volunteer visit to Lindbergh High School. Eric Parks, 20, of the 490 block of England Drive in Festus, was arrested by the St. Charles Police Department and charged

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Bell unveils ‘Bell Plan’ for expansion of drug courts

Pictured above: St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell unveils his ‘Bell Plan,’ which outlines his plans to tackle the opioid epidemic and decrease crime in St. Louis County on Jan. 8. Bell did not comment on whether or not he would reopen the Ferguson investigation. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com

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Green Park officers watching for prostitution

The St. Louis County Police Department and the city of Green Park have received tips about possible prostitution at Mobil On the Run at 5840 S. Lindbergh Blvd. and McDonald’s at 5904 S. Lindbergh Blvd. At the Nov. 19 Green Park Board of Aldermen meeting, the city’s two St. Louis County police officers reported that

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