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.
Weekly Safety Report: Burglary, Robbery, Shooting, Arson, and Murder Shake Madison County, Illinois
This week in Madison County, Illinois, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. A man was arrested after attempting to break into a house and providing false identification to law enforcement. Another individual was found guilty of robbing a military veteran of surgery funds after breaking into his home. A girl suffered serious eye injuries when she was shot with Orbeez pellets as part of a TikTok challenge. An Alton man was charged with arson, burglary, and assaulting a police officer for setting fire to multiple buildings. Lastly, a man pleaded guilty to a murder that occurred in Alton over a decade ago.
First responders find man with gunshot wound while responding to crash
ST. LOUIS — A man was found wounded by gunfire in South St. Louis early Saturday morning. First responders were sent to the scene of a crash with injuries in the 4000 block of California Avenue around 6 am. Saturday, a brief report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.
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.
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.
Police search for missing Florissant child
Authorities have issued an "Endangered Person Advisory" in the search for a Florissant child reported missing on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man freed after 11 years in prison sues St. Louis, detectives who worked case
A St. Louis man who spent 11 years behind bars for a killing before his conviction was overturned is suing the city and detectives who worked on his case.
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.
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.
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,...
Suspects take off after rollover crash downtown
There was a one-car rollover crash on 19th Street at Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis.
Panda Express Manager Recounts Incident of Customer Attacking Employees Over Food Quality
• A customer at a Panda Express in Richmond Heights, Missouri, attacked two employees with a knife due to dissatisfaction with his food order. The attacker, identified as 33-year-old Phillip Person, stabbed one employee and punched another.
St. Louis Red-Light Camera Debate Continues Amid Disagreements on Police Surveillance Oversight
St. Louis' push to reintroduce red-light cameras hits a snag as Aldermanic President Megan Green insists on pairing the bill with another requiring aldermanic review of all police surveillance tools. However, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones' aides and Alderwoman Daniela Velázquez express concerns, leading to a split in the alliance.
Second Teen Wanted in Connection with Clayton Homicide, Considered Armed and Dangerous
Police are on the hunt for a second teen, Darrion A. Johnson, in connection with a November killing in Clayton. Charged with murder and several other felonies, Johnson is considered armed and dangerous. The incident marks the first homicide in the affluent St. Louis suburb since 2006.
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.
St. Louis man accused of nearly $600,000 pandemic fraud
A man from St. Louis, Missouri, has been accused in an indictment of fraudulently obtaining nearly $600,000 in pandemic relief loans. Shahron Vaulx, 39, was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on six counts of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud. He appeared in court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty.