Sunset Hills Crime

Sunset Hills dance instructor charged with statutory rape

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 alleges that Gates had

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Chief honors Sunset Hills police officers for actions in chase

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills Police Department officers who narrowly escaped injury in a high-speed chase and shootout in August were publicly identified for the first time last week so that they could be honored by city officials. Chief Stephen Dodge presented the Chief’s Commendation for Valor to Officer Chris Medlock and

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