Friday, February 1, 2013
Law enforcement and school district officials shared area crises plans at a Safe Schools Partnership meeting Thursday. Police-led training could be provided to teachers and administrators.
St. Louis area police and school administrators are taking security measures in schools to the next level, even to the point of perhaps conducting training for teachers about how to disarm intruders and negotiate with shooters who invade schools. St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership met Thursday morning at the Rockwood School District Administrative Annex in Eureka to continue discussions about how to bolster future safety in schools. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said police teams are offering to survey the crises and emergency plans for the corresponding schools they service, especially to ensure everyone involved is operating from the same premises. "This meeting was about …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The 2012 report represents the fourth year in a row of overall crime reduction, according to police data. See which crime categories decreased and which increased.
Serious crime in areas protected by St. Louis County Police Department officers has decreased in 2012, dropping to its lowest level since 1969. The total population served directly by county police is more than 410,000. Index crime statistics comparing 2012 to 2011 in the municipalities served by county officers, as well as unincorporated St. Louis County, show an overall reduction of 8.7 percent. The county police team stated in a news release the following update: These crime numbers include offenses reported in a community more recently contracted with the county police department last March—the City of Dellwood. In Missouri, a St. Louis County police spokesperson said only the Kansas City Police Department is responsible for more …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch asks consumers, especially shoppers, to call police immediately if they see suspicious activity.
St. Louis County Police Department officers state they will have both uniformed and undercover officers working in and around shopping centers this week and during the holiday season. The Metro Air Support Unit also will continue patrolling commercial parking lots and shopping centers, said St. Louis County Police Department spokesperson Randy Vaughn. Vaughn said St. Louis County Highway Safety Unit officers will be working additional patrols throughout the holidays, emphasizing Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said officers want everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. "In addition to each precinct implementing specific strategies for their area, officers from our Division of …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This former Florissant man is on St. Louis County's Most Wanted list. To report a sighting of any of the following Most Wanted Fugitives, call 314-615-4692 or contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).
Officers for the St. Louis County Police Department website update the Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for attempted enticement of a child, unlawful uses of weapons, burglary, child abuse, robbery, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, assault of law officers, statutory rape and domestic assault. Among current suspects is Alan Galicia-Hernandez, whose photo accompanies this article. His last known address was in Florissant, and he is wanted for four charges of statutory sodomy. He is 28 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top eight suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. …
Monday, September 17, 2012
No traffic fatalities, assaults or property damage crimes were reported to the St. Louis County Police Department related to the 2012 “Ride of the Century” annual motorcycle activities.
When the Streetfighterz motorcycle group—known for doing stunts will traveling on highways—came to St. Louis for its annual Ride of the Century, hundreds of bikers from across the country rolled into town on Saturday. Missouri Department of Transportation officials and area police officers stepped up patrols, and drivers took pictures of the ride at various points. In fact, the Missouri Highway Patrol used road blocks to stop hundreds of the group's bikers from traveling on certain highways over the weekend. As many as 1,700 motorcycle riders were estimated to be convening in St. Louis for this event. St. Louis County Police Department's spokesperson and officer Randy Vaughn released on Monday afternoon the final enforcement numbers …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
St. Louis County Police Department offers a video to help people who may find themselves in the middle of an active shooter event.
Based on recent shootings around the country, St. Louis County Police Department has added a video on its website in an effort to provide guidance for those who might find themselves in the middle of a life-threatening situation. The video can be viewed with this article or found on the county police website at www.stlouisco.com/police. It's the video in the upper right hand corner called "Run. Hide. Fight." The professionally made video provides a chilling scenario that, sadly, some people have found themselves in the middle of in Colorado, Wisconsin and other places. The video explains what steps people can take to survive a potentially deadly situation. Tips for surviving an active shooting include:
Friday, June 15, 2012
Residents can drop off old prescriptions at any of four St. Louis County Police Department locations.
The St. Louis County Police Department announced the start of the take-back program on Friday. According to a news release issued by St. Louis County Police, Missouri P2D2, a non-nonprofit organization dedicated to safe and convenient prescription drug disposal, launched the take-back. Residents can drop off drugs, no questions asked, at any of the below locations. More information can be found in the following release issued by St. Louis County Police. Today, Missouri P2D2 is launching a new prescription drug collection and disposal program for St. Louis County residents. Missouri P2D2 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to safe, convenient prescription pill (P2) and drug disposal (D2). The organization is a partnership among St. Louis …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Seat belt use saves thousands of lives across America each year, and a news release from St. Louis County Police Department is helping spread the word.
Monday, October 31, 2011
St. Louis County police have classified the case as a homicide investigation.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
At 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department responded to the 1200 block of R.M. Moore in Wellston to investigate a homicide. Upon arrival, they found that a 23-year-old man had been shot to death inside the house. The victim was later identified as Lamont L. Terry, a resident of the 6400 block of Myrtle in Wellston. This has been classified as a homicide investigation. No one has been taken into custody. Detectives believe the suspect is known to the victim. No motives for the crime are clear at this time. Detectives are currently looking for Reginald G. Brown, a resident of the house where the shooting took place. Reginald Brown is 25 years old, date of birth is 10/11/2011, and is 5-foot-9 and …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
A standoff in Brentwood late Sunday night ended with a suicide.
A six hour standoff between Brentwood and St. Louis County police and an unidentified man with a gun inside his home ended with one man dead on Sunday night. Police confirmed it was a suicide. "This is not a good ending," said Maj. Dan Fitzgerald, assistant chief of Brentwood Police Department. The 2400 block of Bremerton Road was closed between 6 p.m. and midnight while a county SWAT team surrounded the home. Police were alerted by a phone call from a family member that the man had a gun and was suicidal. Brentwood police called for backup because the man held a gun and wasn't in the right frame of mind, Fitzgerald said. The man lives with family but was in the home by himself at the time, he said. Details were scarce for most of the …