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Thefts at The Heights, Galleria, the Boulevard, Police Say

Also, a license plate recognition system alerted an officer of a stolen vehicle.

The Richmond Heights Police Department reported these incidents on its website.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

  • A driver slumped behind the wheel at the intersection of Clayton and Hanley roads was arrested on suspicion of DWI. The driver was later released on summonses.
  • A suspect held by security for stealing $18 in merchandise at the Icing store, at the Galleria, was arrested and later released on a summons.
  • At Dillard’s, a suspect held for stealing $250 in merchandise was arrested. Investigation revealed two prior stealing convictions.
  • An officer patrolling the Esquire lot in a police vehicle equipped with a license plate recognition system was alerted that a parked vehicle was stolen. Officers waited until a subject returned to it. They were arrested and the vehicle recovered.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

  • A woman reported someone stole her purse and was running towards the Richmond Heights MetroLink. Officers located the subject and the victim’s purse. The subject, a juvenile, was taken to juvenile detention.

Thursday, Jan. 3

  • A cell phone was reported stolen from the bleachers near the basketball court at The Heights.
  • The front door windows of a vehicle parked in the Boulevard parking garage were reported broken.
  • The passenger window of a vehicle parked in the Boulevard parking garage was reported broken and a laptop computer stolen.

Friday, Jan. 4

  • An Applebee’s employee reported that someone broke into his vehicle parked behind Applebee’s and stole a high-end digital camera.
  • A vehicle parked behind Applebee’s was reported broken into and a wallet and credit cards were stolen.

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