CRIME & SAFETY
Man accused of stabbing Panda Express worker over food quality in Missouri
The customer is also accused of punching a Panda Express worker in the head.
Burglars steal $35,000 in candles from a St. Louis storage unit
ST. LOUIS — Several downtown storage units were burglarized over the weekend. At least one tenant is calling on the facility’s owner to do more to protect their belongings. One of the tenants says burglars stole $35,000 worth of candles from his storage unit. They tore the door off to gain access and left a […]
Shooting leads to south St. Louis car crash; death
A car crash in south St. Louis leads to a homicide investigation. David Harmon, 30, was pronounced dead at an area hospital after crashing his car into another parked vehicle.
After Serving 11 Years In Jail, A Man From St. Louis Is Suing Detectives For Their Wrongful Homicide Conviction
A St. Louis man is suing the city and the detectives who worked on his case, arguing that he was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit and that this violated his constitutional rights. The guy spent 11 years in prison for a killing before his conviction was reversed.
Police search for missing Florissant child
Authorities have issued an "Endangered Person Advisory" in the search for a Florissant child reported missing on Friday.
Weekly Safety Report: Shootings, Murders, and Increasing Violent Crimes Plague St. Louis
This week in St. Louis, Missouri, several incidents occurred, including a man found shot and killed in his car, a murder suspect arrested after parents found their son with a fatal head wound, a woman charged in a repo man's murder, a man attempting suicide while in police custody, an increase in violent crimes, and a man found guilty of carjacking. These incidents highlight the ongoing safety concerns in the city.
St. Louis man tells police NCIS agent told him to steal electrical transformer
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (First Alert 4) - A St. Louis man is accused of stealing electrical transformers and selling them for scrap, telling police in one case an individual with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service told him to do so. St. Louis circuit attorneys on Saturday charged 43-year-old Vincent A....
St. Charles ATM heist unraveled in high-tech crime trail
An ATM heist mystery, seemed like the perfect crime until St. Charles Police came back with five suspects from Texas. The plot unraveled in a fascinating trail of crime-fighting technology.
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.
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.
Weekly Safety Report: Kidnapping, Vehicle Theft, and Murder Shake Florissant
In Florissant, Missouri, three incidents occurred this week that raised concerns about safety. A Department of Family Services worker was kidnapped at knifepoint by a woman, a tow company owner was charged with stealing vehicles, and a man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing and killing his wife before a divorce hearing.
Pressure mounting on St. Louis police
The pressure is mounting on St. Louis police to reveal their technological capabilities. Some spy tools may curb crime.
Fingerprint on cigar wrapper helps St. Louis Police ID suspect in carjacking of Uber driver
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (First Alert 4) - A fingerprint on a cigar wrapper helped St. Louis Police identify a man now charged in two armed robberies, including the carjacking of an Uber driver in August in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood. Court records show 18-year-old Cortez Bass was charged...
Jefferson City Correctional Center inmate died on Friday, autopsy to be performed
The Missouri Department of Corrections announced that an inmate died at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. A press release from the department stated that Othel Moore, 38, died Friday at 9:23 a.m. at the prison. Moore was serving a 30-year sentence for second-degree domestic assault, possession of a controlled substance,...
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.
Retiring Webster Police Chief Honored
Webster Groves Police Chief Dale Curtis, who has served 26 years with Webster Groves and is retiring at the end of the year, was honored Tuesday night at city hall. Capt. Greg Perks presented Curtis with an honorary badge during a retirement celebration. Perks will serve as interim chief while the city conducts a nationwide search for its next chief of police.
St. Louis Man Accused of Breaking into Belleville Home and Assaulting Woman
• A St. Louis man, Tyrone D. Smith, has been charged with breaking into a Belleville woman's home and sexually assaulting her. • Smith faces eight charges including home invasion, sexual offense, criminal sexual assault using force, residential burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated battery, strangulation, and unlawful restraint.
St. Louis Man Charged in Murder Near City Museum Downtown
Justin Ledoux allegedly held Sandro Bajric while others beat him and then shot him in the back
Collinsville Man Sentenced For Home Invasion and Robbing Military Veteran
EDWARDSVILLE - Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine announced Thursday that a jury has convicted a 27-year-old Collinsville man of home invasion for twice breaking into the home of a military veteran and robbing him. The jury returned the verdict on Wednesday afternoon against Jaleen Gladney, finding him guilty...