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Crime Report: Police Suspect Arson in Lemay House Fire

The St. Louis County Police crime report from Sept. 3 to Sept. 9 includes incidents occurring in Mehlville, Oakville and Lemay.

The following information was supplied by the St. Louis County Police Department.

Please contact the South County Precinct with information regarding crimes.

Sept. 3

  • Money and checks were reported stolen from the 6300 block of Lemay Ferry Road. 
  • According to a witness, five or six men assaulted a victim in an alley on the 9500 block of S. Broadway Avenue. The victim was transported to , where he suffered severe facial trauma. The victim refused treatment, said he didn't want to prosecute his attackers and stated that nothing happened. Police canvassed the area with no results. 
  • Electronics and jewelry was reported stolen from the 300 block of Goetz Avenue. 

Sept. 4

  • A laptop was reported stolen from the 3900 block of Via Miralesta Drive. 
  • Clothing was reported stolen from the . 
  • Police arrested at the intersection of Mild and Irondale drives. 

Sept. 5

Clothing was reported stolen from the South County Mall. 

Sept. 6

  • Electronics and beverages were reported stolen from the 800 block of Regina Avenue. 
  • Clothing was reported stolen from the South County Mall. 

Sept. 7 

  • A purse, wallet, ID and debit cards were reported stolen from the 4100 block of Lemay Ferry Road. 
  • Officers responded to the 400 block of Bayless Avenue for a report of smoke in the area. Lemay and St. Louis City fire departments put out a fire at the residence, which was vacant. The bomb and arson unit is conducting a follow-up investigation. 

Sept. 8

Nothing was reported stolen after a house was broken into on the 3800 block of Paule Avenue. 

Sept. 9

A cell phone was reported stolen from the 4300 block of Telegraph Road. 

Mary McGinnis September 15, 2012 at 04:31 PM
The article states: "The victim was transported to St. Anthony's Medical Center, where he suffered severe facial trauma." Does this mean the victim was harmed at the hospital? The wording of the news item certainly conveys that distinct impression. More likely, better news writing and editing of the article is needed.
nancy fletcher September 16, 2012 at 04:21 AM
i thought the same thing, the article states "WHERE he suffered severe facial trama"....maybe you dont want to be taken to St.Anthony's ER !
Lisa Minden September 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Read the obits...most ppl pass in St A hospital..I agree though...bad editing! Too bad you didnt report on our National Stop Heroin Rally at the Arch 9-15.. It was a beautiful, moving evening..P.A.s from Lincoln County, Wentzville,,,Could have been a good, positive story for you..I told you about this! Your bad you didnt go & report on our movement! Read Channel 4..they were there & reported!
Joyce Boswell September 17, 2012 at 02:15 PM
People are frequently taken to St. Anthony's where there is a Dr. to pronounce them deceased. Where they are pronounced is the key, not necessarily where they really passed, such as at home.

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