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Crime Report: Three Assaults in South County

The St. Louis County Police crime report from August 27 to Sept. 2 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.

Aug. 27

  • Police arrested suspects at Wachtel and Horn avenues for robbery in the second degree. The victim was walking south on Wachtel from Horn when a red Mustang sped north past him and then quickly turned around. The vehicle stopped and the front seat passenger suspect asked the victim how much money he had. The victim didn't have money or a wallet. The suspect punched the victim and took his cell phone, fleeing south on Wachtel. Police located the vehicle on the 700 block of Bayless Avenue and arrested all suspects.
  • Credit cards and money were reported stolen and then recovered on the 4300 block of Opal Court. 
  • A silver, 2001 Oldsmobile Alero was reported stolen from the 800 block of Lemay Ferry Road. 
  • A victim was choked and threatened with a knife on the 4300 block of Via Veneto Drive. 
  • Police arrested a suspect for assault in the second degree. The suspect displayed a knife on the 300 block of Kingston Drive. 

Aug. 28

  • A red, 2008 Ducati motorcycle was reported stolen from the 3200 block of Union Road. 
  • A wallet with credit card and ID was reported stolen from the 5400 block of Meramec Bottom Road. 

Aug. 29

Unknown suspects broke a window to get into the Wireless Vision/T-Mobile store on Lindbergh Boulevard around midnight. They attempted to take a Samsung Galaxy SII located on the display shelf near the window, but were unable to take the phone due to security devices. 

Aug. 30

  • Electronics were reported stolen from the 3900 block of Lemay Ferry Road. 
  • Rugs were reported stolen from the 4200 block of Forest De Ville Drive. 

Sept. 1

  • at , 5577 Oakville Shopping Center.  
  • A blue, 2002 Chrysler Voyager van was reported stolen from the 700 block of Regina Avenue.  

Sept. 2

Police arrested a home burglar on the 3600 block of Vescovo Drive.    

Oakville Resident September 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM
What is happening to So. County, where are these people coming from?
Karl Frank Jr. September 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I would argue that it is/was only a matter of time. The socio-economic status of a community is a lagging indicator of that community's support for their public schools. That's what people mean when they say property values and support for schools go hand-in-hand. There is a reason why houses in Kirkwood, Ladue, Webster Groves, etc. are so expensive. They care about their schools and back it up with their time and their pocketbooks.
jayrobbery September 30, 2012 at 08:18 PM
ima gangster u better ask JEFF HOOTS
James Ford October 01, 2012 at 04:08 PM
First you need jobs that pay a decent wage/salary before your can afford the expensive homes and the expensive school district. South County has become the dumping ground for the poor and indigent, e.g., section 8 housing. As Mr. Frank knows, being an ex-school board member, many apartment residents pay few if any taxes, but still have children in the school system. That leaves the burden on the property owners. The public sector, school, fire, ambulance, police need a different funding mechanism that spreads the costs over people using those services and not just the property owners to pick up all of the slack. SoCo is what it is and no one can change that fact in the short term. Until the economy improves, all of us, including the public sector, need to economize on expenditures.
mike pickerd October 02, 2012 at 02:20 AM
karl frank you don't care about anything but getting elected to the school board. Shut up with your b/s comments and respond with something that answers the ladies question about what's going on in south county.

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