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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....

Suspect charged in Sunset Hills gas station carjacking

Suspect charged in Sunset Hills gas station carjacking

December 31, 2019

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. De...

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 ...

Woman carjacked while pumping gas in Sunset Hills

Police released this surveillance image of a suspect in a carjacking at the UGas on Watson Road in Sunset Hills.

December 27, 2019

A woman’s car was carjacked last week while she was pumping gas on Watson Road in Sunset Hills, and police are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect. The Sunset Hills Police Department released photos of a suspect they say tricked a woman into leaving the driver’s side of her Lexus at the UGas at 10743 Watson Road in Sunset Hills and then stole her car before she could pum...

Pedestrian struck and killed in hit-and-run identified as Lemay man; suspect still at large

Police released this surveillance photo of a car they say hit and killed a 64-year-old pedestrian crossing South Broadway in Lemay on Black Friday.

December 17, 2019

Pictured above: Police released this surveillance photo of a car they say hit and killed a 64-year-old pedestrian crossing South Broadway in Lemay on Black Friday.  Police have publicly identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed in South County on Black Friday by a driver that took off. Ron...

Cafeteria worker kidnapped outside Crestwood elementary school

A Crestwood police car.

December 10, 2019

A cafeteria worker at Long Elementary was kidnapped outside the Crestwood school Tuesday morning, but was later found safe in Illinois. The woman was confronted outside the school around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday by an ex-boyfriend and forced inside her own car, a gray Acura, which then took off from the sc...

Man and woman charged in South County armed robberies that led to lockdowns

The two suspects in the string of armed robberies, James Leach, left, and Kelly Lenz, right.

December 6, 2019

A man and a woman are facing charges for a string of armed robberies last week and this week across South County after their capture Thursday led to a lockdown at two schools. Police say the pair, a man from St. Louis and a woman from Cuba, Missouri, robbed a string of stores along Lemay Ferry with a...

UPDATED: School lockdowns lifted after police capture Lemay Ferry robbery suspect

UPDATED: School lockdowns lifted after police capture Lemay Ferry robbery suspect

December 5, 2019

A police search for a robbery suspect around Lemay Ferry Road spurred a lockdown at two South County schools Thursday that has been lifted. Lockdowns were lifted at Mehlville High School and Mosaic Elementary after about an hour midday Thursday. The lockdown was activated due to the suspect search, but ...

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