Friday, May 24, 2013
The York Hills resident had installed a digital camera in his car.
The suspected thief who went through the glove compartment of Rich Emery’s BMW Wednesday night didn’t know it, but the act was recorded by a tiny digital video camera suctioned to the windshield. Emery had installed a $50 digital camera that looks like a radar detector. It turned on when the door was opened and recorded a 50-second video that shows the suspect’s face twice under a hoodie sweatshirt. “Brentwood Police said this is the best evidence they’ve ever had on a car break-in,” Emery said. He said the video is being shown around to try to indentify the suspect. Brentwood Police Assistant Chief Dan Fitzgerald said there were break-ins in York Hills and on Pine Avenue. Emery lives in the 50 block of York Drive. Join Maplewood-Brentwood…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
This and other incidents are in the Maplewood Police weekly report.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the directors said the new pump system might be damaged.
The Brentwood Swim and Tennis Club was vandalized Friday evening, and Thomas Wiley, a member of the board of directors, said the violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if caught. Wiley said several large pots of plants and furniture were thrown into the pool. "We typically deal with issues like this every year except for the large pots," he said in an email to Patch. "Because of their size, soil was dispersed all over the bottom of the pool and we're still waiting to see if it caused any damage to the new pump system we just installed last week." He said if this had occurred during the season the pool would have been closed for several days to remove all the soil that covered the entire bottom of the pool. The club …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Vincent Granderson, of Webster Groves, is charged with burglary and felony theft in the break-in at the Conoco gas station on Big Bend Boulevard.
A man is charged with breaking into a Maplewood gas station and stealing 42 cartons of cigarettes May 12. Vincent Granderson, 48, of the 7800 block of South Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves, was charged Thursday with second-degree burglary and felony theft. Maplewood Police said Granderson is shown on security video, acting with another person in burglarizing the Maplewood Fuel Mart at 3600 South Big Bend Blvd. A large rock was thrown through the glass front door and Granderson and an accomplice then stuffed 42 cigarette cartons into a trash bag and fled. The cigarette cartons are valued at $1,045. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Granderson is being held in St. Louis County …
Monday, May 20, 2013
It was only smoke, no fire, that triggered the alarm at the Early Childhood Center.
Fortunately, when Maplewood, Brentwood and Clayton fire departments arrived at the Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center on Monday, here were no injuries or property damage reported. The smoke that caused the alarm, a little before 2 p.m., didn't come from within the ECC. A nearby neighbor's meat smoker reportedly triggered the alarm. Also on Patch: Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The following mug shots were taken from various St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County Patch crime reports between May 4 and May 10.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
A witness saw the suspect exposing himself early in the morning on Thursday.
Maplewood Police officers were sent to the 3300 block of Greenwood Boulevard for a report of a person exposing himself on Thursday around 12:30 a.m. Police say a witness observed a male masturbating as he was looking into a window of an apartment. When the officers arrived the suspect was no longer in the area. The suspect is described as a medium brown-skinned tone male with medium length braided hair, 25-30 years of age, height 6'0" to 6'2", 190 to 200 lbs. wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maplewood Criminal Investigations Division at 314-646-3621 or the Crime/Tip hotline at 314-781-3733. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Also in…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Maplewood Police Department reported this suspected crimes and others in its weekly report.
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The bronze statue will be at the northwest corner of Ryan Hummer Memorial Park.
The city of Maplewood has the funds to build a memorial to Ryan Hummert on a corner of the park named for him. It was previously called Junior High Park. The memorial is to be a bronze likeness of a firefighter. The city has announced a request for proposals from qualified contractors. Ryan Hummert was 22 years old when he responded to his first call on July 21, 2008. When the crew arrived to the 7400 block of Zephyr Avenue, a sniper began firing on the firefighters. Ryan Hummert was shot and killed. Two Maplewood police officers, Adam Fite and Sgt. Mike Martin, were wounded. Hummert was Maplewood's youngest firefighter, and son of former mayor Andy Hummert and Jackie Hummert. Maplewood Fire Chief Terry Merrell said Hummert's memory weighs…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The list of St. Louis County Police Department's Most Wanted fugitives.
The St. Louis County Police Department regularly maintains a list of its most wanted fugitives. The list is updated as fugitives are apprehended. It currently includes suspects wanted for child kidnapping, domestic assault, armed criminal action, rape, robbery and abuse of a child. Among them is Ibraheem D. Yasin, pictured here. He is wanted on charges of assault and unlawful use of a weapon. His last known address is in Florissant. To provide information on the whereabouts of Yasin or anyone on the Ten Most Wanted list, call the St. Louis County Police Department's Confidential Tip Line at 314-615-4692 or the St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS). See the full St. Louis County Police Department Most Wanted list.