Saint Louis, MO Crime & Safety


Air Evac helicopter called to scene near Hadley House

An Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter was dispatched from Anderson Hospital in Maryville to a scene at Woodcrest Apartments in Edwardsville on Friday, as there was a car crash involving one driver at the location on 408 W. Union St. According to Maj. Mike Lybarger of the Edwardsville Police Department, there...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis man gets 23-year term in 2020 Berkeley homicide

CLAYTON — A St. Louis man was sentenced Friday to prison in a 2020 homicide in Berkeley. Circuit Judge Ellen "Nellie" Ribaudo sentenced Danny Jackson, 37, to 23 years in prison in the March 25, 2020, robbery and shooting death of Dennis McLin. Jackson pleaded guilty Aug. 27 to second-degree...

Missouri police officer’s dog saves neighbor from dog attack

FERGUSON, Mo. (WIBW) - A Missouri woman is giving thanks to her police officer neighbor and his furry best friend, Ozzie. KMOV4 in St. Louis reports a Ferguson woman is alive thanks to a local police officer and his dog, Ozzie. “I’m trying to stay strong but it’s so hard,”...
US News and World Report

Charges Urged for Missouri Cops Who Let Dog Bite Black Man

WOODSON TERRACE, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area racial injustice activists on Friday called for the firing and prosecution of three white police officers after cellphone video showed them allowing a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said he...

Family of hit and run victim pleads for answers

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. – The family of Eugene Jones gathered outside their Bellefontaine Neighbors apartment on Friday. They shared the good memories they have about the father and grandfather they knew. Jones was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month. His widow, Trena Jones, said Friday marks what would have...

New video shows pair wanted in deadly shooting of man who interrupted car break-ins

ST. LOUIS — New video released by police shows two people wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a man who was trying to stop car break-ins near downtown St. Louis. Demetrise Thomas, 27, was shot and killed just before 1 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of North 20th Street in the Downtown West neighborhood. According to a police source, Thomas interrupted people breaking into cars when he was shot.

Waterloo man convicted of theft from former employer

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (WJPF) — A Waterloo man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for defrauding his former employer. Prosecutors say Timothy Mayer, 42, stole more than $600,000 from Mascoutah-based Jung Truck Service by charging supplies like tires and brakes to a company account then selling the items on the side and pocketing the cash. In addition to operating its own trucks and warehouse facilities, Jung Truck also provides maintenance services for other trucking companies. Mayer was the manager of Jung’s East St. Louis location.

More than 30 stolen catalytic converters recovered in Maryland Heights arrest

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — An early morning traffic stop led to the recovery of at least 36 catalytic converters that were stolen in Maryland Heights. The Maryland Heights Police Department said in a statement that at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday one of its officers stopped a vehicle on Dorsett Road and recognized it from a crime bulletin about catalytic converter thefts.

Pair charged in catalytic converter theft

Two men were arrested Wednesday morning when police say they were caught trying to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle. Police had reportedly been watching the 200 block of Old St. Louis Road in Wood River, where recent thefts had occurred. The men from East Alton and Wood River in custody in the Wood River Jail.