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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Sunset Hills police searching for Tapawingo burglar

The Sunset Hills Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a man who escaped after an attempted burglary in the Tapawingo subdivision. A resident in the 9300 block of Caddyshack Circle interrupted a burglary in progress at approximately 3:37 a.m. Monday. The burglar, described as a white male with a tall, thin

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Sunset Hills officer, suspect exchange shots during pursuit

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A Sunset Hills police officer and a man wanted on a felony warrant shot at each other during a police chase that started early Saturday morning in Sunset Hills and ended more than 30 minutes later when the fleeing car crashed in Carondelet Park in south St. Louis. No

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