CRIME & SAFETY
Two men allegedly cashed forged checks stolen from Eureka auto repair shop
Eureka Police suspect a 64-year-old man and 47-year-old man, both of St. Louis, stole checks from a mailbox outside Selbert’s Auto Body, 410 W. Fourth St. The men allegedly altered the checks to steal $13,675.14 from the business, police reported. The older suspect was arrested by Chesterfield Police on...
Weekly Safety Report: Vehicle Theft, Assault, and Bomb Threat raise concerns in St. Clair
This week in St. Clair, Missouri, three incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a man being arrested for vehicle theft for the second time in a month, a man caught on surveillance beating motel employees unconscious, and a juvenile arrested for issuing a bomb threat at a local school.
Weekly Safety Report: Murder Suspect Deemed Unfit for Confinement, Car Accident Sends Man to St. Louis Hospital in Franklin County
This week in Franklin County, Missouri, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involves a murder suspect who has been deemed unfit for confinement after allegedly shooting his estranged wife. The second incident involves a car accident where a man from Gerald was flown to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.
Suspect charged in Amber Alert vehicle theft
A suspect has been charged with felony theft in connection with an incident in April of this year in which a vehicle was stolen from the victim’s driveway with a young child inside. A felony stealing charge was filed Dec. 1, and a criminal summons issued Dec. 7, for...
3 men charged with holding 20-year-old foreigner captive in basements, forcing him to work, attacking him
DEFIANCE, Mo. (TND) — Three men are being held without bond, accused of holding a 20-year-old captive and forced to work as a slave, prosecutors outside St. Louis said. The alleged victim had to recover in the hospital from multiple fractures to his hands, fingers, feet, arms, nose, and ribs, along with open lacerations and scarring all over.
Pacific man, woman allegedly steal chainsaw from Eureka Dickey Bub
A 30-year-old man and 28-year-old woman, both of Pacific, allegedly stole a Stihl chainsaw from Dickey Bub Farm and Home, 100 Hilltop Village Center Drive. Officers also allegedly found illegal drugs in the woman’s purse and a car she was driving, Eureka Police reported. The two were allegedly seen...
Weekly Safety Report: Police Chief Termination and Bank Robbery in Ballwin, Missouri
The incidents in Ballwin, Missouri this week include the termination of the Ballwin Police Chief, Douglas Schaeffler, and a bank robbery at PNC Bank on Manchester Road. The police chief was no longer employed by the city after a unanimous vote by the board of aldermen. The bank robbery occurred when a suspect passed a note to a teller demanding money and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Court docs: Woman made $100K for unworked hours at Chesterfield nursing home
A woman faces a felony charge after she allegedly earned $100,000 for unworked hours at a Chesterfield nursing home over parts of the last two years.
Weekly Safety Report: Theft and Property Damage Incidents in Arnold, Missouri
This week in Arnold, Missouri, there were three incidents involving theft and property damage. In the first incident, items were stolen from a construction company's trailer south of Arnold. The second incident involved a man breaking into an IT company van and stealing items. Lastly, a Canadian man admitted to stealing a significant amount of money from Walmart stores in Arnold and Eureka, among other locations.
Suspects in Defiance human trafficking case remain held without bond after court hearing, victim released from hospital
DEFIANCE, Mo. — Three men accused in a human trafficking case joined a St. Charles County courtroom via audio Thursday morning seeking a bond reduction. Thirty-five-year-old Venkatesh Reddy Sattaru, 27-year-old Nikhil V. Penmatsa, and 23-year-old Sravan Penumetcha are facing multiple felonies. They're accused of keeping a 20-year-old man from India captive for months.
St. Charles County police upgrade with cutting-edge ‘Red Dot’ system
The St. Charles County Police Department is introducing a new aiming system for sidearms that officers carry to protect themselves and the public.
Defiance human trafficking suspects in court Thursday
The torture and assault of a 20-year-old man inside a home in Defiance has stunned people who live and work in the tiny St. Charles County community.
2 men indicted on mail theft in Chesterfield
Two men have been indicted in federal court and charged with mail theft.
Two Men Dead After Separate Police Encounters in St. Charles County, Missouri
Tonight on 5 On Your Side at 10, uncovering the use of seclusion rooms in Missouri schools, weather updates, and new details on two separate fatal encounters with police in St. Charles County. Plus, an in-depth look into a deadly shooting in a quiet Lake St. Louis neighborhood.
Eureka business loses more than $24,000 because of forged check
Eureka Police have identified a 21-year-old St. Louis woman as a person of interest after a concrete company lost $24,989.23 when a check was allegedly forged. An employee notified authorities after a returned check was out of sequence, police reported. Officer were called to Waddell Concrete, 420 W. Fourth St.,...
Chesterfield Police Making Significant Progress in Combating Retail Thefts During Holiday Season
Discover how Chesterfield Police are making significant strides in combating retail theft during the holiday season. With new technology, special enforcement units, and proactive strategies, they're working tirelessly to protect businesses and shoppers, recovering thousands in stolen property.
Franklin County man seriously injured in crash between Leslie and Beaufort
A Franklin County man is seriously injured in a rollover crash about seven miles east of his hometown. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Gregory Vanover, 29, of Gerald, was driving on Highway 50, between Leslie and Beaufort, Monday afternoon, when he ran off the left side of the road and overturned.
Man identified in fatal Lake St. Louis police officer-involved shooting during struggle over gun
LAKE ST LOUIS, Mo. — The man who was shot and killed by Lake St. Louis police after a shots fired investigation resulted in a struggle over handguns has been identified late Monday. A press release from Lake St. Louis Police Chief Christopher DiGiuseppi said the deadly shooting happened...
Man accused of attacking hotel staffers in Franklin County
A St. Louis man is accused of attacking motel housekeepers over the weekend and fleeing from police when confronted by officers.
Man admits laundering money for drug dealers in St. Louis
A man from Lake St. Louis, Missouri on Monday admitted laundering money for methamphetamine dealers operating in the St. Louis area. Melvin Hayes, 66, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to misprison of a felony. Misprison of a felony is a crime committed when a person knows that someone has been involved in a felony but fails to report it to law enforcement authorities.