Friday, October 26, 2012
Kevin O'Shaughnessy will stand trial for an incident in which police say he held down a woman and touched her sexually as his friend guarded the door.
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- Joe Scott
Friday, October 26, 2012
A Ballwin man was indicted by a St. Louis County grand jury Wednesday on a forcible sodomy charge. Prosecutors say that Kevin O’Shaughnessy, 20, of the 200 block of Spring Oaks Drive in Ballwin, held down a woman and touched her sexually during an incident Aug. 15 in unincorporated St. Louis County. The area is near the Olive and Lindbergh boulevards intersection. St. Louis County Police reported that witnesses outside the room heard the victim yelling, “Stop,” but O’Shaughnessy’s friend stood outside the room’s door and prevented them from going to her aid. O'Shaughnessy was charged in August for forcible sodomy - deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 31. He is being held in St…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
St. Louis County Police urge people to come forward with reports on other attacks or information on possible suspects.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
St. Louis County Police believe a third attack may be related to two rapes already linked to the same offender in the Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights area. The St. Louis County and Maryland Heights police departments hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night at Parkway North High School to help inform residents about new developments. About 200 people attended the meeting, which included a free self-defense class led by volunteers from Midwest Krav Magra. “My 32 years of police work tells me this individual will not stop until he’s caught,” St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch told the crowd at the town hall meeting. He said he worked on the South Side Rapist case, which took 25 years to solve. “We want to get information out to people …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The most recent attack took place near Creve Coeur across from Parkway North High School last month
St. Louis County Police will hold a Town Hall-style meeting Tuesday night to update the public on a pair of rape investigations that authorities have linked to a possible serial rapist targeting Asian women around the country. The most recent case happened across the street from Parkway North High School September 19 at Bennington Road and Fee Fee Road. County Police will hold a 6 p.m. meeting at North High to answer questions and update their investigation. There will also be an opportunity to learn about self-defense. If you're interested in that portion of the event, you're asked to wear sweatpants, t-shirts, and tennis shoes.
Friday, October 5, 2012
St. Louis County police have linked two rapes, including one last month near Parkway North High School, to the same man.
A rape that occurred near Creve Coeur on Sept. 19 is believed to be connected to a serial rapist's attempt to attack Asian women. St. Louis County police believe a serial rapist is targeting Asian women in northwestern St. Louis County and possibly elsewhere throughout the country, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. One of those rapes happened not far from Parkway North High School last month when an 18-year-old girl was walking home from a friend's house near the intersection of Bennington Road and Fee Fee Road. During that rape, a Hispanic man described as approximately 5-feet-6 inches and weighing about 180 pounds approached, grabbed and sexually assaulted the teen girl. Police were able to forensically link that case and another …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Authorities are still investigating a reported rape that took place near the intersection of Fee Fee and Bennington Road Wednesday night.
St. Louis County Police responded to a high school softball game Thursday night at Parkway North after a parent reported seeing someone who matched the description of a man authorities are searching for in connection with a suspected rape case in the area. Patch has pictures from the scene tweeted by onlookers, showing St. Louis County Police taking a man into custody. Friday morning, a department spokesperson said the person arrested was connected to a warrant, although the spokesperson did not immediately know the circumstances of the warrant. Swab tests were done on the person brought in Thursday, but Randy Vaughn, the Media Relations Officer, said that person's age doesn't match with the suspect in the rape case. Police have described…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Authorities are looking for a man who a woman said raped her near the intersection of Fee Fee Road and Bennington Road, across the street from Parkway North High School.
St. Louis County Police say they are investigating a woman's report that she was raped late Wednesday night. According to a Thursday news release, an 18 year-old woman said she was walking home from a friend's house when she was grabbed and sexually assaulted near the intersection of Bennington Road and Fee Fee Road. The man then fled the scene. The department described the suspect as a "heavyset Hispanic male in his 40’s with side burns, approximately 5’6 to 5’8 inches tall, weighing from 175-200 lbs., wearing a grey t-shirt and dark colored pants." A Parkway School District spokeswoman confirmed that the district was notified about the incident. In a letter which went to parents today, Parkway North Principal Jenny Marquart said the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The St. Louis County Police Department is hosting it first ever Citizen Police Academy at a St. Louis area Muslim mosque.
The St. Louis County Police West County Precinct and the Islamic Foundation are working to together to offer the first ever Citizen Police Academy at the Daar-ul-Islam Mosque located near Weidman and Manchester road in West St. Louis County. This is the first time the course has been offered by St. Louis County Police at a mosque and the first time the mosque has had such a course available to members. Adil Imdad is the outreach and community relations program coordinator for the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. He is also the chairman of social services for the foundation. "I'm going to encourage everybody to attend. This is something that is for extra knowledge," Imdad tells Patch. He said the course will teach area Muslims about…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
This former Creve Coeur man just made 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).
Editor's Note Oct. 5: Since Wayne Robertson was placed on the St. Louis County Police Department Most Wanted Fugitives list, authorities located his whereabouts. The St. Louis County Police Department website updates its Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for unlawful uses of weapons, statutory sodomy, child abuse, robbery, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, statutory rape, domestic assault and armed criminal action. Among new suspects is Wayne D. Robertson, whose photo accompanies this article. He is wanted for first-degree robbery. His last known address was 803 Somerton Ridge, Creve Coeur. He is 26 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top nine suspects…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
To report a sighting of any of the following St. Louis County Most Wanted Fugitives, please call 314-615-4692 or contact St. Louis Regional CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).
The St. Louis County Police Department website updates its Most Wanted list as fugitives are apprehended. The list currently includes suspects wanted for statutory sodomy, robbery, resisting a lawful stop, child kidnapping, stealing, forgery, statutory rape, domestic assault, and armed criminal action. Among new suspects is Ibraheem Yasin, whose photo accompanies this article. He is wanted for first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. His last known address was 2081 Central Parkway, St. Louis. He is 32 years old. Click here to see photos and details about the other top nine suspects wanted in St. Louis County. To provide information on the whereabouts of anyone on the Most Wanted list for St. Louis County, call the St. Louis …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Multiple units were searching the subdivision between Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights for a woman who may have been trying to enter homes.
Thursday 9 a.m. Thursday morning, a spokesman for St. Louis County Police told Patch that the search for a woman who may have been trying to enter homes in the Seven Pines Subdivision yielded no suspects. Despite initial concerns over a potential burglary, the spokesman said it wasn't clear whether any criminal activity had taken place. Original Story Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department have been searching Wednesday afternoon in the Seven Pines Subdivision near Parkway North High School for a woman who may be trying to enter homes in the area. They're looking for a woman described as wearing a green jacket and tan shorts who knocked on a front door in the subdivision and might have tried to enter the home. An officer …