CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Woman Found Shot to Death, Man Threatens Child in East St. Louis
Two incidents occurred in East St. Louis, Illinois this week. In the first incident, a 45-year-old woman was found shot to death. No arrests have been made yet. In the second incident, a man took a 10-year-old boy from his home and threatened to harm him unless the child's mother agreed to meet with him. The man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.
12-year-old reported missing after leaving a concerning note behind in St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an Endangered Person Advisory in St. Louis County for a missing 12-year-old boy who left his home after coming home from school Friday afternoon. MSHP said 12-year-old Juelz D. Wade came home from school and left after...
70-year-old fights off carjacking by pulling teen suspect from driver's seat
FLORISSANT, Mo. — A 70-year-old driver was sitting in the driver's seat of a car parked at a QuikTrip Monday when a teenage carjacker forcefully pulled him from the car and took his seat. That's when the driver pulled the same move, removing the attempted carjacker from the same seat.
Final day for felony marijuana expungements
The deadline for misdemeanors to be expunged is June 8 and felonies are required to be wiped clean by Friday.
Increasing Violent Crimes in St. Louis
The prosecutor’s office reports a dramatic increase in violent crime prosecution in St. Louis in the six months since an embattled progressive prosecutor was replaced with an appointed circuit attorney. Prosecuted of Violent Crimes Increases Rapidly This Year. Gabe Gore said Tuesday that his agency had prosecuted 45% more...
Bridge named in fallen St. Louis County police officer's honor
A fallen St. Louis County police officer now has a bridge named in his honor. The officer was killed in a violent car crash that happened two years ago.
Mother volunteering as treasurer admits to stealing from metro-east girls softball club
She spent it on phone bills, clothing, spa visits and car washes, according to police reports.
Granite City veteran was saving money for surgery. Jury convicts man who robbed him
“He had the audacity to prey on this hero, not once, not twice, but three times,” prosecutor says of the defendant.
Richmond Heights Panda Express Employees Attacked by Dissatisfied Customer
A shocking incident at a Richmond Heights Panda Express sees a customer attack employees over dissatisfaction with his food. The assailant, now in custody, reportedly stabbed one worker and punched another. Despite the violence, regular customers remain undeterred. Full story in the video.
‘Loud explosion’ in St. Louis County found to be illegal fireworks
FREDENBERG TOWNSHIP, MN. (Northern News Now) - Law enforcement determined illegal fireworks was the cause of multiple calls of a “loud explosion” on Wednesday. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls regarding a possible explosion somewhere within Fredenberg Township. Reporting parties...
Man Convicted Of Murdering Ex-Girlfriend In Kirkwood Home
Todd Wilbert has been convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend at her home in Kirkwood last year. A jury on Dec. 6 convicted Wilbert, 56, of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and trespassing in connection to the fatal shooting of Elizabeth Gill, 59, on Aug. 13, 2022, according to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Fallen St. Louis County Officer's Son Aspires to Join the Police Force
• The bridge over the Meramec River on Telegraph Road in Missouri has been officially named after fallen St. Louis County Officer Detective Antonio Valentine. • The naming was made official in July by Governor Mike Parson and a dedication service was held near the two-year anniversary of Detective Valentine's death.
Police: 85-year-old man missing since Wednesday afternoon
The Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department has issued an endangered silver advisory for 85-year-old Bennie Moore Jr.
Man arrested after shots fired near Clayton-Richmond Heights border, cites ‘demons’
Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly fired several rounds of shots around the Clayton-Richmond Heights border over the weekend.
Weekly Safety Report: Arson, Burglary, and Guilty Plea in Alton, Illinois
This week in Alton, Illinois, two significant incidents occurred. In the first incident, a 23-year-old man was charged with arson, burglary, and assaulting a police officer. He is accused of setting fire to three buildings, including a laundromat, a residence, and a garage. The second incident involved a murder case from 2010, where the main suspect pleaded guilty after fleeing to Mexico. The suspect, a 56-year-old man, was accused of killing someone and concealing the body in the trunk of an abandoned car for four years.
Second Suspect in Clayton Shooting Still at Large, Considered Armed and Dangerous
The hunt is on for 18-year-old Darien Johnson, the second suspect in a deadly Clayton shooting. Charged with second-degree murder, Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. The teen was allegedly involved in a car break-in that led to the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man.
SUV left running stolen from Fenton-area home
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of an SUV from outside a home in the 4800 block of Romaine Spring Drive in the Jefferson County portion of Fenton. The SUV was left unattended while it was warming up in the driveway, police reported. The victim said...
Missing Man reportedly frequented St. Jacob bar
ST. JACOB — Reported as missing and subject to an investigation by law enforcement authorities in the area to determine his whereabouts, Harry “Tom” Hogue, 72, of Belleville was known to have frequented an establishment called the Tow Bar at 705 North Douglas north of U.S. Highway 40 in St. Jacob.
Pedestrian Seriously Injured Near Ted Drewes in St. Louis, Raising Safety Concerns
• A pedestrian was struck by a car near Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis, marking another incident in a series of similar accidents in the area. The woman, who was seriously injured, is now stable in a local hospital.
Dog dies after fire at south St. Louis home
ST. LOUIS — Firefighters extinguished a south St. Louis house fire that left a dog dead Wednesday. Just before 7:30 a.m., the St. Louis Fire Department was called to the 600 block of Wilmington Avenue in the Holly Hills neighborhood for a report of a fire. After the crew put out the fire at the one-story home, officials said one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and a dog died.