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Boy Scout Police Explorer recruiter arrested after Lindbergh visit

Boy Scout Police Explorer recruiter arrested after Lindbergh visit

March 5, 2019

A Boy Scout Police Explorer recruiter who exchanged “inappropriate” messages with a Lindbergh High School student over the weekend was arrested Tuesday, the school said in an email to parents. The school and police did not publicly identify the man, 20, who was arrested early Tuesday by the St. Louis ...

Circle K gas station in south county robbed at knifepoint

Circle K gas station in south county robbed at knifepoint

February 27, 2019

The Circle K gas station at 1940 Union Road was the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, at approximately 2:13 a.m. Feb. 26, the department received a call for service about a suspect who had threatened the clerk at the Circle K with a knife, demandin...

Prosecutors charge 17-year-old with armed carjacking in Oakville

Prosecutors charge 17-year-old with armed carjacking in Oakville

February 26, 2019

St. Louis County prosecutors charged a 17-year-old Tuesday with carjacking a woman at gunpoint in Oakville over the weekend. Marcel Abrams, 17, of the 6300 block of Lalite Avenue in St. Louis, 63136, is being held on $100,000 bond for first-degree robbery and one count of armed criminal action for an...

Why was a police helicopter hovering over Oakville? Mystery solved

Why was a police helicopter hovering over Oakville? Mystery solved

February 23, 2019

Oakville residents near the Black Forest subdivision and apartments took to social media around midnight Friday morning to ask: Why is there a police helicopter searching for someone? An initial post estimated there were 30-plus police cars in the area. Other residents said entire streets were blocked...

Schnucks carjacking victims’ car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

Schnucks carjacking victims' car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

February 22, 2019

Police have recovered the car taken in an armed carjacking at the Schnucks at Butler Hill Road in south county Tuesday but are still searching for the man they say carjacked a couple in their 60s in broad daylight. The suspect, armed with a gun, is alleged to have demanded the couple's 2014 Chevrole...

Sunset Hills police capture auto theft suspect after foot chase, crash, lockdown

The Sunset Hills Police Department drives in the SunCrest Fest parade in September 2018. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

February 21, 2019

Updated at 5:55 p.m. with comments from Sgt. Robbie Hagen. Sunset Hills police caught an alleged Jefferson County car thief Thursday who crashed the stolen car in Laumeier Sculpture Park, led police on several foot chases and caused a lockdown at a local high school. Officers from the Sunset Hills...

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Oakville home

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Oakville home

February 20, 2019

An Oakville woman was robbed at gunpoint in her home Monday night. Around 8 p.m. Monday, the victim, who lives in the 5200 block of Milburn Road in Oakville, heard a strange noise in her house and opened the bedroom door to find a stranger inside her house. The man, who was armed, demanded money before fleeing...

Couple carjacked at Butler Hill Schnucks; man fires shot at suspect

Couple carjacked at Butler Hill Schnucks; man fires shot at suspect

February 19, 2019

A couple in their 60s were the victims of an armed carjacking in broad daylight at the Butler Hill Schnucks Tuesday morning. The man who was carjacked was also armed and fired at least one shot at the suspect as he drove away in the couple’s car, police said. About 10:55 a.m., officers from the St...

Sunset Hills dance instructor charged with statutory rape

Sunset Hills dance instructor charged with statutory rape

February 9, 2019

A Sunset Hills operator of a hip-hop dance studio was charged with statutory rape last week. Nicholas Gates, 40, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged Jan. 24 with one count of statutory rape in the second degree. He is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. The probable-cause statement ...

Three-county police chase starts with south county robbery, suspects get away

Three-county police chase starts with south county robbery, suspects get away

January 23, 2019

A police chase that ended across the river in Illinois Tuesday started in south county with the robbery of a tow truck driver at Butler Hill Road and Interstate 55. The St. Louis County Police Department received a call about the robbery of the tow truck driver around 3:14 p.m. The victim was uninju...

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