Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Authorities are investigating as many as 8 car break-ins in a single night which could be related.
Creve Coeur Police are investigating a total of eight car break-ins which occurred over a four hour period on August 7. Beginning at 4:35 p.m. in the 1100 block of Rue Lane Ville Walk and ending in the 12800 block of Town and Four Drive, police were told eight cars were entered, with an Ipod Touch, a portable DVD player and loose change among the items stolen. On August 10th, the Creve Coeur Police Department issued a Crime Alert via email: In the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of thefts from parked vehicles in residential areas throughout Creve Coeur. Most of the thefts were from unlocked vehicles. Here are some tips to help you protect your property: Don’t make it easy Keep windows and sunroofs closed and doors locked…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Dozens show up Wednesday night for a remembrance vigil for those who died in at a Gurdwara in Milwaukee Sunday.
Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike gathered Wednesday night at the Gurdwara Sikh Study Circle in St. Peters to remember the victims of Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee. Among those there were members of Sikh Gurudwara St. Louis, which meets on Sundays at the Rose Hill Masonic Temple in Creve Coeur. After a prayer inside, the large crowd flocked outside for a candle lighting ceremony. Once the candles were lit, Sikh members began to pray. Following the candle lighting, it was back inside for another prayer and then a langar —a free meal for all in attendance. Sikh member Deepa Jaswal said the event was planned quickly. "We just started planning this, literally, a little more than 24-hours ago, but we've gotten tons of support," …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A roundup of recent criminal activity investigated by Creve Coeur Police.
7/22/2012 "A radar detector and Radar detector and miscellaneous electronic items items taken from unlocked car overnight," in the 12400 block of Cross Green Lane. 7/23/2012 A purse left at the St. Louis Bread Co. on New Ballas on 7/22 was reported as missing. 7/24/201 At the Westgate Apartment complex, "Part of a car was “keyed”, unsure where/when it occurred." 7/24/2012 Police took a report of what was termed "a minor assault between friends" at Mercy St. Louis Hospital on 7/23/12. 7/24/2012 Police said they arrested a subject in connection with what was termed "an ongoing forgery investigation." 7/26/2012 A vehicle reported stolen from Plaza Motor Company on 7/17/12 was found in Florissant. 7/27/2012 Police responded to an assault call …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Robert Tomaso is due back in Creve Coeur Municipal Court next month.
A Creve Coeur man accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor while hosting a graduation party, appeared in Municipal Court Wednesday night. Police said they were called to the party at Tomaso's home because of loud music and that many of the 100 minors in attendance were intoxicated. Tomaso did not enter a plea Wednesday. He declined comment leaving the courtroom beyond confirming that he made his initial appearance. Creve Coeur Prosecutor Dennis Beckley told Patch after the session that Tomaso, an attorney, made an argument regarding the statute in question. Beckley said he would consider Tomaso's argument and make a decision before Tomaso is due back in court in August.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The incident was caught on camera. The company says it is cooperating with authorities.
Creve Coeur Police are investigating the theft of gas from Missouri American Water Company's pumps located on Research Boulevard. Police were notified July 2, just before 1:30 p.m. According to authorities, a "large amount of gasoline" was taken. An incident report said the theft was caught on video. A company spokeswoman declined to share the video with Patch. A Police spokesman said the department knew the owner of the vehicle involved in the incident.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Officer Matthew Lovasz recently joined the Creve Coeur Police department after serving in Ballwin.
Creve Coeur Police Officer Matthew Lovasz is a relative newcomer to the department, but is someone who has already earned recognition for his efforts. Officer Lovasz was honored as part of a recent ceremony showcasing policework over the past quarter. Check out photos from the event on our Facebook Page According to remarks Police Chief Glenn Eidman, Lovasz, while in training, responded to a scene on Warshire Drive in March in what was described as "two men engaged in a heated verbal argument, inside a vehicle." Smelling marijuana, Lovasz searched the vehicle and found more than 120 grams of marijuana, weapons and money. The "heated verbal argument" was reportedly over a drug deal. Sign up for the Creve Coeur Patch daily newsletter, …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Cases spanned the Creve Coeur and Ladue areas.
What do you do when a victim reports thousands of dollars in missing jewelry after holding a party but won't tell you who came to the event. If you're Creve Coeur Police Detective Tom Rich, the answer is this: find the jewelry. According to a certificate of recognition Detective Rich received in a city ceremony late last month, that was his task, after a woman on Chatfield Place reported $18,000 worth of stolen jewelery. According to Chief Glenn Eidman, "the victim stated she hosted a large party at her residence the week before, but she did not want any of her high profile guests questioned and did not provide their names. The only information she gave was the name of the gardening company which had done landscaping on the day of the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Every day around the Fourth of July, people are injured with personal fireworks.
With burn bans, excessive heat and local regulations, there are few places in St. Louis County where personal firework use is permitted this Fourth of July. Creve Coeur is among the communities where it is illegal to use or set off fireworks. Police said earlier this week that extra patrols will be out to enforce the law. If you are going to use firecrackers, remember to watch out for dry conditions. The Red Cross also offers these helpful safety tips for personal firework usage.
Officer Thomas Exline was awarded a Certificate of Recognition during a ceremony last month because of his work in an April arrest.
Cases involving synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" have drawn headlines for the behavior they've allegedly caused around the country. Everything from a Georgia man who police there said had "super human" strength and threatened to eat faces, to the reported death of a Missouri man who died after using them last year. Creve Coeur has not been immune to "bath salt" cases. According to police, a woman was stopped April 30, near Olive Boulevard and Craig Road because she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The officer involved in the case, Thomas Exline, noticed two young children in the car and noted that the driver was "nervous and sweating profusely," according to police. When the driver consented to a vehicle search, she admitted to having drug-…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Officer Jon McIntosh spotted the man now charged with shooting Florissant Police Officer Mike Vernon in late May.
Creve Coeur Police Officer Jon McIntosh was in the middle of processing a drunk driving case in the early morning hours of May 28 when the call came. The Florissant Police Department was in need of aid after one of their own was shot in the line of duty. Officer Mike Vernon was shot while investigating a burglary case. The gunman was still at large. Officer McIntosh was sent to help and arrived while the ambulance with Officer Vernon was still on scene. Officer McIntosh told Patch in an interview Thursday that he teamed up with a K-9 Officer from Ferguson who did not have a partner. Together, they tracked the suspect for between half a mile and a mile, through neighborhoods. "There he goes!" McIntosh said as they spotted a man fitting the…