Friday, May 3, 2013
Administrators, officials give students something serious to think about for Friday's prom.
Pattonville High School juniors and seniors looked onto a car accident on the school’s lot Thursday morning as firefighters and police attempted to secure and clear the scene. But the accident was all for show. The school, Pattonville Fire District, SSM-Depaul Health Center and Maryland Heights Police Department organized a “docudrama” for students as a part of Operation Safe Prom. Pattonville’s prom will be held Friday night at Westport Sheraton. “We want you to have a safe prom,” Pattonville physical education teacher and docudrama coordinator Rich Beckmann announced to students prior to the start of the event. “You have to make responsible decisions on a night that should be exciting and filled with many memories.” Operation Safe Prom …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Police said the woman forged a Maryland Heights resident's name.
A woman faces criminal charges after forging another person’s names to checks. Crystal Callahan, 33, of the 2000 block of St. Andrews Drive in St. Charles County, was charged Jan. 31 with forgery. Maryland Heights Police said Callahan signed the name of a Maryland Heights resident to five or six checks and cashed them at the U.S. Bank branch at 11655 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur between May 6 and May 11, 2011. Callahan was being held in St. Louis County jail Thursday after a warrant was served Wednesday. Bail was set at $25,000. For more crime information on Creve Coeur Patch, see the following articles:
Friday, January 4, 2013
Requiring ID badges to be worn and added police procedures are now the norm at Pattonville High School.
For Pattonville High School Principal Joe Dobrinic, so far so good when it comes to new security procedures in place as of the second semester. As Patch previously reported, high school students are now required to wear the ID badges they already have, as a way for staff to identify who should be in the building. Last month, the district announced the requirement after a former student was arrested while roaming the halls. The incident happened prior to the December Newtown, CT shooting which drew nationwide attention to the issue of school security. In addition to the badges, there are increased police procedures on campus. A Maryland Heights Police officer outside the building will verbally question a visitor's reason for being on campus…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The ID badge policy is not related to the Newtown shootings which left 26 people dead.
When Pattonville High School students return to class Thursday, there will be an additional security protocol in place. Students are already required to carry an ID badge at school, but beginning Thursday, they will need to wear them. The new protocol came after a former student was recently arrested for roaming the halls of the building after claiming he was there to re-enroll. The new policy was announced prior to the shooting in Newtown, CT which left 26 people, including 20 students dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The IDs will also be required of staff members in the building. A letter sent to parents last month also mentioned potential changes to enhance security measures at the school's front entrance and front desk. A district…
Monday, December 10, 2012
A former student was recently arrested while "roaming" the halls of Pattonville High School.
Effective with the start of the new semester in January, students and staff at Pattonville High School will have to wear ID. Students already have to carry an ID badge on their person. The change, which was announced to students Friday and to parents in a letter later in the day, came after Principal Joe Dobrinic said a 17 year-old former student was recently arrested at the school. In the letter to parents, Dobrinic said the former student entered the building and claimed to be re-enrolling in class. When he instead roamed the building, Dobrinic said the teen was arrested. "While no one was harmed or threatened as a result of this situation, it underscores how difficult it is without ID badges to readily identify who belongs and who …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the weapon was never used in the alleged incident.
A parking lot accident at Pattonville High School Thursday led to the arrest of a district student's grandfather, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. According to the paper, the man came to the school after his granddaughter was in a car accident there but did not display the weapon. The report said he did threaten another student involved in the car accident.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Creve Coeur man, who works in Maryland Heights, allegedly sent an email about the attack to Fox 2.
Fox 2 reports a Creve Coeur man has been indicted for allegedly making terrorist threats. Mark Grady allegedly sent the news station an email claiming he would destroy the Wainwright Building in St. Louis. Fox 2 is located in Maryland Heights. The news station indicates Maryland Heights Police escorted Grady from his job on Aug. 10. The news station indicates he worked at Magellan Health Services. The email indicated he would “murder lots of people,” Fox 2 reported. Visit Fox 2’s website for more information.