Friday, May 20, 2011
A roundup of odd, unusual and head-scratching crime reports in and around the area.
Returning Maternity Clothes? At the Saint Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, a pregnant woman assaulted a Victoria's Secret store clerk April 26 after the clerk refused to let her return an item. As she was being arrested, her water broke and she was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The Square Pants Also Could Have been A Giveaway Taco Bell employees in Arnold reported April 22 that a man wearing a SpongeBob hat stole a donation jar holding less than $10. Police found the suspect at a nearby Waffle House. The Radio Was in the Closet? A burglar went to a lot of trouble by breaking a bedroom window, entering an apartment and rifling through a bedroom closet, only to steal a $25 portable radio. The theft occurred May 1 at an apartment…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Freshman State Senator John Lamping took on domestic violence legislation while House Republican John Diehl chaired the House Rules Committee.
JEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers who represent portions of Brentwood and Maplewood played a major role in shaping this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly. The legislature ended its roughly five-month session on Friday, most notably adjourning without deals on sweeping changes to tax credit programs, local control of the St. Louis Police Department or a measure aimed at getting the process started in building a nuclear power plant in Callaway County. The legislature did have a list of successful ventures, from ending the “franchise tax” on corporate assets to extending a prescription drug program to seniors. House Speaker Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, said at a post-session press conference that the Republican caucus …
Abraham Fields and Allen Coleman have been charged in the May 7 armed robbery at a convenience store on Manchester Road.
Maplewood police have arrested two men in connection with the May 7 armed robbery at Candyland convenience store at 7181 Manchester Road. Abraham Fields, 18, of North St. Louis County, and Allen Coleman, 19, of Bridgeton, were both charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. The two are charged with stealing $118.04 in cash during the holdup. The May 7 incident was the third armed robbery in two weeks in Maplewood. There was an armed robbery April 25 at DC Auto Sales in the 2800 block of S. Big Bend Blvd. and another on May 5, when two victims were held up on a street in the 3600 block of Commonwealth Avenue. Sgt. Matt Nighbor doesn't believe the three cases are related but couldn't offer more information because the …
Just over a year after Sgt. George Ross died of a heart attack while attending another officer's funeral, his wife, Margie Ross, is awaiting assistance—and could hear this month about whether one federal grant will be approved.
For most people, Memorial Park in Clayton is a place of quiet contemplation. Nestled on the grounds of the St. Louis County Government Center, and in front of the police headquarters building, the 2.7-acre park includes an outdoor plaza, walkway and a fountain with bigger-than-life bronze statues that honor fallen police officers and firefighters. Its black granite fountain, somber in appearance, reads like an epitaph too. “Honor, Duty, Courage–Rest In Peace, Comrades, We Will Not Forget You” is etched on its facade. For Margie Ross, widow of Sgt. George Ross of the Maplewood Police Department, Memorial Park evokes conflicting emotions. She finds comfort in the words on the fountain and takes pride in the small plaque at the memorial that…
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Brentwood police blotter for May 2-8 provides information on crimes in the area.
The Brentwood Police Department supplies a weekly compilation of crime activity. If you're interested in a follow-up story to anything mentioned here, please e-mail editor Ryan Martin at email@example.com. Monday, May 1 At 7:03 p.m., a 24-year-old man was arrested in a business in the 1600 block of Hanley Road for allegedly stealing electrical wire. Wednesday, May 4 At 4:55 a.m., a patrol officer observed a shattered window at a business in the 1900 block of Brentwood Boulevard. At 8:46 p.m., a 17-year-old man was arrested in a Brentwood Promenade business for allegedly stealing electronics.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Click through the image gallery to see a selection of open houses in the Maplewood-Brentwood area. Times and prices are listed below each photo. Feel free to add photos, prices and locations of more open homes this week.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Fantasy Shop in Maplewood stayed busy for the annual event.
Spider-Man, Thor and Green Lantern comic books were handed out for free at Fantasy Shop in Maplewood on Saturday. Fans crowded the store for Free Comic Book Day, a national annual event that empowers local comics shops to reward old readers and draw in new ones. "It's a thank you to customers and to avid fans," said Sean Hook, store manager of the Fantasy Shop. Maplewood resident Tim Oliphant brought his nephew to the event. "I've been trying to get my nephew into buying a comics little bit," he said. "It's my way of trying to culture the next generation." The store also held a weekend-long special to sell older issues of books for 30 cents each.
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Brentwood senior was selected for his success in academics and athletics.
Senior Ryan Marshall was named a 2011 Scholar Athlete by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week. Marshall, 18, is the sole representative of Brentwood High School on the list, which features top academic and athletic students from schools across the region. Brentwood teachers and staff selected Marshall for the honor. He is the son of Mike and Wendy Marshall and has one brother, Evan. Marshall shared what makes him successful with Maplewood-Brentwood Patch: Q: How does it feel to be named a Scholar Athlete by the Post-Dispatch? It's pretty special to be the one scholar athlete picked from my school, especially because all the teachers had to vote on it. It's pretty cool to look through the profiles of all the other scholar athletes and see …
Josie is a 4-year-old red patch cat who is available for adoption at the Animal Protective Association of Missouri.
Josie is a 4-year-old red patch cat who has been at the APA for a month. She is a very sweet and social gal who would make a great addition to any family. Josie enjoys spending supervised time outside on warm, sunny days. She loves everyone she meets and she gets along well with dogs and other cats. Don't forget: The APA still offers it's "Pick Your Price" adoption fee for all cats and kittens. All cats are up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, microchipped and tested for Feline Leukemia. If you are interested in adopting Josie, or any of the pets at the Animal Protective Association of Missouri, visit apamo.org for more information.
Hosted by local organizations from Richmond Heights and Maplewood, Tons of Transportation provided an opportunity for children and adults to get up close and personal with trucks, boats, buses and emergency vehicles.
Horns blared, sirens wailed and engines roared as children and adults got an up-close view of trucks, boats, fire engines, police cars and other vehicles during Tons of Transportation at Deer Creek Park on Saturday. The cities of Richmond Heights and Maplewood hosted the event. Now in its ninth year, the free event bills itself as a "hands on adventure," allowing kids the opportunity to climb on and explore equipment ranging from a front loader to a fire engine. David and Jennifer Johnson said their kids have been counting down the days to the event. "We marked our calendars as soon as it came out," Jennifer Johnson said. "[The kids] love it so much. They climb in and out of the trucks and touch all the buttons they aren't supposed to …